Original Release Date: November 5, 2008
Total Number of Issues: 16 (four different mini-series)
Publisher: IDW Comics
Steve Niles is a great writer. He is the man who brought us 30 Days of Night and he is credited as being one of the contemporary comic book writers to really bring horror comics back into prominence. That having been said, the “Steve Niles Omnibus” is a clear attempt to package together some of his weaker stories and offer them at an attractive price.
The Omnibus contains four different mini-series, which equates to sixteen comic books and a whopping 416 pages, all for a very attractive price of $24.99. The four mini-series contained within the Omnibus are included in their entirety, so you do get four distinct and complete stories in this tome. The stories included are: “Aleister Arcane” (3 issues), about a late-night horror host who gives an ungrateful town more than they bargained for upon his death; “The Lurkers” (4 issues), a story about the various incarnations of the living dead and how they exist in the shadows of our society; “Secret Skull” (4 issues), the tale of a supernatural crimefighter who discovers there is more behind her powers than even she realized; and “Wake the Dead” (5 issues), the story of a scientist’s attempt to reanimate the dead with predictably mixed results.