Comic Reviews

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

Book Review: The Asylum of Horrors (TPB)

THE ASYLUM OF HORRORS (PERFECT PAPERBACK)
Written / Artwork by Frank Forte by Frank Forte (Editor, Illustrator), Szymon Kudranski (Illustrator), Robert S. Rhine (Author), Marcin Ponomarew (Illustrator), Aaron Rintoul (Illustrator), Riste Sekuloski (Illustrator), Nenad Gucunja (Illustrator), David Paleo (Illustrator), Billy George (Illustrator), Kevin Colden (Illustrator)
Published by Asylum Press
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Color – 96 pages
Price: $4.95

Now this is my idea of quality horror comic entertainment. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil’s Own – Issue 0

THE DEVIL’S OWN – ISSUE#0 (COMIC)
Writer: Pete Mesling
Artwork: Brian Beardsley
Publisher: Night Rail Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 12 pages
Price: $1.50

“Left with little choice after a ferocious female demon burns down his home as a demonstration of her abilities, Pedro Felsenstein agrees to take on the strangest clients of his career. Claudia and Dominic Hechs have called forth the demoness to … Continue reading

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The Horror Community Gives Back – Comic Book Divas, Aid For Aiden, and Toys For Tots

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There are a few stories that come out of our community that make my little Grinch hear swell three times the size and this is one of them.

Comic Book Divas have come out with a few awesome ways to give back this season.

Aid For Aiden is a campaign for a little boy who has been affected by lukemia and has used his love of horror characters to help pay for his medical bills. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marvel Zombies 3 – Issue 1

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MARVEL ZOMBIE’S 3 #1 (Comics)

Writer: Fred Van Lente

Art: Kev Walker

From: Marvel Comics

Publication Date: 2008

Format: Full Color

Price: $2.99 

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On the heels of three consecutive hot series (“Marvel Zombies”, “Marvel Zombies 2”, and “Marvel Zombies vs Army Of Darkness”) the ravenous hordes of Marvel Zombies returns again.

This time they are invading the Marvel Universe! That’s right, the next chapter of the Marvel Zombies saga is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twisted Tales of Terror – Issue 1

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TWISTED TALES OF TERROR – ISSUE#1 (COMIC)
Writer: Terence Muncy, Scott Guffey, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Bailey, Jeremiah Buckel, Master Legion
Artist: Terence Muncy, Grant Gutzmer, Chris Bailey, Jeremiah Buckel, Master Legion
Letters: Lucy Van Horne
Editor: Spider C. Guffey
Publisher: Legion Studios
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 56 pages
Price: 5.99

“A huge 56 pages of four separate terrifying stories brought to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nightmare Factory

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THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY (PAPERBACK)
Written by Joe Harris, Stuart Moore, Thomas Ligotti
Art by Colleen Doran, Ben Templesmith. Ted McKeever, & Michael Gaydos
Published by Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Color – 112 pages
Price: $17.99

“The Nightmare Factory” as it is so called. A collection of 4 short stories based on the work of Thomas Ligotti . In fact he stopped by to include … Continue reading

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Book Review: Victorian Undead – Issue 1

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VICTORIAN UNDEAD #1 (COMIC)
Writer: Ian Edginton
Artist: Davide Fabbri
Cover: Tony Moore
Publisher: Wildstorm
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $2.99

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Those are the words of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, yet even he finds his skills tested to their limit as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Man Holiday – Issue 2-3

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DEAD MAN HOLIDAY #2-3 (COMIC)
Written by Colin Panetta
Art by Colin Panetta, Chris Fillhart, Brandon Dawley, Jeremy Gregory
Published by DEAD MAN HOLIDAY
Publication Date: 2008
Format: B/W
Price: $3.99

Dead Man Holiday is a comic that never wants to stray from the words weird and subversive. The artist and writer, Colin Panetta, states that he hates exposition and wants the reader to figure out … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deadworld – Frozen Over (mini series) – Issue 1-4

