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Comic Review: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown – Issue 3

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Issue: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown #3 Writer: Rafael Nieves Artist: Dan Dougherty Publisher: Nieves + Dougherty Release Date: August 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $5.00 “In the third issue of Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown, the everyman monster hunter finds himself finds himself battling a nemesis who goes undercover, and introduces two new supporting characters. Story and art by Dan Dougherty, script by Rafael Nieves. In the second story, Bob takes a job … Continue reading

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Discussions with Decapitated Dan 32: Horror Comics Panel C2E2

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This week Decapitated Dan is bringing you a very special edition show, as he presents the Horror Comics Today: A Writers Perspective panel from C2E2. Listen in as Dan is joined by Gary Reed, Rafael Nieves, Cullen Bunn and Dirk Manning. Music by Workhorse Kings and Call the Paramedics The show is sponsored by CuriousGoodandComics.com

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Comic Review: Fisk: S.U.B.S.T.I.T.U.T.E. Hero -Issue 1

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Issue: Fisk: S.U.B.S.T.I.T.U.T.E. Hero #1 Writer: Dino Caruso Artist: Shawn Richter Publisher: Caruso Comics Release Date: 2010 Pages: 28 “Mr. Fisk braves a science lab full of dastardly duplicates in The Case of the Photocopy Clones.” Artwork: 3.5 out of 5 This is a good-looking black and white book, except for one thing, there is not really any depth too it. There is some shading here and there but other than that, just black and … Continue reading

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Comic Review: ’68 – Issue 1

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Issue: ’68 #1 Writer: Mark Kidwell Artist: Nat Jones, Tim Vigil Colors: Jay Fotos Letters: Jason Arthur Publisher: Image Release Date: April 2010 Pages: 36 Price: $3.99 “On February 13, 1968, during the darkest days of the Vietnam conflict, the gates of hell opened wide, unleashing new, hungry life into the countless war torn dead. The horrors of war take a back seat as an American tunnel rat crawls into a Viet Cong warren turned … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hoax Hunter’s – Issues 1 – 6

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Issues: Hoax Hunter’s Part 1 – Part 6 Writers: Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley Artist: JM Ringuet Letters: Jim Campbell Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: 2011 Pages: 13 “Chupacabra. Yeti. The Montauk Monster. All the creatures of folklore, legend, and Internet fame–what if they were real? They’d be made to appear fake by a reality TV show, of course! HOAX HUNTERS is that show, though to their viewing audience, their goal is the exact opposite: seeking … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Monster Dudes Ashcan

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Issue: Monster Dudes Ashcan Writer: Dave Scheidt Artist: Matt Fagan Release Date: 2011 Pages: 12 “Monsters are so sweet, man.” Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5 Monsters are sweet Dave and Matt! Oh and they are funny too, and you learn that when you read Monster Dudes. A collection of great little shorts, this book has all the laughs you would expect to find in a book with Dudes in the title. In this teaser … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Thriller – Issue 1

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Issue: Thriller #1 Writer: Arri Sherman Artist: Arri Sherman Publisher: Scattered Comics Release Date: 2010 Pages: 36 Price: $6.00 “The story itself is about Noel; a young vampire who is pledged to wed her stepbrother, she makes the decision to run away from the only life she knows and try to make a new life as a normal human teen-aged girl; Noel will not be alone in her journey she is joined by her zombie … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Orc Stain – Vol 1

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Issues: Orc Stain Vol. 1 Creator, Writer, Artist & Colorist: James Stokoe Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 2010 Pages: 168 Price: $17.99 “For a million millennia the world has cracked and convulsed under the indomitable mob of the orc. Savage, bloodthirsty creatures, they are without number, staining nearly every corner of the globe. The mighty Orc Tzar, newest leader of the mob, marches ever north to find the lost organ of a forgotten god. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: I, Vampire – Issue 1

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Issue: I, Vampire #1 Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: Sept. 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $2.99 “For hundreds of years, vampire Andrew Stanton kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of the Damned. But now that truce has reached a bloody end and Andrew must do everything in his power to stop Mary and … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Skullkickers – Issues 3-4

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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, parlaying a perilous paradigm. Paraphrasing: SKULLKICKERS is a particularly perfect packaged pamphlet of plucky pulp … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Fearless Zombie Hunters – Issue 3

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Issue: The Fearless Zombie Hunters #3 Writer/Creator: Manuel Rios Sarabia Artist: Gared Campos Publisher: Sadhaka Studio Release Date: July 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $3.99 “The Fearless Zombie Hunters face off with the mysterious Boscarato and his undead ‘actors’. The Fearless Zombie Hunters is a black comedy about a trio of zombie slayers led by Professor Abronsius who is joined by the incompetent and disgraceful Angel, Son of El Angel, the greatest wrestler ever in Mexican … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Killing Jar – Issue 5

