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Nocturnals Omnibus Volume 1

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Dan Brereton's lush, innovative, action-packed stories of supernatural menace and gritty heroics are finally collected in this first volume omnibus edition, starting with "Black Planet", the Eisner-nominated graphic novel which kicked off years of captivating weird tales of horror and crime. The Nocturnals revolves around the mysterious quest of underworld enforcer and occu Dan Brereton's lush, innovative, action-packed stories of supernatural menace and gritty heroics are finally collected in this first volume omnibus edition, starting with "Black Planet", the Eisner-nominated graphic novel which kicked off years of captivating weird tales of horror and crime. The Nocturnals revolves around the mysterious quest of underworld enforcer and occult figure, Doc Horror; his supernaturally-gifted daughter Evening (aka Halloween Girl) who carries a pumpkin full of haunted toys; the Gunwitch, a silent, two-gun revenant with an itch to kill monsters; the lissome wraith Polychrome, and a host of hard-boiled inhuman players battling hidden evils lurking on the outskirts of human knowledge. Collects the previously published Nocturnals volumes: Black Planet, Witching Hour, Carnival of Beasts, Troll Bridge, and The Dark Forever.


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Dan Brereton's lush, innovative, action-packed stories of supernatural menace and gritty heroics are finally collected in this first volume omnibus edition, starting with "Black Planet", the Eisner-nominated graphic novel which kicked off years of captivating weird tales of horror and crime. The Nocturnals revolves around the mysterious quest of underworld enforcer and occu Dan Brereton's lush, innovative, action-packed stories of supernatural menace and gritty heroics are finally collected in this first volume omnibus edition, starting with "Black Planet", the Eisner-nominated graphic novel which kicked off years of captivating weird tales of horror and crime. The Nocturnals revolves around the mysterious quest of underworld enforcer and occult figure, Doc Horror; his supernaturally-gifted daughter Evening (aka Halloween Girl) who carries a pumpkin full of haunted toys; the Gunwitch, a silent, two-gun revenant with an itch to kill monsters; the lissome wraith Polychrome, and a host of hard-boiled inhuman players battling hidden evils lurking on the outskirts of human knowledge. Collects the previously published Nocturnals volumes: Black Planet, Witching Hour, Carnival of Beasts, Troll Bridge, and The Dark Forever.

32 review for Nocturnals Omnibus Volume 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Dan Brereton's art and character designs knock my socks off every time I read a Nocturnals comic. Leader Doc Horror underworld enforcer and mad scientist. His daughter Halloween Girl carrying her plastic pumpkin full of possessed toys. Ghostly Polychrome. Amphibious Starfish with her twin guns, pyrokinetic Firelion, hybrid Komodo, and my favorite, the zombie bodyguard Gunwitch. They fight Lovecraftian mobsters and bat witches. It's all kinds of crazy, demented Halloweenish fun. This collects the Dan Brereton's art and character designs knock my socks off every time I read a Nocturnals comic. Leader Doc Horror underworld enforcer and mad scientist. His daughter Halloween Girl carrying her plastic pumpkin full of possessed toys. Ghostly Polychrome. Amphibious Starfish with her twin guns, pyrokinetic Firelion, hybrid Komodo, and my favorite, the zombie bodyguard Gunwitch. They fight Lovecraftian mobsters and bat witches. It's all kinds of crazy, demented Halloweenish fun. This collects the original miniseries Black Planet from Malibu back in 1995, along with a bunch of other smaller stories. I think my favorite story collected here is Punkinheads where Halloween Girl and Gunwitch get chased by Jack O'Lantern creatures while trick or treating. Troll Bridge was another fun Halloween story where Halloween Girl finds a devil lantern that transports her through other creators' comics like Usagi Yojimbo and Scary Godmother all drawn by their creators. I'm really looking forward to the rest of these Omnibus editions from Dark Horse.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jake

