Nightmare World Volumes 1-4 Review
“Amazing, terrifying, and cool as hell.”
Each volume has 13 terrifying tales ranging from Shakespeare to spirits, Kaiju to Cthulhu, and angels to aliens. The results linking a massive epic story between all of the 52 stories that solidify its place as the most ambitious horror anthology of a generation.
I’m gonna keep this short and sweet. What we have here in these four volumes of Nightmare World are some of the best short horror comic stories I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. If you’re a fan of the horror genre, these are must reads!
Dirk Manning has done something amazing with these collections of short stories. Most of the stories only take up about seven pages or so. Being able to tell a satisfying story is hard enough, but to do it 52 times with such a short page limit to work with just shows you the skills that Dirk has as a writer. Even more impressive, the types of stories Mr. Manning can tell vary from straight-up horror, fantasy, and everything in between.
One of the most remarkable things about putting this anthology series together is getting so many great artists to contribute on all of the different stories. There’s a wide variety of different art styles ranging from more of a cartoony look to super detailed. With so many artists, there’s definitely an art style you will enjoy—and hopefully find some new artists you haven’t heard about who you can keep an eye out for in other work.
So if you see Dirk Manning at a convention, do yourself a favor and stop by his table. You won’t be disappointed by his work or his character.
I’m giving the four volumes of Nightmare World…
5 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots