Comic Review: Nightmare World Volume 1: Thirteen Tales of Terror

Issue: Nightmare World Volume 1: Thirteen Tales of Terror
Writer: Dirk Manning
Artwork: Len O’Grady, Erich Owen, Anthony Peruzzo, Jeff Welborn, Ray Dillon, Kristen Perry, Jamie Jones, Mark Winters, , Mark Matlock, Marvin del Mundo, Jason Meek, Dominic Marco, Austin McKinley, Josh Ross, Dan Boultwood, Renae de Liz
Letters: Jim Reddington, Anthony Peruzzo, Mark Winters, Austin McKinley, Ray Dillon
Editor: Kristen Simon
Publisher: Shadowline
Release Date: October 2009
Pages: 128
Price: $15.99

“Psychological horror in the vein of The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt! In this first “Definitive” Collection of stories from the acclaimed online comic series, we delve into a world of ghostly lovers, demonic abductors, vengeful victims, and sexy Cthulhu priestesses as these loosely connected stories weave an epic tale of a world not unlike our own where nothing is what it seems. Welcome to Nightmare World! Written by “Write Or Wrong” Newsarama columnist Dirk Manning, featuring remastered art, extras, and a new in-continuity prose story.“

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
I don’t know what it is about large anthologies that I love more, the art or the stories. In this collection there are some great art styles. Not a single one of them was a let down from one page to the next. Each artist had a unique style that they brought to their stories, adding to the demented tales. My personal favorites were Anthony Peruzzo and Dan Boultwood, but overall an amazing group.

Story: 4.0 out of 5
I take my hat off to these anthology writers who do EVERY SINGLE STORY. Manning does an amazing job bringing you something new on every single page. The forward by Arvid Nelson does an amazing job summing up how hard it is to do something like this and make it work. Sure you don’t get this massive story, but each one of these shorts had what it takes to work. I really enjoyed “Knee Deep in the Dead” because it was so funny, even though it was so over the top.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Anthologies are tough to review. One story might grab you while the next one makes you want to put the book down. This collection works from page 1 to page 128. Manning does a great job of keeping your interest from story to story, as they are all unique. Then when you add in artists, it just takes it one step more to make this one a great book. Check this one out, it’s a great price and worth the read, because it’s all just silly horror goodness!

If you would like to buy Nightmare World Volume 1: Thirteen Tales of Terror you can grab a copy from Amazon.com or get one through your local comic shop.

Comic Review: Nightmare World Volume 1: Thirteen Tales of Terror

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