The Dylan Dog Case Files

This is a great collection from Dark Horse comics weighing in at 680 pages of this wonderful horror/PI series from Italy.

Dylan Dog is an ex-Scotland Yard turned Nightmare Investigator, not a wealthy man but good at chasing the undead and other things that go bump in the night. He has a side kick named Felix who thinks he is Groucho Marx. The stories are like the classic horror suspense of the seventies, only a bit edgier.
The artwork reminds me of some of the great DC horror books by Bernie Wrightson and others of that era. It’s written by Tiziano Sclavi and the art is done by a number of different folks, all of them with a perfect grasp of the suspense needed.
As a character Dylan is great fun, at times whimsical and funny and yet knowledgable and danerous when he needs to be. This is a wonderful book and definitly worth picking up.

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The series is being made as a film:
Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) will play the lead role in Dead of Night, which is based on SAF Comics’ best-selling horror comic book series “Dylan Dog,” created by Tiziano Sclavi and first published in Italy by Sergio Bonelli Editore.

The movie will be directed by David R. Ellis, who started his career as a stuntman and in recent years has directed such movies as Final Destination 2, Cellular and Snakes on a Plane. The screenplay was written by Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly.

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