I actually really liked this issue of Hellraiser The Dark Watch. I normally enjoy the series, but I really liked this one. Abandoning its traditional formula of narrator-less third person storytelling this issue went for a different approach. Following Cenobite high priest and former hell fighting detective Harry D'amore as he puts his old real world detective skills to use, trying to piece together some bits of his existence in hell that just don’t make sense. Why does he have human memories? Why did HE, an enemy of hell in life get chosen as its high priest? He may want the answers, but he may not at all like what they are. This formula was neat and pretty original stuff and it was cool to get to “hear” the thoughts of a cenobite.
Let’s me just say I still find it really silly that many of the citizens of hell just kind of seem to be normal people. Harry, his lieutenant, some of the lesser converts the encounter; all just seem to be fairly normal people that just got wrapped up in hell’s goings on. It feels goofy that the process of becoming a GENERAL OF HELLS ARMY doesn’t in some way make you particularly evil or that they don’t select those that are evil in the first place. End tangent.