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AHOY Comics' snarky anthology-slash-desecration of Edgar Allan Poe returns for a second volume, featuring more of the popular "Monster Serials" by Mark Russell (SECOND COMING) and Peter Snejbjerg (The Books of Magic), as well as Dean Motter and Alex Ogle's ultimate Poe mashup, "The Tell-Tale Black Cask of Usher." Plus more than a dozen additional comics stories, a generous AHOY Comics' snarky anthology-slash-desecration of Edgar Allan Poe returns for a second volume, featuring more of the popular "Monster Serials" by Mark Russell (SECOND COMING) and Peter Snejbjerg (The Books of Magic), as well as Dean Motter and Alex Ogle's ultimate Poe mashup, "The Tell-Tale Black Cask of Usher." Plus more than a dozen additional comics stories, a generous selection of short "Poe and the Black Cat" strips by Hunt Emerson, and horrific bonus prose stories and poetry, too. "A must-buy book for fans of Edgar Allan Poe or a good laugh." - SciFi Pulse "The first series of this title had some pretty amazing stories. They were funny and incredibly inventive...this [volume] picks up quality wise right where the last one left off!" - Forces of Geek "Genuine love for the literary giant." -Villain Media "To anybody who ever said horror needed to be serious, we can simply point to EDGAR ALLAN POE'S SNIFTER OF TERROR... [It] shows that there is no limit to what horrifying stories can be made absolutely ridiculous." -Screen Rant


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AHOY Comics' snarky anthology-slash-desecration of Edgar Allan Poe returns for a second volume, featuring more of the popular "Monster Serials" by Mark Russell (SECOND COMING) and Peter Snejbjerg (The Books of Magic), as well as Dean Motter and Alex Ogle's ultimate Poe mashup, "The Tell-Tale Black Cask of Usher." Plus more than a dozen additional comics stories, a generous AHOY Comics' snarky anthology-slash-desecration of Edgar Allan Poe returns for a second volume, featuring more of the popular "Monster Serials" by Mark Russell (SECOND COMING) and Peter Snejbjerg (The Books of Magic), as well as Dean Motter and Alex Ogle's ultimate Poe mashup, "The Tell-Tale Black Cask of Usher." Plus more than a dozen additional comics stories, a generous selection of short "Poe and the Black Cat" strips by Hunt Emerson, and horrific bonus prose stories and poetry, too. "A must-buy book for fans of Edgar Allan Poe or a good laugh." - SciFi Pulse "The first series of this title had some pretty amazing stories. They were funny and incredibly inventive...this [volume] picks up quality wise right where the last one left off!" - Forces of Geek "Genuine love for the literary giant." -Villain Media "To anybody who ever said horror needed to be serious, we can simply point to EDGAR ALLAN POE'S SNIFTER OF TERROR... [It] shows that there is no limit to what horrifying stories can be made absolutely ridiculous." -Screen Rant

32 review for Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror: Volume Two

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Irreverent and snarky revisions of Poe's stories. Most are not as humorous as they are striving for. Standouts include Mark Russell's and Peter Snejberg's murderous tale of cereal mascots. Another I really liked was Paul Cornell's and Steve Yeowell's reimagining of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with an English lead character. Received a review copy from Ahoy Comics and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned. Irreverent and snarky revisions of Poe's stories. Most are not as humorous as they are striving for. Standouts include Mark Russell's and Peter Snejberg's murderous tale of cereal mascots. Another I really liked was Paul Cornell's and Steve Yeowell's reimagining of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with an English lead character. Received a review copy from Ahoy Comics and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    As variable as a comedy anthology is bound to be; something like Dean Motter and Alex Ogle's The Tell-Tale Black Cask Of Usher never quite achieves the tumbledown, overstuffed fun its title promises, whereas Paul Cornell and Steve Yeowell delight by deviating from the Poe remit and giving us a Dr Jekyll outraging the most minor (yet no less ironclad) canons of Victorian decency (even if its main aftertaste is to make one miss old-fashioned English propriety, which for all its sins, at least wasn As variable as a comedy anthology is bound to be; something like Dean Motter and Alex Ogle's The Tell-Tale Black Cask Of Usher never quite achieves the tumbledown, overstuffed fun its title promises, whereas Paul Cornell and Steve Yeowell delight by deviating from the Poe remit and giving us a Dr Jekyll outraging the most minor (yet no less ironclad) canons of Victorian decency (even if its main aftertaste is to make one miss old-fashioned English propriety, which for all its sins, at least wasn't whatever snarling, brittle mess it is we have now). Read in singles, though, I found some of the most affecting material in the publisher's bulletin pages from those distant days just before the Event, whether talking about the cutbacks at DC (since much accelerated), the bad news in general (likewise), or how comics editing felt different and lonelier done from home (little suspecting at the time that soon all office jobs would be). Truly, in the 2020s we are all Hunt Emerson's Poe, somehow kicked in the arse at the end of every strip.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ed Erwin

