I started reading Providence last week. Up to #6 at the moment. This is a book that requires a lot of time & attention to do it justice. I’d say I’m enjoying it, but that would be wrong. I’m captivated, more like. I want to read on and find out what happens next, even though I’m slightly repulsed by what I’m actually reading.
I’m really glad I took the time to read Courtyard and Neonomicon first, as the Easter Eggs in this series would seem rather non sequitur otherwise.
Barrows’ artwork is remarkably effective at telling Moore’s story, and he really sells the unsettling scenes well. The voluminous journal entries are also greatly entertaining too; perhaps even more so than the main comic.
Overall, I’m glad I picked this up in the sale (thanks to Chris & others for the wholehearted recommendation). I look forward to seeing how this plays out over the second half of the series; the sense of impending doom is palpable. I wonder just how bad it will get before the end.