I don't normally buy graphic novels. Nothing at all against them, I'm just not into that medium. However, I am pleased to add MASQUES book 2 to my collection. This slim volume contains 3 short stories, each presented in wonderfully illustrated styles by different artists. The first story is "Better Than One" by Paul Dale Anderson. It's a taut little tale with only one character....well, only one body, that is. "If You Take My Hand, Son" by Mort Castle is a disturbing little story following Johnny's thoughts as he withers in a coma; it'll make you think about "going into the light" a bit differently. And finally "Popsy" by Stephen King has that Tales From the Crypt feel to it as well as a nice moral tale to teach us to be nicer to kids. I truly wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this, but it really brought home my childhood days when I used to curl up with a good comic book. The art is beautiful, the stories are chilling, and the writing is superb. I'm glad I ordered this!