Monday, May 10, 2010

My Newest Purchase

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How could I not buy this graphic novel (from 30 Days of Night creator Steve Niles) after reading this plot?

Aleister Green loves playing late night TV horror host Aleister Arcane in his hometown of Jackson, OK...at least, until Jackson's establishment forces him off the air and into unhappy retirement, and an early grave. But Aleister has left a little gift behind - will Jackson ever be the same?

I haven't even gotten it in the mail yet and i'm already awaiting a movie adaptation!

Anyone read it?

11 comments:

Anthony1138 said...

Wow, I hadn't even heard of this. Thanks for the heads-up! I'm a fan of Steve Niles, an will definitely be checking this out.

Have you read his I am Legend graphic novel (based on the novel, not the movie)? If not, I highly suggest it.

Johnny said...

Believe it or not, i've read none of Niles' stuff. Working on changing that!

Strange Kid said...

Haha, you totally beat me to it, Johnny. I have a review I just posted (seriously, like 2 seconds ago) over at the clubhouse. Guess great minds do think alike ;)

A great read indeed. Though most of Niles work is a hit or miss for me, this one is a definite hit.

Anonymous said...

I've read this one. Really good stuff... until the typical Niles ending where everything is wrapped up too quickly. The artwork is amazing though, especially the panels where the parents turn into monsters. There's one drawing of a little boy crying and (I think) shadows lurking over him that's creepy, and beautiful at the same time.

The rights have been sold, but I haven't heard anything about a film adaption in awhile. Too bad, really. Because this would make one great flick!

Enjoy the comic.

Mister Bones said...

I read absolutely EVERYTHING with Steve's name on it. This came out back when he was cranking out mini after mini with IDW. I remember liking it, but there were others I liked better.

Wake the Dead, Lurkers, The Nail (with Rob Zombie), Bigfoot (with Zombie and Richard Corben!), Giant Monster (which BOOM! published), etc.

Mister Bones said...

OH! Can't believe I neglected to mention Secret Skull, which I highly recommend if you're into the noir style horror superhero thing.

Cins said...

I really liked the 30 Days of Night Trillogy. It's very short but great art work.
THIS I realyl need to check out. I wish I had money! Damn you morgage! *Shakes fist*

Halloweenman666 said...

Sounds really really sweet, gonna have to check this one out.

Johnny said...

Strange Kid - I knew you were a great mind! =)

Morphine said...

I just watched my copy of Every Other Day is Halloween and heard more about this, now I want it! Lol.

Johnny said...

That's how I found out about it! Once I heard what it was about, I immediately had to buy it.