Comic Reviews

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

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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Comic Review: Monster Dudes Ashcan

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Issue: Monster Dudes Ashcan
Writer: Dave Scheidt
Artist: Matt Fagan
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 12

“Monsters are so sweet, man.”

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Monsters are sweet Dave and Matt! Oh and they are funny too, and you learn that when you read Monster Dudes. A collection of great little shorts, this book has all the laughs you would expect to find in a book … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Thriller – Issue 1

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Issue: Thriller #1
Writer: Arri Sherman
Artist: Arri Sherman
Publisher: Scattered Comics
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 36
Price: $6.00

“The story itself is about Noel; a young vampire who is pledged to wed her stepbrother, she makes the decision to run away from the only life she knows and try to make a new life as a normal human teen-aged girl; Noel will not be alone … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Orc Stain – Vol 1

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Issues: Orc Stain Vol. 1
Creator, Writer, Artist & Colorist: James Stokoe
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: December 2010
Pages: 168
Price: $17.99

“For a million millennia the world has cracked and convulsed under the indomitable mob of the orc. Savage, bloodthirsty creatures, they are without number, staining nearly every corner of the globe. The mighty Orc Tzar, newest leader of the mob, marches ever north to … Continue reading

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Comic Review: I, Vampire – Issue 1

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Issue: I, Vampire #1
Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: Sept. 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“For hundreds of years, vampire Andrew Stanton kept mankind safe from the horrors of the supernatural world, thanks to a truce he made with his ex-lover Mary, the Queen of the Damned. But now that truce has reached a bloody end and Andrew must … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Skullkickers – Issues 3-4

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Issue: Skullkickers #3 & 4
Writer: Jim Zubkavich
Line Art: Edwin Huang, Chris Stevens
Colors: Misty Coats
Cover Artist: Chris Stevens
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November & December 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“ONE THOUSAND OPAS AND A DEAD BODY,” Part Three—A pilfered poison pabulum has pickled pieces of our protagonist’s paunch while portentous poetic prophecies proudly parade apace, parlaying a perilous paradigm. … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Fearless Zombie Hunters – Issue 3

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Issue: The Fearless Zombie Hunters #3
Writer/Creator: Manuel Rios Sarabia
Artist: Gared Campos
Publisher: Sadhaka Studio
Release Date: July 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“The Fearless Zombie Hunters face off with the mysterious Boscarato and his undead ‘actors’.
The Fearless Zombie Hunters is a black comedy about a trio of zombie slayers led by Professor Abronsius who is joined by the incompetent and disgraceful Angel, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Killing Jar – Issue 5

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Issue: The Killing Jar #5
Writer / Creator: Justin Zimmerman
Pencils: Russell Brown
Publisher: Bricker-Down Productions
Release Date: April 2011
Pages: 24
Price: $4.00

“A small Colorado town. Three drug runners with a van filled with product. Two police officers investigating suspicious activity. A heroic young woman with a violent past, a mentally handicapped little brother and her dead father’s .38 police special. And a throng … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Witch Doctor – Issue 3

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Issue: Witch Doctor #3
Writer: Brandon Seifert
Artist: Lukas Ketner
Publisher: Image (Skybound)
Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 28
Price: $2.99

“It’s Dr. Morrow’s biggest case yet: ‘The Patient From The Black Lagoon!’ What’s the secret of the Deep Ones? How do they fit in with the Relapse, the Extinction Event that’s coming for humankind? And why are Morrow and his medical staff at each other’s … Continue reading

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