Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a vampire? To have superhuman abilities and live the life of a costumed superhero? Well, the Night Club comic series, written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Juanan Ramirez, explores exactly that. This unique read takes you on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance, as a 17-year-old boy learns to embrace his vampire gifts and use them for good.
Night Club is a unique take on the superhero genre, blending it with the world of vampires. The story follows a 17-year-old boy, who after being bitten by a vampire, must decide whether he wants to live in the shadows or use his gifts for good. He quickly realizes that he can become a costumed superhero and use his unique abilities to protect the city. Written by multiple-Eisner award winning writer Mark Millar, the plot is filled with humor, action, and self-discovery. Millar does a great job of balancing the superhero aspect of the story with the vampire narrative, creating a fun and enjoyable read.
The illustrations by Juanan Ramirez are stellar, making the characters come to life and the world of Night Club feel vibrant, yet dark, and exciting. The color scheme by Fabiana Mascolo is bold, using bright colors to enhance the action scenes and darker shades for the more ominous moments.
One of the strongest elements of the comic book is the unique layouts, plus the lettering by Clem Robins. The lettering is clear and easy to read, but what really stands out is the creative use of the layout. Robins uses bold typography and design elements to enhance the reading experience and make the comic book stand out.
One area where the Night Club comic book falls short is in the climax. While the first half of the series is great, the final chapters feel rushed and underdeveloped. The ending feels lackluster and without proper resolution. It’s disappointing because the book has so many great moments, and it feels like the ending doesn’t do them justice. However, this shouldn’t deter you from reading the book, as the first chapters are still a fun read.
Night Club good reading experience that is definitely worth checking out. The story is unique and entertaining, the artwork is stellar, and the creative use of lettering and layout adds to the overall experience. While the ending may not be as strong as the beginning, it shouldn’t deter readers from checking this comic book out.
The Night Club trade paperback collected edition hits bookstores everywhere on September 5, 2023 and local comic shops on September 6.