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Book Review: Skullkickers – Issue 1

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Issue: Skullkickers #1 Writer: Jim Zubkavich Line Art: Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens Colors: Misty Coats Cover Artist: Chris Stevens Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: Sept. 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $2.99 “No one knows where these two warriors came from. The only thing that’s clear is that they’re two of most ornery, trouble-making $%@# that have ever lived. SKULLKICKERS is a ...

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Book Review: Zombies Vs. Cheerleaders – Issue 1

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Issue: Zombies vs. Cheerleaders #1 Writer: Steven L. Frank Artists: Ben Glendenning, Jessica Hickman, Frankie B. Washington Colors: Anthony Hochrein Letters: Josh Aitken Cover Artists: Justin Ridge, Jessica Hickman, Jason Worthington, Andy Black, Mark Bloodworth Editor: Steven L. Frank Publisher: Moonstone Release Date: 2010 Pages: 32 Price: $3.99 “Morbid or funny, and sometimes morbidly funny, top talent bring eclectic tales ...

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Book Review: Ginger-Stein premier edition

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Issue: Ginger-Stein: SAC Horror Con Preview Ed. Creator/Writer/Illustrator: Dennis M. Willman Publisher: Comic Book Divas Release Date: 2010 Pages: 14 Price: $8.00 “Two months after the outbreak of an ancient necromonic disease in Detroit, Michigan, the US Government is longer able to maintain control of contagion. Panic has slowly gripped the unwitting populace. The politicians are unable to decide an ...

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Book Review: Satans 3 Ring Circus TPB – Author Robert Steven Rhine

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Written by Robert Steven Rhine Artwork by WILLIAM STOUT, TIM VIGIL, JOHN CASSADAY, HILARY BARTA, JIM SMITH, FRANK FORTE, TONE RODRIGUEZ, FRANK DIETZ, VINCENT WALLER, ERIC PIGORS, STEVEN MANNION, SHANNON WHEELER, TOMMY CASTILLO, BRYAN BAUGH, JOHN HOWARD, DAVID HARTMAN, MIKE SOSNOWSKI, ALEX PARDEE, DAVID PALEO, JOHN WATKINS CHOW, STEPH DUMAIS, JEFF GAITHER, JAMES HELKOWSKI, CLAY HENSS, MATT HOWARTH and more. ...

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Book Review: Gene Simmons House of Horrors TPB

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written by “various” Art by “various” Published by IDW Publishing Publication Date: 2008 Format: Color – 192 pages Price: $27.99 A wonderful collection of haunting, macabre and eerie tales brought to you from the demon himself, Gene Simmons. Straight off the IDW production line we have the graphic novel “Gene Simmons – House of Horrors”. This packed edition contains all ...

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Book Review: Aleister Crowley and the Ouiga Board – Author J. Edward Cornelius

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by J. Edward Cornelius Published by Feral House Publication Date: 2005 Format: Black /White – 172 pages Price: $16.99 I was initially lured into wanting to review this book purely based in its tie-ins with Aleister Crowley. Though it actually turned into being alot more with its extensive history of the infamous Ouija board. Blanketed in sorrid tales, mystery and ...

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Book Review: Aleister Crowley and the 20th Century Synthesis of Magick – Author Dave Evans

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Written by Dave Evans Published by Hidden Publishing Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 112 pages Price: $22.50 Aleister Crowley has always been at the heart of controversy, mystery, misinterpretation and occultism. Author Dave Evans has managed to summarize a great deal of Crowley through the small edition of 112 pages. For those who have read or looked into ...

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Book Review: Ouroboros – Author Michael Kelly & Carol Weekes

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Ouroboros by Michael Kelly and Carol Weekes In a small coastal town, an ancient force stirs, drawn by the cumulative power of life and death, grief and sorrow, and ultimately, endless love. OUROBOROS – life out of death. Tom Christiansen’s wife of 35-years, Dolly, is dead. His world suddenly shattered, Tom takes refuge in his house to grieve and reflect. ...

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Book Review: The Forbidden (Books of Blood Volumes 4-6) – Author Clive Barker

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The Forbidden is one of the stand-out tales from Barker’s acclaimed Books of Blood series: a genre-redefining collection that prompted the horror high-priest Stephen King to proclaim breathlessly that ‘Clive Barker is so good I am almost literally tongue-tied.’ (For any horror fan not to have read these gory, otherworldly fables is a like a church-goer eschewing the New Testament.) It’s ...

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Book Review: The Passage – Author Justin Cronin

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Written by Justin Cronin Published by: Ballantine Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black / White – 784 pages Price: $27.00 The most anticipated novel of this summer — and possibly all of 2010 — is Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE. Following the current trend of ‘vampire fiction’ he has penned an epic novel in the tradition of Stephen King’s THE STAND and ...

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Book Review: Happiness Genes – Author James D. Baird

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Written by: James D. Baird (Author) (Author), Laurie Nadel (Author), Bruce Lipton (Foreword) Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 256 pages Price: $15.99 Happiness Genes explores the basic premise of us as human beings. What thoughts influence our makeup, the cells within and the influence from our environment on our genetic makeup. Authors James ...

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Book Review: The Sculptor – Author Gregory Funaro

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Written by Gregory Funaro Published by: Pinnacle Fiction Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black / White – 385 pages Price: $6.99 In 1981, Thomas Harris wrote a novel entitled “Red Dragon” and a monster was created. I’m not just referring to the character of Hannibal Lecter — who went on to star in three more Harris novels, most famously “The Silence Of ...

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Book Review: A Host Of Shadows – Author Harry Shannon

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A Host Of Shadows – Harry Shannon “Everyone carries a shadow,” wrote analyst Carl Jung, “and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” Few of us see the shadow with any clarity. Turn around for a peek, it slips away. Our violent, sexually tinged fantasies are indulged regularly in darkened theaters, ...

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Book Review: Dark Matters – Author Dr. Percy Seymour

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DARK MATTERS: UNIFYING MATTER, DARK MATTER, DARK ENERGY, AND THE UNIVERSAL GRID (PAPERBACK) by Dr. Percy Seymour Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black /White – 224 pages Price: $15.99 Dark Matters is an intense book of science. Author Dr. Percy Seymour has laid out a road map to further explorations into understanding the tapestry of the ...

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Book Review: PSIence – Author Marie D. Jones

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PSIENCE: HOW NEW DISCOVERIES IN QUANTUM PHYSICS AND NEW SCIENCE MAY EXPLAIN THE EXISTENCE OF PARANORMAL PHENOMENA (PAPERBACK) by Marie D. Jones Published by New Page Books Publication Date: 2006 Format: Black /White – 255 pages Price: $15.99 A fascinating book indeed. Marie D. Jones has authored many books. A few of which we’ll be reviewing on horrornews.net. She is ...

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