Comic Reviews

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

Zombie Epic Crosses into Blockbuster Hollywood Franchises

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San Diego, CA – A first in comic book history, IDW Publishing is proud to announce INFESTATION! Starting in January 2011, INFESTATION will infect STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS, TRANFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics with zombies, zombies, and more zombies. To help create this multi-dimensional saga, IDW is teaming up with fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (The Thanos Imperative, Legion of Super-Heroes) and artist David Messina (TRUE BLOOD).

“This is definitely one of those ‘there’s no way they’ll ever do this’ kind … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blokes Tomb of Horror – Issue 2

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BLOKES TOMB OF HORROR #2 (COMIC)
Writer: Eric Schock
Writers: Jason Crawley, Enrico Teodorani,Francesca Paolucci,Andrea Teodorani,Maurizio Ercole
Artists: Ju Gomez,Andrea Bulgarelli,Fernando Ignatius,Matteo Fioramonti,Alessio Nocerino,Manolo,Maurizio Ercole
Cover Artist: Silvano
Cover Colors: Maximilian T.Plissken
Publisher: Virus Comix
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 52 pages
Price: $4.99

“Featuring 7 tales of terror, Virus Comix is proud to present the second issue of its anthology … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bane of the Werewolf – Issue 1

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BANE OF THE WERWOLF #1 (COMIC)
Written by Rob E. Brown
Illustrated by Rob E. Brown
Published by Silver Phoenix
Publication Date: 2009
Format: B&W – 28 pages
Price: $3.75

I just finished a fantastic first edition today. But first a question? Are you an old school horror fan?, Do you like classic monsters, such as the Werewolf and Frankenstein?, Does the pentagram still still make … Continue reading

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Book Review: Biomega – Vol 2

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BIOMEGA Vol 2 (COMIC)
Writer & Artist: Tsutomu Niehi
Translator: John Werry
English Adaptation: Stan!
Editors: Mike Montesa, Andrew McKeon
Publisher: Viz Media
Publication Date: 2010
Format: Full Color – 216 pages
Price: $12.99

“After capturing Eon Green, DRF forces are amassing around Toa Heavy Industry headquarters and have taken Dr. Kurokawa and his daughter into custody. Zoichi must attempt a rescue–Dr. Kurokawa’s laboratory … Continue reading

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Book Review: Billy The Monster Hunter – Issue 1

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BILLY THE MONSTER HUNTER #1 (COMIC)
Written By R. Rusef
Art by Shawn Surface
Published by Scare Tactix Graphix
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.00

Billy the Monster Hunter is a new property from Scare Tactic Graphix, most famous for Bubba the Redneck Werewolf. Billy the Monster Hunter, written by R.H. Rusef, is a charming comic that does a good job exploring … Continue reading

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Comic Review: A Very Zombie Christmas

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A VERY ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS (COMIC)
Writers: Joseph Wight, Fred Perry, David Hutchinson
Artists: Joseph Wight, Fred Perry, David Hutchinson
Editor: Doug Dlin, Wes Hartman
Cover: Lee Duhig
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 32 pages
Price: $3.50

“Remember that classic holiday film about what the world would’ve been like if someone had never been alive? Well, this isn’t quite the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Channel Evil – Issue 1

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CHANNEL EVIL – ISSUE#1 COMIC)
Written by: Alan Grant
Artist: Shane Oakley
Letters: Jamie Grant
Ink Assist: Suzanne O’Brien
Editor: Alexander Finbow

From: Beserker Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24 pages
Price: $3.99

“A slick and sleazy chat show host gets more than he bargained for when he channels an ancient source of evil, unleashing terror and carnage upon the world.”

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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

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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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