Author Archives: Dan Royer

Comic Review: Dingo – Issue 2

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DINGO- ISSUE#2 (COMIC) Creator & Writer: Michael Alan Nelson Artist: Francesco Biagini Colors: Stephen Downer Letters: James Dashiell Editors: Matt Gagnon, Dafna Pleban Cover Artists: Francesco Biagini, Paul Harmon Published by: Boom Studios Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 24 pages Price: $3.99 “Dingo thought all his problems were behind him. Sure, his brother asked an impossible favor. Yes, a gigantic, feral dog started following him. Of course, his angry ex-wife came (violently) back … Continue reading

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Comic Review: FVZA – Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency – Issue 2

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FVZA – FEDERAL VAMPIRE AND ZOMBIE AGENCY ISSUE #2 (COMIC) Writer: David Hine Conceived By: Beau Flynn & Tripp Vinson Illustrators: Roy Allan Martinez, Wayne Nichols Letters: Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt Editor: Luis Reyes Covers: Yang Xueguo & Clint Langley Based on the website: FVZA.org created by Richard S. Dargan Publisher: Radical Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 48 pages Price: $4.99 “After a successful raid on the zombie-infected town of Corben, the … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Gunbreed – Ghost Town Ressurrected – Issue 1

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GUNBREED: GHOST TOWN RESSURECTED #1 (COMIC) Writer: Angel Fuentes Artist: AC Osorio Letters: Carlos M. Mangual Publisher:Razor Blade Apple Studios Publisher: Arcana Studio Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 24 pages Price: $3.99 “A grudge is a terrible thing to die for, but a hell of a reason to come back from the dead. Gunbreed is a supernatural western about a Sheriff who witnesses the death of his son and the people of his … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Grave Tales – Issue 5

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GRAVE TALES – ISSUE #5 (COMIC) Writers: Richard Layman, Kealan Patrick Burke, William F. Nolan, Elizabeth Massie Artists: Earl Grier, Glenn Chadbourne, William Renfro Cover Artist: Joe Vigil Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications Publication Date: 2008 Format: Full Color – 48 pages Price: $3.95 “A brand new horror anthology comic book presented by the World Fantasy Award-winning magazine Cemetery Dance, each issue will feature three tales of terror from today’s most popular authors! If you were … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Gorgoyles – Issue 1

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GORGOYLES – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Written by: Tom Mandrake, Alexandre Michaud Pencils: Tom Mandrake, Luis Guaragna, Sherman McLain Cover: Tom Mandrake Inks: Tom Mandrake, Luis Guaragna, Sherman McLain Publisher: 13 Publications Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 32 pages Price: $2.99 Artwork: 4 out of 5 The first story, Bloody Ground, stood out to me as the best drawn. Very nice details in the work and it was easy to follow with great shading and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Legend of Red – Issue 1

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THE LEGEND OF RED #1 (COMIC) Writer : Victor Carungi Artist: Antonio Brandao Colors and Gray Tones: Marc Lewis Letters: Brant Fowler Publisher: James Warren Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 32 pages Price: $2.50 A fast paced, well written first issue that had me hooked by the time I was on page 3. The Legend of Red begins with a very nice first issue that won’t leave you scratching your head wondering what is … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Mercy Me – Issue 1

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MERCY ME- ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Writen by Clay Parris Artist: Erik Northfell Colors/Inks: Erik Northfell Publisher: Mecha Lobster Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 165 pages Price: $10.00 Welcome to the world of Rue Mercy. When he was a young child Rue’s mother passed away and was taken to the Netherworld. Now older and living with his dreaded Step Mother and Brothers Rue wants to see his mother once again. By tricking Death to take … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom

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HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM (COMIC) Writer: Bruce Brown Artist/Colors: Renzo Podesta Editor: Dwight MacPherson Covers: Thomas Boatwright, Nicholas Brondo, Rob Corless, Karsten Klintzsch Publisher: Arcana Studio Publisher: Arcana Studio Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 96 pages Price: $14.95 “After visiting his father in Arkham Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft ignores his father’s warning and uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange, frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orc Stain – Issue 1

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ORC STAIN – ISSUE1 Creator, Writer, Artist & Colorist: James Stokoe Published by: Image Comics Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 36 pages Price: $2.99 “A one-eyed orc with the ability to find the weak spot in any structure has started to notice cracks in the endless war and conquest of orc existence. JAMES STOKOE, who won over hearts and minds with his space trucking cooking adventure Wonton Soup, brings you his first ongoing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rombies – Issue 0 – Author Tom Taylor

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ROMBIES #0 (COMIC) Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Skye Ogden Release Date: February 2010 Publisher: Gestalt Comics Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 24 pages Price: $2.95 Rome wasn’t built in a day… but it may crumble in one. Titans battle in the arena. A thumb turns down. A sword comes down. A dead man… stands up? Racing through dark, narrow tunnels beneath the Colosseum, two heroes and a child join together to escape their … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Adventures of Doctor Zombie – Issue 1

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THE ADVENTURES OF DOCTOR ZOMBIE – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Author Mackenzie Meredith Artist: Erik Thompson Script & Letters: Brian Meredith Pre-Press: James Taylor Pages: 16 Price: $2.50 From: Rorschach Entertainment and Micro Brew Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: 16 pages Price: $2.50 A new all-ages series! In this first issue, Doctor Archibald Zombie takes his faithful assistant Marigold Murray camping, in celebration of her birthday. However, they are immediately attacked by a pack of demons led … Continue reading

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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 with his own special spin on the classic, all-American scary-tale by Washington Irving! All is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bald Avengers – Author Eric Schock

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THE BALD AVENGERS (COMIC) Writer: Eric Schock Artist: Eric Schock Release Date: April 2010 Publisher: Evil Robo Productions Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 70 pages Price: $20.00 “What price would you pay to reclaim your soul? Bob was like everybody else, until he lost something… his soul. He’s murdered or destroyed anything or anyone who stands in the way of him regaining his soul. There’s just one little problem, his soul is trapped … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Legion – Issue 2

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THE BOOK OF LEGION – SECOND COMING – ISSUE#2 (COMIC) Writen by: Ryan Mojica, F.S. Hayes, Tom Sullivan Pencils: Ryan Mojica, Anton Ruggiero, Rodolfo Buscaglia, James Helkowski Greytones: Mean James Helkowski Letters: Warren Montgomery, Anton Ruggiero Publisher: Legion Studios Publication Date: 2004 Format: Full Color – 44 pages Price: $3.95 “Volume II in the continuing Anthology of Horror. The mad priest is back, delving into further chapters from the primEVIL Book that is his bane … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Legion – Issue 1

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THE BOOK OF LEGION – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Author Ryan Mojica, Freebird Hayes, Reverend Thomas Thorn Pencils: Ryan Mojica, James Helkowski Colors: Michelle Kruse, Ryan Mojica Letters: Michelle Kruse Publisher: Legion Studios Publication Date: 2007 Format: Full Color – 48 pages Price: $3.95 The Book of Legion #1 is anthology book unlike any I had ever read before. Within these pages were three stories that, in my opinion, were not told from a scary/horror sense but … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ghoul – Issue 1

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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 going to need a different kind of help than he’s used to. He finds it … Continue reading

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