Nights #1 written by Wyatt Kennedy with art by Luigi Formisano doesn’t come out from Image Comics until October 11. But wouldn’t you like to know our spoiler-free thoughts on it anyway?
We reviewed the book on this week’s Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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Nights #1 Review:
Taking in the many disparate elements of the series, host Pete LePage found the debut issue to be “adorable but also scary.” LePage liked that the main focus is “a slice of life teenage vampire story,” with a “cool pace” that felt “very confident.”
Justin Tyler was impressed that the “book takes a lot of wild swings.” And while he was a little bowled over by the amount of details present in this fantasy/sci-fi world, he added, “I liked the characters, I liked the moves. I’m curious to see where all of these wild things on the table end up taking this book.”
On the look of the book, Alex Zalben said that “the art by Luigi Formisano is really clean. It reminds me a little bit of Jamie McKelvie in a certain way.”
He also agreed with Tyler, adding, “I love taking these wild insane swings at the beginning of the book and then using it as a setting rather than the concept… Using the idea of, we have these characters, I want to dive into these relationships and talk about these people and how they affect each other. I think that’s absolutely wonderful… Really bold. That’s something you don’t see in comics a lot.”
Nights #1 Official Synopsis:
A NEW ONGOING SERIES PREMIERE FROM WYATT KENNEDY (BOLERO) & NEWCOMER LUIGI FORMISANO! Supernatural creatures exist among the common folk, and America is comprised of just 31 states. It’s 2003, and Vince Okonma has lost his parents and moved in with his secret mercenary cousin and his video game-making roommate when he befriends “the greatest vampire who’s ever lived.” And that’s just the first 20 pages. Welcome to Florida. A new vision of urban gothic adventure starts here! Youth is wasted on the young…