Simon Dark: What Simon Does eBook Ä Simon Dark:

Simon Dark: What Simon Does eBook Ä Simon Dark:


Simon Dark: What Simon Does (vol 1) [PDF] ✐ Simon Dark: What Simon Does (vol 1) By Steve Niles – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Written by Steve Niles Art and cover by Scott Hampton Acclaimed horror writer Steve Niles 30 Days of Night teams with artist Scott Hampton in this title collecting issues #1 6 of the hot new series Si Written by What Simon MOBI ó Steve Niles Art and cover by Scott Hampton Acclaimed horror writer Steve Niles Days of Night teams with artist Scott Hampton in this title collecting issues of the hot new series Simon Dark is an urban legend a modern day Frankenstein monster But is he enough to stop a vicious Gotham City serial killer Advance solicited; on August pg FC US.


10 thoughts on “Simon Dark: What Simon Does (vol 1)

  1. Dan Dan says:

    Average not really that great but not total shit either


  2. Jemir Jemir says:

    While there have been other characters that've worked their trade in Batman's Gotham before Hitman Jason BloodEtrigan and the rebooted Ragman come to mind but this is one of the few times I haven't missed or wondered about Batman's presense when he wasn't around Simon Dark is a character that operates against macbre forces in the back alleys and sewar like dwellings that even Gotham's best known guardian isn't aware of The character is essentially a horror movie monster either cursed or driven to to fight the bad intentioned others of hisits ilk Steve Niles sets a well paced gothic themed tribute to horror characters Freddy Kreuger and Frankenstein the creature come to mind and slasher films where bad guys instead of teenagers are the victims and though this collection left a few plot threads dangling which were wrapped up in later issues it's still a satisfying stand alone read


  3. Matej Matej says:

    The first volume of Simon Dark collects six single issues of the monthly series but has plot and character development for maybe three This volume feels like just the first part of a larger story arc we only get a few hints about the origins of the main characters and a set up for the next volume in the seriesThe art fits the book perfectly and looks great if the scene is still but looks somewhat lacking when it comes to action and fighting scenesOverall an ok and a really uick read


  4. Colin Oaten Colin Oaten says:

    Great introduction to the character of Simon Dark from Niles and Hampton Intriguing story of a new figure in the underbelly of Gotham City in the reaches where Batman doesnt appear


  5. Hannah Hannah says:

    How have I not written a review of this? This is hands down one of my favourite comic books of all time And that's saying a lot considering it established this within such a skinny volume I'm going off of memory so please pardon the injustice I perform here I'll do better in the next review for this seriesSimon is a character I enjoy reading about He's a mystery and I just wabt to learn He may look Pretty gruesome but although not a man of many words his actions show how sweethearted he can be He's caring sweet and a defender albeit an anti hero per se; since he uses very violent means to provide protection and seek vengeance But that's partly what makes him so interesting He isn't monotoned and you can see that in a lot of things As an added bonus he definitely kicks butt especially for someone without guidance I enjoyed reading the fight scenes They were action packed interesting and funny at times even The art is something very uniue It has a dull old feel to it which seems to blend in perfectly with this side of Gotham's grim crime This book is very much gothic Moody sort of dingy There's action but it's safe to say this book leans towards the Horror maybe even Thriller genre Not every line is drawn in the pictures Instead shading is used to shape and give a less detailed visual I heard someone say watercolours were used but I'm not sure The setting isn't as stark as the usual almost luxurious city feel you'd get No this book feels cold desolate eerie and uiet It utilises primarily if not entirely cool tones and is set in winter in a lesser known part of Gotham I presume Even the book medium lends itself to feeling old through its smell and texture both on the drawings and the papers I think this is a masterful way of maximising the possibilities of ambience through comicsI don't recall the writing all too much but I was always captivated by the story that's for sure It's an interesting premise with creepy characters and literary references which are always welcomed especially when it helps the feel of the book ie Edgar Allan Poe I found that this book struck the perfect balance of introduction familiarisation forshadowing and mystery as the origin story of a horror vigilante in a short run seriesAlso something to note I like the type of humour in this book There's a particular arm ripping scene that I found absolutely hillarious without taking away from the gruesome main aspect of the book; which is of paramount importance to me whenever I read Horror There can be comedic relief but I dislike it when the tone of the book shifts to one of half parts humour and horror or allow the entire comic to be overrun with jokes unless that's how it was originally advertised


  6. Richard Van Camp Richard Van Camp says:

    DC Comics has blown me away once again with this tender character created by the occult I think this may be his finest writing yet The pacing of the story the other characters the grim black magic the adorable familiars Gaius Marty and Suzy Simon's world is just so interesting And Scott Hampton was the perfect artist for this series as Scott has painted a character that is both innocent and mystifying Grades 10 and upThe story follows a vigilante figure that beheads predators of the two legged variety Simon Dark does not know why he was born or who his family is and is on a hunt to figure out why he exists He's made from dead bodies Along the way he meets friends a love interest Rachel and family He's also being hunted by practitioners of black magic and can I just say I need stories of Simon Can we please have novels movies and graphic novels? Can someone turn this series into a movie? This is smart storytelling DC released the series as 18 issues but it’s out now as three collected graphic novels Seriously if you need a comic series to get lost in I strongly suggest you check out this cult figure He'll charm you


  7. Circa Girl Circa Girl says:

    I'm not a big fan of Batman so Gotham stories don't usually attract me with the exception of catwoman but the moody artwork and uniue edward scissors hands like character charmed me A few parts even made me tear up a bit


  8. Katrina Katrina says:

    It was a shame that this series was cancelled as it really was a great concept with some really interesting ideas in it To be honest it probably would have been better served setting it outside of Gotham and maybe putting it on the Vertigo imprint but what can you do eh?


