Author Archives: Dan Royer

Comic Review: The Last Zombie: Neverland – Issue 1

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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 horde of ravenous, swarming rats attack the convoy!” Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 Chapter … Continue reading

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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 master of horror Clive Barker’s epic journey into the fantastic, The Great and Secret Show. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Last Zombie – Issue 1

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Issue: The Last Zombie #1 Writer: Brian Keene Artist: Joe Wight Editor: Doug Dlin, Wes Hartman Publisher: Antarctic Press Release Date: June 2010 Pages: 36 Price: $3.99 “Follow the frantic journey of Doctor Ian Scott, a man seeking his one ray of hope in a post-apocalyptic nightmare United States. The zombies have come and (mostly) gone, but the disease is still out there, threatening the survivors. The country swarms with roving packs of wild animals—and … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Killing Jar – Dirty White Boys TPB

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Issue: The Killing Jar: Dirty White Boys TPB Writer/Creator/Inks/Letters/35mm Photos: Justin Zimmerman Pencils: Russell Brown Additional Design: Shannon Zimmerman Intertitle Inks & Tones: Tom Jacobs Colors: Harold Mackinnon Publisher: Bricker-Down Productions Release Date: April 2010 Pages: 82 Price: $10.00 ” If Sam Peckinpah directed Night of the Living Dead, if a particularly bloody Old Testament story was ghost written by Kathryn Bigelow and John Carpenter, if God’s favorite film was The Outlaw Josey Wales…there’d be … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Killing Jar – Issue 4

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Issue: The Killing Jar #4 Writer/Creator/Inks/Letters/35mm Photos: Justin Zimmerman Pencils: Russell Brown Additional Design: Shannon Zimmerman Back Cover Colors: Harold Mackinnon Publisher: Bricker-Down Productions Release Date: August 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $4.00 ” If Sam Peckinpah directed Night of the Living Dead, if a particularly bloody Old Testament story was ghost written by Kathryn Bigelow and John Carpenter, if God’s favorite film was The Outlaw Josey Wales…there’d be something in the comic world like THE … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers – Issue 0

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Issue: Z-Girl & the 4 Tigers – Issue 0 Writer: Jeff Marsick Artist: Kirk Manley Letters: Kirk Manley Colors: Name Publisher: Studio Z Release Date: 2010 Pages: 44 Price: $5.00 “From independent publisher Studio Z comes the debut comic book about A female zombie warrior and her unique special forces unit whose mission is to protect the world from all manner of demon, devil and monster that threaten humanity. In 300 BC, venerable Lao Tzu, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Yuck – Issue 2

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Issue: Yuck #2 Creators: Johandson Rezende, James Andre, J Marc Schmidt, Dexter Cockburn, Ben Hutchins, Jacek Zabawa, Frank Candiloro, Matt Emery, Ed Kearsley, Antonia Glavic Cover Artist: Jacek Zabawa Editor: Mr. Slime Publisher: Milk Shadow Books Release Date: 2009 Pages: 36 Price: $4.00 “Like the undead cat, it came back…the second issue of undergound comic anthology, Yuck! returns! Featuring art and writing by Jacek Zabawa, Johandson Rezende, James Andre, J Marc Schmidt, Dexter Cockburn, Ben … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Wire Hangers – Issue 1

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Issue: Wire Hangers #1 Created, Written & Illustrated: Alan Roberts Letters: Robbie Robins, Chris Mowry Edits:Chris Ryall Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 2010 Pages: 36 Price: $3.99 “Wire Hangers uses nightmarish visuals and graphic storytelling to depict a wave of abductions plaguing New York City. Pill-popping detectives, corrupt secret agents, and a mysterious, disfigured homeless man are all inter-connected in this horrific tale of revenge and redemption.“ Artwork: 3.5 out of 5 Strange. Just … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Vegetable Wars – Issue 4.1

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Issue: Vegetable Wars #4.1 Writer: Peter Caton Artist: Greg Hiatt Publisher: Moon Comics Release Date: Jan 2012 Pages: 24 “Down the quick and narrow. A place of darkness and death exists that is full of bloody bones and of marrow. In this dark and lonely place, live two men. Two men, alive, fighting for freedom amidst the sea of green tangles and roaring fires. Together, these men wade through the endless seas of green vine. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Orion the Hunter – Issue 1

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Issue: Orion the Hunter #1 Writer: Cliff VanMeter Artist: Joe Querio Guest Artist: Guy Davis Publisher: Arctos Comics Release Date: 2010 Pages: 24 Price: $3.99 “In the years following a devastating interplanetary war, a half-breed Marshall tries to keep peace on the fringes of Federation space while coming to terms with his own identity and heritage. If you’re a fan of films like Serenity and High-plains Drifter, or comics like Jonah Hex, this is right … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Peter Panzerfaust – Issue 1

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Issue: Peter Panzerfaust #1 Writer: Kurtis Wiebe Artist: Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: Feb. 2012 Pages: 32 Price: $3.50 “THE GREAT ESCAPE, Part One: The city of Calais is the first city in France to fall to the Ger¬mans in the spring of 1940. A mys¬te¬ri¬ous Amer-i¬can boy named Peter ral¬lies a hand¬ful of plucky French orphans and they must work together to sur¬vive Europe’s dark¬est hour.” Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellsing – Vol 3

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Issue: Hellsing Volume 3 Creator: Kohta Hirano Translator: Duane Johsnon Lettering: Wilbert Lacuna Editors: Tim Ervin, Fred Lui Publisher: Dark Horse Release Date: May 2004 Pages: 192 Price: $13.95 “VAMPIRES! NAZIS! BLOODSHED! ACTION! Add to that a healthy helping of sleek style and an exotic locale, and you have Hellsing Vol. 3. Our scant troop of vampire-killing vampires and mercenaries are planning a little trip overseas… to beautiful South America, in search of the elusive … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Priest – Volume 3

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Issue: Priest Volume 3 Writer & Artist: Min-Woo Hyung Translator: Lauren Na English Adaptation: Jake Forbes Cover Artist: Raymond Swanland Editor: Jake Forbes Publisher: Tokyopop Release Date: November 2002 Pages: 176 Price: $9.99 “While railroad men and pioneer familes expand into the frontier of the old west, a secret war is being waged between two factions: the followers of Temozarela, an angel of blood fallen from Heaven, and those who stand against the darkness he … Continue reading

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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 and Faye Copeland were sentenced to death for the murder of many farm workers that … Continue reading

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Comic Review: One Model Nation OGN

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Issue: One Model Nation OGN Writer: Courtney Taylor-Taylor Artist: Jim Rugg Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: Jan 2012 Pages: 160 Price: $24.95 “From US rock band The Dandy Warhols’ frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor comes an original graphic novel illustrated by indie super star Jim Rugg. A work of historical fiction set in Germany in 1977, it follows four young men who were to become the voice of their generation. This is the epic journey of art … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Creepy – Issue 7

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Issue: Creepy #7 Writers: Various Artists: Various Publisher: Dark Horse Release Date: Jan 2012 Pages: 48 Price: $4.99 “Hope your New Year’s resolution was to be terrified, because Creepy is back to start 2012 with a scream! Featuring the latest from bone-chilling scribes Joe and Keith Lansdale, Christopher Taylor, and Dan Braun, this installment of the abominable anthology is sure to leave you shivering in the corner until next year!” Dying Breath: 4.0 out of … Continue reading

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