Daily Archives: March 29, 2009

Voyage to a Parallel Girl

Dean Koontz’s: Nevermore #1
Writer: Keith Champagne
Artist/Cover artist: Andy Smith
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Letters: Bill Tortolini
Editor: Derek Ruiz
Publisher: Dabel Bros. Publishing
Price: $3.99 US

All I really know of the Dabel Brothers is that they have something of a spotty business reputation in the industry. Of course, that shouldn’t have a bearing on the quality of the work they publish, so I approached this latest endeavor with some curiosity. Dabel Bros. Publishing has hired a couple of mainstays of mainstream super-hero comics — not industry stars, but reliable talents — to bring this Dean Koontz property to life. Overall, it’s fair typical science-fiction fare, but it’s executed well. While there’s really not a lot of suspense at play given the familiar nature of the premise, the capable pacing and action draw the reader into the story. Similarly, while the art and designs won’t set the comic world on fire, they’re handled adeptly, telling the story clearly.

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