Author Archives: Dan Royer

Comic Review: The Littlest Zombie vs. The Littlest Vampire

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Issue: The Littlest Zombie vs. The Littlest Vampire Writer: Fred Perry Artist: Fred Perry Publisher: Antarctic Press Release Date: 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $3.99 “It’s Tom & Jerry meets 28 Days Later as the Littlest Zombie and the Littlest Vampire fight tooth and nail, hand-to-detachable-hand for scant sustenance! Their quarry, the Littlest Survivor, must pull out every trick in the Apocalypse Survivor’s Handbook to keep his two supernatural stalkers at each other’s throats and off … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Last Zombie: Inferno – Issue 1

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Issue: The Last Zombie: Inferno #1 Writer: Brian Keene Artists: Joe Wight, Brian Denham, Fred Perry Publisher: Antarctic Press Release Date: June 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $3.99 “Continuing AP’s popular new series, The Last Zombie: Inferno picks up where The Last Zombie left off, as Doctor Ian Scott and his team of soldiers and scientists make their way across the wastelands of a post-zombie apocalyptic America. Infected with the virus that caused the zombie outbreak, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Return to the Planet of the Living Dead – Issue 1

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Issue: Return to the Planet of the Living Dead #1 Story & Art: Joe Wight, David Hutchison Publisher: Antarctic Press Release Date: Aug 2011 Pages: 32 Price: $3.50 “An investigative landing on a farming planet has brought the crew of a Marine rescue ship face to face with an entire population of flesh-eating zombies. Even if they manage to survive the initial onslaught, their slim hopes of survival are about rot away even faster than … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Monocyte – Issue 1

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Issue: Monocyte #1 Writers: Menton3, Kasra Ghanbari Artist: Menton3 Covers: Menton3, Ashley Wood (incentive) Side Stories: Riley Rossmo (a), David Stoupakis (w/a) Additional Art: Richard A. Kirk Publisher: IDW Release Date: October 19, 2011 Pages: 36 Price: $3.99 “Two warring immortal races rule a scarred world where time has no meaning. Death (Azrael) sits impotent, quietly planning his restoration. He summons Monocyte, a forgotten immortal necromancer who long ago chose sleep in his failed quest … Continue reading

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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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