This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew sits down to talk vampires. No, not the sparkly kind, but the kind that stalk the cold vistas of Alaska.

July 26, 2011
30 Days of Night
Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Ben Templesmith

In a sleepy, secluded Alaska town called Barrow, the sun sets and doesn’t rise for over thirty consecutive days and nights. From the darkness, across the frozen wasteland, an evil will come that will bring the residents of Barrow to their knees. The only hope for the town is the Sheriff and Deputy, husband and wife who are torn between their own survival and saving the town they love.

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1 Comment

  1. hectorbustnuts
    July 26, 2011 at 6:23 pm — Reply

    “30 Days of Night” is one of those books I just happened to stumble on.

    I was just beginning to get back into comics after a lengthy hiatus and had picked up a copy of Wizard magazine for ideas on how to get back in.

    I distinctly remember seeing an image of the art first. Scratchy line work and broody, bleedy colours, I was hooked.

    That weekend I trekked down to my LCS and grabbed the trade. The first time I saw a vampire kill, my mind was blown. I was an instant fan of Ben Templemith.

    The story in “30 Days of night” is, to be blunt, fairly slight. Linear and not terribly original (merely another retelling of un-prepared survivors facing insurmountable odds), it IS smartly paced with a nice, quirky twist in the tail but I doubt this book would have half as much traction if it hadn’t been for Aussie boy made good, Ben Templesmith’s amazing artwork.

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