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Complete 30 Days of Night Trilogy (30 Days of Night #1-3)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  263 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
The original 30 Days of Night introduced vampires to the darkened streets of Barrow, Alaska, and Sony Pictures and Ghosthouse Studios set those same vamps loose on the movie-going public! But as many comics fans know, the story doesn't stop at the end of the first book, and now fans can collect the entire, original 30 Days of Night trilogy in this handsome hardcover editio ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published by IDW Publishing (first published November 1st 2009)
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Melissa Chung
Jun 20, 2016 Melissa Chung rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, vampires
This omnibus is 3 volumes: 30 Days of Night, Dark Days and Return to Barrow. I thought it was pretty good. Giving this 3.5 stars.

Starting with the first volume '30 Days of Night' I can say I knew for the most part what was going to happen. I of course enjoyed it more than the movie as in story line. But I think watching the movie was more fun. The two main characters Eben and Stella are the sheriffs of Barrow, Alaska and the town is attacked by vampires because a vampire found out that this town
Jan 26, 2015 Albert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have made no secret of my disdain for Stephanie Meyer and her Twilight series. What Meyer and her gaggle of teenage estrogen bots and middle aged lonely couch mamas have done to the iconic and deadly night creature; the vampire, is akin to taking your proud canine companion to the local vet and neutering the wild out of him.

In 30 Days of Night, Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith unapologetically puts those balls right back on! While he is at it he attaches a mouthful of fangs and a grotesque hung
I was super excited to read this. I watched the movie when it first came out and I wasn't able to get my hands on a copy of the comic until recently. I had really high hopes. It was pretty good in the beginning, but it quickly went downhill. The book is separated into three sections. '30 Days of Night' was without a doubt the best part for me. I loved reading about the attack and was kind of disappointed by how rushed everything was. I felt like the events could have been drawn out a little long ...more
Kimberly [Come Hither Books]
Excellent. The artwork is genuinely suited to the story: atmospheric, creepy and sometimes shocking. It's great to see that vampires can still be terrifying, and 30 Days of Night proves it. I'd give the first volume 5 stars individually, for being so perfectly matched to its medium, but 2 & 3 were just slightly less effective, so I'll stick with 4 overall. Still, the 3 volume original trilogy covers a full story arc, and it's nice to read to the closure.

Recommended for graphic novel fans, th
Nov 07, 2011 Molly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Three in one- I liked it alot, because it completed the whole story arc. No need to drag this tale out for another 80 issues (oh, I'm looking at you, Walking Dead). The first story, 30 Days of Night, is so novel in its storyline, I can't believe it's never been done (not that I've checked). The ending is super bad-ass and touching; the next volume is less satisfying, but the ending there is also compelling; the 3rd part, Return to Barrow, is really good- completes everything, and besides the fat ...more
Sep 10, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I got home today to a package and opened it up to see that my 3 books arrived!!
The shining
The Blood Artist

I picked it up just to flip through see the great illustrations and just started reading it.... 45 mins later I am finsished and wanting to pick up where the book left off, I will be ordering Vol 2 ASAP!!!
January 7th 2014 the compendium is released, I know having both volumes is basically IT, OR the price for it $70
Ghiomara Beov
Es una buena novela gráfica, pero tampoco es la gran cosa, una historia facilona, en un pueblo de Alaska donde obscurece treinta días y treinta noches un grupo e vampiros llega y hacen un festín, luego los vivos se vengan y así. No hay más. Entretenida si, pero nada más.
Nov 10, 2016 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, comics, vampires, 2016
I liked the first story. I was't so fond of the other ones. I'm going to pretend it was just a one shot. I think the story works better that way. Also super not a fan of the art but I knew that it was going to be this style going in, so it's not a surprise.
Взяла не глядя с полки – и влюбилась. При ознакомительном пролистывании чуть не упала в обморок от обилия кровяки и пугающих до колик зубодробительных картинок, но плюнула и взяла – вдогонку к милым котикам Джеффри Брауна и эротическому путешествию Дэйва МакКина.
Серьезно, это любовь с первого взгляда. Кино, снятое по мотивам комикса, я не имела счастья видеть, хотя в свое время оно дошумелось и до меня. Деревенька на севере Аляски, где ровно 30 зимних дней не встает солнце, крайне привлекательна
Matt Graupman
Mar 02, 2015 Matt Graupman rated it liked it
The prevailing logic is that the book is always better than the movie. I've watched the "30 Days Of Night" movie a few times over the years and loved it (its lackluster sequel, though, is another story); now I've read the books and I can honestly say that the source material was a little underwhelming. The idea is really clever (vampires attack an Alaskan town that lies above the Arctic Circle thus plunging it into a full month of darkness each year) and the art is incredible, but the writing fe ...more
Sep 24, 2015 Sinéad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
really not a fan of the artstyle, dark and blurry, was really hard to tell what was going on sometimes, especially in the fast action scenes. although i can see the argument for it working in this setting, where for a month it's pure night and snow: the characters cant tell whats going as much as you can't. but it was more frustrating/confusing than immersive. also the art is just not a style I like. kinda ott, prefer horror comic art a lil subtler.
and actually it was a very actiony horror comi
Dudley Danes
This was VERY difficult to rate. I'm still getting a feel for graphic novels--I never cared much for comic books growing up, but as an adult, I have friends whose opinions I deeply respect who love the things. 30 Days of Night Omnibus is a collection of the "original" trilogy that together encompasses a whole story.

