30 Days of Night: Dead Space

    (Idea + Design Works, 2006)
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Some astronauts hold a press conference on the necessity of space exploration, go on a bender to celebrate tomorrow’s adventure (seriously?), dither about their launch window, and, as you might not expect from that build-up, one of them turns into a vampire and slaughters the rest of the crew.

Presumably, this all had to do with a woman at the bar who invited him back to her place, except he had declined her advances and went home with the rest of his crew. It’s a long, slow burn, and not in a really creepy way, to get to the ending, and you really have to wonder about a crew of astronauts that would go out drinking 10 hours before they hurl themselves out of the atmosphere. Slapping the “30 Days of Night” moneymaker on this book means writers Steve Niles and Dan Wickline no doubt intend to set a vampire loose on a space station (à la Aliens), where no sunlight will reach him, at least for awhile.

— Brendan McGinley

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