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COMIC REVIEW: FTN Reviews Twisted Dark 2

February 25th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments


Twisted Dark Vol 2
Written by: Neil Gibson
Published by: T Publications
Available via and T Publications


After the release of volume 1 of the indie horror anthology, creator Neil Gibson listened to reader’s feedback. There was a significant amount of input from some readers that they wanted something rather less dark and twisted. Despite this being the raison d’étre of the series, Gibson acquiesced to their wishes.

He has since stated that this was a mistake.

Honestly, I agree with him. The beauty of Twsted Dark 1 was that it was the Ronseal of graphic novels: it was dark, and there were twists in every story. Unfortunately, this time around the tone is noticeably less dark.

The first two stories are considerably more lightweight than the previous volume. Although the third goes back to the previous, darker, standards with a tale of murder and manipulation this unfortunately sets the tone for the book: dark stories are outnumbered by the lighter ones. There are a handful of stories that are more in keeping with the title of the book, but only a handful.

Luckily, Gibson and the artists involved in the project have realised that there is no way you can please all of the people all of the time and are moving back towards the everyday horror of volume 1. I’m looking forward to it.

2.5/5 nerds

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...