Author Archives: Dan Royer

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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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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