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Pub Date 13 Jun 2023 | Archive Date Not set

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A dark new graphic novel thriller in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith

In Europe on a business trip, Jonathan Webb can't sleep. Instead, he finds himself wandering the night in a strange foreign city, with his new friend, the mysterious and violent Rainer as his guide. Rainer shows Jonathan the hidden world of the night, a world without rules or limits. But when the fun turns dangerous, Jonathan may find himself trapped in the dark... And the question is, what will he do to get home?

Night Fever is a pulse-pounding noir thriller featuring the Jekyll-and-Hyde story of a man facing the darkness inside himself. This riveting tour-of-the-night is a must-have for all Brubaker and Phillips readers.

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Night Fever pulled me in from the first moment with its razor sharp writing and gorgeous art. Brubaker and Phillips have crafted a taut, riveting story, as disturbing as it is satisfying, full of memorable lines and stunning images. Thought-provoking and highly entertaining.” ―Charles Yu, National Book Award winning author of Interior Chinatown

"Brubaker’s masterfully hardboiled scripting is both unnervingly nihilistic and propulsively thrilling, and Phillips’s illustration has rarely evoked such nuances of character or absolute menace. VERDICT Another masterwork from a collaborative team that seems increasingly incapable of producing anything less. —Library Journal 

"Crackling, effortless style." ―Publishers Weekly

"The art is striking. Moody and noir, it also makes strong use of colors: one page contrasts yellow with dominant blues, purples, and blacks to illuminate graphic violence, while other pages use lighter tones to indicate Jonathan having a greater measure of control. Part mysterious crime story, part psychological drama, Night Fever is a haunting graphic novel in which a man tests his limits and realizes why they existed in the first place." ―Foreword Reviews

A dark new graphic novel thriller in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith

In Europe on a business trip, Jonathan Webb can't sleep. Instead, he finds himself wandering the night in a strange foreign...


Advance Praise

Night Fever pulled me in from the first moment with its razor sharp writing and gorgeous art. Brubaker and Phillips have crafted a taut, riveting story, as disturbing as it is satisfying, full of memorable lines and stunning images. Thought-provoking and highly entertaining.” ―Charles Yu, National Book Award winning author of Interior Chinatown

"Brubaker’s masterfully hardboiled scripting is both unnervingly nihilistic and propulsively thrilling, and Phillips’s illustration has rarely evoked such nuances of character or absolute menace. VERDICT Another masterwork from a collaborative team that seems increasingly incapable of producing anything less. —Library Journal 

"Crackling, effortless style." ―Publishers Weekly

"The art is striking. Moody and noir, it also makes strong use of colors: one page contrasts yellow with dominant blues, purples, and blacks to illuminate graphic violence, while other pages use lighter tones to indicate Jonathan having a greater measure of control. Part mysterious crime story, part psychological drama, Night Fever is a haunting graphic novel in which a man tests his limits and realizes why they existed in the first place." ―Foreword Reviews


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"Brubaker and Phillips's books have always been about eight years ahead of their time." —Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA, Paper Girls

"Brubaker & Phillips continue to make sweet music together, broadcast to you in the form of the best comics around." —Robert Kirkman, Invincible, The Walking Dead

"Ed and Sean are that rare longterm collaboration that never become complacent, each project is a new revelation, the love visibly increased, the enthusiasm for the craft only growing over time. You don't have to consider the purchase, you make it on instinct at this point." —Rick Remender, Deadly Class, Black Science

"Like Scorsese and De Niro, Brubaker and Phillips are the unmatched masters of a certain kind of storytelling—those fables of doomed and deluded men who are ready to die bloody, defending the tatters of their soiled American dreams. A new title from the sharpshooters behind Criminal and Fatale is reason enough to go on living." —Joe Hill, Locke & Key, Horns, NOS4A2

"Brubaker and Phillips have achieved the sort of creative consistency that'd justify critics filing their INSTANT CLASSIC reviews before they even read whatever they put out next." —Kieron Gillen, The Wicked + The Divine, Die

"I’ve been reading Ed Brubaker comics since the first appearance of Ed Brubaker comics and every single time he announces a new title I mutter to myself: 'ugh! I wish I would’ve thought of that!'" —Brian Michael Bendis, Powers

"I'm a pretty easy mark for any Brubaker-Philips creation..."Jonathan Hickman, East of West, House of X

“Two of the best in the business, no contest.” —Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel, B*tch Planet

Night Fever pulled me in from the first moment with its razor sharp writing and gorgeous art. Brubaker and Phillips have crafted a taut, riveting story, as disturbing as it is satisfying, full of...


