Comic Reviews

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Comic Review: Drop Dead Dangerous – Issue 2

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Issue: Drop Dead Dangerous #2
Writer: Chad Cabrera
Artist: Mike Banting
Publisher: Happy Lockjaw
Release Date: Feb. 2012
Price: $1.99 (digital)

“Jack and Alice find themselves at an impasse when their client is found dead and their own personal demons start to emerge. The Raven continues his prowl and ominous signs accompany his return. Meanwhile, new players reveal themselves and war breaks out in the unsuspecting town. “

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Comic Review: Dream Keepers Vol 2: Flight to Starfall

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Issue: Dream Keepers Vol 2#: Flight to Starfall
Story & Artwork: Liz Thomas, David Lillie
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 104
Price: $19.95

“The dreamworld is a mysterious reality that parallels our own. Humans cannot enter this plane – we can only catch fleeting glimpses of it through our dreaming minds. Dark things lurk in this fantasy world, however – and we are vulnerable while we sleep. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Deadworld: War of the Dead – Issue 1

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Issue: Deadworld: War of the Dead #1
Writer: Gary Reed
Artist: Sami Makkonen
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: August 2012
Price: $3.99

“The zombies have over run the Earth! A small outpost, remnants of a twisted scientists’ scheme to defeat the plague holds out against the army of King Zombie. Their secret weapon are the Lepers-victims of a bizarre experiment that left them with dead flesh in breathing husks … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 10 (Boom Studios)

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Titled: Heaven’s Reply: II

With Kirstie now leading the reigns of Hell, she has quite a few new agendas on her plate. In this issue Kirstie shows her former friend Tiff a place called “The Pit” where eons of lost corrupted souls go upon being sentenced to an eternity in Hell.

Meanwhile Captain Spencer has lost all memory of his former role in Hell under the past moniker of Pinhead. His recent therapy sessions … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Nazi Werewolves from Outer Space – Issue 1

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Issue: Nazi Werewolves from Outer Space #1
Writer: Simon Sanchez
Artist: Dean Juliette, Don Marquez, Jason Flowers
Publisher: Trauma Comics
Release Date: 2012
Pages: 24
Price: $3.75

“Adolf Hitler has returned (with a new look!) and he brings Nazi Werewolves From Outer Space to conquer Earth. This debut issue features a young Jack Lynch who must rise to the occasion to save himself, and possibly the world. This … Continue reading

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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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