House of Mystery is the title an old horror anthology from DC. Last year they revived it as an ongoing story but with stories by other creators within it. I started picking it up because it was the House of Mystery from the Dreaming and because Bill Willingham was involved.
I read the first 3 or 4 issues and wasn’t too fussed about it either way – I was enjoying the main storyline but the secondary stories weren’t as good and didn’t seem to have anything to do with the main plot. So I stopped reading it but I kept picking it up to give it a chance to improve.
Issue 15 was released recently and is the end of the third storyline. So this weekend I have been reading the those first fifteen issues. And I have to report that I am liking it a lot. The first five issues are still a bit meh but from issue 6 onwards the secondary stories relate more to the characters within the house and makes it a much more worthwhile read.
This was going to be a cut off point for this series for me – if I didn’t enjoy it I was going to drop it – but I will stick around for a while yet as it shows all the signs of being another Vertigo classic.