Comic Reviews

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Comic Review: Vampire Guardian Angels Resurrection: Afterlife Issue 4

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Here is a comic review of Lia Scott Price’s latest, highly anticipated comic book issue yet of her Vampire Guardian Angels series. One that is the most talked about out there online where the creator has gathered up a strong fan base out in the United Kingdom. The issue is drawn by the same talented artists who know how to keep the blood flowing in these pages. We are reintroduced to certain characters that … Continue reading

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Evel Knievel vs. Snake Monsters

Daredevil Evel Knievel, who literally soared to fame with death-defying motorcycle stunts, will be battling snake monsters and other evil-doers in a comic book series to be launched late this year.

The comic books, along with a graphic novel, will be published by Bluewater Productions of Vancouver, Washington, in both paper and digital form. Written by Michael Dorman and Darren Davis will feature art and covers by Dorman as well. Alternate covers will be … Continue reading

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Event Report: Boston Comic Con 2013

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2013 was not an easy year for the Boston Comic Con. The sixth annual event was originally planned for April, the same weekend that the the Boston marathon bombers ended up being caught. The promoters were forced to make the last-minute decision to postpone the event. Although many guests and attendees were already scheduled to fly into the city, safety rightfully came first. In the end, the postponement proved to be largely beneficial. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction – Authors Joe Simon | Jack Kirby

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The Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction spans more than 20 years, beginning with the first stories Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ever produced together (beginning in June 1940)–their ten-issue run of Blue Bolt adventures. Then the Cold War years will be represented by Race For the Moon, featuring pencils by Kirby and inked artwork by comic book legends Reed Crandall, Angelo Torres, and Al Williamson.

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Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are among … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flash Gordon: The Fall of Ming

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Continuing the comprehensive library of the greatest science fiction hero of all time, this brand new collection of library editions feature all new restorations that will preserve these legendary adventures for generations to come. Starting with revered writer-artist Alex Raymond, this volume continues the adventures of pulp hero Flash Gordon on the planet Mongo and his ongoing battles with the deadly and heartless Ming the Merciless.

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RAZORJACK New Titan Comics Release

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FULLY REMASTERED WITH RESTORED ART, ALL-NEW DIALOG AND TWO BRAND-NEW SHORT STORIES OF JOHN HIGGINS ORIGINAL SELF PUBLISHED TALE! RAZORJACK AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE!

FROM THE COLORIST OF WATCHMEN • BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

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Comic Review: Vampire Guardian Angels (Dominion) – Issue 3

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Lia Scott Price’s Vampire Guardian Angels comes to us again, this time issue number three also known as Dominion is now available. The creativity and originality of this series is what catches the reader’s attention. The way Lia is able to make vampires scary again, is enough to make us interested. In a time where vampires have been known to be cute and cuddly, Lia comes back and gives us a new reason to … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Everybody Loves Tank Girl – Authors Alan Martin | Jim Mahfood

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Everyone’s favorite outback anarchist is back to blow things up, swear profusely and offend the elderly in your household! This time, Monsieur Alan Martin teams up with wunderkind Jim Mahfood to bring you Tank Girl as you’ve never seen her: wild, raw, foul-mouthed and forever rockin’ but rendered in a style that will bring pleasure to thine eyes.

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Comic Review: Hellraiser: The Road Below – Issue 1 (Boom Studios)

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Just when we thought the ride was over, emerges another horrific Hellraiser offshoot in this 4-part comic book series from Boom Studios.

Written by Brandon Seifert, with artwork by Haemi Jang, we begin a new tale titled: “Hellraiser: The Road Below” Issue #1. Leaving off with Kirsty Cotton who has since joined the ranks of hell sporting a fine crown of pins, we find her questioning her purpose over Hell’s dominion and her first … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Lackluster World – Issue 1

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Issue: Lackluster World #1
Writer: Eric Adams
Artist: Eric Adams
Creative Assistant: Angela Young
Publisher: Generation Eric Publishing
Release Date: March 2004
Pages: 28
Price: $3.95

“Lackluster World is a humorous and somewhat disturbing dark satire about newspaper journalist and albino, Fahrenheit Monahan. At his own birthday party, his aggressively fundamentalist brother and sister, Kelvin and Celsius, thrust him past his limits of social tolerance. Consequently, Fahrenheit … Continue reading

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Comic Review: House of the Wolfman – Issue 1

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Issue: House of the Wolfman #1
Writer: David Gruba
Artist: Rene Castellano
Publisher: Instant Press Comics
Price: $3.00

“”Home repairs can be scary, especially with a Wolfman in charge.”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
OMG!!! OMG!!! SPOILER ALERT….. There is a MUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even start breaking down this issue without starting by saying it is hilarious. If you didn’t read my review of The Bride of Wolfman, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hoax Hunter’s – Issue 1