    I miss a lot of Malibu content, it seems pretty creative. The art and quirky elements from pulp fiction are abound. Plus it's more than just the usual monsters like vampires, werewolves, etc. They feel like real people who live on the fringe of society. Fortunately Doc Horror just wants to give his daughter and friends a good life that they normally can't have. Unlike his Cthulhu-like rival who's out for domination. When you come to love these freaks, you can only hope this will get better for th I miss a lot of Malibu content, it seems pretty creative. The art and quirky elements from pulp fiction are abound. Plus it's more than just the usual monsters like vampires, werewolves, etc. They feel like real people who live on the fringe of society. Fortunately Doc Horror just wants to give his daughter and friends a good life that they normally can't have. Unlike his Cthulhu-like rival who's out for domination. When you come to love these freaks, you can only hope this will get better for them all. Because they don't seem like bad people, just misfits who work in the shadows to survive and maybe thrive.

  3. 5 out of 5

    April Gray

    Before I even start talking about the stories, the art in this is just gobsmackingly gorgeous! The rich, vivid colors, the character design, the whole spooky mood is stunning. Five stars for the art alone. The text could be the stupidest crap I've ever read, and I would still buy this for all the beautiful illustration contained within. The stories are good, though. Rip-roaring adventures filled with interesting characters, mutated semi-humans, extra-terrestrials, creepy, oogy villains, and a few Before I even start talking about the stories, the art in this is just gobsmackingly gorgeous! The rich, vivid colors, the character design, the whole spooky mood is stunning. Five stars for the art alone. The text could be the stupidest crap I've ever read, and I would still buy this for all the beautiful illustration contained within. The stories are good, though. Rip-roaring adventures filled with interesting characters, mutated semi-humans, extra-terrestrials, creepy, oogy villains, and a few humans thrown in to round things out. If this was a movie, it'd be something you watch at midnight on a basic cable channel, or in a rinky-dink theater with a group of weirdos that have seen it dozens of times and built a cult around it. The dialogue is filled with cheesy noir lines that will make you chuckle and groan simultaneously. This just pushed all the right buttons for me, can you tell? Our main characters are Doc Horror, a sort of underworld enforcer/mad scientist/occult personage who does his thing with the help of his crew: Polychrome, an icy wraith with a spark of warmth hidden in her breast; the Gunwitch, a silent, gun-wielding specter whose main purpose is to serve as a bodyguard for Doc's supernaturally skilled daughter Evening, also known as Halloween Girl, who carries a plastic pumpkin filled with possessed toys. Add to this a gang of lab-created human-animal hybrids with some interesting talents, and you've got the crew. We get origins in bits and pieces over the course of the stories, satisfying at least some curiosity, and lots of battling evil mad scientists (as opposed to not particularly evil mad scientists- pretty sure all scientists are mad here), and hybrid creatures with bad attitudes. There are some quieter stories, too, and these might be my favorites; they tend to feature Halloween Girl, and she's a lot of fun. I especially enjoyed Troll Bridge, which involves a wish gone awry, leading to a fun trip through different story worlds, including that of a certain samurai rabbit... At any rate, I really, really enjoyed this, and I'm hoping for another omnibus edition of Doc Horror and his ghoul squad's exploits in the future. Please? Kthxbai!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Marcus Sherwin

    Really wonderful art and fun stories. Highly recommended for the spooky season!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy Lamastus

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Burley

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mark

  9. 5 out of 5

    Vero Stewart

  10. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Wroth

  11. 5 out of 5

    Susan

  12. 5 out of 5

    Stefanos Kontos

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sunday Taylor Nelson

  14. 5 out of 5

    K

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nightowl

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rob Schamberger

  17. 4 out of 5

    A. Paul Myers

  18. 5 out of 5

    gunwitch72

  19. 5 out of 5

    Leo Labs

  20. 5 out of 5

    Robert

  21. 4 out of 5

    Matheus Carvalho

  22. 4 out of 5

    Frank

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mr. Lonely

  24. 4 out of 5

    Max Washington

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mike Opdyke

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jacobrollins201

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tom

  28. 4 out of 5

    Paradijst

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  30. 5 out of 5

    Omnibuster

  31. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

  32. 4 out of 5

    Neuravinci

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