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DEADWORLD: FROZEN OVER MINI SERIES 1-4 (COMIC)
Writer: Mike Raicht
Artists: Federico Dallocchio, Rafael Ortiz
Letters: Nate Pride, Bernie Lee
Covers: Dalibor Talajic, Sebastian Camagajevac
Editor: Joe Pruett
Publisher: Desperado Publishing
Publication Date: 2007-2010
Format: Full Color – 24
Price: $3.99

“With the streets of New York still snowed in, our survivors attempt to find a way out of the city before the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Future – Issue 2

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DEAD FUTURE #2 (COMIC)
Writers: Sebastian Piccione, Candy Hart, Daniel Palmer
Artists: Martinho Abreu, Julio Falkenhagen, Juha Veltti
Letters: Martin Brandt II, Juha Veltti
Publisher: Grim Crew
Publication Date: 2009
Format: 40 pages
Price: $3.99

” The stories of undeath continue in anthology two. These tales of the undead, arisen to devour the living, leaving nothing but a wasteland behind them. Yes, that is what … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Delicacies – Issue 1

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DARK DELICACIES ISSUE #1 (COMIC)
written by F. Paul Wilson, Steve Niles, Joe R. Lansdale and Neal Barrett Jr.,
Published by IDW
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color
Price: $3.99

Dark Delicacies is the first edition from the IDW line of comics to come our way. Set up like “Tales from he Crypt” each edition is designed to feature 2 horror tales by noted authors to be released … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead of Night (featuring Manthing) – Issues 1-4

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DEAD OF NIGHT #1-4 (Comics)
Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artist: ‘Kano’ #1, Brian Denham #2, Javier Saltares #3
From Max Comics (Marvel Comics adult line)
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Full Color, 22 pages
Price: $3.99

Ted Sallis lives in Citrusville Florida. Or at least he lived there when he was human. Ted is a renown Biologist/Chemist working to create something called ‘Operation Rebirth’ formula … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave – Issue 1

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Issue: Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave #1
Writers: Kerry Gammill, Sam F. Park, James Farr, Rob Brown, Derek McCaw, John Cassaday, Joe Freire, Martin Powell, Gary D. Rhodes
Artists: Kerry Gammill, Chris Moreno, John Cassaday, Rafael Navarro, Joe Freire, Terry Beatty, Tom Smith, Brian Denham, Kez Wilson, Jeff Preston, Frank Dietz, Paul Garner, Kim Loh
Editors: Kerry Gammill, Kez Wilson, Sam F. Park
Publisher: Monsterverse Entertainment
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New comic from Scattered Comics Studios available NOW- Halloween!

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After years of drawing and creating horror comics for other writers and comic book publishers, Scattered Comics Studios artist Arianna Sherman releases her first horror comic book entitled “Thriller”.

“Thriller” is the story of Noel’ a young vampire who is pledged to wed her step brother, she makes the decision to run away from the only life she knows and try to make a new life as a normal human teen-aged girl; Noel will not … Continue reading

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Book Review: HotWire – Deep Cut – Issue 2

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Get ready for issue 2 as the world of Hotwire spins further into astral obscurity with a ghost filled word gone wild. Alice Hotwire is finally making a connection with the local police, after saving them from a nasty spectral cop killer. Things though are about to get much more interesting as we find out that a device exists called the “soul eater” can obliterate souls from existence. Yep ghost or no … Continue reading

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DarkBrain – independent comic team seeks submissions

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DarkBrain.com is an edgy web comic studio that produces graphic novels (PG-13 and R-rated) with voice-over narration and music. With over 300 pages of content, all free for readers, DarkBrain has attracted over 22,000 readers in the last two months alone with its recent release of “Church of One” featuring the voice talents of Tabitha Stevens, Raylene and Tony Campos. Now, DarkBrain is looking for some Independent Comics to partner with.

DarkBrain is looking for … Continue reading

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