Dream Thief #2
Written by Jai Nitz
Art & Lettering by Greg Smallwood
Cover by Ryan Sook
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
Dream Thief #2 continues the awesome yet confusing story of John Lincoln in his super crazy adventure, for lack of a better term, that…you know what? I don’t even know. Your guess is as good as mine!!
Jai Nitz is horribly underrated in the comic book business. I’ve sung his praises before on the excellent Green Hornet Legacy title that he writes for Dynamite Entertainment, and here, we have more of the same. Only, the two books in question could NOT be more different. Basically when John Lincoln falls asleep, horrible horrible things happen. And, he has, in addition to his own memories, the memories of several other people. This issue’s focus is very adult in nature and as not to offend anyone, I won’t go into specific detail here, but trust me when I tell you – this is a GREAT book. Not only this issue, which is superbly written, but the series in general. Now, that’s high praise for a series that’s only on issue two. But, please, TRUST me on this, you will LOVE this book!!!
I have no idea how old Greg Smallwood is, but here’s hoping he’s on the younger side, cause I am looking forward to enjoying his art for a looooong time to come! I STILL cannot get over the fact that this is his first work. Unbelievable. He has an amazingly simple, yet lavish style that almost reminds me of animation that was done in the mid sixties, before animation companies started cutting and pasting and reusing footage and rotoscoping. And for as much as the story is told with words, and as complicated as the story is, it wouldn’t be anywhere close to being as good if not for Smallwood’s art.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Now, PLEASE take heed to this, it deals with some VERY adult matters and is not really appropriate for anyone younger than 17 years of age. Aside from that, this book is a total home run and is a great story that’s got it all – action, mystery, intrigue, thriller, and so much more I don’t even have time to list them all here. When you walk into the comic store, grab this one first!