Comic Reviews

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

Comic Review: Monocyte – Issue 4

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Issue: Monocyte #4
Writers: Menton3, Kasra Ghanbari, Steve Niles, Barron Storey
Artists: Menton3, Chris Newman, Ben Templesmith
Covers: Menton3, David Stoupakis, Phil Hale
Publisher: IDW
Release Date: May 2012
Price: $3.99

“The world is in in chaos. Monocyte makes his way to Azrael as the human slaves are freed… Series conclusion with art by menton3 (ZvR: Aventure, Silent Hill) and co-written by Kasra Ghanbari with … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Nightmare World Volume 1: Thirteen Tales of Terror

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Issue: Nightmare World Volume 1: Thirteen Tales of Terror
Writer: Dirk Manning
Artwork: Len O’Grady, Erich Owen, Anthony Peruzzo, Jeff Welborn, Ray Dillon, Kristen Perry, Jamie Jones, Mark Winters, , Mark Matlock, Marvin del Mundo, Jason Meek, Dominic Marco, Austin McKinley, Josh Ross, Dan Boultwood, Renae de Liz
Letters: Jim Reddington, Anthony Peruzzo, Mark Winters, Austin McKinley, Ray Dillon
Editor: Kristen Simon
Publisher: Shadowline
Release Date: October 2009
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Comic Review: Rotten – Issue 7

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Issue: Rotten #7
Writers: Mark Rahner, Robert Horton
Artist/Colors/Cover: Dan Dougherty
Letters: Sean Konot
Logo Design: Rafael Nieves
Publisher: Moonstone
Release Date: August 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“The acclaimed zombie Western epic with the topical bite returns! Agent Wade is fully recovered, lethal and armed with new tricks as he travels to an undead outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. But who could be prepared for … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Random Acts of Violence OGN

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Issue: Random Acts of Violence OGN
Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artist: Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Paul Mounts
Letters: Bill Tortolini
Cover Artist: Tim Bradstreet
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 72
Price: $6.99

“RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE is the blood soaked story of two comic creators and their ultimate horror character creation gone very bad. A ‘done-in-one’ graphic novella that truely lives up to its … Continue reading

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Comic Review: No Gods TPB

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Issue: No Gods TPB
Writer: Dustin Carson
Artist: Armando Abeleda
Release Date: 2008
Price: $20.00

“Collecting all six issues of the limited series, No Gods, by Dustin Carson and Armando Abeleda. A fourteen-year-old boy thinks he is a clone of Jesus Christ sent to destroy all of Earth’s superheroes.”

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
I will start of by letting you all know that this book could be … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Last Zombie: Neverland – Issue 1

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Issue: The Last Zombie: Neverland #1
Writer: Brian Keene
Artists: Fred Perry
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: Feb 2012
Price: $3.99

“Lost somewhere between Missouri and Iowa (after surviving the events of The Last Zombie: Inferno), the team stops to repair their vehicles and scavenge supplies. But they soon learn that they aren’t the only scavengers in town when a horde of ravenous, swarming rats attack the convoy!”

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Comic Review: The Complete Clive Barker’s Great And Secret Show

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Issue: The Complete Clive Barker’s Great And Secret Show
Writer: Clive Barker
Adapted: Chris Ryall
Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez
Colors: Jay Fotos
Letters: Neil Uyetake, Robbie Robbins
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: December 2007
Pages: 300
Price: $55 – hardcover, $35 – Softcover

“Collected here in one deluxe edition is the complete 12-part saga that comprises the comic book adaptation of master of horror Clive Barker’s … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Last Zombie – Issue 1

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Issue: The Last Zombie #1
Writer: Brian Keene
Artist: Joe Wight
Editor: Doug Dlin, Wes Hartman
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: June 2010
Pages: 36
Price: $3.99

“Follow the frantic journey of Doctor Ian Scott, a man seeking his one ray of hope in a post-apocalyptic nightmare United States. The zombies have come and (mostly) gone, but the disease is still out there, threatening the survivors. The … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Killing Jar – Dirty White Boys TPB

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Issue: The Killing Jar: Dirty White Boys TPB
Writer/Creator/Inks/Letters/35mm Photos: Justin Zimmerman
Pencils: Russell Brown
Additional Design: Shannon Zimmerman
Intertitle Inks & Tones: Tom Jacobs
Colors: Harold Mackinnon
Publisher: Bricker-Down Productions
Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 82
Price: $10.00

” If Sam Peckinpah directed Night of the Living Dead, if a particularly bloody Old Testament story was ghost written by Kathryn Bigelow and John Carpenter, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Killing Jar – Issue 4

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Issue: The Killing Jar #4
Writer/Creator/Inks/Letters/35mm Photos: Justin Zimmerman
Pencils: Russell Brown
Additional Design: Shannon Zimmerman
Back Cover Colors: Harold Mackinnon
Publisher: Bricker-Down Productions
Release Date: August 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $4.00

