Steve Niles and Rob Zombie, team up to present this realistic take on the legendary Bigfoot. A monstrous ape-man is stomping around the woods of the Pacific Northwest, and he's not happy with mankind. Bigfoot also offers master craftsman Richard Corben a return to his true horror roots as he fully renders the imposing beast as only he can.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.2" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 12, 2005
Publisher IDW Publishing
ISBN 1933239131 ISBN13 9781933239132
Availability 0 units.
More About Steve Niles
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.
if you're into a horror filled blodtastic ride than this is the perfect graphic novel for you. it is fun and suspenseful. pick it up and you won't be able to put it down till the end.
Finally.... Bigfoot OWNS!!! Aug 16, 2006
Wow. The people who bought this book looking for a factual, well-researched account of the legend of Bigfoot really need to read item descriptions a bit more: "...A monstrous ape-man is stomping around the woods of the Pacific Northwest, and he's not happy with mankind."
It's a HORROR COMIC, people; a HORROR COMIC by ROB ZOMBIE. That being said, I have to say that I enjoyed the book immensely! It's campy and shlocky and full of gore and mayhem... just like a Rob Zombie movie! If you don't like his movies, there's a good chance you won't dig this comic book.
This is NOT a book for the kiddies. Lemme tells ya that right away. It is a VERY graphic graphic novel.
It's a very campy, 70's style horror movie take on the Bigfoot legend with a real simple story: summer of 1973 (right before my birthday, booyah!) a little boy witnesses his family being slaughtered by a crazed bigfoot. Flash forward to 2004 where a string of savage murders that mirror the original attack draws the boy, now a grown man, back to take revenge on the creature.
The artwork is, of course, outstanding. Richard Corben is one of the pillars of the graphic narrative world as it stands today. His ability to render hyper-violent action scenes and his use of stark black shadows add to an already creepy story. I'm not quite sure how much of the story is Rob Zombie's and how much is Steve Niles', but the book's pacing and dialogue feel a lot like Zombie's stuff. Think the Devil's Rejects with Bigfoot as the murderous Firefly family and you get a pretty good idea of how brutal the action is.
The ending isn't a high-budget Hollywood film ending; it's a typical horror comic ending. It's there to shock you until the end and then leave you wanting more. And that's just what it did for me! MORE BIGFOOT! NOW!
I highly recommend it if you like Zombie's movies, Richard Corben's art, or just guilty pleasure/campy horror tales in general.
a complete disaster and complete and total crud Apr 12, 2006
when people read about bigfoot they want to know the truth about bigfoot not a x rated comic full of lies. when I read books about bigfoot I look for facts not this junk. I mean come on this is as bad as keliee pickler singing on american idol! (trust me that is the most hideous wailing I have ever heard) bigfoot is not a killer the authors are terrible I will have a fire in my fireplace tonight at least theres one thing its good for
Bigfoot looses my interest Mar 22, 2006
I was hoping for some more info on the bigfoot mystery, but all I got was an X-rated comic book that couldn't hold my interest. So anyone wanting to know more about the monster needs to go elsewhere.
Reads Like A Good Movie... With a Bad Ending Oct 4, 2005
The new graphic novel "Bigfoot" reads like a good movie with a bad ending.
The letdown of a finish certainly can't be attributed to a lack of talent on the part of the story's creative team. Rocker-director-comic book writer Rob Zombie is a sort of ghoulish Renaissance Man whose work in a variety of media is heavily influenced by 70s-era horror flicks. Richard Corben is a certified artistic genius who ranks with such greats as Neal Adams, Jim Steranko, John Byrne, and Alex Ross as a living legend among comic book artists. Then there's the comics' world's answer to Stephen King, Steve Niles ("30 Days of Night"). Niles is so prolific that during any given week it seems that there are at least 337 horror comic titles hitting shelves that he has written.
"Bigfoot" collects the four-part mini series that was published earlier this year by IDW Publishing. The storyline seems, at first, deceptively simple. While vacationing in Shadow Hills, National Park a young boy is forced to watch in horror as his parents and family dog are brutally murdered by the legendary sasquatch. Years later, when a series of mysterious killings in that same park make headlines, the now grown boy must return and face the monster once and for all.
"Bigfoot" is a good, fast-paced read. For older readers it will bring back fond memories of watching B-movies like "The Crater Lake Monster" and "The Legend of Boggy Creek" in the grindhouse theatres of a bygone era. Corben rarely disappoints and his artwork here is first rate. Many panels make great use of shading and movement particularly in nighttime and action scenes. As for Zombie, anyone who has seen "House of 1,000 Corpses" or "The Devil's Rejects" knows that restraint isn't his strong suit. But the pairing with Niles apparently got him to reign in some of his baser impulses. "Bigfoot" is violent and gory but only when and where it needs to be.
Unfortunately, after a strong start the storyline sputters to a disappointing conclusion. A frequent complaint about Niles is that he writes great stories that he doesn't know how to finish. Working with Zombie didn't keep that from happening here. The final showdown between man and monster just doesn't have the big payoff it ought to.
Bottom line: "Bigfoot" is a good read but it falls short of being a masterpiece.