Comic Reviews

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

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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Comic Review: Peter Panzerfaust – Issue 1

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Issue: Peter Panzerfaust #1
Writer: Kurtis Wiebe
Artist: Tyler Jenkins
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: Feb. 2012
Pages: 32
Price: $3.50

“THE GREAT ESCAPE, Part One:
The city of Calais is the first city in France to fall to the Ger¬mans in the spring of 1940. A mys¬te¬ri¬ous Amer-i¬can boy named Peter ral¬lies a hand¬ful of plucky French orphans and they must work together to sur¬vive Europe’s … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellsing – Vol 3

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Issue: Hellsing Volume 3
Creator: Kohta Hirano
Translator: Duane Johsnon
Lettering: Wilbert Lacuna
Editors: Tim Ervin, Fred Lui
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: May 2004
Pages: 192
Price: $13.95

“VAMPIRES! NAZIS! BLOODSHED! ACTION! Add to that a healthy helping of sleek style and an exotic locale, and you have Hellsing Vol. 3. Our scant troop of vampire-killing vampires and mercenaries are planning a little trip overseas… … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Priest – Volume 3

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Issue: Priest Volume 3
Writer & Artist: Min-Woo Hyung
Translator: Lauren Na
English Adaptation: Jake Forbes
Cover Artist: Raymond Swanland
Editor: Jake Forbes
Publisher: Tokyopop
Release Date: November 2002
Pages: 176
Price: $9.99

“While railroad men and pioneer familes expand into the frontier of the old west, a secret war is being waged between two factions: the followers of Temozarela, an angel of blood fallen … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Green Wake – Issue 9

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Issue: Green Wake #9
Writer: Kurtis Wiebe
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Publisher: Image
Release Date: Jan. 2012
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“Morley starts to understand the path laid before him as Green Wake begins to change after the rebellion settles, but the murders that happen behind the scenes are growing more mysterious. The heinous acts of violence hint at a growing thirst for blood.”

Dying Breath: 5.0 out of … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Gothology II: Misery Loves Company

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Issue: Gothology II: Misery Loves Company
Contributors: Colin Abel, Annalise Addams, Noël Belknap, Anna Bowles, Christina Boyce, Ben Coombs, Gina Creazzo A.K.A. Exileinblonde, Adrien Dacquel, Spicy Donut, Rashad Doucet, Sarah Fowlie, Kate “Poj” Greenseth, David Grimshaw, Caylee Huckabay, Bloody Ichigo, Valia Kapadai, Patt Kelley, Justin King, T.J. Kirsch, Christine Larsen, Megan “Dekay” Lawton, Maximo V. Lorenzo, Andy Mahoney, Micaela Mau, Chris Mullins, Johanne Østervang, Taylor Pendleton, Mark Penman, Perca, ELton Pruitt, Isaac Ruder, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Family Bones – Vol 2

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Issue: Family Bones Vol. 2
Writer: Shawn Granger
Artists: Brent Giles, Mannie Abeleda, Pablo Agustin Lordi, Stefano Cardoselli, Kyle Strahm, Will Caligan
Letters: Richard Nelson
Publisher: King Tractor Press
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 170
Price: $14.95

“This is the final volume of “Family Bones”, a true crime graphic novel about the elderly serial murderers from Missouri. In their 70′s, Ray and Faye Copeland were sentenced to death … Continue reading

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