30 Days of Night

30 Days of Night

ISBN-10:
0971977550
ISBN-13:
9780971977556
Pub. Date:
04/15/2003
Publisher:
IDW Publishing
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30 Days of Night 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gore soaked, and lit in shadows, 30 Days of Night is one of the best vampire based comic books ever offered. Forget Joss Wheaton¿s lovable camp, or Morbius¿s dark brooding in the pages of Spider-Man. No, the vampires here are remorseless, brutal, and above all else cunning. They stop at nothing, and want only death. They are not harmed by wooden crosses, holy water, or stakes, nor are they stopped by running water. The only thing that can stop them is the sun. Unfortunately for the residents of Barrow, Alaska, the sun has just set and will not rise for 30 days, and the vampires have arrived in mass, to kill, too feed. Though I will not offer spoilers I will say the ending is surprisingly touching, leaving a sweet, melancholy note to the entire affair. Steve Niles¿s script is very good, better than most on the market, and Ben Templesmith reminds me very much of Bill Sienkiewicz, who¿s better known work includes Eletrka Assassin. Eclectic and energetic, the art is interesting and visually captivating. Over all, this isn¿t the run of the mill graphic novel, and it has a very underground feel to it. It edgy and fun in a very dark way, and recommended to underground comic fans especially. This graphic collects 30 Days of Night #1-3 and has the script for issue #1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sure like many others, that you read this after seeing the movie. I was expecting for the movie to be rubbish compared to the book. But suprisingly it almost followed the same thred line. Yeah one or two things were chanced. The book is great. The art is in violent splashes, which may not be for everyone. The story wont let you put it down. Recommened to anyone with a love for REAL vampires (not the cookie cutter vampires like twilight), horror, or just plain violence and blood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a bit surprised by this book. I had such high hopes for the story. There are so many possibilities that could have manifested with the plot of this book and instead of exploiting any number of those possibilities to strike terror into anyone who has ever been afraid of the dark, Steve Niles goes with the route that any number of the writers of the 'spandex superhero' ilk would have taken. Ben Templesmith's artwork is extraordinary because it looks like as if a child drew some of the panels. Some of the art is displayed in a somewhat scribbled fashion and it provides the effect that whoever drew the piece is scared of the vampires, just as a child may scribble out a portrait of the bogeyman who haunts them at night. That is not to say that Templesmith does not have talent. Most of the art is gorgeous and the texture and lack of contrast between the characters and the surrounding environment provide a handle for the reader to grip so that they are submerged in the bleak winter of Barrow. I would definitely include this on a list as a must-read. The story is gripping in parts and most of dialogue is spot-on (save for a few moments of horror cheesiness) and as noted earlier, the artwork is fantastic. If Niles writing on the next run of this project 'Dark Days' provides more of punch it will certainly redeem some of the cliche'd moments of the book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great.I think that this book has been the only horror I`ve read so far.
Guest More than 1 year ago
30 Days of Night the first one was the best comic book I ever read. Every single strip was full of action and suspense. I would really recommend this book to people who like vampires, death, and full of carnage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was realy great. It was one of the best books i have ever read.I liked the part that this book was in a comic book format.Also i liked this book because its full of suspence and action.I would recomend this book to peaple who like to read books that are full of suspence and action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This title takes a GREAT concept (vampires taking over a town where the sun doesn't rise for thirty days) and turns it into... nothing much. Templesmith's art is appropriately spooky (though a bit hard to decipher in places), but the story itself seems routine. The ending almost redeems the fairly pedestrian story. I hope the movie can build on the suspense of the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It makes so much sense to set a vampire novel in the arctic where nights go on forever that I can't believe no one thought of it before. A very good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Niles gives us a very clever idea, and I found the writing sound, but the art by Templesmith is a little too sketchy and atmospheric for its' own good in a few places, when it's hard to discern the action being depicted.