Comic Reviews

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

Comic Review: Contagion – Issue 1

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Issue: Contagion #1
Writer: Z.M. Thomas
Pencils: Cliff Richards
Colors: Mike Bartollo
Letters: Zach Matheny
Cover: Chris Bolson
Publisher: Trepidation Comics
Release Date: February 2010
Pages: 24
Price: $4.99

“TREPIDATION COMICS’ brand new Zombie graphic novel featuring a brand new story from Z.M.Thomas, artwork from Cliff Richards and colors from Mike Bartolo.”

Artwork: 3.5 out of 5.0
This is good looking comic book. From … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Careful – Issue 1

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Issue: Careful… #1
Writer: Victor Carungi, Gentry Smith
Art & Inks: Adam Markiewicz
Gray Tones: Roderic Rodriguez, Marc Lewis
Letters: Brant Fowler
Cover Artist: Gentry Smith
Publisher: Paper Street Comics
Release Date: July 2010
Pages: 28
Price: $3.50

“What if you could wish revenge on everyone who makes your life hell, and someone (or something) would do the dirty work for you? When bullied Deacon … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Bomb Scares – Issue 1

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Issue: Bomb Scares Vol. 1
Writers: Gary Crutchley, Steve Tanner, Chris Young, Scott D. Harris, Jonathan Darque, Gordon Robertson, Alec Robertson, Dino Caruso, Richmond Clements, GM Jordan
Artists: Shane Oakley, John Cahill, Katja Lindblom, Mantos, Rachelle Aragno, Andrew Dodd, Mc Carper, Anglada KaMarasa
Editor: Steve Tanner
Cover Artist: Andrew Dodd
Publisher: Time Bomb Comics
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 52
Price: $5.50

“A selection of stories by … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown – Issue 1

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Issue: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown #1
Writer: Rafael Nieves
Artist: Dan Dougherty
Publisher: Nieves + Dougherty
Printer: Silver Phoenix Entertainment
Release Date: August 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $5.00

“His mission: to save the world (and sewers and pipes) from things that go ‘shlurp’ in the night!“

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
Have you ever wondered what a Vignoctop*ssy looks like? Really? Well I have … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Blood Orgy aka The She Beast Within – Issue 1

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Issue: Blood Orgy aka The She Beast Within #1
Writer: Mark K.
Artist: Mark K.
Colors: Aneta Horodecka
Publisher: Frightfeast Comix
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $5 (US)

“So disturbing, you don’t want to know”

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
Have you ever wondered what would happen if your Cannible Corpse or Cattle Decapitation cd cover had a comic book? Well this is it. The … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Blokes Tomb of Horror – Issue 2

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Issue: Blokes Tomb of Horror #2
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
Release Date: February 2010
Pages: 52
Price: $4.99

“Featuring 7 tales of terror, Virus Comix is proud to present the second issue of its anthology series, bringing together a collection of art styles from … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Blokes Tomb of Horror – Issue 3

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Issue: Blokes Tomb of Horror #3
Writers: Jason Crawley, Enrico Teodorani, Francesca Paolucci, Andrea Teodorani
Artists: Andrea Bulgarelli , Alex Priano, Jeff Austin, Enrico Zanoletti, Antonio Conversano, Giacomo Pilato, Alessio Nocerino, Tim Tyler, Jason Crager
Cover Artist: FernandoIgnatius
Cover Colors: Maximilian T.Plissken
Publisher: Virus Comix
Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 52
Price: $4.99

“Subtitled ‘The Italian Invasion Issue’ this issue brings to a US audience the … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time TPB

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Issue: Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time TPB
Writers: Brian Clevinger
Artist: Scott Wegener
Colors: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Jeff Powell
Publisher: Red 5 Comics
Release Date: January 2010
Pages: 152
Price: $18.95

“In 1926 H.P. Lovecraft comes calling to warn Atomic Robo of imminent doom. But the Shadow From Beyond Time escapes into the future, intersecting with our world through the 20th-century. The future … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Ash-Tray Comics – Issue 1

