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Comic Review: The Vessel of Terror

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Comic Review: The Complete Clive Barker’s Great And Secret Show

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Issue: The Complete Clive Barker’s Great And Secret Show Writer: Clive Barker Adapted: Chris Ryall Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Colors: Jay Fotos Letters: Neil Uyetake, Robbie Robbins Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 2007 Pages: 300 Price: $55 – hardcover, $35 – Softcover “Collected here in one deluxe edition is the complete 12-part saga that comprises the comic book adaptation of ...

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Comic Review: The Grimm: Caelum Simianus – Issue 1

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Issue: The Grimm: Caelum Simianus #1 Writer: Michael Beazley Artist: Michael Beazley Letters: Michael Beazley Colors: Michael Beazley Publisher: General Jack Cosmo Productions Release Date: 2010 Pages: 28 Price: $4.00 “An unidentified flying object is the source of a disturbance in a small farm town bringing in the Centers of Disease control and Special Missions Unit 13. No communication. Cattle ...

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Comic Review: Skullkickers – Issues 3-4

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Issue: Skullkickers #3 & 4 Writer: Jim Zubkavich Line Art: Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens Colors: Misty Coats Cover Artist: Chris Stevens Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November & December 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $2.99 “ONE THOUSAND OPAS AND A DEAD BODY,” Part Three—A pilfered poison pabulum has pickled pieces of our protagonist’s paunch while portentous poetic prophecies proudly parade apace, ...

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Book Review: Rod Espinosa’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Author Washington Irving

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ROD ESPINOSA’S THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Writer: Washington Irving Artist: Rod Espinosa Editors: Doug Dlin, Wes Hartman Publisher: Antarctic Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 28 pages Price: $3.99 “Gather ’round, all! Antarctic’s master storyteller, Rod Espinosa (Courageous Princess, Neotopia, Dracula, Tell-Tale Heart), will put a pleasant chill in your veins this Halloween as ...

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Book Review: Taxidermied: The Art of Roman Dirge – Author Roman Dirge

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Book: Taxidermied: The Art of Roman Dirge HC Writer: Roman Dirge Artist: Roman Dirge Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: September 2011 Pages: 112 Price: $34.95 “A stunning full-color celebration of the eye-catchingly original artwork creator Roman Dirge, the first anthology of his work available anywhere. This lavish hardback includes an introduction and background commentary information on the imagery by Dirge ...

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Comic Review: House of the Wolfman – Issue 1

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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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Comic Review: Hellsing – Volume 1

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Issue: Hellsing Volume 1 Creator: Kohta Hirano Translator: Duane Johsnon Lettering: Wilbert Lacuna Editors: Tim Ervin, Fred Lui Publisher: Dark Horse Release Date: December 2003 Pages: 208 Price: $13.95 “There’s a secret organization somewhere in England created to defend the Queen and country from monsters of all sorts. Yes, it’s hard to believe in this day and age….but really, isn’t ...

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Comic Review: Frankenstein Alive, Alive! – Issue 1

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Issue: Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1 Writer: Steve Niles Artist: Bernie Wrightson Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 2012 Price: $3.99 “Few works by comic-book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson’s illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983. Nearly 30 years later, Wrightson returns to his passion ...

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Comic Review: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Book 1 – Helldiver

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Issue: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Book 1 – Helldiver Creator: Michael Mendheim Writers: Michael Mendheim, Mike Kennedy, Sean Jaffee Artist: Simon Bisley Publisher: Heavy Metal Release Date: April 2012 Pages: 76 Price: $14.95 “The End is Here – Welcome to the Apocalypse! Raised by the Order of Solomon, Adam Cahill is one of a rare handful of highly trained ...

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Comic Review: Family Bones – Vol 1

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Issue: Family Bones Vol. 1 Writer: Shawn Granger Artists: Orlando Baez, Kenneth Landgraf, Benito Olea Bellido, Mannie Abeleda, Pablo Agustin Lordi Letters: Richard Nelson Cover Artist: Kerem Beyit Publisher: King Tractor Press Release Date: 2007 Pages: 176 Price: $14.95 “FAMILY BONES is based on the TRUE STORY of the oldest couple of serial killers, as experienced one summer by their ...

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Comic Review: Drop Dead Dangerous – Issue 2

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Issue: Drop Dead Dangerous #2 Writer: Chad Cabrera Artist: Mike Banting Publisher: Happy Lockjaw Release Date: Feb. 2012 Price: $1.99 (digital) “Jack and Alice find themselves at an impasse when their client is found dead and their own personal demons start to emerge. The Raven continues his prowl and ominous signs accompany his return. Meanwhile, new players reveal themselves and ...

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