Book Review: Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror: Volume One by Tom Peyer, Mark Russell

What’s the Story?:

EDGAR ALLAN POE mangles classic tales and brand new stories in this cross between Drunk History and Tales from the Crypt! A comedic collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s sickest stories, adapted by comics’ snarkiest talents, and original stories–all introduced by Poe at his drunkest. Collecting all of the comics from the 6-issue AHOY Comics series, plus prose, a puzzle, and poetry.


There were glimmers of good, but this graphic novel really fell flat for me. The art was really creepy and lovely at the same time. It was just some of the language and some of the stories that fell flat for me.

It just felt like the whole book was thrown together without really thinking about tying it all together. There were moments when I found a story I really loved and I was pumped to read the next one, but then the next one wasn’t the same vibe. It let me down and knocked me out of the book numerous times. It was so frustrating.

This book held so much promise and had great art, but the story and poems themselves just didn’t grab me.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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