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My thanks to both NetGalley and the publisher Image Comics for an advanced copy of this graphic novel that takes place in the City of Lights, featuring a man who decides to be someone else, and the consequences for not being who we are.

Sometimes even the best of lives are boring. A job one is good at, with travel, meeting new people, discussing books, that sounds great. However everything looks perfect from far away, living that perfect life could be exhausting. The kind of exhausting that drives a person from sleep, that makes one wander and do dumb things. Things that make sense at the time, things that take one back to a misspent youth, before mortgages, baseball games and talks about publishing, when life was a rush. Something to be grasped with both hands, not a burden that has to be carried to the grave. But thrills lead to spills, and possibly even kills, and that other life might be over before it has even begun. Night Fever is a graphic novel, as fever dream, written and illustrated by two creators at the top of their game, Ed Brubaker on words, Sean Phillips on art, with Jacob Phillips as colorist.

Jonathan Webb is so bored with his life that even sleep isn't an escape anymore. Webb works for a publisher selling the foreign rights to books, a job he has grown tired of, even as a new book starts to bother him. This combined with a lack of sleep and a sudden lapse of judgement in his job sends him out one night to the streets of Paris looking for a pharmacy and some drugs to calm him. Webb sees a couple walking with masks on their face and follows them to te catacombs where a mad party is going on. Webb fakes his way in claiming to be Griffin, a random name on a page. Webb is given chips to gamble,which he does well with,, drinks to sip, and lots of bizarre scenery to take in. Leaving he is attacked for his and rescued by man named Ranier who offers him a life at night that Webb is soon addicted to, and that's when things really start to turn.

A story that starts quiet and moves into high speed, with lots of chaos, action, violence, and confusion. Brubaker is very good at setting the scene, and the place and letting things rip. Webb is a fully developed character in that one can understand why he is bored, and yet like other people around him, can't understand as he really does have a good life. A skill that Brubaker has is making the characters talk about their occupations in such a way that again, they seem real. I have noticed this a few times while reading books by Brubaker and Phillips, the conversations sound like they were lifted from real publishing types, as here, real detectives in other books, or killers. No wasted words, everything fits in the story. The art is really good. The afterword mention that Phillips asked for a European based story, and the art reflects the city of Paris and the era. The cars, the planes, the catacombs, even the hotel rooms, all look real and lived in. The characters are all distinctive and rendered well. Kudos also to Jacob Phillips for the coloring, which make the story really pop in a few places.

A great story, not just a crime story as would be expected from these gentleman. A story of want, identity, and losing control. An mature work, not just bad guys doing bad things, but sort of a mid-life crisis with a bit of police chase and some David Bowie music. Can't wait to read more from this duo.

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Jonathan Webb is on a business trip to Paris for the publisher he works for. One night, battling insomnia, he finds himself trying to find a pharmacy to get something to knock him out, but all the pharmacies are closed. A fateful meeting with a stranger will change his life and unlock a side in him he didn't know existed.

I really enjoyed this book! The story was intriguing and the artwork is absolutely phenomenal. I loved the color palette that was used. I also liked the different tone of the story with the horror elements. Brubaker and Phillips are a great team and I love their work. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves noir with some horror mixed in.

My thanks to Image Comics, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and NetGalley for gifting me a digital copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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This book is literally a fever dream on the page. The illustrations add to the chaos and whiplash that the story gives you as the reader. By the end of this story you will be questioning reality.

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This graphic novel is thoroughly enjoyable for anyone who enjoys thrillers with horror elements. At times it is primal, visceral. At others, it speaks to the sort of deep questions that reveal themselves in the darkness. While it leaves some of these deep questions unanswered, perhaps the point was not the answer but the asking.

Beginning with the creative team, Brubaker and Phillips have been collaborating for years now and their creative synergy shows in this book. These two seem to be at the height of their powers, telling a story here that is seamless. The art is expressive and moody, reminiscent of some of the greatest noir storytelling. This is helped along particularly well by the work of Jacob Phillips on colors.

