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Mr. P. R. Dunford "ironbarzeus" (London)

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30 Days Of Night
30 Days Of Night
by Steve Niles
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.50

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite there, 29 Aug. 2004
This review is from: 30 Days Of Night (Paperback)
Being new to comics, I bought this and the sequel Dark Days (as well as some Alan Moore), as an introduction into this medium. Although I was blown away with the Alan Moore comics such as Watchmen, this comic left me feeling a little unsatisfied. Yes, the artwork is amazing, what looks like a combination of photos, pencil and crayong run through a computer to great effect, it is the story that lets it down. Firstly, for what is supposed to be 30 Days in darkness, it is far too short. The story does appear to jump from the introduction to a rather short mid section, to the end, with you as the reader having to imagine the pieces inbetween. It is quite pacy in this sense, having finished it in an evening, and wanting more, but it nice that the story is driven in this way. However, what really suffers and what is missing the most is some juicy characterisation. Like a bad horror movie, you are left with the feeling of not caring for the characters, and when the killing starts you don't really 'feel' it. This and some rather shocking dialogue, cheesy to say the least, adds to a feeling of disatisfaction. I'd still recommend it for the artwork alone. Worth a look.

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