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Issues: Hoax Hunter’s #1
Writers: Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley
Artist: Axel Medellin, Tim Seeley (c)
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: July 2011
Price: $2.99

“The acclaimed backup begins its own series! A rash of mass animal deaths leads the Hoax Hunters to the Louisiana bayou. What they find is a mystery that harkens to Jack’s past – and a dangerous cryptid bent on revenge!”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellsing – Volume 1

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Issue: Hellsing Volume 1
Creator: Kohta Hirano
Translator: Duane Johsnon
Lettering: Wilbert Lacuna
Editors: Tim Ervin, Fred Lui
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: December 2003
Pages: 208
Price: $13.95

“There’s a secret organization somewhere in England created to defend the Queen and country from monsters of all sorts. Yes, it’s hard to believe in this day and age….but really, isn’t this the true age of monsters? … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Frankenstein Alive, Alive! – Issue 1

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Issue: Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #1
Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Bernie Wrightson
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: May 2012
Price: $3.99

“Few works by comic-book artists have earned the universal acclaim and reverence that Bernie Wrightson’s illustrated version of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein was met with upon its original release in 1983. Nearly 30 years later, Wrightson returns to his passion project with a comic series that picks up at … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Book 1 – Helldiver

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Issue: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Book 1 – Helldiver
Creator: Michael Mendheim
Writers: Michael Mendheim, Mike Kennedy, Sean Jaffee
Artist: Simon Bisley
Publisher: Heavy Metal
Release Date: April 2012
Pages: 76
Price: $14.95

“The End is Here – Welcome to the Apocalypse! Raised by the Order of Solomon, Adam Cahill is one of a rare handful of highly trained warriors bound by bloodline to guard the … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Family Bones – Vol 1

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Issue: Family Bones Vol. 1
Writer: Shawn Granger
Artists: Orlando Baez, Kenneth Landgraf, Benito Olea Bellido, Mannie Abeleda, Pablo Agustin Lordi
Letters: Richard Nelson
Cover Artist: Kerem Beyit
Publisher: King Tractor Press
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 176
Price: $14.95

“FAMILY BONES is based on the TRUE STORY of the oldest couple of serial killers, as experienced one summer by their unwitting nephew. This first volume collects … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Drop Dead Dangerous – Issue 2

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Issue: Drop Dead Dangerous #2
Writer: Chad Cabrera
Artist: Mike Banting
Publisher: Happy Lockjaw
Release Date: Feb. 2012
Price: $1.99 (digital)

“Jack and Alice find themselves at an impasse when their client is found dead and their own personal demons start to emerge. The Raven continues his prowl and ominous signs accompany his return. Meanwhile, new players reveal themselves and war breaks out in the unsuspecting town. “

Dying … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Dream Keepers Vol 2: Flight to Starfall

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Issue: Dream Keepers Vol 2#: Flight to Starfall
Story & Artwork: Liz Thomas, David Lillie
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 104
Price: $19.95

“The dreamworld is a mysterious reality that parallels our own. Humans cannot enter this plane – we can only catch fleeting glimpses of it through our dreaming minds. Dark things lurk in this fantasy world, however – and we are vulnerable while we sleep. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Deadworld: War of the Dead – Issue 1

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Issue: Deadworld: War of the Dead #1
Writer: Gary Reed
Artist: Sami Makkonen
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: August 2012
Price: $3.99

“The zombies have over run the Earth! A small outpost, remnants of a twisted scientists’ scheme to defeat the plague holds out against the army of King Zombie. Their secret weapon are the Lepers-victims of a bizarre experiment that left them with dead flesh in breathing husks … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 10 (Boom Studios)

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Titled: Heaven’s Reply: II

With Kirstie now leading the reigns of Hell, she has quite a few new agendas on her plate. In this issue Kirstie shows her former friend Tiff a place called “The Pit” where eons of lost corrupted souls go upon being sentenced to an eternity in Hell.

Meanwhile Captain Spencer has lost all memory of his former role in Hell under the past moniker of Pinhead. His recent therapy sessions … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Nazi Werewolves from Outer Space – Issue 1

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Issue: Nazi Werewolves from Outer Space #1
Writer: Simon Sanchez
Artist: Dean Juliette, Don Marquez, Jason Flowers
Publisher: Trauma Comics
Release Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Price: $3.75

“Adolf Hitler has returned (with a new look!) and he brings Nazi Werewolves From Outer Space to conquer Earth. This debut issue features a young Jack Lynch who must rise to the occasion to save himself, and possibly the world. This … Continue reading

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