Review: (3 / 5) 30 Days of Night is a 2002 horror comic written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Ben Templesmith, and published by IDW Publishing. The story was initially written for the purpose of film, however after several unsuccessful attempts, was turned into a graphic novel. The story was ultimately adapted for film in 2007 under the same name.
Goodreads (3.8) and Amazon (3.6) rate the story high, so my review may comes as a surprised for some. I’ll start by saying that I’m not typically a fan of comics, in fact I don’t read them at all. I came to this reading with an open mind, but in the end, I looked at it just as every other zombie book. About the only twist in the story is Sheriff Eben, however even that isn’t enough for me to boost the score.
30 Days of Night takes place in the town of Barrow, Alaska during the winter months when the sun sets for thirty days. The zombies come out during that time to feed on the townspeople as a means to gain strength. This is against their plan of seclusion, and it brings out the elder, Vincente, who ventures out to address the group. He is met with the local sheriff who devises a plan to rid the town of the walking dead.
About the best thing in this story was the illustrations. I’m sure this post will be met with alot of criticism; perhaps it just wasn’t my cup of tea.