Jasper’s Comic Reviews – Dream Thief!


Dream Thief #1 of 5
Writer: Jai Nitz
Artist: Greg Smallwood
Publisher: Dark Horse
It took me a while to grasp the overall concept of this book, while the main character is plagued with blackouts whether from alcohol or drugs, one thing is clear, John Lincoln doesn’t have control over himself when he’s dormant.
You soon come to terms that Lincoln, though an adult is still going through adolescence due to his immaturity, but that all changes during an outing with his best friend Reggie at a museum.
Once again Lincoln blacks out but when he awakens the next day he not only realizes he is wearing a ancient mask from the museum he jokingly tells Reggie he would steal the night before, but also that has murdered someone, with no recollection of what happened.
The way Jai Nitz brings Lincolns character to life in this first issue of Dream Thief is through the actions of when he’s in a slumbering state. Kind of like sleep walking, but what is more surprising is the transformation Lincoln goes through between his episodes of blacking out and when he is back in control, when he realizes the bigger picture which may sum up his actions.
With Alex Ross doing a terrific look of Lincoln of his mysterious Dream Thief persona on the main cover. Smallwood’s artwork is nice throughout the book, but if there was a problem that I have, is how many panels are in each page. Between the dramatizations of Lincolns actions when he wears the mask, but it is overbearing to see that many panels in multiple pages throughout the entire comic. Hopefully that changes once the other issues are released.
Anyone who likes a thriller/mystery will enjoy Dream Thief, as from me it wasn’t too bad. Wondering what explanation Nitz has with the ending as you get into the second issue and what comes of the entire miniseries.
I’m giving Dream Thief, issue 1 a 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

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