The Night Things

The Night Things 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 he

  • Title: The Night Things
  • Author: Ted Naifeh
  • ISBN: 9781934964774
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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

    One thought on “The Night Things”

    1. 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.

    2. 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?!)

    3. 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 more interesting hobbies, and that all kinds of g [...]

    4. "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 mo [...]

    5. 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 s [...]

    6. 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.

    7. This was such a great graphic novel.Written excellent with enough detail even for a gn. Very very good!! :)

    8. I LOVE this series. This, and Jeff Smith's Bone, really got me into comics. Huge fan of Ted's work. He is a gifted storyteller and artist and I look forward to reading his latest work.

    9. Courtney Crumrin has a very informative preface by Kelly Crumrin, addressing the inherent scariness of childhood. It gave me something to think about. I know I was a kid that loved reading scary books, although I admit I did get a bit too scared a time or two. One part of his commentary that hit me hard was that he felt the collective conscious of children picked up on the real monsters that prey on children in the world. I didn't like to think about that, because I hate the idea of children bei [...]

    10. I got an eGalley of this book through NetGalley. It was a really excellent graphic novel filled with mystery, some creepy things, and magic. After reading it I want to go out and read all of the other books in the series.Courtney Crumrin is forced to move into her great-uncle's old creepy house with her parents (who are broke and need a place to live). To say that Courtney doesn't fit in in this prestigious town and preppy school is an understatement. Then one night Courtney sees something in he [...]

    11. This review is from my blog: The Malaysian Reader:Here’s what I love about Ted Naifeh’s book. It’s basically a story with a familiar theme: a young girl moves to a new place and a new school and has to make new friends. Except there are strange goings on in her new place (her granduncle Aloysius spooky old house to be precise) and there are even stranger things in the woods of her new neigbourhood.But those aren’t what I love about this book. They are great and familiar tropes but what h [...]

    12. Disclaimer: I got a free ARC via netgalley.Poor Courtney Crumrin. Her parents are clueless, the family has moved in with her mysterious uncle, she’s the new kid at school, and there is something that goes bump in the night in her bedroom. What’s a girl to do?Use her noggin.Courtney Crumrin, like Tiffany Achling, is the girl’s answer to Harry Potter. She’s Hermione gone gothic. Well, slightly Goth. Courtney is her own teen after all. (And how come male authors keep doing this, not female [...]

    13. I had already read this book in the original black & white, but when I saw they had released a color edition I squeeled in delight and just had to have it - and my wonderful husband obliged me. :>First, for the art, the colors do wonderful things. One of the, erm, issues with Naifeh's art is that a lot of it is similar and I sometimes find it hard to differentiate things. The color both helps create depth and detail, as well as just bringing the images to life. 4.5 stars.As to the stories [...]

    14. This book was a disappointment for me. First, I didn't really like the characters in it. Courtney in particular is a boring character. She doesn't really have any personality other than she doesn't like things. She hates her parents. She hates her school. She hates her life. That is her only defining characteristic. As for her character, it's uneven. At the beginning of the book, she is a scared little child when she sees a small monster in her room. A few pages later, she's running through the [...]

    15. This first volume of the Courtney Crumrin collection features Courtney facing both school bullies and strange gothic creatures, after her parents run short on money and move themselves and Courtney in to live with creepy Uncle Aloysius. Courtney finds herself in a darkly weird new world, but her ingenuity and drive help her tackle both her social problems and the things that go bump in the night.This book is an interesting blend of supernatural and real-life problems. Courtney is tough and cleve [...]

    16. Actually I am not a big fan of graphic novels, so may be that's the reason I wasn't fascinated by it.It wasn't a bad one, It was a nice quick read. but just that.I liked Courtney's uncle a lot, I like these weird characters, that you think they are evil, but actually they are kind from inside.It was fine, but not a very good book that deserves more than 3 stars, at least for me!

