Item description for Bloodsucker Tales, Volume 1 (30 Days of Night, Book 4) by Chris Ryall, Matt Fraction & Ben Templesmith...
Overview Presents two tales about vampires who feast on humans during the thirty days when the sun does not shine in Barrow, Alaska.
Publishers Description The world of the undead is a vast one, with many stories remaining to be told. In Bloodsucker Tales, Steve Niles continues the saga of 30 Days of Night with the bloody and terrifying story "Dead Billy Dead," illustrated by talented newcomer Kody Chamberlain. Matt Fraction (Last of the Independents) joins in with "Juarez," introducing Lex Nova, former private detective and free-range madman, illustrated by Ben Templesmith.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 14, 2005
Publisher IDW Publishing
ISBN 193238278X ISBN13 9781932382785
Availability 0 units.
More About Chris Ryall, Matt Fraction & 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 Bloodsucker Tales, Volume 1 (30 Days of Night, Book 4)?
A great start for an amazing series Dec 3, 2007
I am not a big comic book guy. I own very few, but I find that the ones I do own get read pretty regularly.
If you have any interest in the horror/vampire genre, then this is going to be a good choice for you. It is a well put together story that leads well into the follow up volumes.
The only real complaint I have here is the art. It leans toward the abstract and while many would argue it fits in well with the dark over feeling of the work, I found it a bit distracting.
Despite that, you are not likely to regret picking up this first entry in the series. If it's not quite for you, you can just stop right there.
Two Different Stories of Varying Quality - Buy It for the Art Dec 13, 2006
The first story, "Dead Billy Dead," written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Kody Chamberlain, is pretty good. The story is nothing great, but it's entertaining, but the art really stands out. It's very moody, with deep shadows and gorgeous coloring. I'd give it an "A".
The second story, "Juarez," by Matt Fraction and Ben Templesmith, started out great but completely becomes incomprehensible towards the end. This story is more complicated than the first one, and I respect that, but it's told in eight parts, the first six of which were really good, but the last two of which makes no sense at all. Overall, less enjoyable than the first, although I am a sucker for Ben Templesmith's artwork. I'd give it a "B".
It's not great, but good enough entertainment. Kinda expensive though. So you might want to skip it. Fun, but not good enough of a value.
I LOVE KODY CHAMERLAIN'S ART!! Jan 29, 2006
BLOODSUCKER TALES WAS OVERALL A REALLY GOOD BOOK. THE WRITING WAS OK, BUT THE ART WAS AWESOME. BEN TEMPLESMITH CONTINUED HIS STYLE THAT HE DID IN THE OTHER BOOKS, BUT NEWCOMER KODY CHAMBERLAIN WOWED EVERYONE WITH HIS EXCELLENT REALISM AND COLORS. I LOVED THE ART IN THIS BOOK AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE TO CHECK IT OUT!
Two twisted tales, two great artists Oct 26, 2005
Niles and Fraction deliver odd, twisted and gruesome stories worthy of the bearing the "30 Days of Night" tag. Established fan favorite 30 Days artist Templesmith delivers his usual top notch visuals and you can see where he had a little fun playing with his style a bit to suit the story. Newcomer Kody Chamberlain proves he's ready to be part of the big show. His use of line, color and texture deliver his story in an engaging combination of classic illustration, modern horror comic and horror movie splatterfest.
CHAMBERLAIN, A TALENTED NEWCOMER? Oct 6, 2005
Just as many fans of the 30 Days Of Night books i have to say that this is the most uncool of them all. I wont focus on the plot itslef (both stories are fine) instead, i have to warn you, if you appreciate well done drawings, then this book is not for you. Kody Chamberlain's work is ..... well, see for yourself, if you have the chance to do a web search, check it out and then you decide. Ben Templesmith has proven that you dont need to be an excellent anatomist nor to have deep knowledge on prespective, you just need some creativity to make it work, in fact, Templesmith's drawings are so bad that they are cool and scary. Im really sorry to say that "Bloodsucker Tales" would have better stayed on the shelf from where i took it from. Its your call anyway.