Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things, Volume 1

Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things, Volume 1 Fan Favorite And Critical Darling Courtney Crumrin Is Back In A Series Of Newly Remastered, Full Color Hardcover Editions Courtney S Parents Have Dragged Her Out To A High To Do Suburb To Live With Her Creepy Great Uncle Aloysius In His Spooky Old House She S Not Only The New Kid In School, But Also Discovers Strange Things Lurking Under Her Bed

Ted Naifeh is an American comic book writer and artist who gained notoriety for his illustrations in the goth romance comic Gloomcookie Naifeh has since become most known as the creator of the Eisner Award nominated series Courtney Crumrin, published by Oni Press.

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  • Hardcover
  • 137 pages
  • Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things, Volume 1
  • Ted Naifeh
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 9781934964774

10 thoughts on “Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things, Volume 1

  1. says:

    Any book where children occasionally get eaten by night creatures without any apologies by the author is okay in my book Courtney is such a fantastic character Wish I was half as badass as she is Though personally I am happy I have a nose Why does she have no nose Why did I not even notice she didn t have a nose until someone pointed it out to me

  2. says:

    A nice horror graphic novel for kids that grown ups might like too Its a good choice for a spooky bedtime story, well stories, since every issue its a diferent adventure for Courtney.

  3. says:

    This is a graphic novel series aimed at about a 12 year old s level Courtney Crumrin is a fairly stock character the rude, precociously misanthropic little girl who s brought to a new town by her callow, grasping, negligent parents, where they stay for free in a rich great uncle s mansion while trying to climb the social ladder Courtney has no friends and doesn t fit in, but soon discovers that her Uncle Aloysius has some interesting books and interesting hobbies, and that all kinds of ghoulies and ghasts hang around the mansion, and the surrounding town.Courtney has adventures with a goblin in the woods, meddles with magic to deal with bullies and her social isolation, and has to go rescue an infant she is babysitting from the Goblin Market Finally, she is almost replaced by a doppleganger.It s cute in places and Courtney has attitude But not terribly original, and there seems to be no major metaplot not surprising, given the target audience Also, I was not a fan of the artwork, particularly Courtney and her fish eyed, noseless face that makes her look like an alien Bratz doll.It was okay, and I might read other books in the series if I see them at the library, but it s certainly not something I d go out of my way to finish I think children will find it far resonant and creepy I saw it as a Middle Grade version of Tales from the Crypt.

  4. says:

    I need

  5. says:

    A young adult graphic novel series that s also compelling for adults Or at least the adults in this house, who bought all seven full color hardbacks even though our library has them It begins when young Courtney goes to live with her uncle, a wizard, after her daffy parents finally run out of the ability to pretend they have lots of money Turns out Courtney has some magical gifts of her own, and her uncle may be a much needed emotional connection for Courtney or just another heartbreak.These books are dark Very, very dark Murder, painful losses, social isolation, and at least one quasi suicide attempt by a child Why do I love them Because a those things can make good fiction, and b Courtney s character has a fully developed, unique, interesting personality and a desire for justice that I empathize with She s growing up in a world where allies are few and dangers are many, and she has power that she doesn t yet know how to manage She takes the initiative when there s a problem, though sometimes that doesn t turn out as the right thing to do The magic here is creepy as hell, the art is ominous and otherworldy when appropriate, and the consequences for mistakes are appropriately weighty Definitely track down the color version if you can, but if you can t, the story is clearly just as good in black and white.

  6. says:

    A nice read but unfortunately nothing

  7. says:

    Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things Volume 1 is rife with dark humor and imaginative interactions, much of which I enjoyed for the most part I wouldn t say it s the most engaging comic I ve ever come across for its genre, but it is entertaining for an introductory read, and one I d likely continue to see what happens.The titular protagonist is a young girl who, along with her parents, goes to live with her strange, but oddly alluring uncle From there, Courtney has to deal with a little than the average new girl When you live in a town full of creepy things talking cats, changelings, goblins, beasts, among others it s a little than the average kid can handle Courtney, on the contrary, seems to embrace the weirdness in her new life with a smart, snarky attitude, and she isn t afraid to fight back In retrospect, I found that I liked Courtney s character and was willing to follow her through her respective encounters.Despite places where the commonplace humor is a bit forced and cheesy, the story does have decent dark humor and situational focus The episodic pursuits Courtney finds herself within are interesting, from one instance of magic gone wrong when Courtney tries to fit in with her peers and ends up getting too much attention to dealing with a doppelganger attempting to steal her identity Those elements drew me in, though I ll admit that I wasn t necessarily drawn to many of the characters in this work other than Courtney and her uncle I think that s probably the story s major Achilles heel, because the characters don t draw you into the work, and most of them other than Courtney and her uncle aren t even around long enough for you to get to know them.The art style is appealing, particularly in its darker, convoluted stylings I liked both the full color and BW panels the graphic novel showcased.It feels like the kind of story suited for those who like Grimm s Fairy Tales especially in places where the story gives off a dark contrast and those who like the paranormal in an episodic format may find the interactions among different creatures fun Despite the age recommendation of 7 and up, I would say that this story is probably better suited for elder teens.Overall score 3 5Note I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, from the publisher Oni Press.

  8. says:

    I don t know why it took me so long to read this I mean, I knew who Courtney Crumrin was, I was aware of her existence, of this book s , I was even intrigued despite that, I just never took the time to actually read any of this series.For some reason, the other day I think it was actually a Comixology sale I all of a sudden found myself finally reading this Even weirder I found myself not only really enjoying it, but forcing myself to slow down and not read it all in one sitting I wanted to at least get two sittings out of it I loved the character of, Courtney I loved the dynamic she had with her family and I absolutely loved the art I just found the whole thing charming and a delight to read It s the perfect pallet cleanser when you just want to sit back andenjoy I will most definitely be carrying on with the rest of the books.

  9. says:

    I had read the four chapters that comprise this initial volume of the adventures of Courtney Crumrin as they had originally appeared in single issues I had found the series amusing but nothing spectacular It s grim and fun, but shows little staying power.Which is why it took me so long to review the collection.I had purchased the first two volumes of the series in a fit of patriotism participating in wild consumer endeavors is the best way to show ones support of the establishment They ve sat unread on my bookshelf for about two years Slightly weary of the non fiction work I ve been devouring, I needed something inconsequential upon which to rest my mind, so I picked up The Night Things.Largely, the series showed itself to be as I remembered it An amusement and little Ted Naifeh s art was fun to look at and the story telling fun, but the episodic nature of the chapters did little to help me empathize with characters The stories, to be plain, were not very engaging Really, they concluded just as they were beginning.I could wish for from a series.

  10. says:

    Vrlo zabavn strip sa interesantnim stilom crtanja i jos interesantnijom pricom Imamo cetiri epizode koje nas fino upoznaju sa svetom mada ne daje previse informcija nego ipak se mora samostalno razmisliti da bi se dobila cela slika.Mada malo mi je smetalo sto prica u momentima ume da bude dosta mracna a da glavni lik bas i ne odreaguje sem da slegne ramenim Axel i Alicia.U svakom slucaju ako neko hoce horor za decu ovde je na pravoj adresi.

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