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The Messengers

2.44  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
This is the haunting tale of the Solomon family, and the mysterious drifter who comes to help on the troubled family farm, and the dark secret that he's running from.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 16th 2007 by Dark Horse Comics (first published January 10th 2007)
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I originally gave this graphic adaptation a 2 star rating in August 2016. Here is is January 2017 and I just finished watching the movie for the first time since its release on video. I didn't realize how bad this sketchpad story was until I watched the movie again, so I dropped the rating.
My first read through, had me confused as what little I recalled from the film, didn't seem to match up with what I was reading. As I was watching the movie, I "followed" along with the comic version and notic
Mar 05, 2017 Molly rated it did not like it
Like another reviewer of this short "graphic novel", I acquired "The Messengers" for $1 on a sale rack at Books A Million. I love many graphic novels but in this one, the story was too scattered and shallow, and the art too vague, for the reader to even remotely follow what was going on with any semblance of interest. By vague, I mean that it was difficult (as is the case, to be fair, with other graphic novels as well sometimes) to tell all the white guys apart. In sum, I won't even put this one ...more
I bought this for $1 at Books-a-Million and now I understand why it was clearance.
I watched the movie years ago and recall little other than the kid, Twilight Girl, and that guy from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and some crows.
Reading this adaptation left me confused as it didn't feel true to the movie.
Jason Hall's writing felt bare and rushed, as if there were large chunks of story missing. Kelley Jones' art was a waste of paper and ink as it was terrible. Nothing but shadows and outlines.
Rick Hunter
Aug 27, 2016 Rick Hunter rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: nobody
My sister picked this up at Dollar Tree, Dollar General, or some other dollar store a couple weeks ago. I saw her rating on here was only 2 stars and I knew she was going to get rid of the book the next time she went to make some trade-ins. I figured that even it sucked that it would give me something quick to read to add to my reading challenge.

I saw this movie at the drive-in years ago when it came out and that's the only time I've ever seen it. If you had asked me yesterday what the movie wa
Jul 24, 2010 Sam rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror, graphic-novel
Based on the Pang Brothers movie, this book combines the film story with a stranger who arrives at the family farm and offers his help in exchange for room and board, the only problem is this stranger has a deep dark secret that ultimately finds it's way out with drastic and life threatening consequences. The raw style of the graphic work adds to the tension and ultimate horror of the story.
Rees Malwin
Sep 01, 2015 Rees Malwin rated it liked it
2.75/5 stars

.....What the heck is this? I mean, I enjoyed the fact that we learned the hitch-hiker's story and all, but it just rushed through the entire thing. I liked it, but I wish there was more of a story.
Megan Parker
Dec 28, 2014 Megan Parker rated it it was ok
This was my first graphic novel. I literally had no clue what was going on until the very end. So yeah. That's all I have to say I guess.
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