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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Tyrant of Mongo

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Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this gorgeous collection of library editions feature all-new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Featuring strips from world-famous writer-artist Alex Raymond, restored in their original format, complete and uncut! This volume continues the seminal adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon, an ordinary man trapped on an alien world, and his ongoing battles with the deadly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Helloween – Author Samantha Combs

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If you were to ask me what horror is I’d probably say something about nude teens being chased by a boogeyman armed with some form of weapon who is out to give his fans (since who really cheers for the teens anyway) a show with a high death count, exaggerated gore, goose bump raising suspense, and tons of jump scares. It’s all in great fun. The killers are over the top, the teens are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Priestess of The Eggstone – Author Jaleta Clegg

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PRIESTESS OF THE EGGSTONE
By: Jaleta Clegg
JournalStone Publishing

Dace is an interplanetary pilot, captain of the newly acquired vessel, titled the Twinkle. Hiring Jerimon, a noteworthy cosmic aviator in his own right, the two plan to engage in aspirations of lucrative import/export space business. Before long they realize something is dreadfully amiss aboard the ship. A valuable religious artifact stolen from the Sessimoniss civilization, a legendary lizard, humanoid culture that is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Containment – Author Sean Schubert

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CONTAINMENT: ALASKAN UNDEAD APOCALYPSE BOOK II
Author: Sean Schubert
Permuted Press

Picking up after the first book, INFECTION, left off, CONTAINMENT is another feather in the cap of Permuted Press and an admirable continuation of a series which is shaping up to be an extremely satisfying zombie saga from author Sean Schubert. As well as sharing a surname with an iconic and wonderful composer, Schubert has a talent for making you keep … Continue reading

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Book Review: Infection – Author Sean Schubert

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INFECTION: ALASKAN UNDEAD APOCALYPSE BOOK I
Author: Sean Schubert
Permuted Press

We’re starting to see the other side of the zombie fixation now, with the world starting to move on a bit from the obsession with zombies that has gripped popular culture for the past few years. The thing is, this is happening because the zombies that are being offered by various media are very standard creatures that we’ve seen … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dark Knight Manual – Author Brandon T. Snider

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Tis the season for Batman indeed! And from out of this season comes some pretty cool new book-styled products. Now I’m not talking about your paperback novels, but rather the cooler releases that offer all kind of pictures, production info and goodies. Well, to be more specific I’m talking about the release from the “Insight Editions” publishing company titled “The Dark Knight Manual”, a manual style tribute to the fantastic world of Christopher Nolan’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rising Dead – Author Devan Sagliani

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THE RISING DEAD
By: Devan Sagliani

A virus has been unleashed unto the citizens and tourists of Las Vegas making one and all insatiable. Will their unholy hunger for flesh be quenched or will society succumb to The Rising Dead?

The second novel from author Devan Sagliani promises all of the blood, guts and gore of its predecessor Rise of the Horde. Although they are not sequels or in any way linked to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Swan Song – Robert R. McCammon

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By: Robert R. McCammon
Pocket Books

The president of the United States makes a dire decision to engage in full blown nuclear warfare with the Soviets. With most of society obliterated the few survivors clamber to discover any grasp of hope. Sister Creep, a homeless lady from the streets of New York City discovers a majestic glass ring with glowing jewels and the ability to illuminate clairvoyance circumstances. Josh … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Darkness: Cult, Horror, and Extreme Cinema – Author Phil Russell

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It’s very well possible, that “this” book in particular “Beyond the Darkness” has been long overdue in the film and cinema literature circuit. As those who are familiar with this style already know, many of these films are not the kind that mainstream will embrace (let alone admit to ever watching). It’s hard core stuff pain and simple. The worst of the worst for that matter. The films that get banned, written about, disgust, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lords of Night – Author Thom Brannan

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Lords of Night: An Apocalyptic Novel
Author: Thom Brannan
Permuted Press

Lords of Night has one of the coolest covers I’ve seen on a genre novel in years. Just look at that art. Brilliant. It’s a good thing the book itself lives up to the promise of its cover. Author Thom Brannan was unfamiliar to me before reading this, but I will most definitely check out future titles from him.

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Book Review: The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester – Author Nicholas Knight

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The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester

I’ve been a hardcore Supernatural fan from the very first episode up to where it’s at now. And any Supernatural fan will tell you that the series has seen some bizarre journeys over the years. From monsters to urban legends to angels, demons, and Gods of all sorts. It’s safe to say that the series has covered the gamut with the exception … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter Poster Collection – Author Warner Bros. Entertainment

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Harry Potter Poster Collection: The Definitive Movie Posters [Paperback]
Harry Potter Poster Collection: The Quintessential Images [Paperback]

This book review actually combines 2 releases under the same branding of the “Harry Potter Poster Collection”. The 2 releases are identical in size, type, and usage appropriately named “The Definitive Movie Posters” and “The Quintessential Images“.

While they do resemble books, I feel better in classifying them simply as quality “picture books”. As each contains … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book – Authors Brian James Freeman | Glenn Chadbourne

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It’s always a great joy to receive another Stephen King focused book. It’s an even greater joy when its written in a way that you can use to be engaging or even entertaining. “The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book” is one such book that presents all sorts of questions on Stephen King film work. In fact it’s so “just off the press” that it includes a chapter on “every” Stephen king film ever … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vampire Guardian Angels: Revenant Issue 2

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The second issue of Vampire Guardian Angels is out and it couldn’t have gotten bloodier. The second issue starts of with a young man named Janos who is having dreams, visions and hearing prayers. He’s also the prodigy of a Vampire Countess and a rogue Angel named Gregory, who have plans for Janos to do nightmarish things. The second issue is based on the novel Lia had written and self published. The issue itself … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Superhero Book – Author Gina Misiroglu

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The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes – Author Gina Misiroglu

The fascination with heroes and villains is stronger than ever with the birth of proper cinema-realized super heroes. Super heroes are nothing new as they have been with us since childhood. They were in fact a major part of my upbringing and learning about how good and evil clash, conquer (and prevail).

The publishers at Visible Ink present … Continue reading

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Book Review: From the Corner of His Eye – Author Dean Koontz

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FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE
By: Dean Koontz
Bantam Publishing

From The Corner Of His Eye is a collection of three tales and how each intertwines. Barty Lampion is a young boy who has lost his sight but acquired an unexplainable gift. Junior Cain is a ruthless serial killer, relentless in his insatiable need for blood. Angel is a young girl who is conceived out of rape.

Dean Koontz’s epic 768 … Continue reading

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