Niourk #1
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Niourk #1

Writer: Olivier Vatine Artist: Olivier Vatine Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $29.99 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, where mankind has regressed to a handful of primitive tribes hunting and foraging for a meager, oppressed existence, a lone black child, shunned by other members of his tribe, sets out on an epic journey to what used to be known as New York, land of the gods! Written by Stefan Wul, author of cult favorite Fantastic Planet, illustrated by acclaimed French comics artist Olivier Vatine, this unusual hero's journey is a memorable examination of a child's compassion - and the human race's cruelty.

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Feb 7, 2018

    Niourk is nothing if not a disappointment. It had some potential in its earlier pages when the plot seemed simple like it's characters. But as the story evolved and expanded it became increasingly ridiculous. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Ben Meszaros Dec 3, 2018

    Based on the 1957 french novel of the same novel by Steven Wull, Niourk is an intriguing look at a world that could be through the eyes of a small black boy, our protagonist.

    The graphic novel is a labor of love by Oliver Vatine of Star Wars fame. He both wrote and penned Niourk, and his passion for the work shows through on each page.

    The art is wonderful. There's not much to say here except that Oliver's talents shine through quite well. It's top notch art from a top notch artist.

    The story is packed. It moves fast as Oliver is tasked with condensing a novel into about 150 drawn pages. This is especially noticeable towards the last third of the comic where the story takes a dramatic shift in pacing. Som more

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