Thursday, September 16, 2021

Brendan McGinley:

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30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow + Focus on 30 Days of Night

30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow

Genre: Horror

Why these crazy vampires keep trying to invade the same town, now heavily fortified, where they were slaughtered the first time is anybody’s guess. But then, why are humans spending so much time and effort to reside in and defend a small patch of nowhere that’s so attractive to bloodsuckers? Thankfully the thrill-seekers and big-game hunters who come to Barrow in this tale have a good motive, and the ever-developing art of Bill Sienkiewicz gets put to good use in a scene where visibility is poor and emotional effect is tense. Steve Niles scripts, but this issue is pure set-up with pretty good conflict pregnant on the horizon, unlike the sun.

Focus on 30 Days of Night

Genre: Horror, Sketchbook

A couple of interviews, a reprinted Wizard prequel story as well as a set diary, and a guide to buying all the spin-offs constitute the bulk of this promotional piece designed to market the film adaptation. One for the serious collectors, but don’t they already have much of the material contained herein?

Brendan McGinley is a long-time writer for ComicBase. His comic favorites include anything featuring Grim Jack, Punisher, Guy Gardner, Green Lantern, or written buy Evan Dorkin, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Deadpool… and the list goes on. But he insists he is of discriminating tastes.

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