Thursday, July 29, 2010

CBR Review: After Dark #1

I recently reviewed After Dark #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "This may seem odd, but the biggest surprise in reading this comic created by Training Day director Antoine Fuqua and actor Wesley Snipes comes from the lack of a character that is obviously Snipes in disguise. When it comes to comics created by an actor, there’s usually a character that is drawn in the actor’s likeness and is obviously the role he would be playing if this got made as a movie. After Dark #1 doesn’t have the Snipes stand-in, thankfully, but that doesn’t stop it from reading somewhat like a movie pitch instead of a proper comic. The plot is a standard quest with the ensemble group that doesn’t quite get along. Even the dark edges Peter Milligan puts on the dialogue at certain points can’t raise the issue above mediocrity."

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