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Book Review: The Church – Author John McCuaig

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THE CHURCH

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After a virus starts wiping people out and turning them into flesh-eating zombies the streets are overrun by an always growing horde of the undead. Sam, just a regular guy who was forced to kill him wife who became a zombie due to the virus, seeks refuge at a local church where a group of survivors have taken shelter. Unfortunately it is anything but a safe haven as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: While the Savage Sleeps – Author Andrew E. Kaufman

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WHILE THE SAVAGE SLEEPS

Author: Andrew E. Kaufman
Published by Straightline Press
Publication Date: August, 2010
Format: Black /White – 360 pages
Price: $13.50 ($2.99 on Kindle)

Andrew E. Kaufman’s debut novel takes us to the town of Faith, New Mexico, where something is amiss. A few hours away from New Mexico’s big city of Albuquerque, Faith is a quiet town with very little crime. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Intruder – Author Cindy Little

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INTRUDER

Written by Cindy Little
Published by Shroud Publishing

Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black & White – 68 pages
Price: $7.99

“I could feel a smirk pull at the corner of my mouth as I came closer to Jennie. It was one of those odd, inappropriate responses that came at the most unexpected times- like at church or when I had to take Jennie to the doctor for her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dungeon The Early Years 2 – Innocence Lost – Author Lewis Trondheim

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DUNGEON THE EARLY YEARS 2: INNOCENCE LOST (DUNGEON: THE EARLY YEARS) (PAPERBACK)

Written by Lewis Trondheim
Lewis Trondheim (Author), Joann Sfar (Author), Christophe Blain (Illustrator)
Published by Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 96 Pages
Price: $12.95

Dungeon – the Early years, Vol 2. Innocence Lost continues the long lasting Dungeon series cartoon epic. Well I can tell you I’ve spent considerable time … Continue reading

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Book Review: Institutional Memory – Written by Gary Frank

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INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY

Written by Gary Frank
Published by Medallion Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 350 pages
Price: $7.95

Work is torture. We all say it and to a certain, albeit hyperbolic, degree we mean what we say. Day in- day out, clock in-clock out, stumbling into a cubicle or in front of a machine or, horror of horrors, behind a counter as our life leaks … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Legend of Red – Issue 1

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THE LEGEND OF RED #1 (COMIC)

Writer : Victor Carungi
Artist: Antonio Brandao
Colors and Gray Tones: Marc Lewis
Letters: Brant Fowler
Publisher: James Warren
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 32 pages
Price: $2.50

A fast paced, well written first issue that had me hooked by the time I was on page 3. The Legend of Red begins with a very nice first issue … Continue reading

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Book Review: Let the Right One In – Author John Ajvide Lindqvist

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

Written by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Author), Ebba Segerberg (Translator)
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 480 pages
Price: $15.95

Patience is a virtue I don’t have. For months now I have been hearing about how great this Swedish film “Let the right on in” is. Normally I don’t buy into hype as my movie taste tends to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Malefic Luis Royo – Author Luis Royo

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MALEFIC LUIS ROYO

Written by Luis Royo
Published by NBM Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color – 96 pages
Price: $32.99

Luis Royo is a rare talent that not “only” creates pretty pictures but creates worlds within pictures. The level of detail and commitment is evident in every work he creates. This book titled Malefic collects some of these pieces into a beautiful hardcover collection that combines … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Gas Pump on the Left – Issue 1

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LAST GAS PUMP ON THE LEFT #1 (COMIC)

Published by Fenris Wulf Books
Written & Artwork by Chaz Wolf

Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color
Price: $6.88

With a tItle like that you don’t know what’s gonna be coming at ya! Our latest read comes from the mind of Chaz Wolf, writer and illustrator in his debut issue of “Last Gas Pump on the Left”. With an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Intracations – Author John Dimes

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INTRACATIONS

Written by John Dimes
Published by Dark Hart Press
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 324 pages
Price: $15.99

“Angels are antibodies. Prayer is telepathy. A phrase that was inextricably linked with the Androgyne’s kind and their creations. Their very existence was, arguably, to be symbolic of God’s enduring presence in the absence of his presence. As protectors of the universal harmony. What a joke that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jake’s Wake – Author John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow

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JAKE’S WAKE

Written by John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2008
Format: color – 317 pages
Price: $7.99

