Item description for Steve Niles' Cellar Of Nastiness by Steve Niles...
The dark, feverish imagination of Steve Niles has produced some classic works of horror, such as 30 Days of Night. This special collection gathers up some of his most twisted one-shots in one volume. Contained within is Niles' re-telling of "Hyde," his spooky all-ages tale, "A Very Big Monster Show," and the ghastly short stories of "Horrorcide." Illustrated by some of the best horror artists in comics today, the stories contained in Steve Niles' Cellar of Nastiness offer you dark journeys and dangerous visions.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.2" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 19, 2005
Publisher IDW Publishing
ISBN 193238295X ISBN13 9781932382952
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.
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More from creator of "30 Days of Night" Aug 2, 2007
Steve Niles has amply demonstrated his warped imagination by sending a legion of vampires to a lonely Alaskan town where the sun doesn't rise for 30 days. For more insight into his strangely twisted creative vein, descend into his "Cellar of Nastiness" for a handful of short, unrelated tales.
The book begins with a modern retelling of the Jekyll & Hyde yarn, co-written by Kris Oprisko and featuring the jagged, mottled artwork of Nick Stakal. Jekyll in this case is a pair of brothers, both of whom would do anything to keep their funding intact for research into the chemical mysteries of the brain. The story proceeds in the general direction you'd expect, although it certainly turns the violence up a notch and stirs the tension with Stakal's sharp edges.
For a humorous turn, "The Very Big Monster Show" features the cartoonish art of Butch Adams. Young Theo feels bad for the classic movie monsters who have been replaced in the nightmares of modern society by gorier but less imaginative creatures. By strange coincidence, Theo discovers an ancient manor in his town where, lo! the sad and retired monsters live and sulk. But Theo has big ideas, and pretty soon he's leading a road trip to Movieland where, he hopes, Frankenstein, the Mummy and all the rest will show those upstarts how it's done.
"Bitch," drawn in action-comic style by Josh Medors, is a fairly nondescript future battle of the sexes. "Torg's Big Day," drawn by Chee, shows the misadventures that can occur when a caveman is beamed into a modern laboratory -- and when a well-armed scientist fails to keep track of his weapons. "Making Amends" again features art by Medors, this time in scratchy black ink, as a criminal seeks atonement for a past deed. Finally, Ben Templesmith provides loose sketches in sepia tones as Niles unfolds the story of the "Neighborhood Creep."
This set of stories is occasionally cute, occasionally spooky, but sets no great new benchmarks in Niles' career. It's more of a curiosity for your collection than a necessity, but it's still a pleasant reading experience.