Author Archives: Dan Royer

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includes an introduction and background commentary information on the imagery by Dirge himself, plus previously unpublished artwork, covers and strips, and paintings. The book also includes fold-out … Continue reading

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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 didn’t read my review of The Bride of Wolfman, then you are not in the … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hoax Hunter’s – Issue 1

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Issues: Hoax Hunter’s #1 Writers: Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley Artist: Axel Medellin, Tim Seeley (c) Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 2011 Price: $2.99 “The acclaimed backup begins its own series! A rash of mass animal deaths leads the Hoax Hunters to the Louisiana bayou. What they find is a mystery that harkens to Jack’s past – and a dangerous cryptid bent on revenge!” Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 There are three things that … Continue reading

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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 this the true age of monsters? Enter Hellsing, an agency, long in tooth, with the … Continue reading

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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 project with a comic series that picks up at the end of the classic novel, … Continue reading

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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 warriors bound by bloodline to guard the Seven Holy Seals that contain the End of … Continue reading

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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 unwitting nephew. This first volume collects issues 1 – 5 of the popular comic book … Continue reading

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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 war breaks out in the unsuspecting town. “ Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 My … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Dream Keepers Vol 2: Flight to Starfall

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Issue: Dream Keepers Vol 2#: Flight to Starfall Story & Artwork: Liz Thomas, David Lillie Publisher: Vivid Publishing Release Date: 2008 Pages: 104 Price: $19.95 “The dreamworld is a mysterious reality that parallels our own. Humans cannot enter this plane – we can only catch fleeting glimpses of it through our dreaming minds. Dark things lurk in this fantasy world, however – and we are vulnerable while we sleep. They thirst to cross from their … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Deadworld: War of the Dead – Issue 1

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Issue: Deadworld: War of the Dead #1 Writer: Gary Reed Artist: Sami Makkonen Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 2012 Price: $3.99 “The zombies have over run the Earth! A small outpost, remnants of a twisted scientists’ scheme to defeat the plague holds out against the army of King Zombie. Their secret weapon are the Lepers-victims of a bizarre experiment that left them with dead flesh in breathing husks with skin that even zombies won’t … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Nazi Werewolves from Outer Space – Issue 1

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Issue: Nazi Werewolves from Outer Space #1 Writer: Simon Sanchez Artist: Dean Juliette, Don Marquez, Jason Flowers Publisher: Trauma Comics Release Date: 2012 Pages: 24 Price: $3.75 “Adolf Hitler has returned (with a new look!) and he brings Nazi Werewolves From Outer Space to conquer Earth. This debut issue features a young Jack Lynch who must rise to the occasion to save himself, and possibly the world. This is a 24 page, full color book, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Monocyte – Issue 4

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Issue: Monocyte #4 Writers: Menton3, Kasra Ghanbari, Steve Niles, Barron Storey Artists: Menton3, Chris Newman, Ben Templesmith Covers: Menton3, David Stoupakis, Phil Hale Publisher: IDW Release Date: May 2012 Price: $3.99 “The world is in in chaos. Monocyte makes his way to Azrael as the human slaves are freed… Series conclusion with art by menton3 (ZvR: Aventure, Silent Hill) and co-written by Kasra Ghanbari with an incentive cover by world-renowned fine artist Phil Hale and … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Nightmare World Volume 1: Thirteen Tales of Terror

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Issue: Nightmare World Volume 1: Thirteen Tales of Terror Writer: Dirk Manning Artwork: Len O’Grady, Erich Owen, Anthony Peruzzo, Jeff Welborn, Ray Dillon, Kristen Perry, Jamie Jones, Mark Winters, , Mark Matlock, Marvin del Mundo, Jason Meek, Dominic Marco, Austin McKinley, Josh Ross, Dan Boultwood, Renae de Liz Letters: Jim Reddington, Anthony Peruzzo, Mark Winters, Austin McKinley, Ray Dillon Editor: Kristen Simon Publisher: Shadowline Release Date: October 2009 Pages: 128 Price: $15.99 “Psychological horror in … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Rotten – Issue 7

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Issue: Rotten #7 Writers: Mark Rahner, Robert Horton Artist/Colors/Cover: Dan Dougherty Letters: Sean Konot Logo Design: Rafael Nieves Publisher: Moonstone Release Date: August 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $3.99 “The acclaimed zombie Western epic with the topical bite returns! Agent Wade is fully recovered, lethal and armed with new tricks as he travels to an undead outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. But who could be prepared for the species he encounters? Agent Flynn looks for answers … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Random Acts of Violence OGN

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Issue: Random Acts of Violence OGN Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray Artist: Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Paul Mounts Letters: Bill Tortolini Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 2010 Pages: 72 Price: $6.99 “RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE is the blood soaked story of two comic creators and their ultimate horror character creation gone very bad. A ‘done-in-one’ graphic novella that truely lives up to its title, it’s all brought to you by the twisted … Continue reading

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Comic Review: No Gods TPB

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Issue: No Gods TPB Writer: Dustin Carson Artist: Armando Abeleda Release Date: 2008 Price: $20.00 “Collecting all six issues of the limited series, No Gods, by Dustin Carson and Armando Abeleda. A fourteen-year-old boy thinks he is a clone of Jesus Christ sent to destroy all of Earth’s superheroes.” Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5 I will start of by letting you all know that this book could be looked at two different ways, and … Continue reading

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