Resurrection from Hell…

Jake Connaway was a pastor who promised his followers everlasting life. He is considered to be a televangelist who has a cult following. Everyone follows Jake’s word. Well Jake isn’t all that he appears to be, he’s very manipulative and truth be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nemi – Vol 3 – Author Lise Myhre

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NEMI (VOLUME 3) (HARDCOVER)

Written by Lise Myhre
Published by Titan Books

Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 144 pages (Hardcover)
Price: $14.95

Nemi VOL3 , is a collection of cartoon strips centered around the gothic character Nemi. Illustrated and written by Lise Myhre, you get the impression that perhaps Nemi is an extension of herself. Dark humor fills the pages with a personality that embodies the essence of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Train to Deadsville – Author Steve Niles

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LAST TRAIN TO DEADSVILLE (TPB)

Written by Steve Niles
Artwork by Kelley Jones
Published by Dark Horse
Publication Date: 2005
Format: color with 144 pages
Price: $2.95

Something about the graphic novel “Last Train to Deadsville” feels classic. I can’t put my finger on it but when you read it you expect to see some old detective calling everyone “dame” and smoking a cigar. Our hero comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Isis – Author Douglas Clegg

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ISIS

Written by Douglas Clegg
Published by: Vanguard Press

Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black / White – 128 pages
Price: $14.95

The Egyptian goddess Isis was known as the goddess of simplicity, protector of the dead and goddess of children from whom all beginnings arose. Later Egyptian myths told of the Nile River flooding annually as a result of the tears shed by Isis over the death of her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Planetary Transformation – Author Imre Vallyon

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PLANETARY TRANSFORMATION:
A PERSONAL GUIDE TO EMBRACING PLANETARY CHANGE

We are approaching not only a new age but a paradigm shift of mass proportions. It might be the most active time in our history for new age writers to emerge and inform us of coming changes. And yet, within all of that is a weird mixture of enlightening vs darkness. It’s hard to really know who is informed and who is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Malpractice – Editor Nathaniel Lambert

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MALPRACTICE

Edited by Nathaniel Lambert
Published by Stygian Publications
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White
Price: $15.99

Let me see them hands if you love yerself a good, old-fashioned trip to the hospital? That’s what I thought. There is something about those sterile environments filled with stoic, mask covered faces, reeking of antiseptic and a mild undercurrent of something much uglier that sets the skin to full out … Continue reading

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Book Review: Netherworld – Issue 1 Author Chad Jones

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NETHERWORLD

Written by Chad Jones
Art by Brazilian and RB Silva.
Published Author Studio 407
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color
Price: $2.99

“Netherworld” has alien zombies. Most people will probably make up their mind about this comic after that statement alone, but let me continue. Netherworld is about two reluctant scientists, Emily Hark and Ernst Voss, drafted into a mission to retrieve enemy alien technology from a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mama Fish – Author Rio Youers

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MAMA FISH

Written by Rio Youers
Published by Shroud Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black & White – 92 pages
Price: $7.99

“You know, the technology is more advanced than it used to be. The world has turned into a machine, and its axis is made of binary codes and microprocessors and integrated circuits. Everybody is wired in these days. Everybody. Technology is a 21st century god. It’s a monster.”

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Book Review: Act Three, Scene Four – Author Inanna Gabriel

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ACT THREE, SCENE FOUR

published: 2010
publisher: Misanthrope Press
price: $13.95

“The Blow landed on Finch’s chest but it didn’t slide through the flesh like Brandon had expected… Brandon lifted the heavy tool back up and inspected it. The head was heavy and solid, but the blade was dull to the extent that it was flattened. He cocked his head to one side then the other trying … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightwalkers – Author Keith Kekic

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NIGHTWALKERS

Author Keith Kekic
Published by Damnation Books
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black /White – 386 pages
Price: $21.85

Today I finished reading a story about a boy with a depressing life who develops a fondness for the night. This night that calls out to him and begs him to walk in its darkness and drink in its beauty. The power of the night envelops … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Darkness and Light – Author Paul Kane

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OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT

Written by Paul Kane
Published by Thunderstorm Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White
Price: $16.95

“Light can penetrate the dark, but the dark is powerless in light.”

What a pleasant surprise this book ended up being.

Initially, I was requested to review a PDF version, which has grown to be a huge red flag for me. Say what you will … Continue reading

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