Comic Reviews

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

Comic Review: Gorgoyles – Issue 1

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GORGOYLES – ISSUE#1 (COMIC)

Written by: Tom Mandrake, Alexandre Michaud
Pencils: Tom Mandrake, Luis Guaragna, Sherman McLain
Cover: Tom Mandrake
Inks: Tom Mandrake, Luis Guaragna, Sherman McLain

Publisher: 13 Publications
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 32 pages
Price: $2.99

Artwork: 4 out of 5
The first story, Bloody Ground, stood out to me as the best drawn. Very nice details in the work … Continue reading

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Jolly Rogue Studios – Everett Soares expands with new team

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January 14, 2011: With the recent decision to self-publish Sky Pirates of Valendor, creator and publisher of Jolly Rogue Studios Everett Soares has decided to share his lessons learned and possibly even lessen the burden of being a creator by offering up the talents of his most trusted team. In this endeavor, Soares has partnered with those in the industry who have helped him, trusted him and created with him to establish a one-stop shop … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hotwire – Requiem for the Dead – Issue 1

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HOTWIRE: REQUIEM FOR THE DEAD #1 (COMIC)

Written by Steve Pugh and Warren Ellis
Art by Steve Pugh
Published by Radical Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 28 pages
Price: $2.99

Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead has a very cool premise. It is like if Ghostbusters was a serious science-fiction film. Alice Hotwire is a detective for the Necromancy division of the police force. The spirits … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hotwire – TPB

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HOTWIRE – TPB

Writer: Steven Pugh
Creator: Warren Ellis
Publisher: Radical Publishing
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Color – 136 pages
Price: $14.95

For creators Warren Ellis and Steve Pugh, this series is a labor of love. This shows in the fine detail artwork lush in perspective, grandiose creatures and one hot little lady named Hotwire. She rides a motorcycle, plays by the rules and is considered an … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Incarnate – Issue 1

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INCARNATE – ISSUE#1 (COMIC)

Written by Nick Simmons
Penciller : Nick Simmons
Inker : Matt Dalton
Colorist: Brian Buccellato
Assistant Artists: Nam Kim, Ben Harvey & Shi Hua Wang of STUDIO IL
Letterer: Rob Steen
Published by Radical Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: color
Price: $4.99

SYNOPSIS:From Nick Simmons, son of rock legend Gene Simmons and star of A&E’s GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Mercy Me – Issue 1

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MERCY ME- ISSUE#1 (COMIC)

Writen by Clay Parris
Artist: Erik Northfell
Colors/Inks: Erik Northfell

Publisher: Mecha Lobster
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 165 pages
Price: $10.00

Welcome to the world of Rue Mercy. When he was a young child Rue’s mother passed away and was taken to the Netherworld. Now older and living with his dreaded Step Mother and Brothers Rue wants to see his … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom

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HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM (COMIC)

Writer: Bruce Brown
Artist/Colors: Renzo Podesta
Editor: Dwight MacPherson
Covers: Thomas Boatwright, Nicholas Brondo, Rob Corless, Karsten Klintzsch
Publisher: Arcana Studio

Publisher: Arcana Studio
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 96 pages
Price: $14.95

“After visiting his father in Arkham Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft ignores his father’s warning and uses the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Netherworld – Issue 1 Author Chad Jones

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NETHERWORLD

Written by Chad Jones
Art by Brazilian and RB Silva.
Published Author Studio 407
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color
Price: $2.99

“Netherworld” has alien zombies. Most people will probably make up their mind about this comic after that statement alone, but let me continue. Netherworld is about two reluctant scientists, Emily Hark and Ernst Voss, drafted into a mission to retrieve enemy alien technology from a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rombies – Issue 0 – Author Tom Taylor

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ROMBIES #0 (COMIC)
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Skye Ogden
Release Date: February 2010
Publisher: Gestalt Comics
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $2.95

Rome wasn’t built in a day… but it may crumble in one. Titans battle in the arena. A thumb turns down. A sword comes down. A dead man… stands up? Racing through dark, narrow tunnels beneath the Colosseum, … Continue reading

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Book Review: In Flesh and Spirit – Issue 1

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IN FLESH AND SPIRIT (comic)

Written by Baron Miscurca
Published byOvertone Comics
Art by Alex Horley, David G. Williams, Jarreau Wimberly
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W
Price: $3.50

Gothic sensibility, Vampires, the undead, and rock and roll…what more can you ask for! “In Flesh and Spirit” is the title of this comic with story and concept by a fellow calling himself  Baron Miscuraca. Our debut introduces the origin of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rod Espinosa’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Author Washington Irving

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ROD ESPINOSA’S THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW – ISSUE#1 (COMIC)
Writer: Washington Irving
Artist: Rod Espinosa
Editors: Doug Dlin, Wes Hartman
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 28 pages
Price: $3.99

“Gather ’round, all! Antarctic’s master storyteller, Rod Espinosa (Courageous Princess, Neotopia, Dracula, Tell-Tale Heart), will put a pleasant chill in your veins this Halloween as with his own special spin … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bald Avengers – Author Eric Schock

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THE BALD AVENGERS (COMIC)
Writer: Eric Schock
Artist: Eric Schock
Release Date: April 2010
Publisher: Evil Robo Productions
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 70 pages
Price: $20.00

“What price would you pay to reclaim your soul? Bob was like everybody else, until he lost something… his soul. He’s murdered or destroyed anything or anyone who stands in the way of him regaining his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Legion – Issue 2

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THE BOOK OF LEGION – SECOND COMING – ISSUE#2 (COMIC)
Writen by: Ryan Mojica, F.S. Hayes, Tom Sullivan
Pencils: Ryan Mojica, Anton Ruggiero, Rodolfo Buscaglia, James Helkowski
Greytones: Mean James Helkowski
Letters: Warren Montgomery, Anton Ruggiero
Publisher: Legion Studios
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Full Color – 44 pages
Price: $3.95

“Volume II in the continuing Anthology of Horror. The mad priest is back, delving … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Legion – Issue 1

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THE BOOK OF LEGION – ISSUE#1 (COMIC)
Author Ryan Mojica, Freebird Hayes, Reverend Thomas Thorn
Pencils: Ryan Mojica, James Helkowski
Colors: Michelle Kruse, Ryan Mojica
Letters: Michelle Kruse
Publisher: Legion Studios
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Full Color – 48 pages
Price: $3.95

The Book of Legion #1 is anthology book unlike any I had ever read before. Within these pages were three stories that, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ghoul – Issue 1

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THE GHOUL – ISSUE#1 (COMIC)
Writer: Steve Niles
Artist: Bernie Wrightson
Colors: Tom Smith
Letters: Robbie Robbins
Editor: Tom Waltz
Published by: IDW Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 32 pages
Price: $3.99

“When Los Angeles Detective Lieutenant Lloyd Klimpt finds himself in the middle of a Hollywood mystery that falls way outside the norm, he knows he’s going to need … Continue reading

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Clive Barker and BOOM! Studios Raise a Little Hell with New Comic

BOOM! Studios announced that they are bringing HELLRAISER back to the comic world in a new ongoing series. HELLRAISER # 1 will feature dual covers by Tim Bradstreet and Nick Percival and the comic will be an oversized issue packed with 40 pages of HELLRAISER goodness.

 

For those who remember the classic HELLRAISER tales that were originally published by Marvel Comics, HELLRAISER: MASTERWORKS VOL. 1, a compilation of these chilling tales … Continue reading

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