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The twilight children

by Hernandez, Gilbert,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Graphic Novels FIC HERNANDEZ GRAPHIC
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
A remote seaside village in Latin America faces unusual happenings after a foreign white orb washes ashore. This sleepy town may be facing an all-out alien invasion.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The residents of a sleepy beachside community hold many secrets, none more mysterious than the giant orbs of light that appear within the town in an instant and vanish just as quickly. The arrival of Ela, a beautiful but strange woman somehow linked to the strange lights, only complicates matters as the town's sheriff and a visiting scientist work against each other to discover whether she is the cause of these disturbances or the cure for them. The putative story has very little payoff, since little is explained about the phenomena or about characters' motivations for bizarre actions, and an ending so clean it feels artificial. The real story is less about the plot and more about the town and the way its inhabitants, though occasionally one-dimensional, interact with each other. Cooke's artwork is sleek and simple, harking back to the golden age of comics, giving the sometimes slow-moving story a noir sheen that truly elevates it. Fans of character-driven sci-fi comics will appreciate this endeavor, particularly the rock-star line-up behind it.--Blenski, Peter Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Love and Rockets cocreator Hernandez teams up with the late cartoonist and animation designer Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier), who died shortly after this volume's release. Like much of his solo work, Hernandez's rare outing as a writer is a personal take on the lurid, low-budget, character-driven sci-fi movies of the 1970s. A mysterious glowing orb shows up in an unnamed Central American town,throwing the townspeople into paranoia. A slow start builds to an otherworldly climax as everyone in town wonders about a strange young white-haired woman. Like all of Hernandez's tales, an interlocking cast of characters carry out a magical-realist soap opera. But whereas he's taken decades to build up the universe in his Palomar stories, this suffers from the shorter length, making the abundance of characters disorienting. Cooke provides attractive art, with moody colors by Dave Stewart, but Cooke's modernized take on 1960s comics art sometimes clashes with Hernandez's storytelling. Worth a look for fans of both creators, this graphic novel contains many striking ideas and images. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Latin America -- Fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Publisher Burbank, CA :2016
Contributors Cooke, Darwyn, artist, letterer.
Stewart, Dave, colorist.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in single magazine form as THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN 1-4."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781401262457
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