The story itself is about a man on a business trip who begins to question the meaning of his life. He travels to a place, does his job, goes home. Wash, rinse, repeat. But this trip is different. Suffering from insomnia he chooses to step outside of his normal routine and live a little. He quickly finds himself in some strange and intense places, and he links up with another individual who continues to lead him through his nightly wanderings.

As the story progresses, the main character takes on a new persona, becoming increasingly violent, increasingly promiscuous, increasingly dangerous until one fateful morning he wakes up to find that someone has been killed. His memories hazy and unreliable, he is not completely sure if it was him that did the killing.

In true thriller fashion we see a couple of interesting twists as the story barrels toward its conclusion. In the interest of avoiding spoilers, I will say that the twists were satisfying and added to the enjoyment of the story.

Night Fever is a graphic novel produced by some the greatest comic creators of this generation and represents years of collaborative work and it shows. The setting and tone of this book is a bit of a departure from previous collaborations between Brubaker and Phillips, but like their previous work, it remains an excellent read. I especially enjoyed sitting with the questions that were being asked and wondering even upon finishing the story if everything was what it seemed to be. Night Fever is a great book that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good graphic thriller.

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This story explores what it means to be someone else and the consequences of living another life. It captures middle-age ennui of satisfaction and complacency and wrestles through a Weird insomniac noir world of violence, power, and sex.

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"An amazing new original graphic novel from the bestselling creators of Pulp, Reckless, Criminal, and Kill or Be Killed. Who are you, really? Are you the things you do, or are you the person inside your mind? In Europe on a business trip, Jonathan Webb can't sleep. Instead, he finds himself wandering the night in a strange foreign city, with his new friend, the mysterious and violent Rainer as his guide. Rainer shows Jonathan the hidden world of the night, a world without rules or limits. But when the fun turns dangerous, Jonathan may find himself trapped in the dark...And the question is, what will he do to get home? Night Fever is a pulse-pounding noir thriller from grand masters Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. A Jekyll-and-Hyde story of a man facing the darkness inside himself, this riveting tour of the night is a must-have for all Brubaker and Phillips readers!"

I'm beyond excited for this, but I will point out that because of it I'm not getting a new Reckless installment and that makes me very sad.

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A pretty dark view into the world of a man who's at his midlife crisis and decides to go a direction that feels like he's reading one of the thriller mystery novels. But the situations a regular dude is placed in makes for some unexpected endings. I really enjoyed the end, as it wrapped up this dark tale in a very believable way on top of some excellent art as always from the main man Phillips. This team never fails to deliver the goods. It's probably closer to a 3.5 but I'll bump it up to a 4 for the ballsy ending.

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Night Fever is a disorienting and violent take on the midlife crisis. It's a novel that I think will resonate with a lot of men who grind away at jobs they don't mind, but don't love, as the years by.

Jonathan Webb has what others would call a perfect life, but he's not happy in it. He'll take any sort of excitement or change that comes along, even if it's dangerous. He travels to Paris for work regularly but no longer enjoys it. He can't sleep. He starts taking drugs and meets a stranger who encourages him to let loose his darker impulses. His life quickly spirals in a few short days.

The artwork by Sean Phillips is incredible in this novel, it's the best part of the book for me. It's very cinematic, with real depth to the shots. Almost every panel has detailed backgrounds that give a real sense of the world beyond the story being told. I read this book on my tablet but ended up buying a hardcover copy for the art. The colour is perfect too. Very noir.

Brubaker/Phillips are an automatic buy for me and have been for a while. This book is one of my favourites from them now, up there with Pulp and the Fade Out. Can't wait to see what they do next.

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Brubaker and Phillips have done it again.

Jonathan Webb is an American man attending a work conference in France, something he's done a million times. This time, however, he's having difficulty sleeping. It started on the plane ride to France, when he was reading a manuscript for work and noticed that a dream described within it is one he had before when younger. Since then he hasn't slept. It's been three days.

While wandering the streets of the city he comes across a strange club. On a whim, he takes the name of one of the attendees who isn't yet there and begins to assume a different identity. He runs with a dangerous, elite crowd and begins to learn some strange secrets. He still has yet to sleep. Things take on a dreamlike quality - pieces are missing, but slowly they all come together.

What now? What about the life that Webb left?

Brubaker and Phillips are an impeccable team. NIGHT FEVER was an electric read, dark and contemplative with a throughline of philosophical considerations about the human condition and what our true self is. It's a story that will live on in my mind for quite some time to come, mulling over the different implications that exist within the story.

