Clean Room

Clean Room

Immaculate Conception

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From the minds of superstar writer Gail Simone and gifted artist Jon Davis-Hunt comes CLEAN ROOM VOL. 1: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION--a new vision of horror that takes you inside the locked chambers of sex, science, celebrity, and the supernatural.

Somewhere between the realms of self-help and religion lies the Honest World Foundation. Its creator started out as an obscure writer of disposable horror fiction who decided to change the world--one mind at a time. Now its adherents rule Hollywood while obeying their leader's every command.

That's almost all that anyone knows about the movement--or is it a cult?--founded by reclusive guru Astrid Mueller. But reporter Chloe Pierce is sure that there's something deeper hiding behind Honest World's fa#65533;ade. Her fianc#65533; was a devoted follower of Mueller, right up to the moment that he blew his brains out while holding a copy of her book. Now Chloe wants answers from the woman whose words command the loyalty of millions--and she's ready to storm the top-secret sanctuary known as the Clean Room to get them.

But there's more to Astrid Mueller than Chloe could ever imagine--and the truth that she's about to discover is more astonishing than any of Astrid's accomplishments, and more terrifying than any of her novels.

Collects issues #1-6.
Audience: Suggested for mature readers.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781401262754
Branch Call Number: Simon
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm


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Oct 19, 2017

With her fiancée dead after reading a cultish self-help book, determined journalist Chloe descends through unfathomable horrors to uncover the truth of "The Clean Room". Good for psychological thriller connoisseurs.

Feb 15, 2017

If my husband hadn't told me to finish this book, I wouldn't have made it past the first issue. The storytelling starts out jerky, uneven, and confusing. I'm glad I kept going because it does smooth out, and it's delightfully creepy after that in a very destabilizing way. Every character I like also terrifies me because I'm expecting something awful will happen with them later. By the end of the volume, I still don't know if I'm supposed to trust that ANYONE in the cast has an accurate perception of what's happening. So if that's what Simone was trying to do (and I think it was), mission accomplished.

I'm not compelled enough to buy it, but I'm definitely interested enough to read the next volume from the library.

fineplan Dec 22, 2016

The creep factor is incredibly high in this volume. It does start out rather confusing, but many of these types of stories do -- part of the tension is being as clueless as the protagonist. Answers are being parceled out, a bit here and a bit there, so that satisfies me. I can't wait to get my hands on volume two and learn even more!

KHCPL_Doug Nov 15, 2016

I've always loved Gail Simone, but this is her working at her best. She has a way of taking what you think you know about a story, and turning it on its head. And she does it by fleshing out her characters in real ways, and making them well rounded. This work from Simone is some of her absolute best!

LeRat Oct 30, 2016

Super creepy series. Volume 1 doesn't have a lot of answers in it, but it sure raises some interesting questions. Hopefully it will all pan out in volume 2.

KateHillier Oct 11, 2016

Well this hits many of my buttons. Strange occurrences, weird cult/self help group thing, some truly horrific looking beings of some sort, and a rabbit hole of a mystery. We're just getting started here too. This reminds me a lot of the Hellblazer comics, in the whole seeing things that no one else can sort thing but without the magic.

All in all, more please!

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