    "More of the same, please!" This second volume is just as much fun as the first. My favorite is probably the version of "The Black Cat" by Bryce Ingman and Greg Scott where the cat is replaced by a talking smart car which drives a fuel-industry lobbyist to his doom. There is also a cute story about how the Raven was hired by Lenore's family to drive Poe insane and another story by Mark Russell about the monsters of breakfast cereal. "More of the same, please!" This second volume is just as much fun as the first. My favorite is probably the version of "The Black Cat" by Bryce Ingman and Greg Scott where the cat is replaced by a talking smart car which drives a fuel-industry lobbyist to his doom. There is also a cute story about how the Raven was hired by Lenore's family to drive Poe insane and another story by Mark Russell about the monsters of breakfast cereal.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Diane Hernandez

    Part parody, part homage, and fully camp, the Snifter of Terror Vol 2 is great for Poe fans that can take a bit of friendly ribbing. It’s the Mad Magazine of Poe. There are graphic short stories, prose short stories, and poems within these pages. Some are mashups of more than one Poe story. Others are clever updates to them. I particularly enjoyed The Raven. It seems Lenore’s father is hiring a raven actor to mess with Poe at midnight. I also liked a prose story called Eggs of the Dog That Bit Yo Part parody, part homage, and fully camp, the Snifter of Terror Vol 2 is great for Poe fans that can take a bit of friendly ribbing. It’s the Mad Magazine of Poe. There are graphic short stories, prose short stories, and poems within these pages. Some are mashups of more than one Poe story. Others are clever updates to them. I particularly enjoyed The Raven. It seems Lenore’s father is hiring a raven actor to mess with Poe at midnight. I also liked a prose story called Eggs of the Dog That Bit You. It had a nice twist at the end. The Snifter of Terror Vol 2 is an entertaining comic spoof of Poe’s tales. Definitely more humorous than horrifying. 4 stars Thanks to Toykopop, Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    A second collection of these comic works, that would be enough to get a Poe purist spinning in their bricked up wine cellar, if they didn't have the attitude that irreverence and reference can go well together. They certainly do with the opener here, which manages to crib off just about every single famous Poe work, and not to the detriment at all of their memory. We get a connection previously unexpected between 'Lenore' and 'The Raven', and an unexpected motive for the bird. 'The Pit and the P A second collection of these comic works, that would be enough to get a Poe purist spinning in their bricked up wine cellar, if they didn't have the attitude that irreverence and reference can go well together. They certainly do with the opener here, which manages to crib off just about every single famous Poe work, and not to the detriment at all of their memory. We get a connection previously unexpected between 'Lenore' and 'The Raven', and an unexpected motive for the bird. 'The Pit and the Pendulum' is most different – and even come at us in this light-hearted tale in a different order than in the original. Not all the pieces are really, thoroughly connected to Poe – especially the prose pages, which try too hard, bar Lisa R Jonte, Grant "My Research, Yo!" Morrison and one or two more, to be awful, and nearly succeed – but when they are Poe-ified they pretty much demand our attention. So again the selection and editing could be a lot better, but this frivolity, with Poe forever an alcy apologetically presenting himself and his oeuvre, is at best really quite welcome. A touch generous four stars is what it gets from me.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    I loved Snifter of Terror Volume 1 so when I had an opportunity to get Volume 2 I didn't hesitate. Unfortunately, there were some issues with the digital download so that only about half of the stories were visible. Based on what I was able to read I wasn't too impressed. Where Volume 1 was full of irreverent, campy fun Volume 2 seemed way too self-aware. Trying too hard. With the exception of a really great take on The Raven the other stories were just bland. I give three stars as a benefit of t I loved Snifter of Terror Volume 1 so when I had an opportunity to get Volume 2 I didn't hesitate. Unfortunately, there were some issues with the digital download so that only about half of the stories were visible. Based on what I was able to read I wasn't too impressed. Where Volume 1 was full of irreverent, campy fun Volume 2 seemed way too self-aware. Trying too hard. With the exception of a really great take on The Raven the other stories were just bland. I give three stars as a benefit of the doubt that the stories that I wasn't able to read were better than the ones I could read. Based solely on what I read my rating would be a full star lower. Contains strong language. ***I received a free digital copy of this title from NetGalley.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Who has not heard of Edgar Allen Poe? He is famous for his horror stories. This book has “Poe and the Black Cat” comic strips that done quite well. I loved the way the stories were written with humor and more. There are some twists that I thought were quite inventive too. I enjoyed the poetry which I don’t usually. The authors and the illustrations in this book are fantastic! If you are an Edgar Allen Poe fan, you need to read this. Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book from the author/publi Who has not heard of Edgar Allen Poe? He is famous for his horror stories. This book has “Poe and the Black Cat” comic strips that done quite well. I loved the way the stories were written with humor and more. There are some twists that I thought were quite inventive too. I enjoyed the poetry which I don’t usually. The authors and the illustrations in this book are fantastic! If you are an Edgar Allen Poe fan, you need to read this. Disclaimer: I received an arc of this book from the author/publisher from Netgalley. I wasn’t obligated to write a favorable review or any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ryane: Ry’s Reading Corner

