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Black Fire Two soldiers in Napoleon s army retreating from his disastrous campaigns in Russia are separated from their unit by a Cossack attack and stumble across an isolated Slavic town where strange and bizar

  • Title: Black Fire
  • Author: Hernán Rodríguez
  • ISBN: 9781936393381
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Two soldiers in Napoleon s army retreating from his disastrous campaigns in Russia are separated from their unit by a Cossack attack and stumble across an isolated Slavic town, where strange and bizarre doings are afoot The ancient town is deep, forbidden territory, the prison of a dark monster god out of Slavic legend and nightmare, which seeks to use the newcomers to esTwo soldiers in Napoleon s army retreating from his disastrous campaigns in Russia are separated from their unit by a Cossack attack and stumble across an isolated Slavic town, where strange and bizarre doings are afoot The ancient town is deep, forbidden territory, the prison of a dark monster god out of Slavic legend and nightmare, which seeks to use the newcomers to escape An historical horror story in the vein of HP Lovecraft and Brotherhood of the Wolf.

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    1. I love this book. That's really all I can say. If you dig comicbooks, and you dig Lovecraftian horror, then you'll probably dig this. Yes, the art is highly stylized, and that might put off some people which I totally get. I usually like the art in my horror comicbooks a little more natural and realistic, but in the end I found it didn't detract a thing from my experience. In fact, it all seemed to come together perfectly, and I couldn't imagine it any other way. And yes, the plot is a very fami [...]

    2. Starnge story, although the "Cabin in the Woods" story has been over-used, this one has some nice twists. Gone are the teenagers, replaced by soldiers of different nationalities serving under Napoleon and some war-groupies. I liked that it was set in a different time-period than we're accustomed to and that even the location is different than anything I've ever come across.Although you can't really get the cinematic effect within a graphic novel (eerie sounds, creepy music, then BOOM!, you jump [...]

    3. Gorgeous art and an engaging story to match! I couldn't help but feel as I was reading that this would make a great movie. The story is something that would translate well to the screen and bring some much-needed revitalization to the Hollywood horror genre. Initially attracted by the premise and setting (I love the period, and Russian history/mythology generally), I was pleased to find my high expectations met.

    4. Although this has a lot more gore than i usually like - the Slavic legend /nightmare, the Russian winter, Cossacks and doomed Napoleonic soldiers more than made up for some pretty vivid imagery.Take home message: don't lose your gloves when lost in Russian netherlands in the dead of winter. Oh, and avoid angry Cossacks and awakened demon-gods.

    5. Entertaining and the artwork is evocative, but unfortunately the action itself is often obscure, as is evidenced by the characters often taking time to explain what has just happened in the plot. And not much of a showing in the female character department, perhaps because of the time period, but it would have been a nice break from the often indistinguishable male soldier types.

    6. Well drawn & well written! I love learning more about mythologies & comics are the perfect art form for this. The setting of the story is fascinating as well, I know less than I'd like to know about the napoleonic period & it's consequences. This graphic novel reminds us that much is still hidden from us in this world & often should stay that way

    7. Good and scary. Sometimes hard to tell the characters apart, but definitely a good read on a dark and stormy night ;)

    8. Every once and awhile a comic catches my eye. Some disappoint and some leave me looking for more. This comic didn't disappoint.

    9. Interesting premise realised through a distinct visual style. Very graphic and grim just like the perilous Russian winter during which it takes place. Definitely recommended.

    10. Black Fire is a single-minded success of a graphic novel. In some ways it trends plenty of old ground. The story is classic horror, the crowd of unfortunates getting knocked off one by one until the bad guy reveals himself, but also part mythological thriller, with an otherworldly ending that echoes the parallel, alien dimensions of Lovecraft and King. It is clad in the chilly trappings of a historical document, a horrible picture of the ice-cold retreat of Napoleon's armies from Russia, the cha [...]

    11. If you're into horror, then you're more likely to enjoy this book. It seems to me that even when the lore of the story is interesting (as is the case with Black Fire) it gets bogged down in horror story tropes and pacing. The most egregious of which is jumping to conclusions. Whenever the characters make a direct inference, it's interesting. Whenever they come up with a theory and immediately accept it as gospel, it's mind-numbing.

    12. During the Napoleonic Wars, some of Napoleon's imperial soldiers and hangers-on get stuck in a sinister, abandoned village. Death and gore and mayhem ensue. But one of these soldiers might be a mystical key that could unleash havoc upon the world. Havoc named Czernobog.I love mythology. But this was obtuse, vague, and sometimes difficult to follow. The script was needlessly choppy. I wanted much more from this. And from the art. At least, the gore was kinda cool.

    13. I don't know why people are obsessed with werewolves and vampires when folklore like this exists. It's scary, it's different, it's great.I don't think the story was told as well as it could have been. And although I loved the art style, some of the characters were difficult to tell apart. I really appreciated the style though, the watercolours that you could see the pattern of.Enjoyable, but not fantastic.

    14. Disjointed plot, and equally poorly supported by graphics which were at best ambiguous, with many of the characters, inadequately defined and all looking the same. Badly executed and quite frankly not worth the time (20 minutes) I spent readingSuch a poor effort in fact, that a synopsis of the plot would do it greater service than it deserves. To the prospective readerDON'T BOTHER!

    15. In my efforts to occasionally sample from the comics genre, I've found some interesting stuff (Walking Dead, Mouseguard, etc.) This one didn't do it for me, although I'm sure it would have been fascinating and a bit eerie when I was 10.

    16. [3 and 1/2 stars]Violent graphic novel in which Napoleon's soldiers are stalked by reborn figures from ancient Slavic mythology. Light on characterisation, but with a palpable sense of doom and despair.

    17. Excellent use of history, the supernatural, and imagery. Although, it was grotesque, it was brilliantly used.

    18. Interesting read, starts very dramatic but in the end, is just another play-by-play violent comic books like Hellboy.

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