Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The NYE Incidents

I went to the Taking Flight Comic Book Show in North Charleston a few weeks ago and came across a graphic novel with an extraterrestrial face on the cover; the comic was called The NYE Incidents, and of course I had to buy it.  The NYE Incidents was created by Whitley Strieber and written by Craig Spector, and it was published in 2008.  Medical Examiner Lynn Devlin is having a hard time figuring out what caused an alien abductee's mysterious death.  After attending a UFO convention, Lynn suspects that a UFO cult may have killed the woman and tried to make it look like aliens were responsible.

Though I mostly read Archie comics, I enjoyed The NYE Incidents and would love to find more graphic novels in this vein.  I'm used to reading graphic novels in color, but black and white illustrations are appropriate for The NYE Incidents and give the story a serious, creepy feel.  A movie version is in the works (it was announced in 2009, so hopefully it's still happening) , and I definitely want to see it!

My rating: 8/10

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