Steve Niles presents a tale from his Meeednight Pulps line of comics, offering a renaissance of horror pulp fiction for a modern age. Los Angeles detective Jack Dietz is having one of the worst days of his life. One body is bad enough, but when another turns up with human bite marks, he knows his world has just turned inside out...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.08" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 13, 2005
Publisher IDW Publishing
ISBN 1932382801 ISBN13 9781932382808
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.
Not the ghoulish fun one would hope for Jul 5, 2005
It seems that since Steve Niles' 30 Days of Night became such a smash hit, his name can be seen on almost any horror comic under the sun. The Lurkers, from IDW and Niles' own Meeednight Pulp line, focuses around Detective Jack Dietz who stumbles upon what seems to be a bizarre grave robbery. Turns out that this is no ordinary grave robbery, and after a young child is murdered and apparently feasted upon, Dietz realizes that he is dealing with an otherworldly force, and that his own family might be in danger as well. The storyline and dialogue aren't bad one bit, but the teaming up of Dietz and a pack of ghouls/zombies against one renegade flesh eater comes out of nowhere and comes off as cheap. Not to mention that this TPB (collecting the four issue mini-series) is quite short (and this TPB is a bit overpriced as well, but IDW is famous for that), with no development involving Dietz or anyone he associates with. Hector Cassanova's art however is the Lurkers' saving grace, providing solid paints and plenty of blood and gore to add to the atmosphere. It could have been a lot worse, but for what it is, the Lurkers is a solid horror yarn as long as you don't expect much from it.