Month of African-American Comics - Night Stalker #1

All this month I'll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. A quick note - since this month is so relatively short, I'll be featuring an extra comic every week, for a total of 32 comics spotlighted! Here is a list of all the comics spotlighted so far!

In this installment we take a look at Night Stalker #1 by writer Orlando Harding, artist David Miller and colorist Paul Little...

Night Stalker is about two friends, both working as supernatural agents. One works for heaven and the other works for hell. Our lead character, Dyana, is the one who works for hell, hunting down rogue demons, like this nasty little fellow who has a thing for prostitutes (hence her attire)...


She is assisted by a hellion named Azrael. Here he another shot of our Azrael with Dyana...

The book is a fun action comic book. There is an interesting bit where it turns out that Dyana's hunt for demons is not constrained by time, as sometimes she has to go on missions in the past, as she does in this issue where she heads to Studio 54 during the 1970s (leading to a funny bit where she tries to fit in with the lingo of the era).

The big hook for the comic is that heaven and hell are not happy with the friendship between Dyana and her opposite number, Michelle (who we see fighting a creature of death in an epic battle on a bus) and so therefore there is some sort of conspiracy going forward against Dyana. When we first meet her in the comic, she is not in good shape...


How she got there is something that we'll see in the future, as Night Stalker moves to First Comics. I don't know when the next issue is due out, though.

The comic is very slickly put together. Little's colors are top rate and Miller's artwork is very similar to that of Tyler Kirkham, a popular artist for Marvel, DC and Image.

If you want to buy this first issue, you can do some directly from their website here. It's a lot of pages for just $3 (plus $3 for shipping and handling).

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