Twisted Dark is a series of interconnected psychological thrillers, perfect for fans of twist endings and comics that reveal more on the second reading. Each story stands alone, but the more you read, the more connections you see between the characters. There are over 100 characters that appear more than once and one of the joys of reading is when you spot a reference that you know others will have missed. A rotating team of talented artists draw the stories, with each style offering something new.
What Gibson has created here is a marvel. Not only is TWISTED DARK the best self-published graphic novel I have EVER read, this is probably the best indie I have read this year and certainly affected me more than any book I picked up from the major publishers in many, many months.
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Tabatha is the story of Luke, an LA postman, but with the customary twist that readers have come to expect from writer Neil Gibson – Luke is also a thief, going back at night to rob empty houses on his route. Unfortunately for Luke and his friends, one night they decide to rob the wrong house and things begin to spiral out of their control…
It is often said that the key to a successful story is an interesting villain and here we have a character so disturbingly crazy he makes Hannibal Lector look like a pantomime villain.
A Place To Hang Your Cape
From the mind behind Twisted Dark comes something a little lighter. Twisted Light is the other side of the coin, each short story designed to leave the reader feeling uplifted. Despite this, writer Neil Gibson still injects the story with his trademark warped humour… a little lighter, but still Twisted!
Gone are the dark endings, rife with misery and shock. In their place, are humorous, hilarious endings. While still delivered in writer Neil Gibson’s typical, shock-value style, it leaves a much nicer taste in your mouth.
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Richard can see how you’re going to die. And he hates it. Cursed with visions of death, he decides to take his own life… but instead finds himself plunged into a conspiracy involving murder, cults and a quest for immortality. He’s having a really bad week.
This is one of those series that you just have to pick up. It is definitely going to be one that you will want to stay with and see through to the end.
Curiosity of a Social Misfit
In 1920’s New York, Rudi is the king of Broadway and living the American Dream… until he’s robbed, beaten and left for dead. Horribly disfigured, penniless and broken he finds himself pursuing a new career of blood, sweat and tears.
But with violence dogging his every step, can Rudi still make it as a star?
“I have read a lot of really great comics so far this year but there are few that impress on
every single page. Theatrics is one that does. 9.5/ 10” – Comic Sleuth
Duke kills superheroes for a living. He’s not very good at it. Buy the book to find out why. (Don’t borrow it from a friend, that’s cheating. Also don’t torrent this book. That’s illegal and the FBI, CIA, and probably other super-secret agencies we don’t even KNOW of will find you and arrest you. Just like Liam Neeson in Taken, except he kills people. So in retrospect not much like Liam Neeson in Taken. Are we allowed to mention Liam Neeson from Taken? Isn’t that like copywritten or something?)
Every comic trope is hit in the balls inside TURNCOAT for a dark spit-take. From origin stories to the final pages, I laughed as much as I genuinely felt emotions when peeling back the layers of meaning in this tale beyond the surface jokes.
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The World of Chub Chub
The World of Chub Chub follows the rollicking childhood antics of writer, Neil Gibson. Originally intended as a heartfelt gift to his mother, Chub Chub turned into a series of playful tales essential to being a kid. From firsts sips of coffee to pranks played on unwilling siblings, Gibson, with illustrations by Ness and colours by Jan Wijngaard, has created a series of pieces that are just plain fun, perfect for sharing or for giggling by one’s self.
“Simply the best book ever written” – Neil’s mum
“Why am I not in this?” – Neil’s dad
“Why will no one review me?” – The Theory