With over forty independent artists on board, “Satan’s 3 Ring Circus of Hell” is a mixed bag horror anthology graphic novel that tells varying short form horror and fantasy stories that literally have no limit to their obscene and gruesome storytelling. Robert S. Rhine also uses the graphic novel as a forum to tell his short story that won Best Dark Fiction at World Horror Con. There are some sick and demented one page comics, as well as deep and complex fantasy storytelling. And what graphic horror novel would be complete without a Lovecraft short comic about the great Cthulhu?
With experimental art and some wicked spreads that feature some politically relevant looks at society and politics, as well as some stories about vampiric strippers, evil witches, and deformed serial killers, “Satan’s 3 Ring Circus of Hell” is definitely a graphic novel for the experimental horror fan who is in the mood for a piece of art that’s daring, bold, and fearless. Robert Steven Rhine has compiled a collective of really interesting and original art work, and it should really appeal to the niche audiences who are in the market for grue.