    This text caught my eye when I saw Edgar Allan Poe on the cover. He is one of my favorite authors, so I was quickly intrigued to read this. It is interesting how the authors took different horror stories and put their own twist and turns on them.. I have never read a adaptation of Poe’s work that combines all three of his works into one. However, I didn’t care for the story lines much, and they didn’t really intrigue me. Also, I didn’t care for the art style. I think the concept is really cool, This text caught my eye when I saw Edgar Allan Poe on the cover. He is one of my favorite authors, so I was quickly intrigued to read this. It is interesting how the authors took different horror stories and put their own twist and turns on them.. I have never read a adaptation of Poe’s work that combines all three of his works into one. However, I didn’t care for the story lines much, and they didn’t really intrigue me. Also, I didn’t care for the art style. I think the concept is really cool, but just not for me.

  9. 4 out of 5

    April Gray

    This collection was more solid than the first one, so that's cool. "The Leprechaun King," "The Black Cat," and "The Raven" were the standouts in this batch, though all the stories were pretty good. I also enjoyed the prose stories and poems between the comics. Good art, better stories, let's see what happens with Volume 3! #SnifterofTerrorVolume2 #NetGalley This collection was more solid than the first one, so that's cool. "The Leprechaun King," "The Black Cat," and "The Raven" were the standouts in this batch, though all the stories were pretty good. I also enjoyed the prose stories and poems between the comics. Good art, better stories, let's see what happens with Volume 3! #SnifterofTerrorVolume2 #NetGalley

  10. 4 out of 5

    John

    Poe would have a few drinks after reading this.

  11. 5 out of 5

    J.D. DeHart

    Another disturbing yet engaging entry in this series. Perfect for fans of horror and comics in any format.

  12. 5 out of 5

    James Caudill

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

  14. 5 out of 5

    Philip

  15. 4 out of 5

    Pat

  16. 5 out of 5

    Simon J.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marc Bagué

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alexander Peterhans

  19. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Dabu

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nick Johnson

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nathaniel

  22. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  23. 5 out of 5

    Scott

  24. 5 out of 5

    Wayne McCoy

  25. 4 out of 5

    SuperSillySerra

  26. 5 out of 5

    Holliferous

  27. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Hemphill

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jess

  29. 4 out of 5

    Yasmira Ordoñez

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jesse Prevoo

  31. 5 out of 5

    Edc

  32. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Szabó

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