If you're a fan of RECKLESS or VELVET I highly recommend picking this book up. If you're new to Brubaker and Phillips, this is quite a strong entry point as well. It'll stick with you.

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Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are known for creating gritty and intelligent graphic novels that stand out in the genre. In "Night Fever" they have outdone themselves to create a stand alone story that works on multiple levels to engage and delight fans. This book focuses on an insomniac on a sale trip abroad in the midst of a mid-life crisis who is drawn into a series of strange and hallucinatory events. This book is recommended for fans of noir and those who can except that knowing the truth is not as important as knowing oneself.

Thanks to the NetGalley and the publisher, Image Comics, for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest feedback.

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This is another hit from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, and for Image Comics. Fatale remains my favorite of their collaborations and this had some similar vibes - the title is very apt! Set in the 70s, with an apropros color palette courtesy of colorist Jacob Phillips and an art style in homage to period comics, Brubaker tells the story of man who considers himself a failure of a writer for having gone to work in publishing... and then not written anything. And things snowball from there lol

"The thing is, you can be a success and a failure at the same time." (pg. 23)

That is the crux of Night Fever; the pull between real life and your dreams and goals. This hit me harder than I expected because, in my mid-30s now, I am going through this same existential realization. Even as the story starts to go off the rails in completely unexpected ways, it still felt relatable, like the fever dream of an alternate you. How much of what the protagonist experiences is real? Who knows!

I absolutely loved this.

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Another rich and readable tale from Brubaker and Phillips. Dark, exciting, and everything we've come to expect from this fantastic team.

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This is VERY GOOD. This is a sleek, stylish, European neo-noir that plunges the reader and it's main character into a increasingly wild, thrill-a-minute adventure.

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Thank you so much to NetGalley and Ed Brubaker for providing me with a complimentary digital ARC for Night Fever. The honest opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Who are you deep down? Are you the things you do, or are you the person inside your mind?
 
On a business trip in Europe, Jonathan Webb finds himself spending many sleepless nights. Instead, he wanders the night in a strange foreign city, with his new friend, the mysterious and sometimes violent Rainer. Rainer shows Jonathan the hidden world only found at night, a world without any rules or limitations. But when the fun turns sinister, Jonathan may find himself trapped in the dark... And the question is, what will he choose to do?
 
I love comic books and graphic novels! I think the graphics were amazing. The story was fun and fast paced. I think it’s relatable to feel stuck in your life and seek out something new and exciting. Jonathan definitely found himself in a different world.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys action packed graphic novels!

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What a wild ride. Brubaker brings a dark tale of personal exploration to life in this one, and it did not go where I was thinking. Sean Phillips is excellent as always.

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Truly a fever dream of a read! Gritty technicolor noir that makes you question whether you should feel sorry for the main character or not. A tale middle-aged horror story that centers around longing and what you would do when presented with the opportunity to be someone else.

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I liked this overall as it was an interesting and well-thought-out plot. I liked the art style and felt liked it added to the drama and action of the story. The action made me really get into the story and I enjoyed other writing by both writers. I would read more in this series as I loved what Brubaker and Phillips did with this. If there followed more in this series and character i'd read it!

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I absolutely loved reading this dark adventure comic. I was completely drawn into the topic and could not stop reading it.

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This was a hell of a thing to pick off my tbr when I couldn’t sleep. I hadn’t read the description; the cover pulled me in and once I saw the creative team it was a done deal. I like what I’ve read of Brubaker and Phillips and I’ve got more of their work on my list.

Going in blind I was a bit concerned at the start that we were going to have a very violent midlife crisis on out hands. And while that isn’t entirely untrue it also doesn’t capture just what the story is about.

Jonathan Webb can’t sleep. On an ill-timed expedition for… we’ll call them sleeping pills — he follows a domino-masked couple into an underground speakeasy for the very rich and gets saved by a manic pixie dreamboat with a violent streak that makes me think I probably should have read/watched Fight Club.

Things get progressively more interesting and convoluted as our storytellers slip into their familiar mashup of spy noir and the reader os left just as confused about the reality if the situation as Webb himself.

I was pleasantly surprised by how it all wrapped up and I look forward, as always, to seeing more work from Brubaker and Phillips.

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Special thanks to NetGalley and Image Comics for the ARC!

