Comic Reviews

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

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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Comic Review: Justice League Dark – Issue 1

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Issue: Justice League Dark #1
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: Mikel Janin
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“The witch known as the Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing forces that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. And if those heroes can’t handle the job, who will stand against this mystical madness? Shade the Changing Man, … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellblazer – Issue 283

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Issue: Hellblazer #283
Writer: PETER MILLIGAN
Artist: GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and STEFANO LANDINI
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“New storyline: “The Devil’s Trenchcoat.” When Gemma Masters punishes her uncle by auctioning off his trench coat, she ignites a horrific chain of events. Now Constantine must adjust to life without his smelly old coat, while its new owner’s life turns inside out.”

Dying … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Green Wake – TPB

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Issue: Green Wake TPB
Writer: Kurtis Wiebe
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Publisher: Image Shadowline
Release Date: October 2011
Pages: 136
Price: $16.99

“The highly acclaimed, repeat sellout series from writer KURTIS J. WIEBE and artist RILEY ROSSMO is a riveting tale of loss and horror. In the forgotten town of Green Wake, a string of grisly mutilations leads Morley Mack on the trail of a young woman … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Green Wake – Issue 2

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Issue: Green Wake #2
Writer: Kurtis Wiebe
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Publisher: Image
Release Date: May 2011
Pages: 28
Price: $3.50

“Green Wake claims another mutilated victim and the disfigured body leaves little evidence behind. The secrets of this sleepy town begin to creep through the blood filled cracks when Morley Mack confronts one of its oldest residents. Is the key to stopping another macabre murder in … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Drop Dead Dangerous – Issues 0,1

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Issues: Drop Dead Dangerous #0 & #1
Writer: Chad Cabrera
Artist: Mike Banting
Publisher: Happy Lockjaw
Release Date: 2010 & 2011
Pages: #0: 24, #1: 44
Price: Free & $1.99

“They thought it was over. They were wrong. Back on the hunt for the maniacal figure known as The Raven, private detective Jack Smith must face a nightmare from his past— but not all is as … Continue reading

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Beyond The Fringe

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Where is Peter Bishop? Has anyone checked with DC Comics? Since Fringe star Joshua Jackson hasn’t been needed on set as much this season it seems he’s decided to use his downtime to leave his mark on the rest of the Fringe-verse. Jackson will be writing three issues of DC’s Beyond the Fringe, a bi-weekly, digital comic series.

According to the official press release the issues will “alternate every two weeks … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Dead Cell OGN

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Issue: The Dead Cell OGN
Writer: John Barker
Artist: Scott DM Simmons
Publisher: Arcana
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 80
Price: $14.99

“How would the world be changed if the mentally ill were allowed to determine reality? The Dead Cell explores the experiments of the recently graduated Monica McCoy, and her employment with the secret “Dream Research Program” at Breckenridge State Hospital. While being briefed on the … Continue reading

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Comic Review: WOW: Curse of the Worgen – Issue 1

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Issue: WOW: Curse of the Worgen #1
Writer: Micky Neilson, James Waugh
Artist: Ludo Lullabi, Tony Washington
Letters: Wes Abbott
Editor: Hank Kanalz
Publisher: Wildstorm
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“The best-selling WORLD OF WARCRAFT comic series returns in time for a worldwide CATACLYSM! A series of grisly, animalistic murders have rocked the walled town of Gilneas. A famous detective sets out … Continue reading

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