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House of Mystery focuses on characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they're imprisoned there. Each one has a terrible past they'd like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest sto House of Mystery focuses on characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they're imprisoned there. Each one has a terrible past they'd like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest storytellers. In this sixth volume, witches and goblins abound as Fig and The Witch Queen run from the Thinking Man's robot army which is fighting for control of the Summerlands. CollectingHouse of Mystery 26-30


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House of Mystery focuses on characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they're imprisoned there. Each one has a terrible past they'd like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest sto House of Mystery focuses on characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they're imprisoned there. Each one has a terrible past they'd like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest storytellers. In this sixth volume, witches and goblins abound as Fig and The Witch Queen run from the Thinking Man's robot army which is fighting for control of the Summerlands. CollectingHouse of Mystery 26-30

30 review for House of Mystery, Volume 6: Safe as Houses

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    I like absurdity. I like bunnies. I can't quite say which I like more. Probably absurdity. As for the story and the stories in this one... I only really enjoyed the one about the sorcerer. The rest were too disjointed and meh and kinda pointless. Yeah, I know about Fig's ability. Yup. Anything else?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rick

    I'm not really sure why I keep reading this series... maybe because I feel like it might go somewhere... but that would mean I'd have to somehow remember what's going on from volume to volume which is tough considering the overarching story is continually broken up with little one-off stories (that are fun in their own right). That and the various players and motivations of said players are hard to keep track of and remember, especially since the main story is splintering which only adds to the I'm not really sure why I keep reading this series... maybe because I feel like it might go somewhere... but that would mean I'd have to somehow remember what's going on from volume to volume which is tough considering the overarching story is continually broken up with little one-off stories (that are fun in their own right). That and the various players and motivations of said players are hard to keep track of and remember, especially since the main story is splintering which only adds to the fragmented nature of this entire series. I guess I can blame my completist nature for someone sticking around.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Lohr

    *This review can also be found on my blog, The Never-Ending TBR Pile. Manipulations. War. Choices. Witches trying to reclaim their homeland. Goblins hired to fight the witches' war. And Fig Keele stuck in the middle of it all, as usual. Even though a lot of changes have taken place, some things remain the same and Fig's getting a little tired of it all. Even though the story starts out in the House of Mystery, characters quickly split off in different directions on different quests. There's some ti *This review can also be found on my blog, The Never-Ending TBR Pile. Manipulations. War. Choices. Witches trying to reclaim their homeland. Goblins hired to fight the witches' war. And Fig Keele stuck in the middle of it all, as usual. Even though a lot of changes have taken place, some things remain the same and Fig's getting a little tired of it all. Even though the story starts out in the House of Mystery, characters quickly split off in different directions on different quests. There's some time-travel, some ghost shenanigans, some battles, and a brief reappearance of Fig's stuffed rabbit, Walden, to provide lots of angles and perspectives in this latest volume. The artwork continues to be excellent, mirroring the different stories sprinkled throughout the main plot line. It's always a pleasure to escape into the visual aspect of these stories and I'm pleased that the creativity in the portrayal of different creatures continues to be unique and impressive. There are still many questions left unanswered. But I have a feeling Fig is about to finally do something about her lack of knowledge, especially with how this volume ended. So I'm looking forward to reading more and hopefully learning more in the next volume.

  4. 5 out of 5

    colleen the convivial curmudgeon

    2.5 The story is moving along, and Fig is finally figuring out who she is and what she can do, Dad is trying to find allies to fight the Conception, and (view spoiler)[the return of Harry? Yay. (hide spoiler)] But not much seemed to really happen in this installment. I mean, it did, but it could've been, like, one chapter instead of a whole installment to itself. And the interstitial stories were nowhere near up to par. It's time to start moving things along at a faster pace here, guys, and not nee 2.5 The story is moving along, and Fig is finally figuring out who she is and what she can do, Dad is trying to find allies to fight the Conception, and (view spoiler)[the return of Harry? Yay. (hide spoiler)] But not much seemed to really happen in this installment. I mean, it did, but it could've been, like, one chapter instead of a whole installment to itself. And the interstitial stories were nowhere near up to par. It's time to start moving things along at a faster pace here, guys, and not needlessly drag it out indefinitely.

