Item description for 30 Days of Night by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith...
In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn't rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff and Deputy, husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love. For the first time, a regular hardcover edition is available.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 6, 2004
Publisher IDW Publishing
ISBN 1932382844 ISBN13 9781932382846
Availability 0 units.
More About Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith
Steve Niles is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back into prominence, and he currently works for the six top American comic publishers--Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, IDW Publishing, and Radical Comics. He is the creator of "30 Days of Night "and its six sequels, "Criminal Macabre", "Wake the Dead", "Alistair Arcane", "Freaks of the Heartland", and "The Lurkers "(all adapted or in development as feature films), and the writer of "Batman: Gotham After Midnight "and "Simon Dark". He lives in Los Angeles.
Steve Niles currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about 30 Days of Night?
Frigid negativity Jun 5, 2008
I implore anyone who has listen to these so called "reviewers" that have disrespected this graphic novel to ignore these reviews. They are indignant and just plain ignorant. Steve Niles has explored the overdone world of vampires and has brought a new vision that is new and refreshing. Believe me, I have read this graphic novel and enjoy it. A great addition to my limited collection. The whole concept of 30 days of night is amazing and crafty. It is a very innovative and has great imagination. And quite frankly the story is very well written and executed. The presentation draws you in and chills you to the bone. Please don't listen to these people who can't really grasp the material. I personally think that they should stop reviewing because they ruin your exploration into another art form. Give this graphic novel a whirl and you will thirst for more. And trust me you will read it more than once. Don't be lied to by these unfair reviews, trust your instincts and purchase this graphic novel. You won't regret, I assure you.
This is a comic Book Apr 17, 2008
Unless you know the author of this type of books, You are not made aware that this is not a novel, it is a comic book.
Just Okay Apr 9, 2008
The idea behind this is really great. How would a town cloaked in total darkness for thirty days deal with a vampire invasion? It's truly one of the most originally concepts I've come across in the horror genre. I thought it would be a natural fit with me, because I love horror, I love vampires, and a lot of people with good taste said I should give this trade paperback a shot.
But it's just okay. There are some good parts (the first half of the TPB has some truly scary stuff and got my hopes up for the rest of it) and some bad parts. I'll tackle the writing first. The writing is mediocre. As I mentioned before, Steve Niles's concept behind the story is fantastic, and some of the elements he introduces throughout the book (the B plot of the man trying to snap a picture of the vampires, and also Eben's realization of what he has to do to beat these things) are all great ideas, but the way they're carried out lack finesse. When it was all over, I was left with the distinct feeling that Niles had copped out. He made the situation so awful and then resolved it all really quickly. The dialogue and narration is, again, just okay. Nothing stands out as bad, but there is certainly nothing great.
The art is where most of the 'bad' elements of this book come in. Ben Templesmith is a good artist. Looking at these pages, there's no doubt about that. However, what I do doubt is if he is fit for the medium of comics. While his pages are aesthetically pleasing to the eye (and horrifying when they need to be) it is very, very hard to pick out the necessary details. One might have to stare at any given panel for moments before they can figure out what the intention behind the illustration is. It's all very murky, and while it does establish a very bleak mood to the whole book (that is most certainly the intent) it also takes away from it by bogging down the story with nearly indecipherable panels.
I was looking forward to reading this, and perhaps getting the rest of the series, but after actually reading the book I might leave well enough alone. Though, I have to add, the best and clearest art of the book is in the preview pages for the volumes that follow this one. Which in itself doesn't really say much about this book.
Overall, this is--as I said before--"just okay."
Are you serious? Feb 22, 2008
I dont usually review anythhing on here, but when I see people giving bad reviews just because THEY DIDNT KNOW what they were buying, it's extremely irritating. This was the 1st graphic novel I've bought but I thought it was pretty good. I dont know what else to say lol
30 days of night Jan 18, 2008
hated this! didn't realize it was in cartoon form - just awful! threw it away!