Do you remember your first “scary” carnival ride? Standing in line, waiting in excitement. Getting closer and closer, the ride begins to look bigger. Slowly, you begin to feel like, maybe this isn’t all fun or games? Suddenly you’re sitting down. The bar slams in front of you. And drawing your last breath, stomach-turning… do you remember feeling like, there’s no turning back now?

Welcome to #HillHouseComics, #1 (of 6) Daphne Byrne. Written by Laura Marks, art by Kelley Jones.


As a first time reader of #HillHouseComics, the breath of fresh air and the way the story elevates was uncannily exhilarating to read. Marks introduces 17-year-old Daphne Byrne.

Set in Victorian-era, reflecting a time where gypsies, story-tellers, and occultists were at large. Believing in the after-life wasn’t just a question, but a business. Taking advantage of a 17-year-old girl, grieving after the loss of her father was no problem. Unless she was smart enough to catch on.


In a world, only a few really believe in, and even fewer actually practice their beliefs in. A girl not only heartbroken from her father’s death but also fuelled with rage and frustration caused by her ignorant family. Say if this world were real, Daphne would make a formidable asset. And as this story goes on, we see it escalate into the power of curiosity, greed, and darkness. A lustful feeling for a world no sane person should enter.

But you do… And that’s what is great about this comic.


This first issue was definitely much more than I expected. The dark undertone is prevalent throughout, but more significantly, the way Marks presents the story. It unravels a mysterious and lustfully horrifying plot to suck in the readers right at the end. You’re left asking yourself if that was me would I do it? And because of that, I 100% recommend adding this to your pull list.

Join me as I review each issue of this run!

Also check out the trailer below! Daphne Byrne – Official Trailer

Daphne Byrne #1 (of 6)
Written by Laura Marks  
Art by Kelley Jones 
Color by Michelle Madsen

Letters by Rob Leigh
Cover art by Gerald Jablonski 
Variant Cover by Yasmin Putri
In Shops: Jan 08, 2020
Daphne Byrne #2 (of 6)
Written by Laura Marks  
Art by Kelley Jones 
Cover art by Piotr Jablonski
Variant Cover by Dan Quintana
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020