After the horrific events of the previous chapter, Return to Barrow gives us all-new characters and a whole new terrifying event in Barrow. If you thought what happened wasn’t bad enough, there are crazy people still living there even though it’s the main target for vampires. A new sheriff moves into town with this son. Due to the events of the past volume (where the original survivor writes a book exposing vampires) the vampires are now leaderless and want everyone in Barrow exterminated.
I honestly have to say I feel this chapter is a cop-out. Why do we have to return? Sure I can understand the vampires want to wipe everyone out, but why fully concentrate on this event again? It feels like a re-hash and even though these people are better prepared, it was the frightening concept of everyone not knowing what was going on that made the first chapter so memorable. I like the new characters and the tension is there along with the dialog among the vampires (these guys are vicious bastards).
If you’ve read previous chapters go ahead and read this. There are actually decent fight scenes, a lot of tension, and a surprising amount of atmosphere oozing out of this series. I also have to appreciate the continuous flow that a lot of comics tend to forget to do.