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The Dylan Dog Case Files Paperback – Bargain Price, April 21, 2009
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Dylan Dog was created by writer Tiziano Sclavi in 1986. Originally published in Italy, the long-running series is set in London, where Dylan works as a supernatural investigator who (against type in a series like this) has a good working relationship with the police. Dylan is a former Scotland Yard investigator, and perhaps the reincarnation of the original Dylan Dog, who died in 1686.
Dylan Dog's mysteries have been published off and on over the past two decades, with Sclavi backing off and allowing others to interpret the character. The good-looking investigator has become a true star in Italy's comics publishing, as well as around the world.
Dylan Dog follows several horror tropes faithfully, but with a far more challenging and cinematic scope than most comics ever dare. The second story in this collection, "Johnny Freak," begins with 12 wordless pages, opening first with a closeup of an image we later realize is a painting, then pulling back to reveal a boy held prisoner and caged like a dog, fed slop through a small hole in a door. The pictures convey beautifully and frantically his pain and the desperation on his face when a fire breaks out is palpable.
The seven stories collected in this volume often challenge the reader in that manner, forcing careful reading and attention to detail.Read more ›
Dylan Dog represents the best in classic horror storytelling. Unlike the modern horror series', Sclavi remembers what makes a great horror story series and never ceases to remind us that no matter how scary fictional monsters are it's human beings who are the scariest creatures of all.
The main character is Dylan Dog of course who's a supernatural investigator with a tortured past(ages before Harry Dresden and Anita Blake) and a side-kick named Felix who's a Groucho Marx impersonator (actually in the original Italian series the character was named 'Groucho'). The stories are equal parts horror, drama, action and comedy hijinks!. In other words everything that makes story telling great.
I think the only weak point of this particular collection is that the dialogue seems a bit dated (though the comic IS over 20 years old). It wont hinder your enjoyment, but it will be noticable.
As mentioned if you're a fan of classic horror stories or looking for a great supernatural detective series this comic is the perfect find (especially at it's low-price and 600+ pages!).
I definitely would like to read more of translated Dylan Dog...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just got this book in the mail today and this is truly extraordinary and awesome. Dylan Dog is like the ultimate supercop battling the supernatural and other monsters. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brian McCaster
Dylan Dog, the comic series, is one of the most amazing comics I have come across. I DEFINITELY recommend you buy this. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Luis
i was so glad to see this collection was available! dylan dog is a sassy fun character and the sci-fi/horror genre is so interesting and comically approached! the art is lovely!Published on January 24, 2014 by enid boring