Author Archives: Dan Royer

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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Comic Review: Corey the Zombie Killer – Issue 1

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Issue: Corey the Zombie Killer #1 Writer: Michael R. Carr Artist: Kevin Steward Publisher: Czkworld Studios Release Date: 2011 Pages: 28 Price: $4.00 “The story starts 1 year after the infection has taken place. This is where we find Corey (young human man). He learns his survival depends on finding someone to trust in a corrupt zombie ruled planet. Every turn is a twist….leading to the unforeseen and a rising body count. A rising human … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Nightmare World – Volume 3: Demon Days

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Issue: Nightmare World Volume 3: Demon Days Writer: Dirk Manning Artists: Various Artists Publisher: Image Comics – Shadowline Release Date: October 2011 Pages: 128 Price: $16.99 “The Armageddon is over and The Devil has won. In this latest collection of stories culled from the hit Shadowline Web comic series, learn how the previous NIGHTMARE WORLD tales of Irish fairy-folk, vengeful zombie killers, alien ultra-heroes, Cthulhu and more combine with these 13 new tales of terror … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Monster Dudes – Issue 1

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Issue: Monster Dudes #1 Writer: Dave Scheidt Artist: Matt Fagan Release Date: 2011 Pages: 28 “Monsters are so sweet, man.” Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5 DUDES! This is one sweet comic for the reading holes you need to fill in your lives. What this book brings to the table is laughter galore topped with sprinkles of visual goodness. Fagan’s art style fits this type of story telling so well. The mummy is my personal … Continue reading

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Comic Review: A Very Zombie Christmas – Issue 3

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Issue: A Very Zombie Christmas #3 Creators: Joseph Wight, Fred Perry, David Hutchinson, Rod Espinosa, Ben Dunn Publisher: Antarctic Press Release Date: December 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $3.50 “Antarctic Press presents another chilling and thrilling collection of ho-ho-horror tales for the ho-ho-holidays! Go walkin’ (or better yet, running) through a nuclear winter wonderland once again!.“ Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 Ho Ho Ho a zombie comic reading we go! It’s the holiday season and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hammer Vault – Author Marcus Hearn

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“This remarkable journey through the Hammer vault includes props, annotated script pages, unused poster artwork, production designs, rare promotional material and private correspondence. Hundreds of rare and previously unseen stills help to create a rich souvenir of Hammer’s legacy, from the X certificate classics of the 1950s to the studio’s latest productions. Written and compiled by the official Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn, and featuring exclusive contributions from the actors and filmmakers associated with the … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Daffodil – Issue 3

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Issue: Daffodil #3 Writers: Frederic Brremaud Artist: Giovanni Rigano Colors: Paolo Lamanna Adaptation: Marc Sumerak Translation: Stephanie Logan Letters: Joe Caramagna Editors: Olivier Jalabert, Cory Levine, Joe Quesada, Jean Wacquet, Jeff Youngquist Publisher: Soleil (Marvel) Release Date: March 2010 Pages: 48 Price: $5.99 “Daffodil, Achilles and Globuline continue to hunt the mysterious and bloodthirsty Nosferatu who is running rampant, leaving a devastated countryside and a trail of bodies torn limb from limb behind him. If … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Death Walks the Streets – Issue 0,1

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Issue: Death Walks the Streets #0 and #1 Writer: James Zahn, Ben Brezinski Pencils:Guilherme Balbi Inks: Alex Silva Colors: Javier Tartaglia, Milen Parvanov Letters: Kurt Hathaway, Jason Moser Publisher: The Scream Factory Release Date: Digital Editions March 2010 “DEATH WALKS THE STREETS is a genre-bending tale of good and evil that combines horror, action, and crime drama set in the fictional City of New Marshall. MICHAEL LABOU. DANIELLE DANTE, and MALCOLM MCDERMOT are three friends … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Diabolo – Vol 1

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Issue: Diabolo Volume 1 Creators: Kei Kusunoki, Kaoru Ohashi Translator: Beni Axia Hirayama English Adaptation: Jackie Medel Cover Artist: Raymond Makowski Editor: Bryce P. Coleman Publisher: Tokyopop Release Date: October 2004 Pages: 208 Price: $9.99 “Something extra-wicked this way comes! Ren and Rai play with fire when they sell their souls to the demon Diabolo to save Ren’s cousin. Diabolo gives Ren the power of ultimate defense and Rai the power of ultimate offense. However, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Dracula: The Company of Monsters – Issue 1

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Issue: Dracula: The Company of Monsters #1 Creator/Story: Kurt Busiek Writer: Daryl Gregory Artist: Scott Godlewski Colors: Stephen Downer Letters: Johnny Lowe Cover Artist: Dan Brereton, Ron Salas Editor: Dafna Pleban Publisher: BOOM! Studios Release Date: August 2010 Pages: 28 Price: $3.99 “He’s back from the dead and starring in a new ongoing horror series from the mind of Kurt Busiek. A powerful, predatory corporation acquires a valuable asset – Dracula! They think they own … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Dingo – Issue 3

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Issue: Dingo #3 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 Publisher: Boom Studios Release Date: February 2010 Pages: 24 Price: $3.99 “On the brink of a watery grave, Dingo must gather his strength, his wits and his daring to recover the box from his murderous chex-wife! With his family’s legacy at stake, Dingo discovers help from … Continue reading

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