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Issue: The Killing Jar #5 Writer / Creator: Justin Zimmerman Pencils: Russell Brown Publisher: Bricker-Down Productions Release Date: April 2011 Pages: 24 Price: $4.00 “A small Colorado town. Three drug runners with a van filled with product. Two police officers investigating suspicious activity. A heroic young woman with a violent past, a mentally handicapped little brother and her dead father’s .38 police special. And a throng of ravenous townspeople out of their minds with drug … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Witch Doctor – Issue 3

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Issue: Witch Doctor #3 Writer: Brandon Seifert Artist: Lukas Ketner Publisher: Image (Skybound) Release Date: September 2011 Pages: 28 Price: $2.99 “It’s Dr. Morrow’s biggest case yet: ‘The Patient From The Black Lagoon!’ What’s the secret of the Deep Ones? How do they fit in with the Relapse, the Extinction Event that’s coming for humankind? And why are Morrow and his medical staff at each other’s throats?’” Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 How many … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Justice League Dark – Issue 1

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Issue: Justice League Dark #1 Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $2.99 “The witch known as the Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing forces that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. And if those heroes can’t handle the job, who will stand against this mystical madness? Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna and John Constantine may be … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellblazer – Issue 283

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Issue: Hellblazer #283 Writer: PETER MILLIGAN Artist: GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $2.99 “New storyline: “The Devil’s Trenchcoat.” When Gemma Masters punishes her uncle by auctioning off his trench coat, she ignites a horrific chain of events. Now Constantine must adjust to life without his smelly old coat, while its new owner’s life turns inside out.” Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5 While I do still … Continue reading

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Discussions with Decapitated Dan 31: Green Wake and C2E2

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This week Decapitated Dan is bringing you 12 interviews! A NEW SHOW RECORD!!! First up Dan talks to Kurtis Wiebe and Riley Rossmo about their new book from Image, Green Wake. Then the C2E2 coverage begins. Dan is joined by (in this order) Victor Carungi, Dan Dougherty, General Jack Cosmo with Heidi Beazley, Jeff Balke, Geoffery Wessel, Neko Pilarcik, Randy Field, Gary Reed & Dennis Barger, Drew Gaska, Chandra Free and Jim Zubkavich with Misty … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Green Wake – TPB

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Issue: Green Wake TPB Writer: Kurtis Wiebe Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Shadowline Release Date: October 2011 Pages: 136 Price: $16.99 “The highly acclaimed, repeat sellout series from writer KURTIS J. WIEBE and artist RILEY ROSSMO is a riveting tale of loss and horror. In the forgotten town of Green Wake, a string of grisly mutilations leads Morley Mack on the trail of a young woman named Ariel, who is the prime suspect. But when … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Green Wake – Issue 2

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Issue: Green Wake #2 Writer: Kurtis Wiebe Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Release Date: May 2011 Pages: 28 Price: $3.50 “Green Wake claims another mutilated victim and the disfigured body leaves little evidence behind. The secrets of this sleepy town begin to creep through the blood filled cracks when Morley Mack confronts one of its oldest residents. Is the key to stopping another macabre murder in the hands of an insane recluse?” Artwork: 5.0 out … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Drop Dead Dangerous – Issues 0,1

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Issues: Drop Dead Dangerous #0 & #1 Writer: Chad Cabrera Artist: Mike Banting Publisher: Happy Lockjaw Release Date: 2010 & 2011 Pages: #0: 24, #1: 44 Price: Free & $1.99 “They thought it was over. They were wrong. Back on the hunt for the maniacal figure known as The Raven, private detective Jack Smith must face a nightmare from his past— but not all is as it seems. A new evil comes to town as … Continue reading

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Discussions with Decapitated Dan 26: Frank Forte pt. 2

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This week Decapitated Dan is bringing you Frank Forte, AGAIN!!!!! Listen in as Dan talks to Frank about more Asylum Press books and digital comics. Then they are joined by Black Powder creator Dwayne Harris. After the interview make sure to stick around as Dan talks about Zombie Terrors and EEEK! Music by Workhorse Kings and Call the Paramedics

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Discussions with Decapitated Dan 30: Mike Dubisch

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This week Decapitated Dan is joined by artist Mike Dubisch. Listen in as they discuss what it’s like from the artist side of things. Yes this is the first time Dan is speaking directly to an artist! After the interview make sure to stick around as Dan talks about what he thinks about Mike’s web comic, the Crypt Kid. http://www.facebook.com/MikeDubischArt

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