Friday, August 20, 2010

CBR Review: X-Files/30 Days of Night #2

I recently reviewed X-Files/30 Days of Night #2 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Tom Mandrake does his fair share of the work when it comes to creating tension. The page where Scully wanders from the crime scene and discovers the young girl is a slow, methodical page that uses a strong, open layout that closes in on itself with a sketchy, violent panel border for the shot of her seeing the girl burning up in the snow. I wasn’t sure that Mandrake would be a good fit for a licensed book like this, but his combination of dark, rough lines with smoother lines creates a visually intriguing interplay on the page. He’s very good at playing with the shadows and darkness to bring out the characters and create scenes that move forward through his art. His depictions of Mulder and Scully go a long way to giving off the impression of the actors that play them and selling their banter. He’s a really strong fit for the book."

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