The Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland #3 - Charles Paul Wilson III,  Joe Hill

This issue wasn't quite as good as the previous two, but it's still a welcome addition to the story. In this episode, we find out more about Chess "Teach" Llewellyn and his son. Hill dials down the creepy and gory and goes straight for the heart . That's one of the best parts about Hill as a storyteller. He can elicit a full range of emotions from a reader. 


As previously stated this one isn't near as unsettling or bloody as the last two installments, and focuses much more on character. The Geek King is an interesting madman, and I'd like to learn more about him before all this is over. Hansom is a Hollywood schmuck, and his back story is right out of the male celebrity playbook: drugs, debauchery, and dead hookers. Rock on!


In summation:Four stars overall A slower read than the last two, but still an enjoyable part of the story. Hill is a master at playing the hearts strings. I can't recall the last time a comic book made me cry... perhaps the death of Superman? Bane snapping Batman's back? Spiderman watching as Gwen falls to her death? Not sure, but it's been a long, LONG time.