Crossing Midnight, Vol. 1: Cut Here (Crossing Midnight #1)
They discover the huge impact this small difference has on their destinies when the after-midnight twin is inducted into a world of supernatural beings and events that intersects...more
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The story is original and entertaining but I have read enough of Carey to know that his spark felt slightly dimmed within these pages. The idea is excellent, involving Japanese kami interacting with our world, but the story was not dense enough for me. I did not like the father's storyline one bit, though the other characters were quit...more
That's what I shouted when I came to the end of "Crossing Midnight: Cut Here". Because it's only volume ONE of a story-arc that cuts (no pun intended) through several graphic novels- at least two more that I see...
I have to get them.
Yes, HAVE TO.
This story was REALLY well written, amazingly illustrated, and it carried me forward through the storyline with surprising ease. I was instantly invested with the Hara family and the twins problems and perils.
I can tell you very little...more
If you haven't read Crossing Midnight, you should. It's brilliant. It draws on mythology sorely neglected by most western authors. It manages to draw on the unfamiliar while still managing to be very readable and accessible. No easy feat there...
Best of all, these three books form a complete story arc. That counts for a lot. I hate starting a comic series, reading 4 books, then finding o...more
The covers are in the flattened style of Japanese wood block prints, but with the rich decorative touches of Klimt. Which, considering his influences, makes sense. The interior art, however, is mor...more
In Japan, the folktales feature Youkai (loosely translated as demo...more
I have no idea whether Carey's version of Japanese folklore is authentic, but it is convincing and fun and slightly horrific. The series is taking a while to get up to speed, though, possibly hampered by its focus on the caut...more
This is a weird manga graphic novel. There is a family curse, scenes with people getting cut up then put back together again, and sacrificing themselves for their loved ones. I found it to be too “graphic” in sexual innuendos, blood and gore.
Aspects that appeal to teens:
The fact that there’s only a little reading. Comic book style. Blood and gore. Sexual content.
Will teens relate:
No, the story didn’t make any sense.
The characters were a little dry on emotions and it made it very hard to believe.
My favorite part of the whole book was when the twins mother didn't know she was pregnant with twins and the girl came out right after midnight. I thought that was neat.
The only thing I didn't like was the ending. It left you wondering what happen tio his twin?!
I have found anoth...more
This was a pleasant graphic novel, reminding me of fairy tales and legends.
Interesting people and story, I want to continue to see what happens. Nicely artistic.
a story of twins, one born before midnight, the other just after, and the strange fates that await them. eyeball deep in japanese demons, folklore, culture and subculture, with fantastic art, and some of the best comics writing i've read in quite some time. highly recommended.
This was intriguing set-up for a series. The story is engaging, scary faerie style, even if I wasn't fond of the art.
Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.
Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storyli...more