The Tomb

Friday, December 1, 2006  By  Gina Gagliano     No comments

This is a love story and a thriller wrapped up in one book: it’s the story of an Egyptian Archeologist and a newspaper reporter who went to explore the house of a dead egyptologist and ended up finding more than they bargained for–the house turns out to be possessed by the ghost of its builder, staffed by ghosts, and full of traps that may kill anyone who enters. Can they find the source of the house’s problems and get out of there before they get themselves killed?

Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis tell an engaging mystery in The Tomb. Readers who are fans of the Nancy Drew mysteries or Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody mysteries will enjoy this book. Christopher Mitten’s black and white artwork is delicate and depicts the action scenes in this book very well. This is a great book for teenagers and adults: though the graphic novel does contain the occasional dead body, it has no other objectionable content.

The Tomb
by Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir
ISBN: 9781929998951
Oni Press, 2004

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