Title: Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: Omnibus Vol. 1
Author: Mike Mignola, John Archudi, Kim Newman, Mura McHugh, and Scott Allie
Illustrators: Ben Stenbeck, John Severin, Tyler Cook, Patrick Reynolds, Dave Stewart
Series: Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder #1-3
Genre: Fantasy Horror
Sir Edward Grey is an agent for Queen Victoria. He faces the monsters that threaten the Queen and country and makes new enemies along the way.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this comic. Sir Edward Grey is a Victorian era occult detective who deals with occult activity, Lovecraftian monsters, and supernatural beings in the West. Sir Edward is a serious man who is dedicated to his job, which I found I really liked. A lot of the stories in this volume have things that are linked to Hellboy and B.P.R.D. series. Technically, in the timeline of the Mignolaverse, Edward would be the first person to interact with someone of these items that become important in the others series.
Of the stories in this volume, I found The Mysteries of Unland to be my favorite. It was fascinating but also horrifying. I didn’t realize eels freaked me out so much but apparently they do. The artwork was so vivid for that story it could give you nightmares. I did enjoy the other stories as well and really want to see how Grey deals with the Heliopic Brotherhood of Ra in future volumes.
Overall, I highly recommend this series if you are a fan of Mignola’s work. It is a wonderful blend of detective story and Lovecraftian horror.