By Night, Vol. 2

By Night, Vol. 2

Two estranged childhood best friends unexpectedly travel through a portal into another, spookier world where they attempt to create the greatest documentary of all time.Jane Langstaff and Heather Meadows have been to the other side...and now it’s just a question of how to bring proof back home with them. And then there’s the question of how the portal got there in the firs...

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Title:By Night, Vol. 2
Author:John Allison
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Edition Language:English

By Night, Vol. 2 Reviews

  • Jason

    I am adoring this series. Reminds me of early Lumberjanes. Fun and funny with deft character work and just absolutely amazing art.

  • Paul E. Morph

    I’m really enjoying this book. A great mix of the paranormal and the hilarious. I was constantly reading parts out to my wife and passing it over to her so she could see the visual gags... so, I guess you could classify this as ‘wife-annoyingly-funny’. (Please feel free to use that quote on the cover of future printings, Mr. Allison.)

    ‘Wife-annoyingly-funny’

    - Some gimboid on Goodreads

  • Artemy

    By Night keeps being delightfully goofy. The storytelling here is very low-key and kind of slow, the jokes may not be as laugh-out-loud funny and the characters aren't as loveable as in John Allison's Giant Days, but dammit, I still really enjoy this quirky cast and this silly story about two girls accidentally discovering a portal to another dimension. Plus, hey, occasionally it can be hysterical, too.

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  • Chris Lemmerman

    [This review covers all three volumes of By Night]

    By Night, from the mastermind behind Giant Days, John Allison, is a twelve issue maxi-series that features two friends who are trying to work out what to do with their lives when they uncover a conspiracy that spans dimensions and decades and could shake their tiny little town to its core.

    I don't really know what to make of By Night, honestly. It meanders along for twelve issues after establishing its characters, finding a few tangents to go on i

    [This review covers all three volumes of By Night]

    By Night, from the mastermind behind Giant Days, John Allison, is a twelve issue maxi-series that features two friends who are trying to work out what to do with their lives when they uncover a conspiracy that spans dimensions and decades and could shake their tiny little town to its core.

    I don't really know what to make of By Night, honestly. It meanders along for twelve issues after establishing its characters, finding a few tangents to go on instead (like the random issue about one of the characters getting their legs broken by a local mob boss, because sure), only really remembering the true plot of the book near the end and then reaching that ending on a bit of an anticlimax. It's strangely paced to say the least, and feels like both too much plot for just twelve issues and at times not enough plot to justify running that long.

    I wanted to try not to compare this book to Giant Days, but it's difficult when that one's so good and this one's just kind of there. The characters aren't nearly as likeable as those in Giant Days, and it's hard to root for any of them when you can forget their names at times.

    On art we have Christine Larsen, who does a fine job, but really doesn't get enough to work with. The sequences set in the Otherworld are fun and her designwork is great, but the human world stuff gets pretty bland when the town of Spectrum is basically various shades of grey.

    By Night's not a bad book - it just can't seem to decide what it wants to be, and by the time it does, it's run out of pages to tell the story successfully.

  • Becky

    read as single issues

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