Nocterra written by Scott Snyder with art by Tony S. Daniel and Tomeu Morey—imagine that tomorrow
the sun simply doesn't rise. You wait. And you wait, but night just continues... You can still feel the
sun's warmth –it must BE THERE– but for some reason, light no longer reaches the earth. And this new
darkness, there's something strange about it, something terrifying. Because anything (or anyone) that
stays in it too long starts to change…
Nocterra takes place ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all
living creatures into monstrous “shades.” The only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light.
There are rumors of sanctuaries –perpetually-lit bunkers– where the shade-transformation can even be
reversed, but most people assume these are just legends. Enter Valentina “Val” Riggs, a skilled
“ferryman” who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated
When an old man promising sanctuary offers Val a job to drive him and his granddaughter up through the
Rocky Mountains, she takes it, hoping there might be some truth to his claim. What she finds in the end,
though, is something much more horrifying than any shade…
Tony S. Daniel
Tony S. Daniel is a comic book writer and artist known for his work on various books for DC
Comics, including Teen Titans, Deathstroke, and Batman. His work on Detective Comics earned him a spot as a
New York Times Best Selling Writer. He’s also worked on creator-owned titles released by Image Comics such as
The Tenth, Adrenalynn, f5, and Silke.
Tomeu Morey is an illustrator, cartoonist, designer, and colorist with over twenty years of
experience creating book covers, illustrations, designs and layouts, as well as sequential art. For the past
ten years, he has been working as a colorist for DC Comics on prominent titles such as Batman, Detective
Comics, Justice League, Superman, and Action Comics.