Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday Comics: Nocturnals: Sinister Path


I backed the Kickstarter for Dan Brereton's latest Nocturnals graphic novel, Sinster Path. The Kindle/Comixology versions are available now, and the hardcover should soon be available to the nonbacker public.

If you're not familiar with horror/pulp/superhero mashup The Nocturnals, you might want to read this post first.  If you are, then you know Brereton presents his tough guy underworld where super-science and magic exist in a matter of fact way, without a lot of explanation. Sinister Path continues this tradition, so no one evidences any surprise when Doc Horror and his crew head into the mansion of a deceased judge to get the files of dirt he kept on various underworld and government figures and encounter supernatural menaces. All in a days work for a werewolf/mob enforcer/scientist from a parallel dimension!

If that makes the Nocturnals sound like camp, it is not. The tone is serious for the most part, and Brereton makes his unusual concept work. His moody and lurid art probably helps.


Sinster Path could be read as a standalone, but it's probably, but best to start a little earlier so you know the relationships. It's fairly open-ended, promising more to come.

3 comments:

seaofstarsrpg said...

Well darn, I did not even know there was a new Nocturnals in the works.

Have to see about getting a copy.

StevenWarble said...

I love Brereton's art. Are you familiar with some of his earlier work like Psycho or Giant Killer, both originally published by DC Comics?

Trey said...

I am! I also really liked Batman: Thrillkiller '62 he did with Howard Chaykin.