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Book Review: Dead Man Holiday – Issue 2-3

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DEAD MAN HOLIDAY #2-3 (COMIC)
Written by Colin Panetta
Art by Colin Panetta, Chris Fillhart, Brandon Dawley, Jeremy Gregory
Published by DEAD MAN HOLIDAY
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B/W
Price: $3.99

Dead Man Holiday is a comic that never wants to stray from the words weird and subversive. The artist and writer, Colin Panetta, states that he hates exposition and wants the reader to figure out … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead of Night – Devil Slayer – Issue 1-4

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DEAD OF NIGHT: DEVIL-SLAYER #1-4 (TPB)
Author Briane Keen
Published by Marvel Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 96 pages
Price: $14.00

In the interest of full disclosure, I should start this off by admitting that I have never read any of the original Devil-Slayer books or any of the ones in which the character was featured. Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Author Steve Hockensmith

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DAWN OF THE DREADFULS
Written by Steve Hockensmith
Published by Quirk Classics
Publication Date: 2010
Format: B&W – 288 Pages
Price: $12.95

The zombies have returned to wreak havoc on the Bennet Family! Or, let me rephrase: the zombies have returned for Mr. Bennet, leaving the father more than eager to ready his daughters for their first bloody battle with the undead. … 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 … Continue reading

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Book Review: CSI: Crime scene Investigation – Brass in Pocket – Author Jeff Mariotte

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CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION: BRASS IN POCKET (MASS MARKET PAPERBACK)
Author Jeff Mariotte
Published by Pocket Star
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 336 pages
Price: $7.99

As you may or may have not known, the hit television series, CSI Crime Scene Investigation has become the basis for a series of novels. The latest being, Brass in Pocket (323 pages), by Jeff Mariotte. Now I do want … 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 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Delicacies – Issue 1

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DARK DELICACIES ISSUE #1 (COMIC)
written by F. Paul Wilson, Steve Niles, Joe R. Lansdale and Neal Barrett Jr.,
Published by IDW
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color
Price: $3.99

Dark Delicacies is the first edition from the IDW line of comics to come our way. Set up like “Tales from he Crypt” each edition is designed to feature 2 horror tales by noted authors to be released … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Faith – Editors: Maurice Broaddus | Jerry Gordon

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DARK FAITH
Edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon
Published by: Apex Publications
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Black / White – 360 pages
Price: $19.95

Many people believe that faith and horror do not mix, but I would be among the first to argue that point. The experience of terror is an intensely spiritual one and spiritual experiences can often be quite terrifying.

Dark Faith is an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead of Night (featuring Manthing) – Issues 1-4

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DEAD OF NIGHT #1-4 (Comics)
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist: ‘Kano’ #1, Brian Denham #2, Javier Saltares #3
From Max Comics (Marvel Comics adult line)
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Full Color, 22 pages
Price: $3.99

Ted Sallis lives in Citrusville Florida. Or at least he lived there when he was human. Ted is a renown Biologist/Chemist working to create something called ‘Operation Rebirth’ formula … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Haunted Halloween – Author Paul Melniczek

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A Haunted Halloween by Paul Melniczek

Introduction
Wicked Treats
By The Light…Of The Sinister Moon
Effortless
Celebrate With Us
Reunion
The Last Ride (A Halloween Treat)
October Haze
Within These Bindings
The Invited
Tricks
The Attic Door
Publishers Afterword

Artwork by Frank Walls
Wicked Treats
Reunion
October Haze
The Attic Door

Halloween. The name itself conjures up … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dead Walk – Author Andy Black, Steve Earles

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THE DEAD WALK (PAPERBACK)
by Andy Black, Steve Earles
Published by Noir Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White with color photos – 288 pages
Price: $28.95

Before even reading a single word I’m sure any horror fan would be impressed with this book. with 288 pages, color photos on almost every page and printed on great stock nicely bound this is a fine addition to horror … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Hollow – Author Brian Keene

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DARK HOLLOW
Written by Brian Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 305 pages
Price: $7.99

I’d resisted reading any book by Bram Stoker Award winner Brian Keene since I happened across one of his short stories on the internet back in 2002 and vowed never to repeat the error. Then this book review assignment hit my desk and finally, after much ethical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crystal Bay – Author Brandon Ford

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CRYSTAL BAY
Author Brandon Ford
Published by Arctic Wolf Publishing
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Black /White – 308 pages
Price: $13.95

What one would do for immortality?
Gage is an aspiring novelist, he’s stuck in a dead end job grading senior English papers and is married to someone he loves more than anything. As the summer finally arrived, Gage had made plans to go out to … Continue reading

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Book Review: J-Horror – Author David Kalat

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J-HORROR: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE RING, THE GRUDGE AND BEYOND (PAPERBACK)
Author David Kalat
Published by Vertical
Publication Date: 2007
Format: B&W – 320 pages
Price: $14.95

At long last an Asian horror book written for the consumers. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of great Asians horror books on the market. However most of them are pretty heavy in the philosophical academic approaches which … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thing’s Undone – Author Shane White

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THING’S UNDONE
Written and Illustrated by Shane White
Published by NBM Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: 2 Color, 80 pages
Price: $12.95

Rick Is frustrated with the drudgery of the day to day. He can’t seem to get along with his co-workers, he can’t seem to fit in the way he’s expected and he has grown weary of the corporate buddy system. While these things are isolated … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Sea – Author Briane Keene

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DEAD SEA
Author Briane Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Black /White – 337 pages
Price: $7.99

Unlike the previous two zombie books Author Brian Keene, Dead Sea is written a little bit differently than The Rising and City of the Dead. The terror is still there; this book focuses on a different character named Lamar Reed. The pacing in this novel is good, … Continue reading

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