Synopsis: In Bettie Page & The Curse of the Banshee. Bettie gets pulled into another epic adventure. Utilizing several clues found at the ancient Key Artifact site in the Middle Americas, McKnight and Bettie surmise that the Key Artefact has been relocated to an ancient burial site in rural Ireland. They give chase!
When a supposed Banshee kills a man in Ireland. McKnight dispatches Bettie Page and her best mate Lyssa to Ireland to investigate. Upon arrival in the Emerald Isles. Bettie and Lyssa meet up with local expert Maire Dineen who seems rather sceptical about the attack. She is not convinced that it was a banshee. So, Bettie and Lyssa investigate the crime scene before heading to the local pub to interview the murder victims brother who witnessed the attack. Shockingly, this being set in 1954 means that Women had no place in a pub. So Bettie and Lyssa’s arrival in the drinking establishment is greeted with bemusement and hostility by the locals.
When they meet the victim’s brother. They find that he is in fear for his life and offer to watch over his home should the Banshee strike again.
Jethro Morales provides some really nice pages for this opening issue. I particularly liked how he managed to give us a real sense of scale to the library. He manages to encapsulate a real sense of drama with a rather mundane setting in this instance. But it isn’t really until the final few pages that we get given a real sense of the supernatural goings-on. The visual of the dead body and the build-up to it was all wonderfully drawn.
Stephen Mooney gets this new adventure off to a wonderful start and introduces us to some wonderful new characters. Indeed, the introduction of Maire Dineen whose skepticism makes her quite interesting. Also, I really enjoyed the easy banter between Bettie and Lyssa.
Overall. It’s a fun read, with some spooky surprises.
You can check out our previous reviews of Bettie Page comics here.