Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things

✺ [BOOKS] ✮ Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things By Ted Naifeh ❄ – 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 Fan favorite and critical darling Courtney and The Epub Û Crumrin is back in a series of newly remastered full color hardcover editions Courtney's parents have dragged her out to a high Courtney Crumrin eBook ↠ 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 Crumrin and The PDF É lurking under her bed.Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things

Ted Naifeh is an American comic and The Epub Û book writer and artist who gained notoriety for his illustrations in the goth romance comic Gloomcookie Naifeh has since become most known Courtney Crumrin eBook ↠ as the creator of the Eisner Award nominated series Courtney Crumrin published by Oni Press.

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  • Hardcover
  • 137 pages
  • Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things
  • Ted Naifeh
  • English
  • 14 March 2015
  • 9781934964774

10 thoughts on “Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things

  1. says:

    I only just read the first volume so far but I am ADDICTED I absolutely love Courtney Crumrin She’s not a people pleaser In fact as a general rule she’d rather be on her own than surrounded by people She’s led a pretty normal life so far before she arrived to her Uncle’s house that is a house that terrorizes as much as it mystifiesStrange creatures lurk in the dark Courtney can sense something is amiss—something is watching her and waiting for her to do something—and she’s curious enough to find out Turns out the house has than one secret and her uncle about a dozenThis first volume contains four chapters and in each chapter Courtney Crumrin discovers about the world she stepped in She learns about the dangers roaming the house and the neighbourhood and develops her own abilities She meets a few people but most of them fail to leave a positive impression on her—lots of characters seek to either trick her or kill her so it’s hard for her spirits to be very high But still she finds joy in spending time with her newfound uncle and evading her parents

  2. says:

    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. says:

    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

  4. says:

    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 interesting hobbies and that all kinds of ghoulies and ghasts hang around the mansion and the surrounding townCourtney has adventures with a goblin in the woods meddles with magic to deal with bullies and her social isolation and has to go rescue an infant she is babysitting from the Goblin Market Finally she is almost replaced by a dopplegangerIt's cute in places and Courtney has attitude But not terribly original and there seems to be no major metaplot; not surprising given the target audience Also I was not a fan of the artwork particularly Courtney and her fish eyed noseless face that makes her look like an alien Bratz dollIt was okay and I might read other books in the series if I see them at the library but it's certainly not something I'd go out of my way to finish I think children will find it far resonant and creepy; I saw it as a Middle Grade version of Tales from the Crypt

  5. says:

    I need

  6. says:

    A young adult graphic novel series that's also compelling for adults Or at least the adults in this house who bought all seven full color hardbacks even though our library has them It begins when young Courtney goes to live with her uncle a wizard after her daffy parents finally run out of the ability to pretend they have lots of money Turns out Courtney has some magical gifts of her own and her uncle may be a much needed emotional connection for Courtney or just another heartbreakThese books are dark Very very dark Murder painful losses social isolation and at least one uasi suicide attempt by a child Why do I love them? Because a those things can make good fiction and b Courtney's character has a fully developed uniue interesting personality and a desire for justice that I empathize with She's growing up in a world where allies are few and dangers are many and she has power that she doesn't yet know how to manage She takes the initiative when there's a problem though sometimes that doesn't turn out as the right thing to do The magic here is creepy as hell the art is ominous and otherworldy when appropriate and the conseuences for mistakes are appropriately weighty Definitely track down the color version if you can but if you can't the story is clearly just as good in black and white

  7. says:

    A nice read but unfortunately nothing

  8. says:

    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 happensThe 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 than the average new girl When you live in a town full of creepy things talking cats changelings goblins beasts among others it's a little than the average kid can handle Courtney on the contrary seems to embrace the weirdness in her new life with a smart snarky attitude and she isn't afraid to fight back In retrospect I found that I liked Courtney's character and was willing to follow her through her respective encountersDespite places where the commonplace humor is a bit forced and cheesy the story does have decent dark humor and situational focus The episodic pursuits Courtney finds herself within are interesting from one instance of magic gone wrong when Courtney tries to fit in with her peers and ends up getting too much attention to dealing with a doppelganger attempting to steal her identity Those elements drew me in though I'll admit that I wasn't necessarily drawn to many of the characters in this work other than Courtney and her uncle I think that's probably the story's major Achilles heel because the characters don't draw you into the work and most of them other than Courtney and her uncle aren't even around long enough for you to get to know themThe art style is appealing particularly in its darker convoluted stylings I liked both the full color and BW panels the graphic novel showcasedIt feels like the kind of story suited for those who like Grimm's Fairy Tales especially in places where the story gives off a dark contrast and those who like the paranormal in an episodic format may find the interactions among different creatures fun Despite the age recommendation of 7 and up I would say that this story is probably better suited for elder teensOverall score 35Note I received this as an ARC from NetGalley from the publisher Oni Press

  9. says:

    I first became aware of the Courtney Crumrin series when I saw it compared to Tom Siddell's brilliant Gunnerkrigg Court graphic novels originally a web comic which I absolutely adore When a friend also had good things to say about the Courtney Crumrin comic I decided I needed to give these books a try and I'm glad that I didCourtney Crumrin and the Night Things is a trade edition containing the four individual issues of the comic and is narrated by a goblin named Butterworth who introduces the tale of young Courtney and how she and her status conscious parents first came to live with their Great Uncle Aloysius Crumrin in his sinister mansion in the exclusive suburb of Hillsborough Courtney's difficulties fitting in with her spoiled classmates her growing awareness of the unearthly creatures around her and her interest and involvement in her Uncle Aloysius' hobby of witchcraft are all set out here in a narrative that never fails to entertainLike another reviewer I was particularly struck by the fact that one of Courtney's classmates wanders off into the woods and is never seen again eaten by a goblin and this causes little excitement This is emblematic of the way in which the extraordinary is accepted with little comment an aspect of Ted Naifeh's storytelling that I find very appealing The artwork is spot on particularly in the way that it captures the general vacuity of Courtney's parents or Uncle Aloysius' frightening yet somehow also endearing mien All in all a fabulous little comic I will definitely be seeking out the seuels

  10. says:

    I don't know why it took me so long to read this I mean I knew who Courtney Crumrin was I was aware of her existence of this books I was even intrigued despite that I just never took the time to actually read any of this seriesFor some reason the other day I think it was actually a Comixology sale? I all of a sudden found myself finally reading this Even weirder I found myself not only really enjoying it but forcing myself to slow down and not read it all in one sitting I wanted to at least get two sittings out of it I loved the character of Courtney I loved the dynamic she had with her family and I absolutely loved the art I just found the whole thing charming and a delight to read It's the perfect pallet cleanser when you just want to sit back andenjoy I will most definitely be carrying on with the rest of the books

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