Item description for Nocturnals: The Dark Forever by Dan Brereton...
The Nocturnals return to Pacific City to find their home steeped in dread. A dark star has appeared in the night sky, and the walking dead are roaming the streets, looking for victims to recruit to their army of unholy flesh! It makes for a strange homecoming for the heroic Nocturnals, who've been wandering the world on separate quests. As the one-man demolition squad, Firelion, and the troubled and dangerous Starfish roll into town, they begin to free their neighborhood of the creeping death while searching for the evil that is causing corpses to rise. Could it have something to do with the ancient, underground cavern that Doc Horror has been exploring? Does the nefarious secret lie behind the massive door he found buried in the rocks below the surface? It's all-out terror and hard-boiled action, with the precocious Halloween Girl, the deadly Gunwitch, the enigmatic Polychrome, and the devious Raccoon! Cloaked in shadow, the Nocturnals protect us in the dead of night, when no one else would dare. Fully painted by Dan Brereton, the Eisner-nominated writer/artist of Giantkiller and JLA: Seven Caskets.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.08" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.16" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 2002
Publisher Oni Press
ISBN 1929998236 ISBN13 9781929998234
Reviews - What do customers think about Nocturnals: The Dark Forever?
Good Spin to a Good Book Oct 7, 2005
After reading Nocturnals: A Midnight Companion for the Mutants & Masterminds RPG, I decided that I wanted to see what a Nocturnals book was really like. I drove by a local comic book shop and browsed through their collection. I settled on The Dark Forever and picked it up.
The story, art and dialogue is certainly fantastic. It is quirky and in a world of its own. The Brereton's paint style is both dark and refreshing, bringing to life the world of the Nocturnals. I definitely enjoy the art.
The story is entertaining. This one draws more heavily upon the horror, pulp and Lovecraft aspects of the story. The science fiction feel is not as prevalent, but it is not really missed either. The story has advanced for the characters as well, putting Eve in boarding school, Bandit is working for Don Lupo, and Starfish, Komodo and Phaestus have been off on their own treks. The overall story ends up being rather personal for the characters, building on the established instead of leaving things the same in the end.
I would definitely recommend this graphic novel for someone looking for something different in the realm of comic books as well as the fan of pulp and Lovecraftian Mythos.
Weird and Wacky Fun Jul 28, 2005
The dark defenders of humanity are back in another helping of Nocturnals. These monsters and there adventures were initially purchased by me to go along with a genre book for Green Ronin's Mutants and Masterminds game. And as with Black Planet, I was not disappointed. Much of the story in this has shades of Lovecraft. Weird places and weird adventures, but if you've Black Planet you know what to expect. The Nocturnals is a wonderfully weird and wacky world to get into. If you are looking for cheery heroes that bask in the glory of their great accomplishments, look elsewhere. But if you like dark and gritty supers who are never thanked for what they do but still do what they to combat evil than the Nocturnals is deffinately worth picking up.
More fantastic art from Dan Brereton Apr 11, 2004
I love Dan's work, Nocturnals especially, and this book is no exception. This is probably the spookiest of the Nocs stories, and features some of the best art in the series. Amazing read, well worth your time and money.