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THOSE WHO WALK IN DARKNESS

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Those Who Walk in Darkness

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
John Ridley
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Screenwriter (Three Kings), TV show creator (Platinum), and novelist Ridley concocts a prose comic book — by which I intend a compliment. Darkness is a futuristic, hard-boiled tale whose hero, a cop named Soledad O’Roark, is dedicated to ridding L.A. of ”meta-normals.” That’s what they call in X-Men ”mutants” — here, however, they use their powers almost exclusively with evil intent. Ridley’s headlong sense of plot and action keeps the outlandish aspects of his story from becoming ludicrous; he succeeds in making Soledad one cool cop whose adventures I hope will continue.

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