Comic Reviews

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

Comic Review: Diabolo – Vol 1

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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

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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

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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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Comic Review: Daffodil – Issue 1

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Issue: Daffodil #1
Writers: Frederic Brremaud, Stephanie Logan, Marc Sumerak
Artist: Giovanni Rigano
Colors: Paolo Lamanna
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Editors: Olivier Jalabert, Cory Levine, Joe Quesada, Jean Wacquet, Jeff Youngquist
Publisher: Soleil (Marvel)
Release Date: January 2010
Pages: 48
Price: $5.99

“Addio-Colonnello is a distant town, a port beyond the oceans, many moons away from our Bohemian lands. Tragedy strikes when Nosferatu launches his assault, … Continue reading

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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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