Comic Reviews

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

Comic Review: Xenoholics – Issue 1

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Issue: Xenoholics #1
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Seth Damoose
Cover: Dan Duncan
Publisher: Image Comics – Shadowline
Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 28
Price: $3.50

Because everyone thinks they’re a bunch of nutcases, a support group that claims aliens abducted them try to prove that aliens are real. But that’s much easier said than done and they find themselves caught up in not just ONE … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Anatomy of a System Issue 7

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Issue: Anatomy of a System: Chapter 7
Writer: Travis Wayne Pursell
Artist: Travis Wayne Pursell
Publisher: War Torn Studios
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Price: $10.00

“A modern day thriller with a bit of gore. A delicate balance of chaos and order, life and illusion. Witness a puppeteer mastermind unfolding before your eyes.”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
Welcome to the system. What does … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Junkyard Angels – Issues 1-2

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Junkyard Angels – Issues 1-2

Comic books, though taking a sort of downward spiral over the last few years, have begun to rise again like a phoenix from the ashes. This is particularly true with indy books where quality and interesting stories reign supreme. You can take your DC New 52 and your dead Spidey from Marvel and glance over them. They have their market but honestly – what hasn’t been told … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Blokes Tomb Of Horror – 2011 Annual

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Issue: Blokes Tomb Of Horror 2011 Annual
Writer: Jason ‘Bloke’ Crawley
Artists: Mike Hoffman, Jason Paulos, Lyndal Ferguson, Fernando Ignatius, Mirella Menciassi, Vincenzo Balzano, Ju Gomez, Tony Karnes, Lou Rusconi, Jason Miller, Jeiko Despotovich, Robert Smith, Michael Joseph, Tim Tyler, Alessandro Borroni & Silvano
Publisher: Virus Comix
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 130
Price: $14.99

Blokes Tomb Of Horror – 2011 Annual

“11 Tales Of Terror written … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Vessel of Terror

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Issue: The Vessel of Terror
Writer: Magnus Aspli
Artist: Dave Acosta
Publisher: AAM/Markosia
Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 128
Price: $17.99

“Out in the Arctic Ocean, the research vessel Alesia manages to capture a mysterious Magnapinna squid, an animal never before captured by mankind. The researchers, led by Maria, decide to take the specimen back to port in Bergen, Norway. However, what they bring home isn’t … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Flesh and Blood – Book 1

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Issue: Flesh and Blood Book 1
Writer: Robert Tinnell
Artist: Neil Vokes
Publisher: Monsterverse
Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 104
Price: $14.99

“From acclaimed writer and artist team Robert Tinnell and Neil Vokes (THE BLACK FOREST, THE WICKED WEST) comes a sensuous horror epic in the spirit of European horror cinema of the 1960s and ’70s. The death of Carmilla, the seductive vampire, sets in motion … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Underneath – Issue 1

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Issue: Underneath #1
Writer: Tom Stillwell
Artist: Jim Terry
Letters: Jason Arthur
Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg
Publisher: Spinner Rack Comics
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 28
Price: $2.99

“Before Chicago was a city, before the white man cleared the prairie and swamp to build their roads and towers, there was the pool. The pool had always been. A doorway to another place, a place filled with … Continue reading

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Comic Review: To Fight With Monsters

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Issue: To Fight With Monsters
Writers: Brian Keene, Mike Oliveri
Artist: Ben Dunn
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: June 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“Based upon the short story by Mike Oliveri & Brian Keene. When humanity rapidly devolves into a monstrous state, teenager Rick Donovan joins his fellow townspeople in makeshift trenches to defend their homes. However, the monsters may already be among them… New … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Littlest Zombie vs. The Littlest Vampire

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Issue: The Littlest Zombie vs. The Littlest Vampire
Writer: Fred Perry
Artist: Fred Perry
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“It’s Tom & Jerry meets 28 Days Later as the Littlest Zombie and the Littlest Vampire fight tooth and nail, hand-to-detachable-hand for scant sustenance! Their quarry, the Littlest Survivor, must pull out every trick in the Apocalypse Survivor’s Handbook to keep his … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Last Zombie: Inferno – Issue 1

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Issue: The Last Zombie: Inferno #1
Writer: Brian Keene
Artists: Joe Wight, Brian Denham, Fred Perry
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: June 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“Continuing AP’s popular new series, The Last Zombie: Inferno picks up where The Last Zombie left off, as Doctor Ian Scott and his team of soldiers and scientists make their way across the wastelands of a post-zombie apocalyptic America. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Return to the Planet of the Living Dead – Issue 1

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Issue: Return to the Planet of the Living Dead #1
Story & Art: Joe Wight, David Hutchison
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: Aug 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.50

“An investigative landing on a farming planet has brought the crew of a Marine rescue ship face to face with an entire population of flesh-eating zombies. Even if they manage to survive the initial onslaught, their slim hopes of … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Monocyte – Issue 1

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Issue: Monocyte #1
Writers: Menton3, Kasra Ghanbari
Artist: Menton3
Covers: Menton3, Ashley Wood (incentive)
Side Stories: Riley Rossmo (a), David Stoupakis (w/a)
Additional Art: Richard A. Kirk
Publisher: IDW
Release Date: October 19, 2011
Pages: 36
Price: $3.99

“Two warring immortal races rule a scarred world where time has no meaning. Death (Azrael) sits impotent, quietly planning his restoration. He summons Monocyte, a … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown – Issue 3

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Issue: Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown #3
Writer: Rafael Nieves
Artist: Dan Dougherty
Publisher: Nieves + Dougherty
Release Date: August 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $5.00

“In the third issue of Bob Howard: Plumber of the Unknown, the everyman monster hunter finds himself finds himself battling a nemesis who goes undercover, and introduces two new supporting characters. Story and art by Dan Dougherty, script by Rafael … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Fisk: S.U.B.S.T.I.T.U.T.E. Hero -Issue 1

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Issue: Fisk: S.U.B.S.T.I.T.U.T.E. Hero #1
Writer: Dino Caruso
Artist: Shawn Richter
Publisher: Caruso Comics
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 28

“Mr. Fisk braves a science lab full of dastardly duplicates in The Case of the Photocopy Clones.”

Artwork: 3.5 out of 5
This is a good-looking black and white book, except for one thing, there is not really any depth too it. There is some shading here … Continue reading

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Comic Review: ’68 – Issue 1

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Issue: ’68 #1
Writer: Mark Kidwell
Artist: Nat Jones, Tim Vigil
Colors: Jay Fotos
Letters: Jason Arthur
Publisher: Image
Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 36
Price: $3.99

“On February 13, 1968, during the darkest days of the Vietnam conflict, the gates of hell opened wide, unleashing new, hungry life into the countless war torn dead. The horrors of war take a back seat as … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hoax Hunter’s – Issues 1 – 6

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Issues: Hoax Hunter’s Part 1 – Part 6
Writers: Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley
Artist: JM Ringuet
Letters: Jim Campbell
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 13

“Chupacabra. Yeti. The Montauk Monster. All the creatures of folklore, legend, and Internet fame–what if they were real? They’d be made to appear fake by a reality TV show, of course! HOAX HUNTERS is that show, though to their … Continue reading

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