Night Fever is about a middle-aged man flying to France to sell a client's book to international booksellers who makes a life changing decision to follow a masked couple into an exclusive, anonymous party that ends up being more dangerous than he could have ever expected

The story was very intriguing and kept me on my toes. The artists and author did an amazing collaborative work getting the story across with words and picture; it's tricky to figure out what needs to be shown versus told, and they did an excellent job.

The colors during the car chase are so vivid, and the shift from cool to warm colors as the tensions rise from it is such a clever transition, and I really love the way they depicted the mental explosion from the onset of the drugs.

Highly recommend it

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Swift, dark, grim, scary, evocative. I really enjoyed this quick read, of losing yourself to insomnia and the feeling of not being who you wish you were. The whole story was like a fever dream, and I found myself having to go back a few pages to remember what had just happened due to the quick action. It was so so good.

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This was my first graphic novel from this duo and it will not be my last! What an unexpected crazy ride! Loved both the art and the story so much I ordered a copy. Good Reads review left, A link to my booktube video to come!

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How many reviews do I have that begin with something like "Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are my favorite creative team in comics"? Quite a few. But it's because they have delivered again and again. I have a staple of authors who put out one to two novels a year and I can count on them maintaining the quality. Brubaker and Phillips have achieved that in the medium of comics. We just got the 5 amazing Reckless books over the past few years, and so it was time for them to change the pace. Oh, it's still an amazing noir thriller filled with great twists and turns, but this time we get a new setting, as American Jonathan Webb finds himself unable to sleep during a business trip and embarks into the dark and shady night of a strange European city. I found myself drawn into the story from page one and read furiously through to the end, breathlessly desperately to see how it ended. Now comes that long wait for the next Brubaker/Phillips story.

Special Thanks to Image Comics and Edelweiss Plus for the digital ARC. It was given to me for an honest opinion.

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This is Brubaker and Phillips at their top game. Dark sexy and creepy with excessive violence and sex. By using a European setting it feels different to their previous collaborations but still has the power you would expect from two of the best in the business. Thanks to Netgalley and Image Comics for the chance to read this. Highly recommended

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How many reviews do I have that begin with something like "Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are my favorite creative team in comics"? Quite a few. But it's because they have delivered again and again. I have a staple of authors who put out one to two novels a year and I can count on them maintaining the quality. Brubaker and Phillips have achieved that in the medium of comics. We just got the 5 amazing Reckless books over the past few years, and so it was time for them to change the pace. Oh, it's still an amazing noir thriller filled with great twists and turns, but this time we get a new setting, as American Jonathan Webb finds himself unable to sleep during a business trip and embarks into the dark and shady night of a strange European city. I found myself drawn into the story from page one and read furiously through to the end, breathlessly desperately to see how it ended. Now comes that long wait for the next Brubaker/Phillips story.

Special Thanks to Image Comics and Netgalley for the digital ARC. This was given to me for an honest review.

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How many reviews do I have that begin with something like "Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are my favorite creative team in comics"? Quite a few. But it's because they have delivered again and again. I have a staple of authors who put out one to two novels a year and I can count on them maintaining the quality. Brubaker and Phillips have achieved that in the medium of comics. We just got the 5 amazing Reckless books over the past few years, and so it was time for them to change the pace. Oh, it's still an amazing noir thriller filled with great twists and turns, but this time we get a new setting, as American Jonathan Webb finds himself unable to sleep during a business trip and embarks into the dark and shady night of a strange European city. I found myself drawn into the story from page one and read furiously through to the end, breathlessly desperately to see how it ended. Now comes that long wait for the next Brubaker/Phillips story.

Special Thanks to Image Comics and NetGalley for the digital ARC. This was given to me for an honest review.

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This is my second read from Brubaker/Phillips and I have to say I do like the retro feel of what they do, this too read like an old crime noir but with a bit more violence.

We follow 'Griffin' on his journey, delving deeper into the dark underworld as it were. There's a lot of built up tension throughout, and there's a bit of turning and twisting. The ending was particularly good I think.

I do want to comment this time on how gorgeous the use of colour was, some of these pages were superb.

There's some things I feel never get resolved like the dream and the aliens, but overall a solid read.

ARC courtesy of NetGalley.

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Nightfever is a joy. Dark and unrelenting Phillips’ art mixed with the noir and gore of Brubaker’s story make for a very satisfied graphic novel fan.

