Friday, June 21, 2013


A familiar face arrives in Collinsport in this issue of DARK SHADOWS: YEAR ONE. I've not been following this story, though the idea of revising the "origin" of Barnabas Collins brings with it as many opportunities as pitfalls. While it's refreshing to see the tale move outdoors (and to see the camera removed from its stagebound moorings of the original TV series,) previous attempts to distill the 1795 story have usually missed the point. From the 1991 "revival" series to LARA PARRKER's novel, ANGELIQUE'S DESCENT, whenever the origin story is pared of seemingly unnecessary subplots, the story loses much of its resonance.

But that's just my opinion. What do you think of DARK SHADOWS: YEAR ONE?

1 comment:

BT said...

I am loving it.
I just got this issue and it did not disappoint. Excellent art and story.
A treasure.
Plus I love seeing Frid's Barnabas plastered on a comic in 2013! Beautiful.

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