  9. Sparrow Sparrow says:

    The only art I liked from this book was the supernatural stuff the realistic art bothered me And I didn't care about Simon he was whiny and ran away all the time I just couldn't make myself care about him or any of the other characters for that matter A weak comic in my opinion


  10. Holly Interlandi Holly Interlandi says:

    I love that they list Simon Dark as the authorKind of appropriate though Steve Niles has outdone himself on this one


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10 thoughts on “Simon Dark: What Simon Does (vol 1)

  1. Dan Dan says:

    Average not really that great but not total shit either

  2. Jemir Jemir says:

    While there have been other characters that've worked their trade in Batman's Gotham before Hitman Jason BloodEtrigan and the rebooted Ragman come to mind but this is one of the few times I haven't missed or wondered about Batman's presense when he wasn't around Simon Dark is a character that operates against macbre forces in the back alleys and sewar like dwellings that even Gotham's best known guardian isn't aware of The character is essentially a horror movie monster either cursed or driven to to fight the bad intentioned others of hisits ilk Steve Niles sets a well paced gothic themed tribute to horror characters Freddy Kreuger and Frankenstein the creature come to mind and slasher films where bad guys instead of teenagers are the victims and though this collection left a few plot threads dangling which were wrapped up in later issues it's still a satisfying stand alone read

  3. Matej Matej says:

    The first volume of Simon Dark collects six single issues of the monthly series but has plot and character development for maybe three This volume feels like just the first part of a larger story arc we only get a few hints about the origins of the main characters and a set up for the next volume in the seriesThe art fits the book perfectly and looks great if the scene is still but looks somewhat lacking when it comes to action and fighting scenesOverall an ok and a really uick read

  4. Colin Oaten Colin Oaten says:

    Great introduction to the character of Simon Dark from Niles and Hampton Intriguing story of a new figure in the underbelly of Gotham City in the reaches where Batman doesnt appear

  5. Hannah Hannah says:

    How have I not written a review of this? This is hands down one of my favourite comic books of all time And that's saying a lot considering it established this within such a skinny volume I'm going off of memory so please pardon the injustice I perform here I'll do better in the next review for this seriesSimon is a character I enjoy reading about He's a mystery and I just wabt to learn He may look Pretty gruesome but although not a man of many words his actions show how sweethearted he can be He's caring sweet and a defender albeit an anti hero per se; since he uses very violent means to provide protection and seek vengeance But that's partly what makes him so interesting He isn't monotoned and you can see that in a lot of things As an added bonus he definitely kicks butt especially for someone without guidance I enjoyed reading the fight scenes They were action packed interesting and funny at times even The art is something very uniue It has a dull old feel to it which seems to blend in perfectly with this side of Gotham's grim crime This book is very much gothic Moody sort of dingy There's action but it's safe to say this book leans towards the Horror maybe even Thriller genre Not every line is drawn in the pictures Instead shading is used to shape and give a less detailed visual I heard someone say watercolours were used but I'm not sure The setting isn't as stark as the usual almost luxurious city feel you'd get No this book feels cold desolate eerie and uiet It utilises primarily if not entirely cool tones and is set in winter in a lesser known part of Gotham I presume Even the book medium lends itself to feeling old through its smell and texture both on the drawings and the papers I think this is a masterful way of maximising the possibilities of ambience through comicsI don't recall the writing all too much but I was always captivated by the story that's for sure It's an interesting premise with creepy characters and literary references which are always welcomed especially when it helps the feel of the book ie Edgar Allan Poe I found that this book struck the perfect balance of introduction familiarisation forshadowing and mystery as the origin story of a horror vigilante in a short run seriesAlso something to note I like the type of humour in this book There's a particular arm ripping scene that I found absolutely hillarious without taking away from the gruesome main aspect of the book; which is of paramount importance to me whenever I read Horror There can be comedic relief but I dislike it when the tone of the book shifts to one of half parts humour and horror or allow the entire comic to be overrun with jokes unless that's how it was originally advertised

  6. Richard Van Camp Richard Van Camp says:

    DC Comics has blown me away once again with this tender character created by the occult I think this may be his finest writing yet The pacing of the story the other characters the grim black magic the adorable familiars Gaius Marty and Suzy Simon's world is just so interesting And Scott Hampton was the perfect artist for this series as Scott has painted a character that is both innocent and mystifying Grades 10 and upThe story follows a vigilante figure that beheads predators of the two legged variety Simon Dark does not know why he was born or who his family is and is on a hunt to figure out why he exists He's made from dead bodies Along the way he meets friends a love interest Rachel and family He's also being hunted by practitioners of black magic and can I just say I need stories of Simon Can we please have novels movies and graphic novels? Can someone turn this series into a movie? This is smart storytelling DC released the series as 18 issues but it’s out now as three collected graphic novels Seriously if you need a comic series to get lost in I strongly suggest you check out this cult figure He'll charm you

  7. Circa Girl Circa Girl says:

    I'm not a big fan of Batman so Gotham stories don't usually attract me with the exception of catwoman but the moody artwork and uniue edward scissors hands like character charmed me A few parts even made me tear up a bit

  8. Katrina Katrina says:

    It was a shame that this series was cancelled as it really was a great concept with some really interesting ideas in it To be honest it probably would have been better served setting it outside of Gotham and maybe putting it on the Vertigo imprint but what can you do eh?

  9. Sparrow Sparrow says:

    The only art I liked from this book was the supernatural stuff the realistic art bothered me And I didn't care about Simon he was whiny and ran away all the time I just couldn't make myself care about him or any of the other characters for that matter A weak comic in my opinion

  10. Holly Interlandi Holly Interlandi says:

    I love that they list Simon Dark as the authorKind of appropriate though Steve Niles has outdone himself on this one

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