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The Fog

2.52  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A group of Shanghai traders have come to America hoping to escape a string of weird deaths at the teeth and claws of unseen monsters. The arrival of a strange yet familiar fog reveals that the curse has found them, but even they don't know what that has to do with a pyromaniac refugee from the Civil War or the disappearance of one of their sons.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published October 18th 2005 by Dark Horse Comics (first published October 5th 2005)
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Amanda Mic Perkins
Sep 18, 2016 Amanda Mic Perkins rated it liked it
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It was good enough. Didn't really feel like a full story; it relied too heavily on the movie it was a prequel to. Still worth reading though.
Ashley D--
Apr 15, 2012 Ashley D-- rated it did not like it
First off, this book is confusing. The preamble refers to "the film," but never says what film it's talking about (apparently it's called The Fog--oops). As a prequel to a film I've never seen, it makes not a lot of sense, which is frustrating because I think prequels when properly written can introduce new fans to a story. Since I didn't know who any of the characters were, I thought I'd get to know them, but none of them develop a personality. This book really depends on readers already ...more
Jan 09, 2012 Kristopher rated it it was ok
Pretty lousy. Intended as a prequel to John Carpenter's The Fog, this story suffers from its small size and big ambition. This 88 page booklet (each page is about half the size of a regular comic page) tries to follow three (or four) interrelated plot threads, and the result feels choppy and rushed. Relations between characters are unclear; plot points seem unrelated, the are dropped altogether; and characters act without any apparent motivation.

Allie and crew really didn't need to try to pull
Sam Quixote
Sep 18, 2011 Sam Quixote rated it it was ok
This mini-comic serves as a prequel to the 2005 film "The Fog". In this book, set sometime in the 19th century, a mysterious fog seemingly brought on by Chinese immigrants sent over to work for next to nothing for white industrialists, engulfs a small seaside town. The town's populace is soon covered in boils and goes mad leading to the destruction of the town.

The comic is written and drawn competently but doesn't really grab you or make you that interested in the story. It feels half baked and
Jun 01, 2010 Adam rated it did not like it
Clunky storytelling with a revenge plot coasting on a stock theme of racism. Apparently, we're supposed to cheer when the island's white inhabitants are visited with a "fate worse than death" because some of them are racists and exploitative. Also, little was done to keep the dialogue consistent with the era (post-Civil War/Reconstruction). Example: "I've got a lot to do--including luring some cheap labor up here on short notice."
Tiffany Kramer
May 22, 2016 Tiffany Kramer rated it it was ok
It felt like there where some big plans behind it but perhaps due to time, budget or some other reason that caused the project to be cut short it ended up being a missed opportunity. What hints of a plot ended up being pushed to the side in favor of useless scenes of blood and gore. I also felt cheated upon discovering that Mike Mignola only did the cover.
Aug 07, 2011 Jarlos added it
as far as movie tie-ins go, it's very well drawn and has a decent story. but it's rather disjointed. as a fan of the original The Fog film and of Allie's and Stewart's, i was looking forward to this and found it a passable prequel.
Jan 30, 2011 Emily rated it liked it
So, a prequel to a movie, written after the movie was made. Probably would have made a bit more sense if I had seen the film, but a great creeping-badness horror story overall.
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Sep 22, 2007 Trevor rated it liked it
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It's the prequel to the movie...and it beats the movie by far. Super quick read.
Nov 19, 2014 Benjamin rated it really liked it
A good noir tale of revenge.
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