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Paton, Doug & Brandl, Tony – Alone in the Night


Alone in the Night (with Tony Brandl)

What is it about lighthouses that’s so fascinating? Is it just me? This is the story of a man who takes over as the keeper of a lighthouse where a bunch of strange things are happening. He doesn’t really get briefed on the details, but he notices that something is wrong pretty much right away and spends the rest of the comic trying to get used to his new surroundings. It’s an interesting story, although I think every lighthouse ever in a story has been haunted in one way or another. The art’s smudgy enough to be just about perfect for a rainy, dreary story and the writing is desolate yet hopeful for the peace and quiet. Good stuff, although a spellcheck would have been nice. It seems petty to bitch about something like that, I know, but if you’re going to the trouble to type the lettering anyway, why not check it?