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Book Review: History is Wrong – Author Erich Von Daniken

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Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black / White – 224 pages
Price: $17.99

What is it about secret texts that fascinate? Is it a clearer look into history, speculation on a world that existed before ours or just a means to an end about what it all means and the secret truth that scholars try and unveil while others cover up with speculation?

Erich Von Daniken original author of the famed … Continue reading

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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 fantasy action-comedy: Two mercenaries … Continue reading

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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 of Zombies … Continue reading

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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 effective course of action. The best doctors … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horror Movie Freak – Author Don Summer

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Well it was about due time for a new horror genre book to cross my table as its been a bit of a dry spell. Of course that means that books on the market then fail to acknowledge some of the newer films into their releases. Hence comes along “Horror Movie Freak” chock full of wisdom, reviews and best of all “lots” of pictures. That’s right, we horror viewers will sit and … Continue reading

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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.
Cover by Frank Forte.
Published by Asylum Press

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Book Review: Gene Simmons House of Horrors TPB

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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 the contents of the series by the same … Continue reading

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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 talks of spirit realms, the Ouija is perhaps one … Continue reading

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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 other reads such as this you know the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Driver for the Dead – Issue 1

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Radical Publishing always put a smile on my face as they constantly introduce new and exciting titles. The latest which I’m looking over is 1 of 3 on a new series titled ” Driver for the Dead”. Now to quickly describe what Driver for the dead is too take bits of “Constantine”, “Supernatural TV series” and Transporter and role them into a tale about a man who deals with life’s dirty work. … Continue reading

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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. Tom’s thin veil of reality and fantasy begins to crack … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rising – premiere issue

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The Rising premier issue. This new series is kept short and sweet at least on it’s debut issue. Right off the bat, readers will be blown away by the top notch artistry in this one.

The issue is light on text so much will have to be understood thru visuals. It appears that the military are at war wit the DRACS but back at home, there is a peace treaty being negotiated. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hotwire – Deepcut – Issue 1

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Looks like Alice Hotwire is back!  After living a recluse for 6 months and recovering from her spout with the “blues”, she is needed back on the force to deal with these ramped ghosts and specters. It also seems she has been keeping company with an old boyfriend  “blue” who really is against all she stands for.

Being super smart has been somewhat of a curse for Alice … Continue reading

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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 the story that eventually morphed into celluloid slasher … Continue reading

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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 Robert McCammon’s SWAN SONG. At 760+ pages, this epic tome … Continue reading

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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 D. Baird & Laurie Nadel explore this very … Continue reading

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