Item description for Wake The Dead by Steve Niles, Chee & Michael Dougherty...
Steve Niles, the acknowledged master of horror comics, turns his sights on the Frankenstein story in this terrifying tale, illustrated by new sensation Chee. College student Victor works to reverse death, not knowing what a can of worms he's opening up. But he'll find out...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jul 28, 2004
Publisher IDW Publishing
ISBN 1932382224 ISBN13 9781932382228
Availability 0 units.
More About Steve Niles, Chee & Michael Dougherty
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 Wake The Dead?
good Sep 4, 2007
not bad.. quite greusome... a different take on frankenstien. all in all i was a little pissed i paid cover price for it when i coulda gotten it here for alot less
Introduces young adult readers to a literary classic Nov 7, 2004
Getting young adult readers to pick up a literary classic like Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is a hard call these days. Give them a book like Steve Nile's "Wake the Dead" and you won't get it back off them.
Steve Niles modernizes the tale, and the artwork in this graphic novel is suprerb. It brings to life all the horrific and gory details of assembling a human body from evicerated car crash victims. Though the concept isn't new (it wasn't even in Mary Shelley's day, with the concept of a golem pre-dating her work) it does bring the story to life for a modern audience.
Rehash Nov 1, 2004
This is little more than a transplantation of the original Frankenstein to a modern setting. It moves way too fast; no time is spent on narrative or character development. It really adds nothing to Mary Shelley's work, and is deeply lacking in comparison. I am becoming a fan of Steve Niles. "30 Days of Night" and his adaptation of "I Am Legend" were inspired; this is a big step backwards for him.
The art is competent, but it adopts the convention that human flesh is apparently a soft clay that shreds at the slightest trauma. Teeth have a very hard time staying in place, as they also seem eager to pop out. The art nearly made me nauseous; I suppose some people will take that as an endorsement.
I recently heard someone say that body without soul does not equal life. This story reanimates the body of Shelley's classic novel, but it possesses none of its soul.