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


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


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


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


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


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: Hellsing – Volume 1


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


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


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


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


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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Comic Review: Dream Keepers Vol 2: Flight to Starfall


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, ...

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


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 ...

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Comic Review: Nazi Werewolves from Outer Space – Issue 1


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 ...

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Comic Review: Monocyte – Issue 4


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 ...

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


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: ...

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Comic Review: Rotten – Issue 7


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. ...

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Comic Review: Random Acts of Violence OGN


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 ...

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Comic Review: No Gods TPB


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 ...

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Comic Review: The Last Zombie: Neverland – Issue 1


Issue: The Last Zombie: Neverland #1 Writer: Brian Keene Artists: Fred Perry Publisher: Antarctic Press Release Date: Feb 2012 Price: $3.99 “Lost somewhere between Missouri and Iowa (after surviving the events of The Last Zombie: Inferno), the team stops to repair their vehicles and scavenge supplies. But they soon learn that they aren’t the only scavengers in town when a ...

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