Comic Reviews

Comic Books, graphics novels and general comic book culture with a focus on Horror

Book Review: Criminal Macabre – Cell Block 666

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CRIMINAL MACABRE: CELL BLOCK 666 – Comics

Written by Steve Niles,
Artwork by Nick Stakal, Tim Bradstreet
Published by Dark Horse
Publication Date: 2009
Format: color with 104 pages
Price: $2.99

Cal Mcdonald is back with his trusty sidekick Mo’Lock. This time it’s a bit more on the crime drama side with zombies to boot. This issues I’m reviewing actually span 4 issues written again by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abe Sapien – The Drowning – Issues 1-5

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ABE SAPIEN: THE DROWNING #1-5 (Comics)
Writer: Mike Mignola
Artist: Jason Shawn Alexander
From Dark Horse Comics
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Full Color, 32 pages
Price: $2.99

SYNOPSIS:

Abe Sapien is on a new mission to recover from the depths of a Spanish island, an ancient dagger originally created to eliminate evil spirits and demons. “The Drowning” mini series brings into play a fitting journey of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Blooded Chillers – Issues 2-3

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COLD BLOODED CHILLERS #2-#3 (COMIC)
Written by Robert Heske
Cover and inside cover art by Mark Chilcott
Published by Studio 407
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color
Price: $2.99

Straight off the shelves of Heske Horror comes the indy produced “Cold Blooded Chillers” under the writing of author R.M Heske with artwork contributions varying each issue. The series is laid out much in the anthology style of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aladin: Legacy of the Lost – Issue 2

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ALADIN: LEGACY OF THE LOST #2 (COMIC)
Writer: Ian Edginton
Cover Art: Arthur Suydam
Series Artists: Patrick Reilly & Stjepan Sejic
Publisher: Radical Publishing
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color – 48 pages
Price: $4.99

Fans of monsters, mystery, old world and the fantastical will love this series. I’m actually reviewing midway per issue #2 of 3 in this release from the artistic talents of Radical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Children of The Grave TPB – Author Tom Waltz

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CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE – TPB
Written by Tom Waltz
Artwork by Casey Maloney, Jon Alderink
Published by IDW Publishing & Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 128 pages
Price: $15.99

Revenge, retribution and renewal. Children of the Grave is all those things in this TPB reissued release from IDW Publishing. While most horror driven reads focus on the horror aspect and carnage, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boneyard vol 7 – Author Richard Moore

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BONEYARD #7 – (PAPERBACK)
Written by Richard Moore
Published by Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing
Publication Date: 2010
Format: B / W – 96 Pages
Price: $9.99

Richard Moore brings us volume seven in his ongoing epic titled Boneyard. This edition is extra special as it brings closure to a long fantastical journey. As its written in current a press release:

After 28 issues and 40,000 graphic novels … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bad Kids go to Hell

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BAD KIDS GO TO HELL
Written by Matt Spradlin, Barry “Bazza” Wernick
Published by Antarctic Press
Artwork by Anthony Vargas. Chris Allen
Publication Date: 2010
Format: colo – 132 Pages
Price: $14.99

Go ahead, it’s ok to say it. How many folks started to instantly make comparisons to the film “Breakfast Club”. Maybe in spirit at least with a group of 6 teens being called into … Continue reading

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Book Review: City of Dust: A Philip Khrome Story – Issue 4

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CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #4 (COMIC)
Written by Steve Niles
Art by ZID, GARRIE GASTONNY and BRANDON CHNG
Published by Radical Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 28 pages
Price: $2.99

City of Dust: A Philip Khrome Story is set in a dystopian future, a cross between Blade Runner and Fahrenheit 451. Phillip Khrome is a cop who patrols the city on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Church of Hell – Issue 3

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CHURCH OF HELL – ISSUE#3 (COMIC)
Writer: Alan Grant
Pencils & Inks: Glen Fabry
Covers: Clint Langley, Rich Buckler
Letters & Colors: Ryan Brown
From: Beserker Comics
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“Dom Ragnar hoped that his troubles were almost over, that his horrific nightmare was at last coming to an end. But Satan takes a personal interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Driver for the Dead – Issue 2

