It’s all so mysterious! Marv Wolfman finishes the issue with a letter to readers, maybe to convince them they haven’t just read a knock-off of Tomb of Dracula. Damage control, I guess.
Wolfman isn’t doing too much of a rip-off, I suppose, he’s just setting Gene Colan up with Dracula-like situations and characters. Whether it’s the white dude or Blade or Dracula himself, there are visual analogs galore in The Night Force. There just isn’t a lot of content. The issue goes on forever setting up the characters, but they’re all weak. Whether it’s the divorced reporter who’s down on his luck (but drives a Porsche) or the scientist working for the Pentagon, Wolfman doesn’t introduce anything original. He does try to be grown-up–the issue opens with talk of open marriages–but it comes off desperate.
It’s a cash grab and not a good one.
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