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I honestly went into this graphic novel completely blind and I was far from disappointed. The story is dark and a but gory but full of twists and turns. I really enjoyed the journey. Highly recommend.

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Night Fever is an apt title for this fever dream of an experience for an average, yet unhappy middle-aged man who seemingly "has it all." Like a more violent Eyes Wide Shut, Night Fever takes the reader on a surreal journey with an unreliable narrator who gets much more than he bargained for.

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Night Fever was an interesting look into the potential for violence inside even the most mild individuals. It considers who we are and who we want to be and who we can be, and how much our secret wants and prospective choices influence our lives. Jonathan thinks he wants to be a particular type of person, he wants to be seen a certain way, and he makes decisions reflecting those hidden wants, but once he's in the thick of things he's eager to go back to his real life. However, the things he chose to do would have certainly changed him from the person he was before. I found myself wondering at the end whether his stint as Griffin was the departure from who he has been, or if his normal life is a mask for who he always was.

Language: High
Drugs: High
Sex: High
Violence: High

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My thanks to Image Comics for a temporary digital review copy via NetGalley of ‘Night Fever’ by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips.

This is my first experience of the creative team of Brubaker & Phillips; though in a section titled ‘And For More From’ there’s a collection of covers from their many publications.

The story itself was fascinating, very much a noir thriller with touches of horror.

May 1978 and Jonathan Webb is flying to Italy on business. During the flight he is reading a proof of ‘And Then the Fire’ by Denn Pickett, one of his companies fall titles that Webb will be selling to foreign buyers. He is startled when one of the scenes in the strange book reflects a disturbing recurring dream of his. He remains deeply bothered by it.

Unable to sleep Webb finds himself wandering the streets. He decides to follow a couple in evening clothes and masks. He manages to bluff his way into the exclusive and very ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ club by assuming a name from the authorised list. From there things get progressively strange. He is befriended by the mysterious Rainer, who becomes his guide to the hidden world of the night, a world without rules or limits. When the fun turns to danger, will Jonathan be able to return to his former life?

Sean Phillips’ art captures both the mundane elements of Jonathan’s time at the book fair and the contrasting neo-Gothic ambience of the city at night.

Overall, I found ‘Night Fever’ an impressive combination of storytelling and art. I hope to read more graphic novels by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips.

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This story offers a gritty glimpse into the life of a man experiencing a midlife crisis, steering his course into a realm reminiscent of the thrilling mystery novels he's been reading. Yet, the predicaments thrust upon this ordinary individual lead to some truly unforeseen outcomes. What truly stood out for me was the conclusion, which masterfully tied together this dark narrative with a sense of authenticity, all underscored by the consistently stellar artistry of the talented Phillips. This creative duo never disappoints, consistently delivering a compelling narrative. While it might lean more towards a 3.5 rating, I'll round it up to a 4 due to the audacious and satisfying conclusion.

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Night Fever is a fast paced graphic novel that depicts the story of a middle aged family man on a business trip, who wishes for more excitement in his life. He finds the excitement he’s looking for but realises too late that it is much more dangerous than it seems.

Night Fever was a very exciting read, I loved the suspense and danger that built as Jonathan gradually gave in to the excitement of a life of crime. The art work in this graphic novel was excellently done and really helped to capture the atmosphere of the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and would definitely read more of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ work.

A huge thank you to NetGalley and Image Comics for providing me with this arc.

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I've never read a Brubaker/Phillips comic that I didn't enjoy and Night Fever is no exception. It's much darker than a lot of their previous work, with themes of shadow selves and baser natures. The art and colors are outstanding, as always. Strong 4 stars.

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This comic is so so so incredible. A story of self-discovery, mind-fuckery, and the fear of the unknown. Very big themes of human condition. I loved the art style and the story telling. If you like comics and stories that are very existential and alien, I believe you should pick this book up!

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i don't think anything ed brubaker and sean phillips touches can be bad, this is a perfect example of that. the art alone is worth the price of admission. 10 out of 10. it reminded me of why i love comic books. especially horror comics.

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Another solid noir story from Brubaker and Philips!
A story of a book editor, who while on a trip to Europe went into a party he shouldn't.
While it doesn't reach the heights of, say, "Pulp" by the same team, it's still a treat to read. Brubakers' writing is crisp and Phillips art fits it perfectly.
At this point everything by the team is autobuy for me, and they yet have to dissapoint

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