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.

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Review – The Paranormals Volume One by Dan ‘Da Hat’ Nokes – An Action Packed Read!

The Paranormals Vol OneThe Paranormals is a creator owned comic by Dan Nokes, of 21st Century Sandshark Studios

The artwork, layout, story, publishing all powered by the constantly active Dan ‘Da Hat’ Nokes, a local comic creator from the wilds of Lusby, Maryland.

Dan has been plying his comic at conventions and comic shop openings for some time now and I have to say. It is an impressive piece of work.

I received my review copy of The Paranormals via mail at the start of this week after talking to Dan at the Baltimore Comic Con. Every convention I see him at I kept meaning to check out the book, and now I’ve had my chance.

The basic story is a girl names Tabitha Marche is orphaned and confined in a boarding school deep in the wilds Maryland, where she finds out its a coven for a cult of dark witches. She is rescued by a odd crew of magical folk including Angus; an uptight Dwarf, Fang a chain smoking Vampire Hemovegan, Dingo an Australian Dingo Werewolf and Garth a child minded Robot. This first volume follows her interactions in this supernatural world as she discovers she is key to reshaping reality itself.

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Review of The Paranormals Volume One

The Paranormals Volume One

Read my review of The Paranormals Volume One by Dan ‘Da Hat’ Nokes from 21st Century Sand Shark Studios at PaperDragonInk by clicking here.