Item description for Aleister Arcane by Steve Niles & Breehn Burns...
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?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Nov 24, 2004
Publisher IDW Publishing
ISBN 193238233X ISBN13 9781932382334
Availability 0 units.
More About Steve Niles & Breehn Burns
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 Aleister Arcane?
Great book for fans of "fun" horror. Mar 9, 2006
This is the first of a three issue series written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Breehn Burns. Anyone who wasted the Saturday afternoons of their youth watching the Creature Double Features that the old UHF stations used to show (our local host in Philly was called Dr. Shock), will love this series. The story centers on Aleistar Arcane, the host of a late night horror movie host. The kids of his hometown love him but the adults feel he is a bad influence. They run him off the air, but not without consequences...
By "fun" horror, I don't necessarily mean the post modern, self referential tone pervasive to the genre. Aleister Arcane takes itself seriously, but it's not hardcore. Rather, it's on the level of a good Halloween story, and is not inappropriate for younger kids (unlike some of Niles' other work). Burns' illustrations are beautiful and especially effective when depicting the late night, fog enshrouded streets of this small town teeming with the walking dead. The story is good, while the writing itself is serviceable - the pictures really do tell the story here. I undestand there is a movie in the works and I hope they get the tone right. Hopefully Niles will maintain control over the film's production