books, toys, tech, & more.

Hell In Harlem (Bitter Root #6 Review)


Writers: David F. Walker & Chuck Brown

Artist: Sanford Greene

Colorist: Sophie Dodgson

Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Editor: Shelly Bond

Publisher: Image Comics

Rating: 9/10

The Sangerye family is back!!! After an unbelievably awesome first volume the entire team is back and this time they even added famed editor Shelly Bond. To catch you guys up, the Sangerye family are a team of monster hunting, root mixing, badasses. If you havent read the first arc and one of my top picks of 2019, you need to go check it out right now.

We pick up right where we left off, Cullen and some of the Sangerye family we thought lost or dead, are back from Barzakh the realm between Earth and Hell. But they're not all that's come through the portal, a whole mess of Jinoo (monsters/demons) have come back also. Cullen is no longer the inexperienced boy he once was, he's battle hardened and ready to take down Adro (who I'm assuming is on the same level as Satan)

Ardo has her own plans, she uses Dr. Sylvester, the dude responsible for opening up the portal to Barzakh, to carry out a plot that we know nothing about. But its clear that she's the devil whispering in his ear. Sanford Green once again designs one disturbing looking villain. His depiction of Ardo with her hair consisting of thorny branches is absolutely wild.

The Sangerye family obviously has their work cut out for them, but with their family reunited and seeking help from other "families", this looks like its gonna be one hell of a battle. I loved seeing Ford, Blink, and Berg starving off this Jinoo invasion. Greene illustrates some of the most bombastic fights you'll ever see in a comic. As we close out the book, it's clear that Ardo's plans extend far beyond Harlem and might have some connections to the past of Sangerye family.

Walker and Brown have really created a story that is both unique and captivating. Their fully realized characters each stand out in their own unique ways and making for such an enjoyable read. Oh and did I mention Greene's un unbelievably amazing art? I did? Well it cant be praised enough. This boom was already fantastic and is shaping up to be even better with this new arc.

Now is the perfect time to catch up on what you've been missing. The hype on this book is real and well deserved.

Also, Comixology is offering the BITTER ROOT Red Summer Special one shot right now for FREE!

9 views0 comments