Review – Paranormals Volume Two by Dan Nokes – An Epic Indie Graphic Novel!!!

Paranormals Volume 2 by Dan Nokes, of 21st Century Sandshark Studios

You may of caught my review of the first volume of Paranormals a couple of weeks ago, if not go back and find it, read it and then come back to this. This review is all about The Paranormals Volume Two that collects together the remaining issues of The Paranormals into one packed Pocket Sized Trade Paperback.

Volume Two picks up with the motley crew of Paranormals being transported into Lost Lands, and little narration by Tabitha informs us they have been there for sometime. Spending their time learning, healing and planning what on earth can they do next?

Just like the Volume One this is a black and white comic, with gritty line work and the unique style of Owner/Creator Dan Nokes. Again he brings us an epic story with some neat twists, clever villains and managed to make it all about the characters, not letting the sheer scale of the story over take there development.

One of my particular favorites of this story is Dan’s dark twist on Peter Pan, the roles switch between Peter and Captain Hook made complete sense, and Pan came across as completely creepy, good work.

The story takes us on a ride, the uniting of the Elven tribes, the origins of Fang, the possible end of the world, a nutty little psychotic clown and we met God (with a very Douglas Adams way of introducing him).

Again my only real compliant is the frame sizes sometimes distract from the story telling, and exposition is fine, but a clearer image of what is going on does indeed tell a thousand words. Also Dan’s artwork style may not be for everyone, and throughout this Volume you see his ink’s grow with confidence, although you feel in a couple of pages he rushed where he could of dallied a little longer.

Dan has created an epic story with both The Paranormals Volumes, it is packed, full of action, twists and humor. This is highly recommended read if you come across Dan at a convention pick up these Volumes.

4 Thumbs up out of 5

To learn more about The Paranormals go here http://21sandshark.com/

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