Deep Sleeper

June 6, 2005 | Trades


Deep Sleeper
Phillip Hester, Mike Huddleston
Image Comics
$12.95 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

The term horror is one that gets heaved around far too liberally in the world of comic of late.
Many titles claim to be a horror book, but sadly few will actually horrify you, at best they’ll make you shrug your shoulders and say ‘sucks to be that guy’.
Now Deep Sleeper, the latest collaboration between Phil Hester and Mike Huddleston, is a book that will horrify you.
Cole Gibson suffers every night with terrible nightmares — the kind that have him waking up in a cold sweat. It’s starting to affect his job and his relationship with his wife and kids.
But Cole’s nightmares are only the tip of the iceburg as he starts to realize the terrifying visions he’s been having are real and he’s caught in the middle of a spiritual war that may end up costing him everything he holds dear.
Hester, best known as the long-time artist on DC Comics’ Green Arrow, takes readers to an incredibly bleak and dark place that is frighteningly vivid. Huddleson, who previously teamed with Hester for the cult-classic The Coffin, brings this dark, forbidding world to life in striking black and white.
There’s a lot to like about Deep Sleeper, just don’t count on getting any winks yourself after devouring it.

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