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Halloween: Nightdance #1

February 5, 2008

Quick Rating: Good
Title: A Shape in the Void
Rating: Mature Readers

Michael Myers returns for another night of terror!

Writer: Stefan Hutchinson
Art: Tim Seeley
Colors: Elizabeth John
Letters: Clem Robins
Editor: Stephen Christy
Publisher: Devil’s Due Productions

After a hiatus of a few years, Devil’s Due brings slasher legend Michael Myers back to comics with Halloween: Nightdance. Set a few years back (but still many years after the original film), the first issue of Nightdance focuses on a few different groups of young people: a girl who just moved to town and has dreams of dancing, a couple on a road trip, and a young woman who wakes up to find herself trapped in her worst nightmare.

This is a pretty good setup issue. There are some nice hints about one of the teens having some sort of prior connection to everything that’s happening, and the artwork by Tim Seeley (of Hack/Slash fame) is great. The only real problem is that the kids don’t quite stand out enough. Unless you’re playing the slasher genre for laughs (which this comic most certainly is not), the key to making the story work is to help the audience feel for or identify with the potential victims. So far, we don’t really know enough about any of them to really care about them. Fortunately, there’s time to remedy that.

Fans of Michael Myers should be pretty satisfied with this book. People who want their slashers a bit more serious will enjoy it too.

Rating: 7/10

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  1. October 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Halloween Nightdance for me was great. it got me back into horror / slasher comics.

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