Ragemoor is, unfortunately, the story of a haunted castle. Hence the rage. It may be situated on a moor, but no one establishes it in this issue.
Jan Strnad’s script feels a little like he intentionally took a backseat to Richard Corben’s artwork, which is fine. Strnad’s script does its job. He introduces the setting, introduces the characters, introduces a crazy old man who wanders around naked peeing everywhere.
It’s a haunted house story, with only a couple surprises and those surprises don’t have much bearing. If they do, that bearing is in a later issue. Here, it just seems like Strnad is trying to keep the reader on his or her toes.
With the exception of one panel, the Corben art is fantastic. It’s moody, it’s scary, it’s grandiose. It’s hard to even imagine a better-looking haunted castle comic book.
Ragemoor doesn’t reinvent the wheel, just rolls beautifully.
Writer, Jan Strnad; artist, Richard Corben; letterer, Nate Piekos; editors, Daniel Chabon and Scott Allie; publisher, Dark Horse Comics.