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Issue: Ash-Tray Comics #1
Writers: Eric Schock, Sasa Bralic, Michael Kraiger, Javier Alvarado, Karl Savage, Don Kunkel
Artists: Eric Schock, Sasa Bralic, Michael Kraiger, Javier Alvarado, Karl Savage, Don Kunkel, Jason Boehm, Shaun O’Neil, Andre Renuad
Editor: Adrian Cronin
Cover Artists: Francesco Biagini, Paul Harmon
Publisher: Evil Robo Productions
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 40
Price: $4.95

“This Issue is the first of a anthology. 7 Tales of … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Arsenic Lullaby: Devils Decade

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Issue: Arsenic Lullaby: Devils Decade
Writer: Douglas Paszkiewicz
Artist: Douglas Paszkiewicz
Publisher: Arsenic Lullaby
Release Date: Dec. 2010
Pages: 400
Price: HC – $49.99 : TPB – $29.99

“Nominated for both the Harvey Award and Eisner Award, Arsenic Lullaby is truly the king of dark humor, and these pages prove it! Zombie fetuses, alcoholic cereal mascots, Nazis, the KKK, and more grace the pages of this 400-page collection … Continue reading

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Comic Review: A Skeleton Story – Issue 1

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Issue: A Skeleton Story #1
Plot/Environment: Alessandro Rak
Layout: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta
Pencils: Alessandro Rak
Colors: Alessandro Rak, Andrea Scoppetta
English Translation: Andrea Plazzi, Adam McGovern
Letters: Studio Blue
Editor/President: Giuliano Monni
Publisher: GG Studio
Release Date: June 2010
Pages: 28
Price: $2.99

“A Burtonesque noir fairy tale… Will Musil, Burma, Scarlett, Jack, and John are no longer tenants of the world … Continue reading

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Comic Review: 28 Days Later – Issue 7

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Issue: 28 Days Later #7
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Declan Shalvey
Colors: Nick Filardi
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Editors: Ian Brill
Cover Artists: Tim Bradstreet, Sean Phillips
Publisher: Boom Studios
Release Date: February 2010
Pages: 24
Price: $3.99

“The new heart-stopping ongoing from BOOM! continues! Great Britain is quarantined. The Infected overrun the land. What the world doesn’t know is that uninfected people are … Continue reading

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Comic Review: TerrorKlowns – Issue 2

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Come one, come all. Welcome to your worse nightmare. A while back I did a review for a fellow comic book writer who loves all things horror. He wrote a series that was a long time coming. First he had a vision, this vision featured every kid’s worse nightmare: Clowns. Those painted faced bastards that love making our lives a living hell with their smiling faces and their bright red noses. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Valen The Outcast – Issue 2

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Issue: Valen The Outcast #2
Writer: Michael Alan Nelson
Artist: Matteo Scalera
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release Date: Jan. 2012
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“The King is dead – long live the DEAD KING! King Valen Brand was a just king and a great warrior until he was killed by a Necromancer in battle and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he’s considered an abomination in his … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Whispers – Issue 1

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Issue: Whispers #1
Writer: Joshua Luna
Artist: Joshua Luna
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: Jan 2012
Pages: 28
Price: $2.99

“A mentally troubled man is suddenly empowered with the ability to leave his physical body in “ghost” form and manipulate people in strange and disturbing ways. With this incredible power, will he control his demons…or discover even more?”

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
I was an … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Zombie Bomb – Last Rites – Issue 6

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Issue: Zombie Bomb #6: Last Rites
Creators: Ken Knudtsen, Steve Becker, Jeff McComsey, Samuel Araya, Keith McCleary, Rolo Ledesma, Murat Mihcioglu, Ergun Gunduz, Andy Jones, Josh Morrissette, Jerry Morrissette, Matt Talbot, Dave Ferreira, Haig Demarjian, Adam Street, Lawrence Basso, Steve Jones, Tony Donley, Andrew Houle, Brian Paturzo, Jamie Head, Geoff Mosse
Publisher: Terminal Press
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 76
Price: $10.00

“The ZombieBomb! Comic Anthology unleashes it’s ferocious final … Continue reading

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