Item description for Silent Hill: Dying Inside by Scott Ciencin...
Troy Abernathy doesn't believe in ghosts or demons - except those of the mind. The glory-seeking doctor's world is shattered when he brings patient Lynn DeAngelis to Silent Hill. There they confront the source of her seeming delusions... and find themselves trapped in a realm of unspeakable terrors!
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Scott Ciencin is a New York Times bestselling author of adult and children's fiction, with more than sixty novels, numerous short stories, and comic book scripts in a wide range of genres to his credits. His latest novel is The Rogue's Hour, the first book in the EverQuest adventure line. Scott has also penned the novelization for Jurassic Park II and a series of original Jurassic Park adventures, as well as tie-in books for such varied properties as Star Wars, Konami's Silent Hill, Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Batman, The Mask, Godzilla, Dinotopia, Kim Possible, Forgotten RealmsR.A. Salvatore's DemonWars and many more.
Scott Ciencin currently resides in Ft. Myers, in the state of Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Silent Hill: Dying Inside?
Dying Inside? I Know I Was Oct 3, 2007
As a fan of the Silent Hill series and its twisted mythos, I was hoping that the comics would expand on that. That the one shot stories with original characters would be worth picking up. While Dying Inside is not as bad as the others, it wasn't that great either.
The artwork may have worked if you could actually see what was going on. There were times when the scene was so muddled that I couldn't tell the difference from one of the living human characters or a piece of rancid flesh.
The story isn't that strong either. I've seen fanfiction writers do better jobs with the Silent Hill story and create a greater sense of dread in me.
Dying Inside does not capture the essence of Silent Hill. That's just my opinion though. I leave it up to others to make their own.
Let's be fair... Oct 12, 2006
I am a huge fan of Silent Hill, so knowing the games as I do, I know that there IS no original story that these so called "fans" want to be familiar with when they pick up the comics. Not the same monsters? Well duh. Its called originality. Besides, Silent Hill was trying to show us in the first place that the real monsters are not the ones physically seen, but are within the human psyche. Not the same story? Again, duh. Every story of Silent Hill is different and leaves much to the imagination. Now on to the review. The artwork in this comic is made by two different people, why, I don't know. But there are differences galore between them. The first animated it in a way that presented a more expressive and dramatic side of the world and characters, whereas the second seemed to paint the world, making it a bit more of a pictorialization. They are both unique and dark, much of what I would picture a Silent Hill comic to be. (I should mention that there are 5 chapters, and the second illistrationist appears in the third and up.) The story, though a bit difficult to follow at times (as with any Silent Hill story) is entertaining if you don't think too hard on it. Whoo, I gotta go, but look my advice is to just relax and enjoy it, listen to some Silent Hill soundtracks while reading, or even better buy the PSP title (The Silent Hill Experience) and "experience" the digital comics of the same name (there is another one on there called "Hunger") plus it has music in the background throughout. As to be expected there are similarities and differences between the comics and the games, try not to dwell on them and just enjoy it, for God's Sake. Silent Hill is a town that screws with your mind, beyond that it is up to the imagination of others to turn endless possibilites into a story. Good reading!
Not what I wanted! Jun 29, 2006
The other reviews to this comic was right. It wasn't a very good comic.
Fans of this series: Stay far away May 17, 2006
Okay when you think of Silent Hill, you think scary monsters, demons and messed up people. Well, in dying inside, you don't get any experience from the game, except maybe in the first few chapters (just 1 and 2). Dying Inside starts off with a man trying to find a cure for a girl with psychosis. He brings her to Silent Hill and all this bad [...] happens. The first two chapters follow the basic Silent Hill 2 aspect and implement it well, but the downside is the art-it isn't that great.
When we begin chapter 3, we are introduced to Lauryn who wants to go to Silent Hill because of a tape of the story mentioned above and runs into her dead sister. The art work becomes better, but the storyline is worse. Heck, you only get a few monsters only one of which is actually from the game. You always are missing something in this book. If you must read this comic, which I would advise against, go buy the Silent Hill Experience for PSP if you have one. It comes with this whole comic as well as some other videos and you save money.
The only thing scary about this comic is that it doesn't live up to the series at all. Fans, you have been warned. Stay far away from this embarassment if you can.
Major let down... May 1, 2006
I am a huge fan of the Silent Hill game series and so decided to pick up the comic book...
All I can say is that it was a major let down...there is none of the story, atmosphere, emotion, or intelligence that is such a large part of the games.
The main characters were shallow and bland...the story was baffling at best, dumb and unbelievable at worse. Nothing thought provoking or interesting in the least...nothing but pointless violence and a foul mouthed little girl...
The artwork starts out badly with Ben Templesmith. His drawings, though beautifully colored, are cartoonish and extreme...things get somewhat better with Aadi Salman. His style is more realistic, and there are a few frames that are very beautifully done, but it can become blurry at times and unclear what is happening. Salmans art work and Templesmiths color schemes are the only things that keep me from giving this book one star.
Definetly not for fans of the video games, and not recommened to most people, unless you're the type who enjoys watching badly acted b-horror movies...