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The perfect gift for horror fans, 30 Days of Night #1 (IDW Publishing) reignites the morbid love for cold-hearted and bloodthirsty vampires. Writer Steve Niles and artist Piotr Kowalski reimagine the original comic book series that became a blockbuster movie franchise.
The sun will set over an isolated Alaskan township and will not rise again for a month. A new evil emerges from the shadows to terrorize the tow. After a series of strange events and horrific killings, the question becomes, what lurks in the shadows?
Here are 5 reasons why you should get 30 Days of Night #1:
5) It’s Freaking Scary!
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— Steve Niles (@SteveNiles) December 20, 2017
Writer Steve Niles builds a layer of suspense and tension over the thrilling narrative. Yes this is a reboot, yet Niles demonstrates his growth as a storyteller. Niles has a knack for witty dialogue, letting the supporting characters explore their relationships through conversation.
4) The Town Is Alive!
Niles wants readers to feel for the victims, the Barrow residents of the isolated Alaskan township. The people in Barrow are unemployed, hunters, and at times, running around drunk. But Sheriff Eben and Deputy Stella face against the ugliness of their small town and hold onto their love.
3) The Art!
Artist Piotr Kowalski illustrates an entire town captured in winter. There is always snow in the backgrounds, reminding readers that the weather is always cold. Though this may be just me, I think in his character design, Eben’s jawline and muscular exterior reminds me of Josh Hartnett, who played the live-action version.
2) The Colors!
Colorist Brad Simpson captures a film noir mood as the hues turn to green when Sheriff Eben is working at his headquarters. Keeping a grounded setting, the snow is draped in a blue tone.
1) A Must Read!
— IDW Publishing (@IDWPublishing) December 20, 2017
With 30 Days of Night #1, the premise and art continues to be great. As the writing explores character development, the illustrations deliver a terrifying horror atmosphere
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30 Days of Night #1 arrives in stores on December 20th, 2017.
– By Jorge Solis