Author Archives: Dan Royer

Comic Review: Daffodil – Issue 1

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Issue: Daffodil #1 Writers: Frederic Brremaud, Stephanie Logan, Marc Sumerak Artist: Giovanni Rigano Colors: Paolo Lamanna Letters: Joe Caramagna Editors: Olivier Jalabert, Cory Levine, Joe Quesada, Jean Wacquet, Jeff Youngquist Publisher: Soleil (Marvel) Release Date: January 2010 Pages: 48 Price: $5.99 “Addio-Colonnello is a distant town, a port beyond the oceans, many moons away from our Bohemian lands. Tragedy strikes when Nosferatu launches his assault, commanding his legion of vampires to descend upon this town. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Contagion – Issue 1

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Issue: Contagion #1 Writer: Z.M. Thomas Pencils: Cliff Richards Colors: Mike Bartollo Letters: Zach Matheny Cover: Chris Bolson Publisher: Trepidation Comics Release Date: February 2010 Pages: 24 Price: $4.99 “TREPIDATION COMICS’ brand new Zombie graphic novel featuring a brand new story from Z.M.Thomas, artwork from Cliff Richards and colors from Mike Bartolo.” Artwork: 3.5 out of 5.0 This is good looking comic book. From panel to panel the characters stay true to each other and … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Careful – Issue 1

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Issue: Careful… #1 Writer: Victor Carungi, Gentry Smith Art & Inks: Adam Markiewicz Gray Tones: Roderic Rodriguez, Marc Lewis Letters: Brant Fowler Cover Artist: Gentry Smith Publisher: Paper Street Comics Release Date: July 2010 Pages: 28 Price: $3.50 “What if you could wish revenge on everyone who makes your life hell, and someone (or something) would do the dirty work for you? When bullied Deacon learns the dark past of his small town Texas high … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Bomb Scares – Issue 1

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Issue: Bomb Scares Vol. 1 Writers: Gary Crutchley, Steve Tanner, Chris Young, Scott D. Harris, Jonathan Darque, Gordon Robertson, Alec Robertson, Dino Caruso, Richmond Clements, GM Jordan Artists: Shane Oakley, John Cahill, Katja Lindblom, Mantos, Rachelle Aragno, Andrew Dodd, Mc Carper, Anglada KaMarasa Editor: Steve Tanner Cover Artist: Andrew Dodd Publisher: Time Bomb Comics Release Date: 2009 Pages: 52 Price: $5.50 “A selection of stories by artists and writers around the world From your input … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown – Issue 1

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Issue: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown #1 Writer: Rafael Nieves Artist: Dan Dougherty Publisher: Nieves + Dougherty Printer: Silver Phoenix Entertainment Release Date: August 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $5.00 “His mission: to save the world (and sewers and pipes) from things that go ‘shlurp’ in the night!“ Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 Have you ever wondered what a Vignoctop*ssy looks like? Really? Well I have and guess what, now I know. Thanks go to … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Blood Orgy aka The She Beast Within – Issue 1

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Issue: Blood Orgy aka The She Beast Within #1 Writer: Mark K. Artist: Mark K. Colors: Aneta Horodecka Publisher: Frightfeast Comix Release Date: 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $5 (US) “So disturbing, you don’t want to know” Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 Have you ever wondered what would happen if your Cannible Corpse or Cattle Decapitation cd cover had a comic book? Well this is it. The artwork is nothing shy or GORE-geous from page to … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Blokes Tomb of Horror – Issue 2

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Issue: Blokes Tomb of Horror #2 Writers: Jason Crawley, Enrico Teodorani,Francesca Paolucci,Andrea Teodorani,Maurizio Ercole Artists: Ju Gomez,Andrea Bulgarelli,Fernando Ignatius,Matteo Fioramonti,Alessio Nocerino,Manolo,Maurizio Ercole Cover Artist: Silvano Cover Colors: Maximilian T.Plissken Publisher: Virus Comix Release Date: February 2010 Pages: 52 Price: $4.99 “Featuring 7 tales of terror, Virus Comix is proud to present the second issue of its anthology series, bringing together a collection of art styles from around the world into one issue.“ Artwork: 4.5 out … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Blokes Tomb of Horror – Issue 3

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Issue: Blokes Tomb of Horror #3 Writers: Jason Crawley, Enrico Teodorani, Francesca Paolucci, Andrea Teodorani Artists: Andrea Bulgarelli , Alex Priano, Jeff Austin, Enrico Zanoletti, Antonio Conversano, Giacomo Pilato, Alessio Nocerino, Tim Tyler, Jason Crager Cover Artist: FernandoIgnatius Cover Colors: Maximilian T.Plissken Publisher: Virus Comix Release Date: April 2010 Pages: 52 Price: $4.99 “Subtitled ‘The Italian Invasion Issue’ this issue brings to a US audience the talents of Italian writer Enrico Teodorani who along with … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Ash-Tray Comics – Issue 1

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Issue: Ash-Tray Comics #1 Writers: Eric Schock, Sasa Bralic, Michael Kraiger, Javier Alvarado, Karl Savage, Don Kunkel Artists: Eric Schock, Sasa Bralic, Michael Kraiger, Javier Alvarado, Karl Savage, Don Kunkel, Jason Boehm, Shaun O’Neil, Andre Renuad Editor: Adrian Cronin Cover Artists: Francesco Biagini, Paul Harmon Publisher: Evil Robo Productions Release Date: 2007 Pages: 40 Price: $4.95 “This Issue is the first of a anthology. 7 Tales of Adventure,Horror,and Sci-fi. Stories by: Eric Schock – The … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Arsenic Lullaby: Devils Decade