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Issue: Driver for the Dead #2
Created, Written: John Heffernan
Pencils, Inks: Leonardo Manco
Paints: Kinsun Loh, Jerry Choo
Letters: Todd Klein
Editor: Renae Geerlings
Publisher: Radical Publishing
Release Date: September 2010
Pages: 56
Price: $4.99

“After successfully retrieving the body of Mose Freeman, Alabaster Graves and Mose’s great-grandaughter Marissa Freeman are headed back to New Orleans to give the renowned witch doctor … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 5

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Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Marek Oleksicki
Colors: Nick Filardi
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Editors: Ian Brill, Matt Gagnon
Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips
Publisher: Boom Studios
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“They are trapped among The Infected. They have no supplies. Most of their crew has been killed. Selena, Clint and Derrick must get to London, … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 4

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Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Colors: Nick Filardi
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Editors: Ian Brill, Matt Gagnon
Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips
Publisher: Boom Studios
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“Selena and her new comrades have faced the Infected, but how will they fare against all the firepower used to enforce the U.K. quarantine? The … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 3

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Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Colors: Nick Filardi
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Editors: Ian Brill, Matt Gagnon
Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips
Publisher: Boom Studios
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“The film that changed horror forever continues here! It doesn’t matter who you are or what you did; if you are infected, Selena will give … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 2

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Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips
Publisher: Boom Studios
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“A new ongoing series! 28 DAYS LATER comes to comics as an ongoing series, connecting the film 28 DAYS LATER to its sequel 28 WEEKS LATER! Focusing on Selena, one of the three survivors of the first film, as … Continue reading

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Zombies vs Cheerleaders: gimme a RRRRr

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(from newsarama)
Morbid or funny, and sometimes morbidly funny, top talent bring eclectic tales of Zombies vs Cheerleaders. Based on the hit trading card series from 5FINITY Productions, read the exciting stories of the two things everyone loves: zombies and cheerleaders!

Writer Steven L. Frank teams with artists Benjamin Glendenning, Jessica Hickman, Frankie B Washington, and David Namisato in this rip roaring first issue! Variant covers by Jason … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Celebrity Zombie Killers

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Writer: Rick Copp
Artist: Mikhail Drujic
Colors: Jacinto Guerrero
Letters: David Hedgecock
Cover Artist: Sanford Greene
Publisher: Ape Entertainment
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 96 pages
Price: $12.95

“The clueless young celebrities that rule Hollywood have a new adversary in town—ravenous cannibal zombies!!! Can our self-absorbed, dumbass celebutants dig down deep enough to emerge as heroes or will the zombies win out?!?! … Continue reading

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Book Review: Time Bomb – Issue 1

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New series “Time Bomb” from Radical Publishing takes on quite a few genres. Science Fiction, horror, action and war. Add to that bunch a Nazi conspiracy looped within a government conspiracy and you have a taste of time bomb.

The military is doing what they do best…which is uncover secrets while they dabble in underground bunkers. When a team uncovers something they weren’t expecting such as a hidden underground … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marvel Zombies 3 (HC) – Author Fred Van Lente

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Writer: Fred Van Lente
Art: Kev Walker
From: Marvel Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 112 pages
Price: $19.99

Wow, think you’ve seen it all….. then hop on board for round #3 as I fill you in on the details of the Marvel Zombie world. What I love most about these releases is the art styling’s that change from one set of artist to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marvel Zombies 2 (HC) – Author Robert Kirkman

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Written by Robert Kirkman (Author), Sean Phillips (Illustrator)
Cover Art – Arthur Suydam
Published by Marvel Comics
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 120 pages
Price: $19.95

The anticipation was killing me. I had long put off picking up a “Marvel Zombies” comic in the anticipation of purchasing the graphic novel collection. I wanted it to be fresh, to be complete and to be at the right … Continue reading

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Book Review: 28 Days Later: the Aftermath TPB – Author Steve Niles

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Written by Steve Niles
Edited by Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Dennis Calero , Diego Olmos, Nat Jones, Ken Branch
Published by Harper Paperbacks

Publication Date: 2007
Format: Color – 112 pages
Price: $17.99

From Fox Atomic, comes a graphic novel based on the hugely popular film by the same name “28 Days”. This version titled: “After Math” follows the creation of the rage virus from laboratory to … 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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