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The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country - The Glass House #3 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Demon club the King of Pain offers the Corinthian a chance to indulge his most murderous tendencies, and the walking nightmare finds himself ravenous after years of guarded restraint. And though the first taste is free, what starts as a snack quickly escalates to a feast, and there will no doubt be hell to pay. Are the club’s offerings enough to keep the Corinthian satisfied? Or will blood spill across the streets of San Francisco just as the immortal witch Thessaly enters the fray, seeking to satiate a hunger of her own?

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I love that James Tynion IV is fully embracing the lore and world of the Sandman along with all of its characters. The temptation of Corinthian is a great storyline and I am excited to see it play out. Max’s story is compelling and the issue does a great job of fleshing out his character into someone who is interesting to see. The plot does a great job of world building while also raising the stakes for the characters and leading the reader to an intriguing conclusion with the return of an equally interesting character.

    The Art: Delpeche delivers some beautifully detailed and emotionally evocative imagery throughout the issue. The visuals have great style and I love being immersed in the imagery being created.

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    In a world filled with supernatural threats, it’s hard to create a truly terrifying human villain, and that’s where Tynion exceeds with Teague. This guy is so loathsome because he resembles so many real people, and the scene where he explains what he wants to do to Kells is genuinely disturbing. There are few people in this series who are actually likable—with the exception of Madison, as a very snarky cat—but the story makes very clear who is the lesser evils, and somehow that includes the abomination with teeth for eyes. The story builds to a great reveal in the last act, as we learn who a major player has been puppeting, and while the series is taking a month off, that’s not for lack of new content. We’re getting a special one-off before the series returns for its second half, and Tynion and Estherren are pulling the strings tight to build the tension nicely before this creepy tale comes to a close.

  • 90

    DC Comics News

    The Glass House #3 is another in a long line of superb horror comics. As someone who’s loved this universe it’s denizens, monsters, dreams, and nightmares for decades, picking up a new issue is always a highlight of my week. This series remains highly recommended.

  • 84

    Comic Watch

    The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country – The Glass House #3 takes its time to collect itself and put all of the pieces in place for whatever comes next. With the appearance of Thessaly, issue #4 will certainly be exciting. While this issue sets everything up, it doesnt feel like a filler issue to make sure the reader gets up to speed. Tynions character development of the Corinthian continues to be the highlight of the series. Tynions development still feels organic to the character and not just for the purposes of the series.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    The addition of Thessaly at the end isn’t a surprise, obviously, and I’m glad to see them back in action again. What makes me a bit wary is that they’re getting a spinoff issue next and we’ll get a skip month for this series so we can come back together and move forward with the storyline with that knowledge. I’m not sure why it isn’t just getting slotted within this run itself if it’s going to be integral to understanding what they’ve been up to. Either way, this installment here is pretty solid and I’m interested to see more of what’s unfolding and how badly it’s going to go because of the players involved. Any scene involving Kells just feels heartbreaking at this point and I imagine it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.

  • 80

    With all of the players returned to the story, the second phase of Nightmare Country quickly develops its intrigues in an issue that promises the worst is yet to come. Much of The Glass House #3 is devoted to carefully developing the motivations, relationships, and power dynamics that shape this multifaceted drama. Every being has their own purpose and nature, which fills the many conversations throughout the issue with a simmering tension. This is significantly enhanced by artist Lisandro Estherren’s deft depictions of the occult designs, whether it’s the recall of past demons or reminders of each entity’s nature. The magical nature of realms like Dream and Hell are infused into these pages, which make the dialogue-driven plotting read at a thrilling pace. It’s clear that with so many wheels within wheels that The Glass House is building toward something disastrous and it’s bound to make the entire road to that terrible climax a gripping read.

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