The all-nighter

Chip Zdarsky

Book - 2022

"Welcome to the All-Nighter, the only diner in town where you can get coffee and a meal from sunset to sunrise! The staff are friendly (kind of) and happy to serve you (sometimes), and it would never cross their minds to drink their customers' blood ... Alex and his fellow vampires, Joy, Cynthia, and Ian, have agreed to blend into human society. Inspired by superhero movies, one of few passions in his unlife, Alex decides to don a cape and start fighting bad guys."--

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Vampire comics
Superhero comics
Graphic novels
Horror comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books [2022]-
Main Author
Chip Zdarsky (writer)
Other Authors
Jason Loo (artist), Paris Alleyne (colourist), Aditya Bidikar (letterer)
First edition
Item Description
Collects: The All-Nighter #1-5 [v. 1] ; The All-Nighter #6-10 [v. 2] ;
Physical Description
volumes: chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Eisner winners Zdarsky and Loo (Afterlift) reunite with a snappy blend of superheroes and mythical monsters. The All-Nighter diner is, as advertised, nocturnal--because it's run by vampires. Assistant chef Alex has a comic book obsession and a dream for a different life, using his arcane powers to become the masked hero Nightshock. However, that kind of exposure's exactly what the mythological community wants to avoid, and the other diner employees, friends, and fellow members of his vampire sect are terrified he'll blow their cover, but each winds up helping him. The All-Nighter's staff face cops, a minotaur, other mythical creatures, and an over-the-top demon clown bogeyman named Buttons Scareworth in a final showdown against humans and their own kind. The epilogue's provocative secret identity revelation paves the way for sequels. As usual, Zdarsky infuses his script with clever concepts: monsters are brought into existence by human belief in them, so why shouldn't they become superheroes, the newest mythology? The spry and cartoony style served by Loo, reminiscent of Mike Allred, energizes talking head and action scenes. It's a modern gothic adventure with a classic theme: even among bloodsuckers, family means family. (Feb.)

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