By night

John Allison, 1976-

Book - 2019

"There's something strange going on in Spectrum, South Dakota. Home to high school best friends Jane Langstaff and Heather Meadows, Spectrum is a boomtown that's long since stopped booming, with nothing to show for its former glory but the abandoned Charleswood Estate, Charlesco's dwindling sprocket millions, and the story of the disappeared industrialist who founded the place... But deep within Charleswood, unbeknownst to anyone, there is a device called the Eidolon, which can open up a door to an otherworldly dimension. And Heather and Jane are about to go knocking"--Back cover, volume 1.

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Comics (Graphic works)
Paranormal comics
Science fiction comics
Fantasy comics
Graphic novels
Los Angeles, CA : BOOM! Box, a division of Boom Entertainment, Inc [2019]-
Main Author
John Allison, 1976- (author)
Other Authors
Christine (Illustrator) Larsen (artist), Sarah (Colorist) Stern (colorist)
Item Description
Collects: By night 1-4 [v. 1] ; By night 5-8 [v. 2]
Physical Description
volumes <1- > : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Review by Booklist Review

Jane's working a dead end job in dead end Spectrum, South Dakota, when her old friend Heather literally shows up on her doorstep and ropes her into an unexpected adventure involving an abandoned factory, a missing baron of industry, a secret room, and a portal to a weird alternate universe. Impulsive Heather is the perfect foil for nervous, rule-following Jane, who, while initially reluctant to join in Heather's urban exploration (aka hipster trespassing ), sees in it the perfect opportunity to reclaim her passion: documentary filmmaking. Allison crams this comical sf adventure with crackling, witty banter and sharply defined characters, including Heather's affable, clever dad and Jane's loyal coworker. Larsen's playful character designs, emphasizing vivid, eloquent postures and facial expressions, add to the cartoonish fun. Meanwhile, the alien universe through the portal is charmingly strange, and the dusky, tumbledown storefronts in Spectrum nicely evoke the boredom of small town life and, by contrast, the thrill of an oddball adventure. Fans of Allison's Giant Days series will find a similar brand of smart comedy here, with the addition of a compelling mystery at its heart. Plenty of lingering questions, puzzling clues, and a cliff-hanger ending mean this series starter happily has much farther to go.--Sarah Hunter Copyright 2010 Booklist

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