At first I was very disappointed by the 1st story--the one you've probably seen in the movie. There was no time to develop a fondness for the characters and so what it ended, I really
Shawn (ThatOneEnglishGradStudent)
I think my enjoyment slightly decreased with each of the three books that comprise this omnibus. I really loved the first part (although I think I might like the movie a bit more); the second part builds on the first part nicely but gets a little weird; I was happy to see a return to Barrow in the third part, but a little disappointed that the cast of characters is pretty much completely different. I was happy to learn that there are more installments to the 30 Days of Night series, so perhaps i ...more
May 26, 2014 Brenda rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This could have been a lot better than it was. There were some interesting concepts here. But it was just bad. I pretty much hated it. The writing wasn't good. I didn't care about the characters or what was happening or anything. And if the writing in a graphic novel isn't good, the artwork better at least make up for it. But in this case it didn't at all. It was horrible. I get that the artist was going for a certain mood, but you couldn't tell what was going on at all. Usually with a graphic n ...more
Apr 22, 2013 Sam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, graphic-novel
Having seen the rather disappointing movie adaptation of this (well of the first book anyway) I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The first story was much to be expected but the second and the third (the third in particular) surpassed my expectations. The illustrations are quite dark and I did find it a little difficult to follow parts of the story, particularly as some of the characters looked quite similar at times. Having said that though once you get used to the illustration style and ...more
Aug 08, 2012 Cale rated it it was ok
For two-thirds of this Omnibus, this was a re-read, and I've discovered I'm not really a big fan of this world. The art especially bothers me - I've never been a fan of Templesmith's style, and the original especially is so sloppy that it's almost impossible to make out what's going on. I know it's intentional, but it still offputting. Eben and Stella's story is interesting enough, but it amazes me that there are now 11 or 12 books in the series. I'm reading four now, but it doesn't seem like th ...more
My biggest complaint here is the art. It's so dark and chaotic that its often hard to tell who's who, what's happening, etc. I'm all for atmosphere, but when I think a character was killed, only to find out pages later that they're alive, then have to go back and see if I can figure out who died, it really interrupts my enjoyment of the story. Apart from that, I really liked the return of the wholly evil vampire.
Apr 26, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a blood-soaked story and not for the squeamish. The art work is dark and disturbing and compliments this story perfectly.

The omnibus covers the initial attack in Barrow, Stella's story that outs the vampires to the world, and what happens after the first attack in this small isolated town. All three volumes tell a complete story, and I have no desire to read further volumes. I feel that any further world building would ruin what has been told here.
Melissa Carmona
I won't be afraid to admit that I'm a bit disappointed. I guess I expected to get to know the characters more, but the novels themselves were so short and ended so quickly that I didn't really feel anything once it was over. The only thing that I really enjoyed about this book was the action and gore but besides that it really didn't hook me in. So disappointing.
Mar 30, 2012 BITE ME rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire
Just found my new addiction must get them all lol there comic book reads but so good it was rely gory and pretty crepe but next time i think it would be better to get the comic book it wasn't a bad read in the nook but i did have to zoom in on this read which i did not think the nook color could do with a book well comic book
H M Reynolds
Jan 25, 2015 H M Reynolds rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting version of vampires, refreshing after all the romanticism of the Twilight and Anne Rice vampires.

The setting is also a novel one, isolating the characters in a remote town, where there is no daylight for days.

However, I did also find it a bit overrated in some ways.
Nov 23, 2014 Pixelnyx rated it liked it
The blurred art style was striking, and matched the storytelling style -- moments of sharp focus within the blur. Held my attention for a full read.
Jan 28, 2013 Reba rated it really liked it
It was alright. The art is a bit weird, and I know for a fact that Barrow isn't the furthest northern town in North America! ;-) but other than that, not a bad story. Could have been better though.
May 21, 2013 Caroline rated it really liked it
About as great as a graphic novel about vampire attacks could ever be. I looked at some of the art over and over again.
Randolph Carter
Still one of the best modern vampire novels (not just graphic novels). Artwork is perfect and perfectly unconventional.
the (book) supplier
Great storytelling, and visually stunning. I could spend so much time just looking at the composition of the images. Well worth the foray out of YA lit.
S rated it it was ok
Mar 01, 2015
Jason rated it really liked it
Oct 19, 2012
Marlana Loy
Marlana Loy rated it it was amazing
Jun 28, 2014
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STEVE NILES is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence, and was recently named by Fangoria magazine as one of it's "13 rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next 25 years."

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Other Books in the Series

30 Days of Night (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 1
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 2: Dark Days
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 3: Return to Barrow
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 4: Bloodsucker Tales
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 5: Three Tales
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 6: Spreading the Disease
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 7: Eben and Stella
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 8: Red Snow
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 9: Beyond Barrow
  • 30 Days of Night, Vol. 10: 30 Days 'Til Death

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