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Book Review: The Black Book of Horror

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This compendium of chills aims to satisfy the twisted desires of those who like their horror in short, scary bursts. Harking back to the glory years for short horror stories, when the Pan Books proved demand was high for both the genre and the format, the Black Books of Horror are now up to number seven in the series – though having never read one before, it made sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abattoir – Issue 1

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Radical Publishing has really stepped up to the plate with bringing us cool, well illustrated comics that are clearly meant for an adult audience pushing the envelope for graphics novels. Abattoir is one such of the new lines htat I’ve been anticipating for quite some time. This issue is the first of a 6 series edition, so you can bet there is alot of carnage that lies ahead. Bonus points come in … 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 … 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’ … Continue reading

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Book Review: Yokai Attack! – Authors Hiroko Yado | Matt Alt

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YOKAI ATTACK!: THE JAPANESE MONSTER SURVIVAL GUIDE (PAPERBACK)
Written by Hiroko Yoda (Author), Matt Alt (Author)
Illustrations by Tatsuya Morino
Published by Kodansha International
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B&W / Color – 192 pages
Price: $14.95

Yokai Attack! The Japanese Survival Guide. So you say you want to educated more on the Asian culture? Your a fan of monsters and horror films? You would like get a better … 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 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Watchmen – The Art of the Film – Author Peter Aperlo

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Like other fantastic books by Titan, this large hard covered volume is no exception. It’s  brilliantly constructed with a whole lotta of coolness going on. The Watchmen in itself was a pretty inspiringly odd film. It is superhero fan fare presented from a different era with a different take on life from within the comic book galaxy. As I reviewed the book, it was very clear that “Watchmen” is in a world … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombies – A Field Guide to the Walking Dead – Author Bob Curran

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ZOMBIES: A FIELD GUIDE TO THE WALKING DEAD (PAPERBACK)
by Bob Curran , Ian Daniels (Illustrator)
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 220 pages
Price: $10.19

Bob Curran is a busy guy, with several releases under his belt, the one thing Bob has spent time with is the undead. Not literally so much as his passion for research and historically studies. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warlash Dark Noir (TPB)

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WARLASH: DARK NOIR (PERFECT PAPERBACK)
Written by Frank Forte
Artwork by zymon Kudranski (Illustrator), Marcin Ponomarew (Illustrator), Steve Mannion (Illustrator), Bruno Werneck (Illustrator)
Published by Asylum Press

Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color / B&w – 56 pages
Price: $3.95

Warlash is somewhat of a warrior, policeman, defender and all around bad ass. His tales usually consist of taking out demons and monster scum that cross his path. … 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 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warlash Dark Noir – Issue 2

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WARLASH: DARK NOIR No. 2
Written by Frank Forte
Artwork by FRANK FORTE, ROYAL McGRAW, STEVE MANNION, NENAD GUCUNJA, J.C. WONG
Cover painted by BRUNO WERNECK
Published by Asylum Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color / B&w – 48 pages
Price: $2.95

Warlash is back with a vengeance. Carrying over from last issue we pretty much have a full does of intense battles and monster … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wormwood Gentlemen Corpse – Issue 1

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WORMWOOD – GENTLEMEN CORPSE #1 (COMIC)
Written and artwork by Ben Templesmith
Published by IDW
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color
Price: $3.99

Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, special edition “Down the Pub” is a one off on the ongoing wormwood series produced under IDW. The edition is an entire Ben Templesmith creation which includes story and artwork. For those who have followed Ben’s work, you’ll know he definitely has … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Dark – Issue 1

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Issue: After Dark #1
Creators: Antoine Fuqua, Wesley Snipes
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: Jeff Nentrup, Sara Biddle
Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover Artist: Francesco “Matt” Mattina
Editor: Renae Geerlings
Publisher: Radical Publishing
Release Date: August 2010
Pages: 56
Price: $4.99

“From celebrated director Antoine Fuqua (Brooklyn’s Finest, Training Day), acclaimed actor Wesley Snipes (Blade) and award-winning writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Skreemer) comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Witness to Roswell – Author Thomas J. Carey / Donald R. Schmitt

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WITNESS TO ROSWELL: UNMASKING THE GOVERNMENT’S BIGGEST COVER-UP (REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION) (PAPERBACK)
Author Thomas J. Carey, Donald R. Schmitt ,
George Noory (Afterword), Edgar Mitchell (Foreword)
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black / White – 318 pages
Price: $16.99

As a ufo conscience society, the biggest cover up to date has been the stories surrounding the Roswell incident. Authors Thomas J. … Continue reading

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