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Advance Review: Night Of The Comet
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From creator Jonathan Thompson is a new project on Kickstarter - Night Of The Comet.
A horror tale for the ages! Locked in his ocean cliff tower, an aged samurai waits for death in the form of a flesh-eating hired killer. As blades clash, their confrontation bleeds into the memories of a night long ago when everything pure was lost forever.
Attila Schwanz & Jonathan Thompson
Jumping straight into this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. My first impressions were, ‘wow’! This is a clever combination of action, horror, suspense, and a degree of romance.
This issue has excellent dialogue - mainly between the samurai and the assassin. Within this, though, some clever pieces of internal commentary are coming from both main characters. Equally chilling and special in their way. The build to the eventual crescendo is well played throughout the comic, and using the larger size, we get a lot more into it all.
The dialogue is excellent, with some special storytelling throughout - with violence beginning both shown and promised and some quiet moments. There is even an excellently played-out flashback scene.
These scenes lead me to the artwork. There are some amazing scenes here, and you sometimes need to take a larger view to take it all in. Not easy to do on a tablet, but it is well worth it. You get a real sense of movement in the action scenes with the flashes and colours used. The expressions take a bit of getting used to, but they add so much in this artwork to the story's overall tone and what is happening. Talking of tone, the tone of the flashback, with the style of colours, is a special touch and something different to the sepia/b&w you usually get in flashbacks.
This is an excellent read, and on Kickstarter, many print and digital options are available.