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Pestilence, floods, war, social upheaval, drug-related crime, wicked leaders, birth defects, conspiracies, corruption, even visions of death-dealing aliens--this superb anthology is a timely reminder that destructive forces and fantasies of destruction are not just a millennial phenomenon; they've been with us all along. Douglas Winter writes in the afterword: "I chose the Pestilence, floods, war, social upheaval, drug-related crime, wicked leaders, birth defects, conspiracies, corruption, even visions of death-dealing aliens--this superb anthology is a timely reminder that destructive forces and fantasies of destruction are not just a millennial phenomenon; they've been with us all along. Douglas Winter writes in the afterword: "I chose the writers whose words had moved me, surprised me, remained vibrant in a time of repetition and glut. I wanted assurance that the fiction nominally known as 'horror' would survive into the twenty-first century; and I wanted Revelations to offer that reassurance to readers." These 11 long tales--one for each decade, plus a frame story--succeed brilliantly in doing so. The writers are Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, F. Paul Wilson, Poppy Z. Brite, Christa Faust, Charles Grant, Whitley Strieber, Elizabeth Massie, Richard Christian Matheson, David J. Schow, Craig Spector, and Ramsey Campbell.


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Pestilence, floods, war, social upheaval, drug-related crime, wicked leaders, birth defects, conspiracies, corruption, even visions of death-dealing aliens--this superb anthology is a timely reminder that destructive forces and fantasies of destruction are not just a millennial phenomenon; they've been with us all along. Douglas Winter writes in the afterword: "I chose the Pestilence, floods, war, social upheaval, drug-related crime, wicked leaders, birth defects, conspiracies, corruption, even visions of death-dealing aliens--this superb anthology is a timely reminder that destructive forces and fantasies of destruction are not just a millennial phenomenon; they've been with us all along. Douglas Winter writes in the afterword: "I chose the writers whose words had moved me, surprised me, remained vibrant in a time of repetition and glut. I wanted assurance that the fiction nominally known as 'horror' would survive into the twenty-first century; and I wanted Revelations to offer that reassurance to readers." These 11 long tales--one for each decade, plus a frame story--succeed brilliantly in doing so. The writers are Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, F. Paul Wilson, Poppy Z. Brite, Christa Faust, Charles Grant, Whitley Strieber, Elizabeth Massie, Richard Christian Matheson, David J. Schow, Craig Spector, and Ramsey Campbell.

30 review for Revelations Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Wendy Joyce

    Illustrated by Lionel Talaro, Adapted by Steve Niles. Dark, raw, bloody, but the graphics (and it's mighty GRAPHIC) didn't do Barker's story full justice, the scenes too blurry, the story too spliced. Illustrated by Lionel Talaro, Adapted by Steve Niles. Dark, raw, bloody, but the graphics (and it's mighty GRAPHIC) didn't do Barker's story full justice, the scenes too blurry, the story too spliced.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gavin

    I really enjoyed 'Revelations' Not the first story you'd think as ripe for a graphic adaptation but this worked really well. I really enjoyed 'Revelations' Not the first story you'd think as ripe for a graphic adaptation but this worked really well.

  3. 5 out of 5

    James Powell

    3½⭐

  4. 5 out of 5

    BrokenMnemonic

    Interesting original story, but this adaptation is let down by the muddy art. The at works well in a few places, like the scenes set outside, but not so well elsewhere.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Shirley

    Not very interesting and not much of a story.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tom Nash

    There's some nice storytelling in this. The foreshadowing of the cyclical nature of the violence is subtly but clearly done, and the semi-realistic nature of the artwork really complements the ethereal nature of what's going on. The art does veer off a little too much sometimes - there are times when poses and proportions don't look 'off-kilter-artistic', they just look a bit shoddy - but there are also times when the glint in a character's eye reflects the writing to perfection. The air of menac There's some nice storytelling in this. The foreshadowing of the cyclical nature of the violence is subtly but clearly done, and the semi-realistic nature of the artwork really complements the ethereal nature of what's going on. The art does veer off a little too much sometimes - there are times when poses and proportions don't look 'off-kilter-artistic', they just look a bit shoddy - but there are also times when the glint in a character's eye reflects the writing to perfection. The air of menace is pretty palpable throughout, so Niles has done a pretty decent job of adapting Barker's style of tension ramping up to more tension. The end feels pretty satisfying too. There's another short story in here that is fun in a sort of unbelievable romp and mildly naff ending sort of way. I definitely enjoyed it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dewi

    Ide cerita Clive Barker terbilang cukup menarik. Sepasang suami istri yang menghantui kamar hotel setelah terjadi pembunuhan sekian puluh tahun yang lalu. Hantu-hantu dan penghuni kamar hotel digambarkan memiliki karakter yang kuat. Sayangnya adaptasi yang dibuat oleh Steve Niles dan Fred Burke dalam bentuk graphic novel menjadi kurang menarik. Adegan dan penampakan visual yang terlalu vulgar malah mengurangi daya tarik cerita secara keseluruhan.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sylvester

    One of my least favourite short story, almost felt like a yarn from the EC comics in the 50s. The story is about a couple checking into a motel and the wife experiencing flashback of a murder happened at the same location. The result was pretty predictable. The artwork were a bit blend this time, with unnecessary nudity throughout.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jimmy

    I didn't like any of the characters in this short story. Each one is a sinner & can not see their own sin beyond those surrounding them. It was a bit confusing at first to figure out what was going on because everything runs together, but once things got established the action & drama would not let me put it down. I loved the ending! I didn't like any of the characters in this short story. Each one is a sinner & can not see their own sin beyond those surrounding them. It was a bit confusing at first to figure out what was going on because everything runs together, but once things got established the action & drama would not let me put it down. I loved the ending!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jacqueline Taylor

  11. 5 out of 5

    David

  12. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

  13. 4 out of 5

    John Ervin

  14. 5 out of 5

    David Huckfield

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rylan Perrott

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ali Bhatti

  17. 5 out of 5

    M. Alexander D.

  18. 5 out of 5

    George Grivas

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bobby Rappolt

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Mcleod

  21. 4 out of 5

    Miguel Moreira

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ginger Grevemberg

  23. 4 out of 5

    Stephni

  24. 4 out of 5

    Colin Hawes

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  26. 4 out of 5

    Paul

  27. 4 out of 5

    Charls

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bobarian

  29. 4 out of 5

    Darren

  30. 5 out of 5

    Gratiën Wieme

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