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!!!
Dream Thief #1 Written by Jai Nitz
Illustrated by Greg Smallwood
Colored by Greg Smallwood
Lettered by Greg Smallwood
Cover by Alex Ross Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
First issues for all comic books can be a huge indicator of whether or not the series will have a successful run. Dark Horse has just released Dream Thief #1, the story of a man who finds himself with a very interesting ability. Written by Jai Nitz with illustrations from Greg Smallwood, Dream Thief is a clever, well-crafted, and suspenseful read and I have a feeling that it will have a favorable level of readership.
John Lincoln is a deadbeat. He wastes away his days pretending to be an aspiring movie director and stage magician, and parties at night with booze, drugs, and women. Donning an aboriginal mask, John wakes up one morning unable to remember what happened the night before; however, he soon realizes that his memories are not his own, but of a man connected in some way to his girlfriend, Claire. Suddenly, the menacing acts that John committed the night before while wearing the very same mask all begin to flow freely through his mind. With the narrative in the form of a letter, it is also revealed to John that whatever is happening to him might in fact be hereditary.