Review: The Last Temptation, Neil Gaiman & Michael Zulli

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
The Last Temptation, Neil Gaiman &  Michael Zulli
Steven is afraid. Afraid of ghost stories, afraid of growing up... just afraid. That is, until he meets the mysterious Showman and his Theatre of the Real. Steven takes a ticket and watches the show on a dare, but getting out of the performance will be harder than he ever imagined. And then Steven learns what it is to be truly afraid.

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman born Neil Richard Gaiman; 10 November 1960)is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).
Michael Zulli is known for his work as an animal and wildlife illustrator and as a comic book illustrator. He has won various awards for his work.

Alice Cooper is this artist that existed forever in my head. I know songs from The Last Temptation but I never realized it came with a comic. It was great fun to revisit those songs while reading the book.
The images in the book are very detailed and every time I saw new things. Specially in the dark corners there are small things that add extra dimensions to the story or just a small joke. The story itself is creepy. The Grand Guignol has become a genre on its own by now and it intrigues me big time so the fact that was mentioned pulled me into the story in one go. The battle Seven was going trough fighting of his ghosts was interesting and the songs added a lot of extra to this fight.

The Last Temptation
Author: Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Pages: 168
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 1606905368
ISBN-13: 9781606905364
Dynamite Entertainment: eBook | Hardcover
4 stars

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09 November, 2014 delete

I liked this one a lot too, and was surprised when I saw a DNF yesterday. It was a hardcore Gaiman fan that didn't appreciate this story at all, and even didn't connect the dots with Alice Cooper. Sad really.