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Issue: Arsenic Lullaby: Devils Decade Writer: Douglas Paszkiewicz Artist: Douglas Paszkiewicz Publisher: Arsenic Lullaby Release Date: Dec. 2010 Pages: 400 Price: HC – $49.99 : TPB – $29.99 “Nominated for both the Harvey Award and Eisner Award, Arsenic Lullaby is truly the king of dark humor, and these pages prove it! Zombie fetuses, alcoholic cereal mascots, Nazis, the KKK, and more grace the pages of this 400-page collection in a way that will make you … Continue reading

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Comic Review: A Skeleton Story – Issue 1

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Issue: A Skeleton Story #1 Plot/Environment: Alessandro Rak Layout: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta Pencils: Alessandro Rak Colors: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta English Translation: Andrea Plazzi, Adam McGovern Letters: Studio Blue Editor/President: Giuliano Monni Publisher: GG Studio Release Date: June 2010 Pages: 28 Price: $2.99 “A Burtonesque noir fairy tale… Will Musil, Burma, Scarlett, Jack, and John are no longer tenants of the world of the living. They’re dead. While each faces their role in the … Continue reading

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Comic Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 7

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Issue: 28 Days Later #7 Writer: Michael Alan Nelson Artist: Declan Shalvey Colors: Nick Filardi Letters: Ed Dukeshire Editors: Ian Brill Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips Publisher: Boom Studios Release Date: February 2010 Pages: 24 Price: $3.99 “The new heart-stopping ongoing from BOOM! continues! Great Britain is quarantined. The Infected overrun the land. What the world doesn’t know is that uninfected people are still trapped inside. They live, although in no way resembling their … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Whispers – Issue 1

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Issue: Whispers #1 Writer: Joshua Luna Artist: Joshua Luna Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: Jan 2012 Pages: 28 Price: $2.99 “A mentally troubled man is suddenly empowered with the ability to leave his physical body in “ghost” form and manipulate people in strange and disturbing ways. With this incredible power, will he control his demons…or discover even more?” Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5 I was an a fan of the series Girls, I liked … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Zombie Bomb – Last Rites – Issue 6

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Issue: Zombie Bomb #6: Last Rites Creators: Ken Knudtsen, Steve Becker, Jeff McComsey, Samuel Araya, Keith McCleary, Rolo Ledesma, Murat Mihcioglu, Ergun Gunduz, Andy Jones, Josh Morrissette, Jerry Morrissette, Matt Talbot, Dave Ferreira, Haig Demarjian, Adam Street, Lawrence Basso, Steve Jones, Tony Donley, Andrew Houle, Brian Paturzo, Jamie Head, Geoff Mosse Publisher: Terminal Press Release Date: 2011 Pages: 76 Price: $10.00 “The ZombieBomb! Comic Anthology unleashes it’s ferocious final issue! Our 6th installment features over … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Zombie Tramp GN

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Issue: Zombie Tramp GN Writer: Dan Mendoza Artist & Colors: Dan Mendoza Letters& Edits: Jason Martin Publisher: Super Real Graphics Release Date: October 2010 Pages: 112 Price: $11.99 “Janey Belle is on her path for revenge, for those who are responsible for her death. with a little help from the Zombie Queen, who has a common enemy.“ Artwork: 4.5 out of 5 There are a few artists that I like to lump into the same … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Zombies that Ate the World – Book 1 HC

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Issue: The Zombies that Ate the World: Book 1 HC Writer: Jerry Frissen Artist: Guy Davis Publisher: Humanoids Release Date: November 2011 Pages: 120 Price: $24.95 “In Los Angeles in the year 2064, the dead have risen and corpses live again, cohabiting among us…well, somewhat. As a zombie apocalypse engulfs America, we follow a group of friends on a their journey to start a little business of their own…zombie catchers!” Artwork: 4.5 out of 5 … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Strain – Issue 2

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Issue: The Strain #2 Story By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan Script By: David Lapham Artist: Mike Huddleston Publisher: Dark Horse Release Date: Jan 2012 Pages: 32 Price: $3.50 “As an eclipse covers New York City in midday darkness, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team from the Centers for Disease Control struggle to find an explanation for what happened to Flight 753. But when the symptoms don’t add up to chemical warfare, and bizarre circumstances … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Strain – Issue 1

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Issue: The Strain #1 Story By: Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan Script By: David Lapham Artist: Mike Huddleston Publisher: Dark Horse Release Date: Dec. 2011 Pages: 28 Price: $1.00 “When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Center for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Shadow Hunters – Issue 1

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Issue: Shadow Hunters #1 Writer: Jason Dube Artist: Benjamin Jordan Publisher: Scattered Comics Release Date: October 2011 Pages: 36 Price: $5.50 “Shadow Hunters is the new supernatural comic book that revolves around the lives of 3 teenage girls. As they seek vengeance on the dark demon that wiped out hundreds of lives, they encounter both a vast array of darkness that dwell around them and a shadow army that combats it. This is a new … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Vault – Issue 3

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Issue: Vault #3 Writer: Sam Sarkar Artist: Garrie Gastonny Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $2.99 “After a confrontation with the Angel of Death that has destroyed their robot and killed one crew member, the team makes it back on board The Revelation believing the creature is dead. They’re wrong. Very wrong.” Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 I can only think of one word to officially sum up this mini … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Sixth Gun – Issue 1

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Issue: The Sixth Gun Vol. 1 Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Brian Hurtt Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: 2011 Pages: 160 Price: $19.99 “Collecting issues #1 – #6 of the hit new series by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt! During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun. the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the … Continue reading

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