Joe Hill's New York Times Bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland, and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III. Now, in an original new comic mini-series, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is... show more
Joe Hill's New York Times Bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland, and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III. Now, in an original new comic mini-series, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is at once both accessible to new readers, and sure to delight fans of the book.
Publish date: 2014-08-14
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
Series: Welcome to Christmasland (#1)
Since I read, and totally loved, NOS4A2 I had to check out the graphic novels that go along with it. I went into these blind, and only found out after the fact that this first volume comprises issues #1 through #6 and is a prequel to the book. If you've ever wondered how Charles Manx III got to be t...
Charles Manx IIII wouldn’t say I’ve been intentionally ignoring Joe Hill’s graphic novels, but...well...I have been. He trapped me like a fly in a Brown Recluse Spider web with this one because Wraith is actually a prequel to his outstanding novel NOS4A2. To entice me even further he tells the backs...
2.5 stars. Really disappointing prequel to the reasonably good (but flawed) NOS4R2. Stories dragged and the art lacked atmosphere for me. I know it's supposed to be gloomy and deathly but a better colour palette may have been better. This just gave me a headache.
Confession time: I’m a sicko. I must be. Why? Because I really, really liked Joe Hill’s THE WRAITH. Okay, so maybe Joe is the real sicko for creating things I can’t even mention in this review (hint: kids and bad, bad people). But the retribution…oh, the bloody retribution. I know, Joe Hill hail...
Comic books are easy to plow through. The strategic use of images and a minimal amount of text always makes for a much more entertaining interpretation of practically any famous or well-loved story. I didn’t read the original (nor did I hear of it before, to be honest), but I picked the book after j...