Comic Reviews

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

Comic Review: Peter Panzerfaust – Issue 1


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

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


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


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


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


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


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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Comic Review: One Model Nation OGN


Issue: One Model Nation OGN
Writer: Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Artist: Jim Rugg
Publisher: Titan Books
Release Date: Jan 2012
Pages: 160
Price: $24.95

“From US rock band The Dandy Warhols’ frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor comes an original graphic novel illustrated by indie super star Jim Rugg. A work of historical fiction set in Germany in 1977, it follows four young men who were to become the voice of their generation. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Creepy – Issue 7


Issue: Creepy #7
Writers: Various
Artists: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: Jan 2012
Pages: 48
Price: $4.99

“Hope your New Year’s resolution was to be terrified, because Creepy is back to start 2012 with a scream! Featuring the latest from bone-chilling scribes Joe and Keith Lansdale, Christopher Taylor, and Dan Braun, this installment of the abominable anthology is sure to leave you shivering in the corner until … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Corey the Zombie Killer – Issue 1


Issue: Corey the Zombie Killer #1
Writer: Michael R. Carr
Artist: Kevin Steward
Publisher: Czkworld Studios
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 28
Price: $4.00

“The story starts 1 year after the infection has taken place. This is where we find Corey (young human man). He learns his survival depends on finding someone to trust in a corrupt zombie ruled planet. Every turn is a twist….leading to the unforeseen and … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Nightmare World – Volume 3: Demon Days


Issue: Nightmare World Volume 3: Demon Days
Writer: Dirk Manning
Artists: Various Artists
Publisher: Image Comics – Shadowline
Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 128
Price: $16.99

“The Armageddon is over and The Devil has won. In this latest collection of stories culled from the hit Shadowline Web comic series, learn how the previous NIGHTMARE WORLD tales of Irish fairy-folk, vengeful zombie killers, alien ultra-heroes, Cthulhu and more combine … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Bride of Freakshow – Issue 1


Issue: Bride of Freakshow #1
Writers/Artists: Chris Kirby, Greg Scott, Ryan Ottley, Enzo Pertile, Kel Nuttall, Scott Keating, Steven Perkins, Steve Morris, Matt webb, Michael Wulf
Cover Artist: Ryan Ottley
Publisher: Digital Webbing
Release Date: January 2005
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“The sequel to the EC style horror anthology featuring four eerie tales: a Masai tribal curse, a boy with a killer case of the flu, WWII zombies, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Monster Dudes – Issue 1


Issue: Monster Dudes #1
Writer: Dave Scheidt
Artist: Matt Fagan
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 28

“Monsters are so sweet, man.”

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
DUDES! This is one sweet comic for the reading holes you need to fill in your lives. What this book brings to the table is laughter galore topped with sprinkles of visual goodness. Fagan’s art style fits this type of story telling so … Continue reading

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Comic Review: A Very Zombie Christmas – Issue 3


Issue: A Very Zombie Christmas #3
Creators: Joseph Wight, Fred Perry, David Hutchinson, Rod Espinosa, Ben Dunn
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: December 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.50

“Antarctic Press presents another chilling and thrilling collection of ho-ho-horror tales for the ho-ho-holidays! Go walkin’ (or better yet, running) through a nuclear winter wonderland once again!.“

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
Ho Ho Ho a zombie comic reading … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 5 (Boom Studios)


Samuel Hess is back, killing without pity for his cenobium masters. As he tortures those in waiting, it’s ultimately the box that he seeks. Kirsty hot on the trail of Hell’s demons leaves Nebraska to pay ol Hess a visit. This time it’s a few of his tortured victims she aims to save. But Hess is not able to withstand the tormenting desire of opening the box once again. Pinhead, as always, is on … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 4 (Boom Studios)


As the Hellraiser world turns, plots and manipulates, we find that Kirsty is yet visiting another deceased acquaintance close to her. Her boyfriend, soon to be fiance Edgar Boyle is revealed dead while Kirsty is called in to identify him. The box which fell out of his clutches is taken underground to a subterranean group who recognizes its power and destruction.

The leader tells his boy to discard of it immediately but evidently too … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Drive-In HorrorShow – Issue 1


“Some films won’t stay dead” is the tagline for Drive-In HorrorShow. It’s fitting, because the movie has taken on a life of its own. The independent film originally premiered in 2009 and hit DVD in 2011. The filmmakers also released the original soundtrack on both LP and CD as well as a DVD featuring music videos for the tracks. The latest addition to the expanding collection is the first … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Daffodil – Issue 3


Issue: Daffodil #3
Writers: Frederic Brremaud
Artist: Giovanni Rigano
Colors: Paolo Lamanna
Adaptation: Marc Sumerak
Translation: Stephanie Logan
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Editors: Olivier Jalabert, Cory Levine, Joe Quesada, Jean Wacquet, Jeff Youngquist
Publisher: Soleil (Marvel)
Release Date: March 2010
Pages: 48
Price: $5.99

“Daffodil, Achilles and Globuline continue to hunt the mysterious and bloodthirsty Nosferatu who is running rampant, leaving a devastated countryside … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Death Walks the Streets – Issue 0,1


Issue: Death Walks the Streets #0 and #1
Writer: James Zahn, Ben Brezinski
Pencils:Guilherme Balbi
Inks: Alex Silva
Colors: Javier Tartaglia, Milen Parvanov
Letters: Kurt Hathaway, Jason Moser
Publisher: The Scream Factory
Release Date: Digital Editions March 2010

“DEATH WALKS THE STREETS is a genre-bending tale of good and evil that combines horror, action, and crime drama set in the fictional City of New Marshall. MICHAEL LABOU. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Diabolo – Vol 1


Issue: Diabolo Volume 1
Creators: Kei Kusunoki, Kaoru Ohashi
Translator: Beni Axia Hirayama
English Adaptation: Jackie Medel
Cover Artist: Raymond Makowski
Editor: Bryce P. Coleman
Publisher: Tokyopop
Release Date: October 2004
Pages: 208
Price: $9.99

“Something extra-wicked this way comes! Ren and Rai play with fire when they sell their souls to the demon Diabolo to save Ren’s cousin. Diabolo gives Ren the power of … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Dracula: The Company of Monsters – Issue 1


Issue: Dracula: The Company of Monsters #1
Creator/Story: Kurt Busiek
Writer: Daryl Gregory
Artist: Scott Godlewski
Colors: Stephen Downer
Letters: Johnny Lowe
Cover Artist: Dan Brereton, Ron Salas
Editor: Dafna Pleban
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release Date: August 2010
Pages: 28
Price: $3.99

“He’s back from the dead and starring in a new ongoing horror series from the mind of Kurt Busiek. A powerful, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Dingo – Issue 3


Issue: Dingo #3
Creator & Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Francesco Biagini
Colors: Stephen Downer
Letters: James Dashiell
Editors: Matt Gagnon, Dafna Pleban
Cover Artists: Francesco Biagini, Paul Harmon
Publisher: Boom Studios
Release Date: February 2010
Pages: 24
Price: $3.99

“On the brink of a watery grave, Dingo must gather his strength, his wits and his daring to recover the box from his murderous … Continue reading

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