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Twilight Children #1

Vertigo/DC

Oct 30, 2015 Web Exclusive Bookmark and Share


A very auspicious start from two comics stalwarts: Gilbert Hernandez (of Love & Rockets fame) on writing and Darwyn Cooke (the Parker adaptations, New Frontier) on art. There’s trouble brewing in a small seaside Latin American village, both in the form of the citizens’ relationships (infidelity, drunkenness, general mischief) and the periodic appearance of what seems to be an alien orb of light. When some children actually manage to poke one of those mysterious orbs, they seem to be afflicted with blindness. A scientist who came to observe the phenomenon finds himself to be the unfortunate lightning rod for much of the anger and suspicion, and a strange, white-haired woman who’s appeared on the beach at night seems like she may be related to the odd events.

The art is spectacular, the characters refreshingly seem like actual people, and the mystery is still walking the fine line between intriguing and frightening. (www.vertigocomics.com)

Author rating: 7.5/10

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