” If Sam Peckinpah directed Night of the Living Dead, if a particularly bloody Old Testament story was ghost written by Kathryn Bigelow and John Carpenter, if God’s favorite film was The Outlaw Josey … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers – Issue 0

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Issue: Z-Girl & the 4 Tigers – Issue 0
Writer: Jeff Marsick
Artist: Kirk Manley
Letters: Kirk Manley
Colors: Name
Publisher: Studio Z
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 44
Price: $5.00

“From independent publisher Studio Z comes the debut comic book about A female zombie warrior and her unique special forces unit whose mission is to protect the world from all manner of demon, devil and monster … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Yuck – Issue 2

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Issue: Yuck #2
Creators: Johandson Rezende, James Andre, J Marc Schmidt, Dexter Cockburn, Ben Hutchins, Jacek Zabawa, Frank Candiloro, Matt Emery, Ed Kearsley, Antonia Glavic
Cover Artist: Jacek Zabawa
Editor: Mr. Slime
Publisher: Milk Shadow Books
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 36
Price: $4.00

“Like the undead cat, it came back…the second issue of undergound comic anthology, Yuck! returns! Featuring art and writing by Jacek Zabawa, Johandson Rezende, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Wire Hangers – Issue 1

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Issue: Wire Hangers #1
Created, Written & Illustrated: Alan Roberts
Letters: Robbie Robins, Chris Mowry
Edits:Chris Ryall
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 36
Price: $3.99

“Wire Hangers uses nightmarish visuals and graphic storytelling to depict a wave of abductions plaguing New York City. Pill-popping detectives, corrupt secret agents, and a mysterious, disfigured homeless man are all inter-connected in this horrific tale of revenge and … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Vegetable Wars – Issue 4.1

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Issue: Vegetable Wars #4.1
Writer: Peter Caton
Artist: Greg Hiatt
Publisher: Moon Comics
Release Date: Jan 2012
Pages: 24

“Down the quick and narrow. A place of darkness and death exists that is full of bloody bones and of marrow. In this dark and lonely place, live two men. Two men, alive, fighting for freedom amidst the sea of green tangles and roaring fires. Together, these men wade through … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Guardian – Issue 1

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Lia Scott Price’s Vampire Guardian Angels
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In the beginning there was God and His Angels, Angels are supposed to protect us, not this one. Well, here it is, at last the beginning of the end for all that is holy. Our world is no longer safe, not with a particular Guardian Angel who’s tired of the whining and complaining. Lia Scott Price has written a trilogy, The Guardian, Revenant … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Night Projectionist – Author Robert Heske

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Comic books have always been a favourite of mine. Between the ages of Eight and Twelve, I spent all of my classtime illustrating and writing my own series rather than doing my school work, and would look forward to coming home just so I could resume my work unperturbed by those irksome teachers and my fellow peers. Just recently, my passion for the craft has been reignited and I’ve probably spent much … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Maura – Issue 1-2

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Written by: Eric J Kraus
Art by: Rudy D Nebres
Cover by: Simon Bisley
From: Beserker Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Black & White
Price: $3.99

Ah …nothing more frightful than a woman scorned! Well with Maura she takes it to extremes. Simply enough, it begins with romance, a love interest and an assumed relationship. Derek Morgan works at a … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 8 (Boom Studios)

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Are you all ready for the biggest Hellraiser shock yet? This issue takes you into a new direction we suspected but didn’t assume we’d ever see. With Kirsty now in Hell’s dominion and intent on keeping her promise, she is put to the test and transformed into a female version of Pinhead. Yes, the kind has moved on (though I still suspect more diabolical things from this former priest of hell). As Pinhead proclaims” … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 7 (Boom Studios)

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Kirsty has taken the bait, commenced her journey, flinging herself head first into Hell’s dominion. Promised with salvation, she has become a pawn unto her own damnation. The promise of being rejoined with her loved ones is too big of a carrot not to jump at..and so it has begun. This new chapter in the Abyss has begun with the arrival of the troublesome one. Seeing her loved ones is only fleeting as the … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Orion the Hunter – Issue 1

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Issue: Orion the Hunter #1
Writer: Cliff VanMeter
Artist: Joe Querio
Guest Artist: Guy Davis
Publisher: Arctos Comics
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Price: $3.99

“In the years following a devastating interplanetary war, a half-breed Marshall tries to keep peace on the fringes of Federation space while coming to terms with his own identity and heritage. If you’re a fan of films like Serenity and High-plains Drifter, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Monocyte – Issue 2

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Issue: Monocyte #2
Writers: Menton3, Kasra Ghanbari
Artist: Menton3
Covers: Menton3 (Cover A), Riley Rossmo (Cover B), Bill Sienkiewicz (Incentive Cover)
Side Stories: Ben Templesmith (w/a), Alan Hubbard (w) & Chris Newman (a)
Publisher: IDW
Release Date: December 2011
Pages: 36
Price: $3.99

“Monocyte begins his death march towards the Olignostic city, fending off relentess attacks in his path to destroy their immortality machinery. Meanwhile, a … Continue reading

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