Nightworld is so perfect for the fall season. I know it’s only September but it gets me in the Halloween mood. It’s not the horror fest type but it’s haunting and a little creepy with some humor thrown in. It’s about demons fighting for a soul key and everyone one’s got their own hidden agenda! I’m a big fan of when demons are written with personalities and backstories so sometimes you can see a softer side of them. And that’s what this issue was about which made me love every second of it. Last month’s issue left me a little puzzled but issue 2 is a lot clearer and the motives are better explained. You actually see more of Hotspot than you do our main character, Plenilunio. He’s got a pretty interesting story and you feel kind of bad for the guy. I love when you start rooting for more than one character and you have all these conflicting feelings. Hell is one tragic place.
I’m going to keep it fairly short for you guys today as I don’t want to ruin the surprise of reading this issue. Which I definitely recommend that you do. I will say that even though there is a lot of new information about our characters it seems that the story will slowly progress. They are still in a race for the soul key and I think every issue will just bring in new obstacles. Right now the story is in its sweet spot so I hope that it doesn’t digress from here and just become a repetitive plot line. I’m feeling hopeful though, I think that the script in issue 2 really picked up and I’m thinking that Adam McGovern has some surprises up his sleeve.
Nightworld has this really unique feel too it. It utilizes intense colors against a dreary background in many of the scenes which kind of reminds me of something from the early 90’s but with Paolo Leandri’s own flavor. I also like that the demons look more like superheroes than how I would typically imagine demons.
Writer: Adam McGovern Artist: Paolo Leandri Colorist: Dominic Regan Publisher: Image Comics Price: $3.99 Release Date: 9/3/14 Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital