Author Archives: Dan Royer

Book Review: Orc Stain – Issue 1

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ORC STAIN – ISSUE1 Creator, Writer, Artist & Colorist: James Stokoe Published by: Image Comics Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 36 pages Price: $2.99 “A one-eyed orc with the ability to find the weak spot in any structure has started to notice cracks in the endless war and conquest of orc existence. JAMES STOKOE, who won over hearts and minds with his space trucking cooking adventure Wonton Soup, brings you his first ongoing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rombies – Issue 0 – Author Tom Taylor

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ROMBIES #0 (COMIC) Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Skye Ogden Release Date: February 2010 Publisher: Gestalt Comics Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 24 pages Price: $2.95 Rome wasn’t built in a day… but it may crumble in one. Titans battle in the arena. A thumb turns down. A sword comes down. A dead man… stands up? Racing through dark, narrow tunnels beneath the Colosseum, two heroes and a child join together to escape their … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Adventures of Doctor Zombie – Issue 1

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THE ADVENTURES OF DOCTOR ZOMBIE – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Author Mackenzie Meredith Artist: Erik Thompson Script & Letters: Brian Meredith Pre-Press: James Taylor Pages: 16 Price: $2.50 From: Rorschach Entertainment and Micro Brew Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: 16 pages Price: $2.50 A new all-ages series! In this first issue, Doctor Archibald Zombie takes his faithful assistant Marigold Murray camping, in celebration of her birthday. However, they are immediately attacked by a pack of demons led … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rod Espinosa’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Author Washington Irving

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ROD ESPINOSA’S THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Writer: Washington Irving Artist: Rod Espinosa Editors: Doug Dlin, Wes Hartman Publisher: Antarctic Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 28 pages Price: $3.99 “Gather ’round, all! Antarctic’s master storyteller, Rod Espinosa (Courageous Princess, Neotopia, Dracula, Tell-Tale Heart), will put a pleasant chill in your veins this Halloween as with his own special spin on the classic, all-American scary-tale by Washington Irving! All is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bald Avengers – Author Eric Schock

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THE BALD AVENGERS (COMIC) Writer: Eric Schock Artist: Eric Schock Release Date: April 2010 Publisher: Evil Robo Productions Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 70 pages Price: $20.00 “What price would you pay to reclaim your soul? Bob was like everybody else, until he lost something… his soul. He’s murdered or destroyed anything or anyone who stands in the way of him regaining his soul. There’s just one little problem, his soul is trapped … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Legion – Issue 2

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THE BOOK OF LEGION – SECOND COMING – ISSUE#2 (COMIC) Writen by: Ryan Mojica, F.S. Hayes, Tom Sullivan Pencils: Ryan Mojica, Anton Ruggiero, Rodolfo Buscaglia, James Helkowski Greytones: Mean James Helkowski Letters: Warren Montgomery, Anton Ruggiero Publisher: Legion Studios Publication Date: 2004 Format: Full Color – 44 pages Price: $3.95 “Volume II in the continuing Anthology of Horror. The mad priest is back, delving into further chapters from the primEVIL Book that is his bane … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Legion – Issue 1

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THE BOOK OF LEGION – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Author Ryan Mojica, Freebird Hayes, Reverend Thomas Thorn Pencils: Ryan Mojica, James Helkowski Colors: Michelle Kruse, Ryan Mojica Letters: Michelle Kruse Publisher: Legion Studios Publication Date: 2007 Format: Full Color – 48 pages Price: $3.95 The Book of Legion #1 is anthology book unlike any I had ever read before. Within these pages were three stories that, in my opinion, were not told from a scary/horror sense but … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ghoul – Issue 1

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THE GHOUL – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Writer: Steve Niles Artist: Bernie Wrightson Colors: Tom Smith Letters: Robbie Robbins Editor: Tom Waltz Published by: IDW Publishing Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 32 pages Price: $3.99 “When Los Angeles Detective Lieutenant Lloyd Klimpt finds himself in the middle of a Hollywood mystery that falls way outside the norm, he knows he’s going to need a different kind of help than he’s used to. He finds it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil’s Own – Issue 0

THE DEVIL’S OWN – ISSUE#0 (COMIC) Writer: Pete Mesling Artwork: Brian Beardsley Publisher: Night Rail Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 12 pages Price: $1.50 “Left with little choice after a ferocious female demon burns down his home as a demonstration of her abilities, Pedro Felsenstein agrees to take on the strangest clients of his career. Claudia and Dominic Hechs have called forth the demoness to show Mr. Felsenstein what he’ll be getting … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: Vampirella Magazine – Issue 1

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VAMPIRELLA #1 Author: Nicoli Cuti, Forrest J. Ackerman, Don Glut Artists: Neal Adams, Ernie Colon, Reed Crandall, Billy Graham, Mike Royer, Tom Sutton, Tony Tallarico Cover: Frank Frazetta Editor: Bill Parente Publisher: James Warren Publication Date: 1969 Format: – 66 pages Price: $.50 I will admit straight out, I know very little to almost nothing about the books that started this amazing genre. So when I am able to get my hands on a classic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twisted Tales of Terror – Issue 1

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TWISTED TALES OF TERROR – ISSUE#1 (COMIC) Writer: Terence Muncy, Scott Guffey, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Bailey, Jeremiah Buckel, Master Legion Artist: Terence Muncy, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Bailey, Jeremiah Buckel, Master Legion Letters: Lucy Van Horne Editor: Spider C. Guffey Publisher: Legion Studios Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 56 pages Price: 5.99 “A huge 56 pages of four separate terrifying stories brought to you by Terence Muncy, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Baley, and MasterLegion. TTT … Continue reading

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Book Review: Victorian Undead – Issue 1

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VICTORIAN UNDEAD #1 (COMIC) Writer: Ian Edginton Artist: Davide Fabbri Cover: Tony Moore Publisher: Wildstorm Publication Date: 2009 Format: Full Color – 24 pages Price: $2.99 “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Those are the words of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, yet even he finds his skills tested to their limit as he and his erstwhile comrade Dr. John Watson are confronted … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deadworld – Frozen Over (mini series) – Issue 1-4

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DEADWORLD: FROZEN OVER MINI SERIES 1-4 (COMIC) Writer: Mike Raicht Artists: Federico Dallocchio, Rafael Ortiz Letters: Nate Pride, Bernie Lee Covers: Dalibor Talajic, Sebastian Camagajevac Editor: Joe Pruett Publisher: Desperado Publishing Publication Date: 2007-2010 Format: Full Color – 24 Price: $3.99 “With the streets of New York still snowed in, our survivors attempt to find a way out of the city before the thaw comes. But not only are they dealing with the harsh weather … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Future – Issue 2

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DEAD FUTURE #2 (COMIC) Writers: Sebastian Piccione, Candy Hart, Daniel Palmer Artists: Martinho Abreu, Julio Falkenhagen, Juha Veltti Letters: Martin Brandt II, Juha Veltti Publisher: Grim Crew Publication Date: 2009 Format: 40 pages Price: $3.99 ” The stories of undeath continue in anthology two. These tales of the undead, arisen to devour the living, leaving nothing but a wasteland behind them. Yes, that is what you find here. Contained within the pages you will be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave – Issue 1

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Issue: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave #1 Writers: Kerry Gammill, Sam F. Park, James Farr, Rob Brown, Derek McCaw, John Cassaday, Joe Freire, Martin Powell, Gary D. Rhodes Artists: Kerry Gammill, Chris Moreno, John Cassaday, Rafael Navarro, Joe Freire, Terry Beatty, Tom Smith, Brian Denham, Kez Wilson, Jeff Preston, Frank Dietz, Paul Garner, Kim Loh Editors: Kerry Gammill, Kez Wilson, Sam F. Park Publisher: Monsterverse Entertainment Release Date: November 2010 Pages: 52 Price: $4.99 … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Drive-ins Attack – Issue 4

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WHEN DRIVE-INS ATTACK- ISSUE#4 (COMIC) Author : Rich Stahnke Pencils: Rich Stahnke, Chris Moreno, Brian Wisniewski, Douglas Draper Jr. Colors: Rich Stahnke Letters: Ken Nuttal Publisher: Tin Star Studios Publication Date: 2009 Format: B/W – 32 pages Price: $4.50 When Drive-Ins Attack! #4 kinda took me by surprise. The description of the title “An anthology series featuring stories inspired by grindhouse cinema,” really didn’t sell to me what I was in for. Now if it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wulf and Batsy – Issue 2

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WULF AND BATSY vol #2 – LUSTMORD NIGHTMARES (COMIC) Writer / Creator / Artist: Bryan Baugh Release Date: February 2010 Publisher: Crypt Logic Comics Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 268 pages Price: $25.00 “The second Wulf and Batsy trade paperback features a brand new, never before published, epic-length story called Lustmord Nightmares. In this story Wulf and Batsy take up residence at an all-girls’ college. Here they attempt to hide their monstrous natures, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Bomb – Dead not Dead

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ZOMBIE BOMB! DEAD NOT DEAD (COMIC) Creators: Lance Erlick, Joe Haley, Shawn McManus, Matt Talbot, Anthony Schiavino, Jason Copland, Jack Herman, Neil Vokes, Matty Field, Ed Foster, Steven Finch, Jerry Morrissette, Tony Donley, Narek Gevorgian, Steve Jones, Veronica Hebard, Matt Roberts, Olli Hihnala, Tomm Cokers, Joshua Morrissette, Dean Beattie, Paul Maybury, Tom Whalens, Joshua Andrew Belanger, Geoff Mosse, Lawrence Basso, Jamie Head, Rich Woodall, Adam Miller Edited & Art Directed: Adam Miller, Rich Woodall Publisher: … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warlash Dark Noir – Issue 3

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WARLASH: DARK NOIR No. 3 (COMIC) Written by Frank Forte, Royal McGraw Artists: Szymon Kudranski, Frank Forte, Aly Fell, J.C.Wong Letters: Frank Forte, Royal McGraw Editor: Elizabeth J. Musgrave Published by Asylum Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color / B&w – 48 pages Price: $2.95 Rocket’s Red Scare” pits Warlash against a biogenetically engineered villain who goes by the name of Trotsky De Sade, the crazed leader of the Gene Communist Militia. De Sade is … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: We Kill Monsters – Issues 1-2

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WE KILL MONSTERS #1, 2 & 3 (COMIC) Story: Christopher Leone, Laura Harkom Writer: Christopher Leone Pencils: Brian Churilla Inks: Hilary Barta, Brian Churilla Colors: Ronda Pattison Letters: Jeff Powell Publisher: Red 5 Comics Publication Date: 2008 Format: Full Color – 40 (#1), 28 (#2,3) Price: $3.50 “Two unassuming auto repair shop owners discover that monsters are infesting the world. When they are attacked, the glowing blue juice from the monster’s brain heals his arm … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Tramp – Issue 2

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ZOMBIE TRAMP #2 (COMIC) Writer: Dan Mendoza Artist & Colors: Dan Mendoza Publisher: Toxic Candie Publication Date: 2010 Format: Full Color – 28 Price: $5.00 Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 Ooh lala look at what we have here! Some zombie eye candy, lol. Other than the obvious this is just a fun great looking books. Much like issue #1 the character designs are great from page to page. There is a really nice gore factor … Continue reading

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