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Comic Review: One Model Nation OGN


Issue: One Model Nation OGN Writer: Courtney Taylor-Taylor Artist: Jim Rugg Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: Jan 2012 Pages: 160 Price: $24.95 “From US rock band The Dandy Warhols’ frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor comes an original graphic novel illustrated by indie super star Jim Rugg. A work of historical fiction set in Germany in 1977, it follows four young men who ...

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Comic Review: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown – Issue 3


Issue: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown #3 Writer: Rafael Nieves Artist: Dan Dougherty Publisher: Nieves + Dougherty Release Date: August 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $5.00 “In the third issue of Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown, the everyman monster hunter finds himself finds himself battling a nemesis who goes undercover, and introduces two new supporting characters. Story and art ...

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Comic Review: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown – Issue 1


Issue: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown #1 Writer: Rafael Nieves Artist: Dan Dougherty Publisher: Nieves + Dougherty Printer: Silver Phoenix Entertainment Release Date: August 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $5.00 “His mission: to save the world (and sewers and pipes) from things that go ‘shlurp’ in the night!“ Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 Have you ever wondered what a Vignoctop*ssy ...

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Book Review: After Dark – Issue 1


Issue: After Dark #1 Creators: Antoine Fuqua, Wesley Snipes Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Jeff Nentrup, Sara Biddle Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles Cover Artist: Francesco “Matt” Mattina Editor: Renae Geerlings Publisher: Radical Publishing Release Date: August 2010 Pages: 56 Price: $4.99 “From celebrated director Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Training Day), acclaimed actor Wesley Snipes (Blade) and award-winning writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, ...

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Comic Review: House of the Wolfman – Issue 1


Issue: House of the Wolfman #1 Writer: David Gruba Artist: Rene Castellano Publisher: Instant Press Comics Price: $3.00 “”Home repairs can be scary, especially with a Wolfman in charge.” Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 OMG!!! OMG!!! SPOILER ALERT….. There is a MUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even start breaking down this issue without starting by saying it is hilarious. If you ...

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Book Review: The Devil’s Own – Issue 0


THE DEVIL’S OWN – ISSUE#0 (COMIC) Writer: Pete Mesling Artwork: Brian Beardsley Publisher: Night Rail Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 12 pages Price: $1.50 “Left with little choice after a ferocious female demon burns down his home as a demonstration of her abilities, Pedro Felsenstein agrees to take on the strangest clients of his career. Claudia and ...

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Comic Review: A Skeleton Story – Issue 1


Issue: A Skeleton Story #1 Plot/Environment: Alessandro Rak Layout: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta Pencils: Alessandro Rak Colors: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta English Translation: Andrea Plazzi, Adam McGovern Letters: Studio Blue Editor/President: Giuliano Monni Publisher: GG Studio Release Date: June 2010 Pages: 28 Price: $2.99 “A Burtonesque noir fairy tale… Will Musil, Burma, Scarlett, Jack, and John are no longer tenants ...

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Book Review: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave – Issue 1


Issue: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave #1 Writers: Kerry Gammill, Sam F. Park, James Farr, Rob Brown, Derek McCaw, John Cassaday, Joe Freire, Martin Powell, Gary D. Rhodes Artists: Kerry Gammill, Chris Moreno, John Cassaday, Rafael Navarro, Joe Freire, Terry Beatty, Tom Smith, Brian Denham, Kez Wilson, Jeff Preston, Frank Dietz, Paul Garner, Kim Loh Editors: Kerry Gammill, Kez ...

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Book Review: The Ghoul – Issue 1


THE GHOUL – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Writer: Steve Niles Artist: Bernie Wrightson Colors: Tom Smith Letters: Robbie Robbins Editor: Tom Waltz Published by: IDW Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 32 pages Price: $3.99 “When Los Angeles Detective Lieutenant Lloyd Klimpt finds himself in the middle of a Hollywood mystery that falls way outside the norm, he knows he’s ...

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Comic Review: Blokes Tomb of Horror – Issue 5


Issue: Blokes Tomb of Horror #5 Creator: Enrico Teodorani Artists: Mike Hoffman, Antonio Conversano, Chaz Turog, Enrique Badia Romero, Val Mayerik, Andrea Bulgarelli, Greg LaRocque, Matteo Pirocco, Nik Guerra, Alex Priano Stories & Scripts: Enrico Teodorani, Jason Crawley Publisher: Virus Comix Release Date: December 2010 Pages: 52 Price: $4.99 “Set in a dark gothic western time during the late 1800′s ...

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Comic Review: The Vessel of Terror


Issue: The Vessel of Terror Writer: Magnus Aspli Artist: Dave Acosta Publisher: AAM/Markosia Release Date: October 2011 Pages: 128 Price: $17.99 “Out in the Arctic Ocean, the research vessel Alesia manages to capture a mysterious Magnapinna squid, an animal never before captured by mankind. The researchers, led by Maria, decide to take the specimen back to port in Bergen, Norway. ...

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Comic Review: Shadow Hunters – Issue 1


Issue: Shadow Hunters #1 Writer: Jason Dube Artist: Benjamin Jordan Publisher: Scattered Comics Release Date: October 2011 Pages: 36 Price: $5.50 “Shadow Hunters is the new supernatural comic book that revolves around the lives of 3 teenage girls. As they seek vengeance on the dark demon that wiped out hundreds of lives, they encounter both a vast array of darkness ...

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Comic Review: Blokes Tomb of Horror – Issue 666


Issue: Blokes Tomb Of Horror #666 Writers: Jason ‘Bloke’ Crawley, Lyndal Ferguson, Mixtress Mary DeSade, Alessio Landi, Fabrizio Fassio & Valentino Sergi Artists: Alfredo & Alessio Nocerino, Alberto Lingua, Vincenzo Balzano, Lyndal Ferguson, Mirko Benotto, Tony Karnes, Alessandro Borroni, Silvano & Renato Stevanato. Publisher: Virus Comix Release Date: April 2011 Pages: 52 Price: $4.99 “Created and put together by writer ...

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Comic Review: Family Bones – Vol 2


Issue: Family Bones Vol. 2 Writer: Shawn Granger Artists: Brent Giles, Mannie Abeleda, Pablo Agustin Lordi, Stefano Cardoselli, Kyle Strahm, Will Caligan Letters: Richard Nelson Publisher: King Tractor Press Release Date: 2010 Pages: 170 Price: $14.95 “This is the final volume of “Family Bones”, a true crime graphic novel about the elderly serial murderers from Missouri. In their 70’s, Ray ...

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Comic Review: Dracula: The Company of Monsters – Issue 1


Issue: Dracula: The Company of Monsters #1 Creator/Story: Kurt Busiek Writer: Daryl Gregory Artist: Scott Godlewski Colors: Stephen Downer Letters: Johnny Lowe Cover Artist: Dan Brereton, Ron Salas Editor: Dafna Pleban Publisher: BOOM! Studios Release Date: August 2010 Pages: 28 Price: $3.99 “He’s back from the dead and starring in a new ongoing horror series from the mind of Kurt ...

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Comic Review: Green Wake – Issue 2


Issue: Green Wake #2 Writer: Kurtis Wiebe Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Release Date: May 2011 Pages: 28 Price: $3.50 “Green Wake claims another mutilated victim and the disfigured body leaves little evidence behind. The secrets of this sleepy town begin to creep through the blood filled cracks when Morley Mack confronts one of its oldest residents. Is the key ...

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