    17. The pages seemed rather too cramped for my taste and it made it hard for me to read. Similarly for the drawing style, it seemed to change too much. But I found the characters interesting and it reminded me of Lemony Snicket, Coraline, and Tim Burton

    18. The art is eye-catching and the story is entertaining, but the book never quite rises to be worthy of four stars.

    19. Ovaj sam strip iskopao na digitalnoj polici nekog od dobrih duša, nisam siguran više gde (jesam, stravičan sam knjiški voajer, špijuniram na sve strane) i mnogo sam srećan zbog toga.Autor ne pokušava da pravi preveliki otklon od uobičajnih bajkovitih, snenih priča koje mnogi od nas toliko vole. Ima tu malo Andersona, Gejmena i Barkera, pomalo atmosferom podseća i na "Lokot i Ključ" čak i indie pristupom na "I Kill Giants" Mračno igranje, maštanje na granici fantazije neobičnih st [...]

    20. Originally posted hereCourtney Crumrin and the Night Things is filled with dark humor and wild characters that I did not expect from a series that seemed to be aimed to a younger audience. I liked it, however, and for a first volume, it kept me engaged and wanting more. Courtney Crumrin, its titular heroine, just moved with her parents to her Uncle Aloysius’s house. I think mansion would fit better, but it is obvious that it has seen better days. It is now dark, spooky, and had all the looks o [...]

    21. Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh is the first in a YA paranormal graphic novel series. Although published originally in 2003, it's been reissued in color.The book opens with Courtney and her family moving in with a great uncle. He's basically a hermit, shacked up in his dilapidated mansion on the edge of a wealthy but severely dysfunctional (think Stepford Wives) town.At home Courtney faces all sorts of strange night creatures invading the house and her room. At school she fac [...]

    22. Courtney moves into a gothic mansion with strange noises and a fey forest right outside her door. "Harry Potter," this is not. After Courtney's only kind-of friend is eaten by a goblin in the woods, she decides that she's not going to put up with the trouble in her life, both everyday and supernatural. With a book of spells she "borrows" from her uncle, she takes on school bullies with the aid of a goblin, tries to make friends with a magic spell, baby-sits a changeling, and takes on a doppelgan [...]

    23. I was sucked into the story right away! Courtney's parents, living well beyond their means, jump at the chance to live rent free at Great Uncle Aloysius's creepy old mansion that happens to be in the rich area of town. Having use of the lower floors but strictly forbidden to enter his upper domain the parents settle in. Courtney can't make friends at school due to her association with the Crumrin house and she hears things in the night. This leads to her snooping around and finding an old book w [...]

    24. I absolutely loves this graphic novel. Vol. 1 contains the first 4 stories in Courtney's saga. After her parents overspend, they are forced to move into an eerie old mansion with Courtney's great uncle. Little does Courtney know that she is a witch and through interaction with her uncle, will learn what skills she possesses.The art in the book is amazing. The panels are done in dark tones and I don't know how to describe it other than saying it is creepy and cute - what a combination, but it wor [...]

    25. Ted Naifeh, why do you make it so hard to love your books? Storytelling is magical, the artwork is out of this world, so why? why? why? why would you give everyone in the book (every single character) a nose except your main character? Courtney Crumrin is drawn without a freaking nose! And if you think that bothers me then you are correct. It just takes away from every panel because all I can see if her lack of a nose. This SO could have been on my favorites list but I just can't get past the no [...]

    26. Yea so well I think I'm starting to get the whole direction this premise is going to. It's a bit dark for a book that seems to be directed to children actually. I pretty much enjoyed this first volume and is looking forward to the next one. The artwork, well it was published by Oni Press, so my good expectations about it were met. Anyhow, the point is, Courtney Crumrin and her wild curiosity is enough of a reason for you lot to give it a try. If you like supernatural things and occult tales, thi [...]

    27. Courtney Crumrin reminds me of other stories about weird girls such as Coraline, Emily the Strange and Ruby Gloom to name a few. I found this to be a much darker story than any of of those, however. The best way to describe Courtney is that she is a goth chick who isn't really trying to be goth. She sees others around her as shallow and one dimensional and is drawn to dark and mysterious things such as magic. Despite this, she is still troubled by the usual teenage issues such as loneliness and [...]

    28. Ted Naifeh's Coutrney Crumrin series has quickly become one of my favorite comics on this side of the millenium. The author takes elements from very traditional folklore, those grim and dark versions of fairies, and turns them into small stories starring a young, angsty social misfit called Courtney Crumrin. The chapters are often quirky, and show much more understanding and mercy to creatures of the night than fancy humans, but if that does not scare you, I'd heartily recommend these graphic no [...]

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