Gosh! Best Of 2022
A completely unique horror story that introduces you to a compelling cast of fleshed out characters, some who evoke your sympathy, others perhaps less so. A group of people are invited by their mutual friend Walter to stay at his beautiful lakeside house. Some of them have history together, while others are completely unknown to all. And when the world outside burns while they stay safe in their lakeside retreat, granted anything they ask for, the truth about Walter becomes clear. Tynion is on top form with this one, revealing Walter's motivations through character flashbacks, while also putting meat on the bones of the one word role each has been given on arrival. All of which is complimented by Martinez Bueno's lush art, creating a stylish, desirable world that really unravels in horrific glory when required. It takes it's time, but feels like it's building up to something special.
Everyone who was invited to the house knows Walter-well, they know him a little, anyway. Some met him in childhood; some met him months ago. And Walter's always been a little…off. But after the hardest year of their lives, nobody was going to turn down Walter's invitation to an astonishingly beautiful house in the woods, overlooking an enormous sylvan lake. It's beautiful, it's opulent, it's private-so a week of putting up with Walter's weird little schemes and nicknames in exchange for the vacation of a lifetime? Why not? All of them were at that moment in their lives when they could feel themselves pulling away from their other friends; wouldn't a chance to reconnect be…nice? In The Nice House on the Lake, the overriding anxieties of the 21st century get a terrifying new face-and it might just be the face of the person you once trusted most. Collects The Nice House on the Lake #1-6.