Issue by Issue – Nightbreed #7 (2014)

Writer – Marc Andreyko
Artist – Piotr Kowalski, Emmanuel Xerx Javier
Colours – Juan Manuel Tumburus
Letters – Ed Dukeshire

Boone and Lylesberg are still exploring the lives of the people of the hidden city called Midian when it finally comes time to explore Boone’s very own past, one of the most interesting characters to appear in the series. Thus, Lylesburg uses his power to go inside of Boone’s mind to find out just how it is he made his way to Midian and just what it is that makes him one of the Nightbreed. Marc Andreyko continues to delve into the history of Midian’s various denizens which has been quite fascinating up until this point though as of yet, the story fails to have a solid direction, a path to tie it all together. At this moment, it is the title’s only weakness to really be found in the book which is a bit of a shame. Where is the killer that was introduced in the first few issues, the man that was murdering those that were different, those that would be called Nightbreed? The art from Piotr Kowalski and Emmanuel Xerx Javier is as good as ever and really gives the book its distinctive feel and every issue has been enjoyable as of yet. It is really quite interesting to learn about those that live in Midian, about the characters readers love from the book and the movie and it is fairly captivating but without the book going somewhere, it all feels a little pointless no matter how good it is. If every issue is going to be a character study or a biography, they could have just as easily have been a series of one-shots instead of an ongoing title. An ongoing title as convention would suggest, has a running storyline and here, there is little running on except the conversations between Boone and those who live in Midian. Again, it has been good so far and a very good read but it needs to find some footing to continue along, to keep readers invested.

3.5 out of 5

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