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Eben And Stella (30 Days of Night, Book 7) Paperback – November 20, 2007
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About the Author
Steve Niles is a film producer and writer of screenplays including the classic 30 Days of Night which is being made into a film produced by the legendary Sam Raimi for release in October 2007. Named by Fangoria magazine as one of the "13 rising talents who promise to terrify us for the next 25 years" is also penning the upcoming films Bigfoot (which he co-created with rocker Rob Zombie) and The Lurkers. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Reasons why this book is confusing? First of all, this book has a new artist, and unfortunately, he doesn't know how to draw women different enough to where you can tell them apart. I don't know how many times I thought Stella was someone else. There's three women in this comic, two look almost identical, and one, looks like the other two at least once towards the end of the comic. Even when you realize the woman you're reading isn't Stella, and you go a few pages back to check, she looks exactly like her. It's horrible. Secondly, they changed the way the words are written when a vampire is talking. The way it's written now is really confusing. I have trouble noticing where a sentence ends and where it begins. Not only that, but it almost seems to me like the dialog bubbles aren't quite pointing to the correct character. I know at least once in the comics, Stella was talking but it was pointing to someone else. And lastly, this book jumps around like crazy. There's three or four sets of characters, and this book jumps back and forth through them, and not in a good way. It's hard to even tell what's going on. Not to mention, there's a plot with a vampire baby, that makes absolute no sense. All this added together, makes for one horrible comic book.
Even if you're a fan of Eben and Stella, I wouldn't recommend you reading this. As I said, it tells you very little about them. I don't even think it deserves to have their name tacked on the front. Another title would have worked out much better.
Consider yourself warned if you didn't read the first novels now.
After the second 30 Days of night, we found our beloved sheriff's wife with the means to bring back something belovedly lost at the end of the first novel. The ash of her lost husband, the center of all her anger, stood in her hand with instructions of a sort on how to raise him.
The ending was quite good although it received mixed reviews.
In the third novel (not as good as the first two in my opinion), she and this no-longer lost piece of her life joined in a fight for Barrow as it tried to strengthen its resolve. She did it as the thing she fought against before, too, and seemed to enjoy herself thoroughly. Will it was good to see Stella this way, what of the gap between? Somewhere in the middle of it all was a change, and somewhere in the midst of that change, was a story that really needed to be told. From the end of the 2nd installment I could have predicted the fangs, and from the latter parts of the 3rd I could have said, "She is the reason behind it." But why? Well, in this installment of 30 Days of Night, this is not only answered but also rendered beautifully.
And it is about time, too.
I've worked my way through the 8 books that have hit the shelves thusfar and can say, without a doubt, that this story arch is the best one to read (by arch I'm not talking about this book alone).Read more ›
What I didn't expect, however, was such a... confusing story.
To tell you the truth, they should have NEVER used anyone BUT Ben Templesmith. Ben's art was mainly the reason I loved the first three 30DON so much, because he's such a great artist and his style really fit the comics. Beautiful artwork, and without him, it's just not the same. You could tell his characters from one another, and to be honest, I had a little trouble with that in this one. It jumped around a little too much, from one point to another too quickly without explanation for how they got there. The point that I got truly lost at was when Eben is sitting in the diner. At first I didn't even know that was Eben, because the only shot you get of him in the comic up to that point is of him [...] naked. Not a pleasant sight. And what the hell was up with the vampire baby? That was just plain weird.
However, for all the confusing flaws of the comic, it was nice to see what happened between Stella and Eben. Worth the price, but be prepared to be a little confused. Good comic, confusing story.
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great story line great art work the whole thing is really good i enjoyed the story very much. and the art work is fantastic aswellPublished on February 15, 2013 by Roman