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Clive Barker's Nightbreed Vol. 1

(Nightbreed (Collections) #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  360 ratings  ·  44 reviews
A secret society of monsters and misfits, The Nightbreed have always been with us.

New in canon stories from Midian and the world of NIGHTBREED based on the cult horror film! Explore both the past and the present of this clandestine tribe of creatures, unleashing new secrets and horrors as they fight to coexist with mankind. As Peloquin makes meat of slave owners, he will s
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 26th 2015 by BOOM! Studios (first published May 13th 2015)
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Gianfranco Mancini

A nice collection of "secret origin" tales of characters from Clive Barker's Cabal/Nightbreed.
Peloquin and Shuna's tales were good ones, just not liked very much the changes in Father Ashbury's background.

Not bad, just as not as good as the novella and the movie which inspired it

Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
NIGHTBREED was a terrible 90's movie based on an outstanding Clive Barker novella titled CABAL. (Apparently, a new "director's cut" of NIGHTBREED was recently released, so hopefully the film is now much improved.)
The NIGHTBREED comic is less based on the original story than it is on the movie, which has achieved a sort of cult status among a certain group of people. (I can only speculate on who those people might be, since I've never met ANYONE who enjoyed NIGHTBREED.) Vol. 1, which is comprised
Quentin Wallace
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This presents some origin tales of the various Nightbreed characters, and I think this ties into the Nightbreed director's cut film which I'd like to see but haven't watched yet.

The first volume is Peloquin and Shuna, and it is very interesting to see how far back their stories go (hundred of years in some cases) and some of the happenings that defined the characters.

Art fits the stories very well.

I think there's more potential to examine these characters in depth, but for now we only have 3 v
Siona St Mark
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-manga, boom
This was really cool! I've never heard of Nightbreed, but apperently it was a movie that flopped a while ago. After reading this, I really want to go watch it.

If you like stuff like Hellraiser, then I think you'll like this, obviously, but I think it also has a more.... extreme-Hellboy quality to it.
It's no secret, Clive Barker's horrific visions have always awed me. I'm yet to see his work explored in other mediums (photography, art & film) I love these comic book adaptations of his work. I'm guessing the reason they work so well is cos the team making the adaptations don't stray so far from the source material (I hope!) The Books of Blood adaptations are pretty cool. Now comes Nightbreed. I picked this up with no whatsoever about the original film. Anything Clive Barker works for me. And ...more
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you’re familiar with CABAL by Clive Barker and the subsequent early 90s movie Nightbreed based on that novella then you’ll know what I’m talking about here. If you’re not then stop, go read the story and/or watch the movie (preferably both) and then come back because you’re missing out.

Releasing at about the same time as the re-release of the movie, NIGHTBREED VOLUME 1 introduces us to new canon in the Nightbreed world. It acts as a prequel back to varying years on the timeline, from 1857 to
Darcy Roar
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphics
Alright, full disclsure, I didn't know that Nightbreed was initially a movie. That being said, this book makes little to no sense on it's own. It's just a jumbled history of some weird people smooshed together with a spooky narrator at the front. Having read the synopsis of the movie and the second book in this series, this book makes a little more sense but that doesn't make it good at all. There's just no cohesion here at all. ...more
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
True to its predecessor.

Wonderful, everything I hoped for and more for the back stories of the citizens of Midian! I cannot wait to read the second volume!!
Charles Tilley
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love the back stories!
Gary D. Tipton
I love night breed

I love the movie and reading the comics are fun. Vol. 1 was great. I am hoping that Vol. 2 is just as good.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very disappointing compared to former books

I was excited to see the Night Breed stories in graphic novel form as I have read the original book “Cabal”, seen the movie “Night Breed” (loved it) and own one of the other books detailing the members of Miridian and their backstory.

Unlike the above the stories and charaterization of this novel is lackluster. I found myself unsympathetic toward any of the characters, the violence was repetitive merely swapping charcters, and the way they chopped up the
Mike Jozic
Not sure how I feel about this series just yet but it seems to be improving with each installment. I'm hopeful it does because I am a longtime fan of the film and the book it's based on, Cabal, and I'm genuinely curious to see more of these untold stories showing the journey of Barker's characters from wherever (and whenever) they are to the moment where their destinies all intersect. Peloquin, Shuna Sassi, Ashberry, and Chocolat are the main cast of this volume with the promise of more to come ...more
John Opalenik
Feb 27, 2021 rated it liked it
If you watched the movie, Nightbreed and wanted more, this book is for you. It's an expansion of the mythology established in Nightbreed and is great fan service for anyone who really enjoyed that world and wanted to spend more time in it. Did this "need" to exist? Probably not, but I'm absolutely thrilled that it does! ...more
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed the concept of a "monster" sanctuary sub-city. Enjoyed the stories very much, and guess I'll have to read volume two to see what comes of the woman with the babies that hatched from eggs... ...more
As stories from Midian go, these are fairly solid. I can't say that I was blown away by any particular aspect of the craft...writing, art, color...all fine.

If you like the mythology presented in novella or film then it could be worth your time.
TNae Wilcox
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Something I’ve been looking for

I’d actually been looking for a good story about a place for monsters. Glad someone mentioned this jewel and read it in one sitting. Can’t wait to go on to 2
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I loved the film as a kid and had high hopes for the graphic novel... IT IS AWESOME. The story of course is creepy, sad, and engrossing with accompanying art that will send a chill down your spine.

I love the in depth back stories we get of the monster’s origins. Wicked cool and a great read.
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good if you are a fan

I don't think a reader who wasn't familiar with the film or the original book would get much out of this but, as a fan of both I found it to be interesting
Sarah Holton
I loved the art and the coloring. The story was really interesting and I want more. When can I have more please.
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
this is more arrogant, simplistic, and self-pitying than the token Christianity it purports to oppose

the cover art gallery is alright
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Intriguing, dark, well written story.
Can not wait for more!
Shawn Manning
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Absolutely fantastic. I didn't realize how much I missed these characters until reading this. ...more
Jennifer Tabor
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Entertaining

Very good illustrations and great story line keeps you on the end of your seat and flipping page after page to see the ending.
Johnny Mattei
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved the movie always wanted to know the back story to each of the characters and now I know.🔥💀
Ryan Mathers
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a good jumping off point and the back stories give a vast richness to the narrative. It's gives the other side of the story that was nightbreed the movie and book
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
It wasn't the worst thing I've read, but this is a reason why I'm hesitant to read graphic novels. It's always hit or miss. ...more
Wetdryvac Wetdryvac
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rather liked the move more, but this is an interesting take.
Brett Perlman
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark and beautiful

I always wanted more after the film. This is more. If you love the beauty of night and interesting misfits and cool visuals give it a try.
Mirko Kriskovic
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pretty good expansion of ‘Cabal’ (Nightbreed was the movie version of the book) lore.... recommended if you liked either treatment.
Too short..
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020, comixology
An interesting preview which gives background to some of the denizens of Midian. As always, Andreyko provides compelling stories and Kowalski's artwork is amazing. ...more
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