Writer: David Lapham
Artist: Mike Huddleston
Colors: Dan Jackson
For two years The Master has been in control with endless darkness as he conquered New York. With the Blacksite finally located, Ephraim Goodweather makes a last ditch effort to end the Master. Who will live? Who will die? This is the final issue of The Strain: Night Eternal.
It has been a long journey, from the initial infection to the takeover of New York. David Lapham has done an amazing job of adapting this tale to comic book form and this issue starts off with a bang. The characters are on display as they fight back against the vampires. This issue was very action oriented but slows down when the story focuses on Quinlan, Zack, and Ephraim. Getting information on what the Master is doing and what Ephraim can salvage is heartwarming. The dialog is great and captures the essence of the characters in the story. I enjoyed the ending and it ended on a high note. If you’re one of the people who have read the novels, you may know what happens at the end of the story.
The art has been consistent throughout the entire run on this series. Mike Huddleston keeps on making the scenes look dark and pushes the flow of the scenes along. The characters are well drawn and the strigoi, still look dangerous and menacing. This issue has some amazing action scenes that happen and Dan Jackson on colors helps make this issue even better. Blood, u.v. lamps, gunfire, swarms of vampires, and decapitations keep you on your toes throughout. The use of colors to highlight various items and action pieces make the issue exciting.
If you have been keeping up with the story or a fan of the series, this issue comes together and brings you a satisfying conclusion to a great series.
If you’re still looking for more of The Strain, the television series is still going on and has been renewed for a third season.