Published on October 19th, 2020 | by Tim Chuma
EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF BLOOD #1 (2020) Review
Summary: Not all of these stories are by Edgar Allan Poe. If you can get past that maybe have a look.
ONE Edgar Allan Poe story
In this anthology of stories Edgar Allan Poe’s short “black cat” is reimagined with a dog as the main character and other similar stories not based on his work are expanded upon in the same style. The first few stories are illustrated, the last few are not.
While Edgar Allan Poe has one of his stories in this, it is not all adaptations of his work so it is a bit of a stretch to put his name on it.
The one I thought came out the best was the Black Dog story as they had more to work with based on the original tale.
Atlas Shrugged is a bit high concept and does not work as well in this format I thought.
The final three stories Werewolf Hangover, Finally and Deep Cover are not illustrated and would have been better in their own volume as they did not really fit in with the other stories.
All of Edgar Allan Poe’s work published before 1923 is in public domain so there would be a lot of other stories to look through apart from the obvious ones (not like we need to see the Raven again).
If you are a fan of his work and want to see a different spin on the original stories I would have a look at this one but remember it is not all his work.
Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood
Story: Paul Cornell, Dean Motter
Cover: Jill Thompson
Art: Russ Braun, Dean Motter