Author Archives: Dan Royer

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 Dominic Hechs have called forth the demoness to show Mr. Felsenstein what he’ll be getting … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: Vampirella Magazine – Issue 1

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VAMPIRELLA #1 Author: Nicoli Cuti, Forrest J. Ackerman, Don Glut Artists: Neal Adams, Ernie Colon, Reed Crandall, Billy Graham, Mike Royer, Tom Sutton, Tony Tallarico Cover: Frank Frazetta Editor: Bill Parente Publisher: James Warren Publication Date: 1969 Format: – 66 pages Price: $.50 I will admit straight out, I know very little to almost nothing about the books that started this amazing genre. So when I am able to get my hands on a classic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twisted Tales of Terror – Issue 1

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TWISTED TALES OF TERROR – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Writer: Terence Muncy, Scott Guffey, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Bailey, Jeremiah Buckel, Master Legion Artist: Terence Muncy, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Bailey, Jeremiah Buckel, Master Legion Letters: Lucy Van Horne Editor: Spider C. Guffey Publisher: Legion Studios Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 56 pages Price: 5.99 “A huge 56 pages of four separate terrifying stories brought to you by Terence Muncy, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Baley, and MasterLegion. TTT … Continue reading

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Book Review: Victorian Undead – Issue 1

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VICTORIAN UNDEAD #1 (COMIC) Writer: Ian Edginton Artist: Davide Fabbri Cover: Tony Moore Publisher: Wildstorm Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 24 pages Price: $2.99 “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Those are the words of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, yet even he finds his skills tested to their limit as he and his erstwhile comrade Dr. John Watson are confronted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deadworld – Frozen Over (mini series) – Issue 1-4

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DEADWORLD: FROZEN OVER MINI SERIES 1-4 (COMIC) Writer: Mike Raicht Artists: Federico Dallocchio, Rafael Ortiz Letters: Nate Pride, Bernie Lee Covers: Dalibor Talajic, Sebastian Camagajevac Editor: Joe Pruett Publisher: Desperado Publishing Publication Date: 2007-2010 Format: Full Color – 24 Price: $3.99 “With the streets of New York still snowed in, our survivors attempt to find a way out of the city before the thaw comes. But not only are they dealing with the harsh weather … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Future – Issue 2

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DEAD FUTURE #2 (COMIC) Writers: Sebastian Piccione, Candy Hart, Daniel Palmer Artists: Martinho Abreu, Julio Falkenhagen, Juha Veltti Letters: Martin Brandt II, Juha Veltti Publisher: Grim Crew Publication Date: 2009 Format: 40 pages Price: $3.99 ” The stories of undeath continue in anthology two. These tales of the undead, arisen to devour the living, leaving nothing but a wasteland behind them. Yes, that is what you find here. Contained within the pages you will be … Continue reading

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

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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 Wilson, Sam F. Park Publisher: Monsterverse Entertainment Release Date: November 2010 Pages: 52 Price: $4.99 … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Drive-ins Attack – Issue 4

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WHEN DRIVE-INS ATTACK- ISSUE#4 (COMIC) Author : Rich Stahnke Pencils: Rich Stahnke, Chris Moreno, Brian Wisniewski, Douglas Draper Jr. Colors: Rich Stahnke Letters: Ken Nuttal Publisher: Tin Star Studios Publication Date: 2009 Format: B/W – 32 pages Price: $4.50 When Drive-Ins Attack! #4 kinda took me by surprise. The description of the title “An anthology series featuring stories inspired by grindhouse cinema,” really didn’t sell to me what I was in for. Now if it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wulf and Batsy – Issue 2

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WULF AND BATSY vol #2 – LUSTMORD NIGHTMARES (COMIC) Writer / Creator / Artist: Bryan Baugh Release Date: February 2010 Publisher: Crypt Logic Comics Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 268 pages Price: $25.00 “The second Wulf and Batsy trade paperback features a brand new, never before published, epic-length story called Lustmord Nightmares. In this story Wulf and Batsy take up residence at an all-girls’ college. Here they attempt to hide their monstrous natures, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Bomb – Dead not Dead

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ZOMBIE BOMB! DEAD NOT DEAD (COMIC) Creators: Lance Erlick, Joe Haley, Shawn McManus, Matt Talbot, Anthony Schiavino, Jason Copland, Jack Herman, Neil Vokes, Matty Field, Ed Foster, Steven Finch, Jerry Morrissette, Tony Donley, Narek Gevorgian, Steve Jones, Veronica Hebard, Matt Roberts, Olli Hihnala, Tomm Cokers, Joshua Morrissette, Dean Beattie, Paul Maybury, Tom Whalens, Joshua Andrew Belanger, Geoff Mosse, Lawrence Basso, Jamie Head, Rich Woodall, Adam Miller Edited & Art Directed: Adam Miller, Rich Woodall Publisher: … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warlash Dark Noir – Issue 3

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WARLASH: DARK NOIR No. 3 (COMIC) Written by Frank Forte, Royal McGraw Artists: Szymon Kudranski, Frank Forte, Aly Fell, J.C.Wong Letters: Frank Forte, Royal McGraw Editor: Elizabeth J. Musgrave Published by Asylum Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color / B&w – 48 pages Price: $2.95 Rocket’s Red Scare” pits Warlash against a biogenetically engineered villain who goes by the name of Trotsky De Sade, the crazed leader of the Gene Communist Militia. De Sade is … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: We Kill Monsters – Issues 1-2

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WE KILL MONSTERS #1, 2 & 3 (COMIC) Story: Christopher Leone, Laura Harkom Writer: Christopher Leone Pencils: Brian Churilla Inks: Hilary Barta, Brian Churilla Colors: Ronda Pattison Letters: Jeff Powell Publisher: Red 5 Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: Full Color – 40 (#1), 28 (#2,3) Price: $3.50 “Two unassuming auto repair shop owners discover that monsters are infesting the world. When they are attacked, the glowing blue juice from the monster’s brain heals his arm … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Tramp – Issue 2

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #2 (COMIC) Writer: Dan Mendoza Artist & Colors: Dan Mendoza Publisher: Toxic Candie Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 28 Price: $5.00 Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 Ooh lala look at what we have here! Some zombie eye candy, lol. Other than the obvious this is just a fun great looking books. Much like issue #1 the character designs are great from page to page. There is a really nice gore factor … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Dark – Issue 1

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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, Skreemer) comes the post- apocalyptic saga of After Dark! Guided by an amoral drifter, a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Suicide Note – Author Jamison Kasian

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SUICIDE NOTE (COMIC) Writer: Jamison Kasian Pencils: Dwayne Biddix Inks: Rob Lansley Letters: Brant Fowler Colors: Anthony Lee Publisher: Hard Way Studios Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 72 Price: $16.95 “Cassie receives a strange anonymous suicide note and after reading it she begins a downward slide from a sane and controlled world into a world of twisted nightmarish images, a mysterious man who guides her along the dark path, and a pulling in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spooksville – The Bone Jangels Cases – Issue 1

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SPOOKSVILLE: THE BONE JANGLES CASES #1 (COMIC) Writer: Justin Fox Artist: John C. Narcomey Jr. Editor: Daryl Auclair Publisher:High Tower Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: B&w- 32 pages Price: $5.00 “Welcome to Spooksville. A demented city full of ghouls and ghosts. One particular ghoul is the skeleton detective, Bone Jangles. In this premiere issue, Bone Jangles must protect the Eyeball Kid, soul heir to the Chocolate Geezus Candy Company, from two bumbling hitmen, and the … Continue reading

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