  5. 4 out of 5

    nidah05 (SleepDreamWrite)

    This is becoming one of my favorite series. I like the different characters same with the recurring characters. And I can't say enough how much I really like the art style. Its just so out there depending on the scene and of course a story being told. Then of course the story takes an even weirder turn than it already has. If that makes sense. Really good volume. And of course the covers for these are drawn and colored well.

  6. 5 out of 5

    J. Andrew

    I just don't care about Fig. Honestly, this is the first House of Mystery graphic novel my library had. Maybe the series is better if you read it from the start. I have no clue who the cast is (besides Caine and Able from Sandman) and the most enduring character was Tursig the gay Orc. Honestly, this book would have been way better with more Tursig or some kind of explanation what was going on. My library has the next two volumes and something tells me that Tursig will not be in those books.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rayo Vallekno

    Compelling.

  8. 5 out of 5

    S.M.M. Lindström

    Well, I like the witches, the goblins and the side-stories, but I still feel the plot keeps changing every other issue. While I see how the characters' actions and strifes connect together they also come and go as they please, disappearing for long times and then showing back up as if they've been the central plot all along. It feels a bit like I'm watching Bleach again, with old characters and plots being replaced with new ones every time the author get's writer's cramp. It's not a bad story as Well, I like the witches, the goblins and the side-stories, but I still feel the plot keeps changing every other issue. While I see how the characters' actions and strifes connect together they also come and go as they please, disappearing for long times and then showing back up as if they've been the central plot all along. It feels a bit like I'm watching Bleach again, with old characters and plots being replaced with new ones every time the author get's writer's cramp. It's not a bad story as a whole I think. The characters are still interesting (even though they disappear into the background now and again) and the settings are colorful, if not consistent.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Astrid Terese

    House of Mystery er en tegneserie i 8 deler som handler om Fig (en jente). Hun er fanget i House of Mystery sammen med en gruppe andre både rare og flotte karakterer. Utover i serien inkluderer de andre hennes oldefar, far og halvbror. Det er en bar i første etasje og hvis du forteller en god historie får du drikke gratis hele kvelden. Slik at denne tegneserien er delt mellom hovedhistorien og de historiene folk forteller. Noen klarer å gå ut og inn av huset slik at det er nye gjester innimellom House of Mystery er en tegneserie i 8 deler som handler om Fig (en jente). Hun er fanget i House of Mystery sammen med en gruppe andre både rare og flotte karakterer. Utover i serien inkluderer de andre hennes oldefar, far og halvbror. Det er en bar i første etasje og hvis du forteller en god historie får du drikke gratis hele kvelden. Slik at denne tegneserien er delt mellom hovedhistorien og de historiene folk forteller. Noen klarer å gå ut og inn av huset slik at det er nye gjester innimellom. Men hvorfor og hvordan vil ta alt for lang tid å forklare!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Matt Sautman

    I sadly am missing volumes 4 and 5, but I could not wait to begin the next part of the series. This volume carries the meta-theme of constructing narratives even further, using it as means to destroy and rebuild worlds. There is a lesser theme that touches on homosexuality that could have been crafted better, but the overall way it plays out is not enough for me to lower the score. The characters have gotten better, and the stories too are better crafted. There are a few gaps I look forward to f I sadly am missing volumes 4 and 5, but I could not wait to begin the next part of the series. This volume carries the meta-theme of constructing narratives even further, using it as means to destroy and rebuild worlds. There is a lesser theme that touches on homosexuality that could have been crafted better, but the overall way it plays out is not enough for me to lower the score. The characters have gotten better, and the stories too are better crafted. There are a few gaps I look forward to filling in, but until then, I will just have to push onward with the limitations that I have.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Scott Lee

