30 Days of Night: Dark Days by Steve Niles

30 Days of Night: Dark Days - Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, Jeff Mariotte

Stella has been mourning Eben for over a year now and decides that she must get out of Barrow and try to warn people about the vampires. She has written a book about her experiences and is promoting it in L.A. Her presence triggers several different groups to take an interest in her, some allies and some enemies.

I enjoyed the first graphic novel in the series although there were some aspects that didn't make sense. In the second book, we learn a little more about Miss Judith, who lost her son in Barrow, but again the reason of why she wants to expose the vamps is never explained. Her only contribution to the storyline was that her son obtained photographic evidence that vamps exist, other than that she didn't really have much impact on what was going on.

The artwork was amazing, the tone is dark, foreboding and perfectly suited to the storyline. I really love Ben Templesmith's illustration; the spidery, disturbing quality to his drawings only intensifies the horrific subject matter.

A gory and fast read and in a lot of ways a step up from the first volume.