Criminal Macabre: Final Night - The 30 Days of Night Crossover #1

Criminal Macabre: Final Night - The 30 Days of Night Crossover #1

Writer: Steve Niles Artist: Christopher Mitten Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 12, 2012 Critic Reviews: 6
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In this epic crossover with IDW, Steve Niles’s greatest characters come together in a final showdown.

Cal McDonald only wanted a beer, but what he got was a jaded federal agent and a story about vampires up in Barrow, Alaska. There’s a new vamp in LA, and he’s hell bent on escalating his attacks. When Mo’Lock’s sometimes ghoul-friend is murdered, Cal’s on the hunt . . . for Eben—the longtime protagonist/antagonist of 30 Days of Night.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Dec 18, 2012

    Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night has definitely hooked me wanting to dive further into the world of Cal McDonald. Personally, I'm putting my money on him to come up the winner in this series showdown, but you never know. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Dec 15, 2012

    For a new reader I was hesitant, but I am glad I listened to the recommendations. This was a great read. My only complaint is that I now have to find all the previous trades for the backstories and have to wait until issue #2 comes out. But if that's my only complaint, it's a good one to have. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Dec 11, 2012

    Criminal Macabre: Final Night – The 30 Days of Night Crossover #1 is a gritty, humorous horror comic that hits every mark for its genre. It has very fitting and unique art with a great horror story written by one of the best in the biz. The only downside is that this series will tend to pull very heavily on details from both series, and some of it may go over your head if you're not familiar. The good news is that everything is very easy to follow and reading this comic does not completely rely on knowledge of either previous series. A task not often accomplished, especially not as well as it is done here. Here's to a great marriage between Dark Horse and IDW, with Steve Niles as the JOP, if you will. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 12, 2012

    This is actually a really surprising crossover that works incredibly well. I always felt that the two stories were grounded in different worlds; CM being a dark comedy at times, while 30 Days was always very serious and dark. Yet here they are perfectly meshing together to form one of the coolest comic book crossovers in history. I’m sure Steve Niles is very happy to have this series published and longtime readers of both franchises like me are equally as happy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Dec 13, 2012

    While being quite accessible to newcomers, Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night #1 also establishes how the stakes are personal to longtime readers. Eben and his army of nasty vampires from "30 Days of Night" fit seamlessly into the "Criminal Macabre" world. Fans of both series are really going to enjoy watching them clash. It's a shame one of these books will be ending. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 15, 2012

    Christopher (Wasteland) Mitten's style is a natural fit for this story of monsters and urban grit. His sketchy, inky style reflects the subject matter, characters and mood incredibly well, and it reminds me a bit of a cross between the works of Mike (Hellboy) Mignola and Kelly (Sandman, Batman) Jones. My one qualm about the art is how it's hard to tell the undead ghouls apart from the vampires without cues in the dialogue. Michelle Madsen's colors add a lot to the atmosphere of the story as well. She employs muted tones that enhance the darkness of the plot, but she shatters the darkness with bright splashes of red when the story calls for it. Those punches of color inject shocking but appropriate moments of horror in an already tense story. Read Full Review

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