There is something unearthly and mysterious deep in Ackerman's Field in rural Maine. There is a Stonehenge-like arrangement of seven stones with a horrifying EYE in the center. And whatever dwells there in that strange, windswept setting may have brought about the suicide of one man...and harbor death for the OCD afflicted "N.", whose visits to the field have passed beyond compulsion into the realm of obsession. Based on the chilling short story from the recent Stephen King collection, JUST AFTER SUNSET, this adaptation will provide nightmares aplenty. Just keep counting the stones...keep counting...counting...COLLECTING: Stephen King's N. #1-4
OCD and mental breakdown at its best!
By Michael Carl Debenedictis "Michael DeBenedictis" - October 25, 2010
I'm a fan of Stephen King stories adapted by Marvel (The Dark Tower, especially) and this one is great! The mobisodes excellently portrayed OCD and mental breakdown at brilliantly, theatrically, and very realistically. The graphics were gritty, photo-realistic, and added an extra element of chaos, disorder, and the very image of a man (and woman) going crazy, slowly. The graphic novel adaptation, including visual representations of elements in the short story, not included in the mobisodes, captured all of this brilliantly, as well. I say BUY IT! It's a piece of art in and of itself to become a classic years down the road.
Half past Mad
By TorridlyBoredShopper "T(to the)B(to the)S" - December 1, 2010
It all starts when a patient drifts in and reluctantly begins telling his story. He tells the doctor he doesn't want to drag him in because he knows how it will drag him in and eventually crush him. The doctor sees this as part of a delusion, however, and tells the man to go on. So he tells him about a place where there are stones you can see and count that correctly numbered 7. Still, when you eithe rlook the wrong way or you photo this, it comes out differently. A stone is missing. This leads to other, more serious implications, and to the notion that this means something. It also leads to deaths and to the doctor needing to know. when the doctor goes there he sees something, too, and what he sees is troubling because the truth is an oddity in the making.
When "n' came out, it came out on the computer. It was collected in a book of short stories as well, and this collection does the story justice. Still, the graphic novel depiction of "n" is a beautiufl, beautiful thing... read more
Best graphic novel I've read to date.
By Black Brain - January 15, 2011
This was a great read. I started it one night before I went to sleep and I couldn't put it down. It was very well written and the art fit the story nicely. Being a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft myself I could tell that this novel was 100% inspired from his stories and is definite tribute to the man. It was almost as if Lovecraft wrote this story himself, I was just waiting for Ry'leh to show up in all in non-euclidean glory housing the destroyer of all mortal souls, Lord Cthulhu.
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