The Twilight Children

The Twilight Children

Book - 2016
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Comics legends Gilbert Hernandez ( Love and Rockets ), Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) and Dave Stewart ( Hellboy ) craft a haunting and unforgettable tale of magical realism with THE TWILIGHT CHILDREN.

No one knows what the mysterious glowing spheres are, or where they come from. The only thing that matters to the residents of the beachside village where the orbs manifest is what they do when they appear.

They blind children and imbue them with psychic abilities. They destroy homes, and make entire families disappear. They attract scientists, government experts and secret agents, each with their own agenda. And they inflame small-town passions--secret lovers, simmering resentments--to a fever pitch.

Now, they've brought Ela. Materializing on the beach just as mysteriously as one of the orbs, this beautiful woman says nothing, but seems to harbor unspeakable power. Will she help to save the town, or destroy it? Or is it Ela herself who is really in danger?

Collects the four-issue VERTIGO miniseries.
Publisher: Burbank : DC Comics, 2016.
ISBN: 9781401262457
Branch Call Number: Herna
Characteristics: 1 unpaged volume : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Cooke, Darwyn

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Mark_Daly Aug 15, 2017

The co-creators share a widescreen cinematic storytelling sense, which results in some nice sequences. (The story, however...) A bonus section of production sketches by Hernandez at the end shows Cooke's contributions included making all the characters significantly more attractive!

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mclarjh
Mar 31, 2017

Fantasy themed, garish colours, cartoonish child-like characters, silly juvenile story.

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Kyanite
Dec 24, 2016

I feel like this had all the elements needed to be good, but completely failed to capitalize on them.

mvkramer Jun 18, 2016

Good art, interesting setup...and a story that, in the end, does nothing and means nothing. Disappointing.

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