Those Who Walk in Darkness Screenwriter (Three Kings), TV show creator (Platinum), and novelist Ridley concocts a prose comic book -- by which I intend a compliment. Darkness is a… Those Who Walk in Darkness Screenwriter (Three Kings), TV show creator (Platinum), and novelist Ridley concocts a prose comic book -- by which I intend a compliment. Darkness is a… Fiction
Book Review

THOSE WHO WALK IN DARKNESS (2014)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Writer: John Ridley; Genre: Fiction

Screenwriter (Three Kings), TV show creator (Platinum), and novelist Ridley concocts a prose comic book -- by which I intend a compliment. Darkness is a futuristic, hard-boiled tale whose hero, a cop named Soledad O'Roark, is dedicated to ridding L.A. of ''meta-normals.'' That's what they call in X-Men ''mutants'' -- here, however, they use their powers almost exclusively with evil intent. Ridley's headlong sense of plot and action keeps the outlandish aspects of his story from becoming ludicrous; he succeeds in making Soledad one cool cop whose adventures I hope will continue.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints
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