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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: 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: 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: 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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Book Review: Writer’s Workshop of Horror – Author Michael Knost

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WRITER’S WORKSHOP OF HORROR
Author Michael Knost
Published by Woodland Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: color
Price: $21.95

So, you want to be a horror writer or already consider yourself one. You’ve been a fan of horror literature for longer than you can remember, maybe starting off with King, maybe Barker, Bloch or Laymon. Maybe you’ve read enough that you’ve started to get some ideas of your … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Werewolf Handbook – Author Robert Curran

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The Werewolf Handbook: An Essential Guide to Werewolves and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them

Werewolves are almost becoming as popular as vampires.  I think we owe all to that Twilight thing and the illusion of the 2 species fighting over a hot chick. But really these critters have been with us since before I can remember. It seems now that there is just more books being produced about them. If you happened … Continue reading

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Book Review: Suicide Note – Author Jamison Kasian

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SUICIDE NOTE (COMIC)
Writer: Jamison Kasian
Pencils: Dwayne Biddix
Inks: Rob Lansley
Letters: Brant Fowler
Colors: Anthony Lee
Publisher: Hard Way Studios
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 72
Price: $16.95

“Cassie receives a strange anonymous suicide note and after reading it she begins a downward slide from a sane and controlled world into a world of twisted nightmarish images, a mysterious … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wrong Night in Texas – Author Joshua Boulet

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THE WRONG NIGHT IN TEXAS
Written & Illustrated by Joshua Boulet
Published by Soldier of Fortune Printing
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color
Price: $12.95

John and Sarah are about to be engaged. John is also about to head out to see his mother who he hasn’t spoken with for 7 years due to family complications. Off to Texas…Woodsville to be exact , John heads out to visit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Werewolves – A Field Guide – Author Bob Curran

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WEREWOLVES: A FIELD GUIDE TO SHAPESHIFTERS, LYCANTHROPES, AND MAN-BEASTS (PAPERBACK)
by Bob Curran, Ian Daniels (Illustrator)
Published by New Page Books
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 223 pages
Price: $14.99

Is it just me or does it seem like there has been a renewed interest in the way of the lycans this year.

Well if anyone is going to write about the werewolf lineage and … Continue reading

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Book Review: VideoDrome – Studies in the Horror Film – Author Tim Lucas

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VIDEODROME: STUDIES IN THE HORROR FILM (PAPERBACK)
Author Tim Lucas (Author)
Published by Centipede Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black and white (with some color photos) – 144 pages
Retail $25

When I received the book titled: Studies in the Horror film – “Videodrome” I was half expecting one of those books that belabor over the philosophical meanings behind the work and how it compares to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War of the Dead – Author Eric S. Brown

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WORLD WAR OF THE DEAD
Written by Eric S. Brown
Published by Coscom Entertainment
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 144 Pages
Price: $13.99

I first became a fan of Eric Brown’s work while reading Season of Rot. The action was so vivid, the violence so graphic, and the sweet despair almost palatable, how could a horror fiend such as I resist? I enjoyed Season of Rot … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Giants were Saying – Author David Rix

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WHAT THE GIANTS WERE SAYING
Author David Rix
Published by Eibonvale Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black /White – 216 pages
Price: $12.75

“When pain doesn’t matter, do we cease to fear it? Does it just become another sensation? I wonder. Can you experience pain that goes somehow completely beyond pain – beyond a world where pain has meaning? It is almost impossible to describe. Pain as … Continue reading

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