    Stuff starts happening again! Yay! This series has been Fig's story with side notes from the very beginning, and she returns front and center in this volume as she tries to make some headway against the inertia that developed over the previous volume or so as the new status quo was established following the blow out with daddy dearest. We learn some more interesting things about Fig herself, Harry makes a cameo, and the goblins go to war.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Still enjoying this series. You need a reasonably strong stomach and a dark sense of humor, but if you like fantasy horror, check it out. In this volume, the troll's tale is particularly entertaining. Watch out for the twist ending, though. In other news, Fig is figuring out a little bit more about why the Conception is so interested in her, and her love - Harry - may be making a comeback from the dead, and there is a war for the Summerlands.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Well...that was largely terrible. I mean, yeah, the various guest artists are lovely. But a prose story written in a nearly illegible cursive? Also, this whole witch thing comes out of nowhere and hinges mostly on characters we've never met. And then we're told all the things of import that occur, rather than shown. Also, every character has basically become an archetype of an unlivable protagonist. And without anything interesting to be said.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Alan

    Some good solid story telling by Matthew Sturges with a likely plot assist from Bill Willingham (who co-created the series). Some plot threads are wrapped up, such as the Summerlands War. More importantly I think Sturges puts to bed the whole gay goblin controversy very well in this, and if anything presents a positive image for gays with the goblin Turig (I'm certain my thought on the issue will inflame someone).

  15. 5 out of 5

    GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)

    A gay Goblin saves the day, a stuffed bunny tries to save his home and a band of witches and their witch queen battle an army trying to take over the Summerlands. And that's just more or less scratching the surface. Great volume. A lot of things come together in these five issues and it leaves me very much looking forward to the final few volumes left in this series.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    Back at the House of Mystery, although this time most of the story takes place without, and the usual theme of presented short stories replaced more with action, of the gobbliny and witchy warrior kind. Overall pretty good, though I would be hard pressed to claim this series as my favorite. Nonetheless, I will be getting the next volume.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Deborah

    I had already read this when it came out, but realized I hadn't reviewed it and I just reread it before reading Volume 7. I didn't know what they were going to do after the last issue, but although not my favorite volume, still love this series and eagerly await the next...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Donald

    Finally finished up the House of Mystery, reading volumes 6, 7, and 8 over the last week (about two years after reading the first five). Didn’t enjoy the whole Summerland/Thinking Man bit as much, but the rest was a rollicking finish to the series, bravo!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jaimie

    Even though this series has some interesting moments, I'm starting to find it rather tedious. The only plot element that I enjoyed from his volume was the story of Karg, the gay goblin, who manages to become goblin king because he relies on his mind rather than his brawn.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rachelle

    This is a hard comic to read. I read the vol 1-5 at the same time, so the story flowed. Reading one a long time after the last makes it really awkward. I don't remember where I left off or what happened. Maybe I will read the 5th one again and change my review later.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy

    Don't know where they are going with this series now. There was a good arc and it ended.......perhaps the series should have as well? it did. Another series ended with no ending. Sad. A running theme.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

    Interesting, but completely impossible to understand, and I'd have to re-read the GNs that came before this edition to figure out how this book followed the others. Continuity is a real problem.

  23. 5 out of 5

    CJ - It's only a Paper Moon

    Have to admit, I'm a bit confused. Glad to see my guy is back though. Wonder wtf Peter wants with him though.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Liriel27

    I really, really hope there is an endgame here.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    A fun continuation of the series. I'm not convinced that Sturges is going anywhere with all of this, but nonetheless the journey is enjoyable.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ricky

    I only liked Tursigs rise. And the Winnebago story at the end. The rest seemed to drag along.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    Contains a Vietnam acid flashback sequence drawn (or truer to say, conjured into nightmarish life) by Brendan McCarthy. All other details are secondary.

  28. 4 out of 5

    J

    I love this series; it's just my style. But, the story became very hard to follow at points.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    Wow, this series has gotten so uneven. I think the next volume is the last one, so hopefully things tie together in a way that at least sort of makes sense. Guess we'll see...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Robert Hudder

    Is this the same Goblin king as from the fairy tale books that willingham wrote?

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