Comic Reviews

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

Comic Review: General Jack Cosmo and the Vampire Men of Kothos – Issue 2

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Issue: General Jack Cosmo and the Vampire Men of Kothos #2
Writer: Aaron Shaps
Pencils: Gabe Pena
Inks: Gary Mitchel, Jon Alderink
Letters: Dave Rothe
Colors: Nate Lovett
Publisher: General Jack Cosmo Productions
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 32
Price: $3.00

“Jack finds himself face to face with the dreaded Vampire Men, but new challenges present themselves as the plot thickens and he finds … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Fail of the Living Dead – Issue 1

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Issue: Fail of the Living Dead #1
Creators: Fred Perry, David Hutchinson
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: April 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.50

“Ian and his team find themselves under attack from a roving army of marauders. Now they must fight to the death to protect not only their mission, but a small group of civilians who, against all odds, have survived the zombie apocalypse. But even … Continue reading

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Comic Review: TerrorKlowns – Issue 1

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the circus…there comes a time where not enough good horror comics and novels and any other related entertainment is not out there. Well, from the twisted mind of one individual who has promised to bring us something extraordinary, he did just that. What started as a Vlog on YouTube turned into something unexpected and exciting. The author is … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Nightmare World Vol. 2 – Leave the Light On

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Nightmare World Vol. 2 – Leave the Light On

Writer: Dirk Manning
Artists: Various Artists
Cover: Kristen Perry
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 128
Price: $14.99

“Thirteen new tales of terror peer into the lives of those affected by Lucifer’s diabolical scheme to kick-start the Armageddon! Stories feature characters as diverse as a conniving rock star wannabe, an abused teenager, a pair of star-crossed … Continue reading

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Comic Review: American Sinner – Issue 1

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AMERICAN SINNER – ISSUE#1 (COMIC)

Written by: Glenn Møane
Cover: Edson Alves, Alzir Aves
Pencils: Edson Alves
Inks: Marcelo Dantas, Ebson Alves
From: Publisher: Glenn Møane
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 48 pages
Price: $4.99

Before I start I want to mention that this book deals with some very adult material.

American Sinner takes the subject of a serial killer and shows it … Continue reading

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Book Review: City of Dust – Issue 5

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CITY OF DUST: A PHILIP KHROME STORY #5 (COMIC)
Written by Steve Niles
Art by ZID, GARRIE GASTONNY and BRANDON CHNG
Published by Radical Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 28 pages
Price: $2.99

City of Dust #5 is a logical rap up to a clever series by horror comic guru Steve Niles. If you didn’t read the last review City of Dust focuses on … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Church of Hell – Issue 2

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CHURCH OF HELL – ISSUE#2 (COMIC)

Written by: Alan Grant
Art: Simon Bisley & Glenn Fabry cover art
Simon Bisley variant cover art
Wayne Nichols interior art
From: Beserker Comics
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color
Price: $3.99

“Church of Hell” is one of those titles that lets you know right up front what to expect and to what audiences it will appeal to. My … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Stuff of Legend Volumes 1, 2 and 3 – Authors: Various

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The Stuff of Legend Volumes 1, 2 and 3
By Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, Charles Paul Wilson III, John Conkling and Michael DeVito

Synopsis

A young boy is dragged out of his bedroom by none other than the Boogeyman and taken to a world known as The Dark. His toys come to life and decide they will set out to rescue their owner.

However, once they arrive in The Dark, they … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Plop! – issue 1

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PLOP! – ISSUE 1

The mere fact that I’m reviewing this age old comic might be proof of my age, however those who remember it, surely miss the great times and laughs that this MAD magazine-like-off-shoot of a comic delivered. From creator Sergio Aragones, we are introduced to Cain, Abel, and Eve, …3 wicked little hosts that would each introduce a different story of interest. The stories were morbid or weird in … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 2 (Boom Studios)

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HELLRAISER – ISSUE 2

Ah, the 2nd edition of the new Hellraiser comic series from Boom. Uniquely, I have to say this comic is taking root in different directions. Not the kind we are to expect from say…. the earlier attempts at Hellraiser. What you can count on though is plenty of hooks flying and scenes of mangled corpses.

The 2nd release sort of begins in the sense of a film that … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellraiser – Issue 1 (Boom Studios)

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And so it begins…. The pins, the hooks, the sights, the cenobites. This represents the first in the debut comic series which boastly shouts “Clive Barker’s – Hellraiser! Boom Studios has taken the plunge into darkness, the kind that true fans of the series can appreciate and that new fans can descend into madness. With Issue #1, we are reunited with a few familiars. Kirsty Cotton, Pinhead, the Female Cenobite and a … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Yuck – Issue 4

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Issue: Yuck #4

Creators: JP Manzanares, Tom Motley, Jason Paulos, Anton Emdin, Chirstoffer Saar, Ben Smith, Jase Harper, Matt Emery, Craig Collins, I Laurie, Lark, Frank Candiloro, Scarlette Baccini, Johandson Rezende, Karpeles Jacek Zabawa, Mr. Slime
Publisher: Milk Shadow Books
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 36
Price: $4.00

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
Welcome back to the worlds best Down-Under-Ground comic! This is yet another Gore-geous version of … Continue reading

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Comic Review: The Last Zombie – Issue 5

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Issue: The Last Zombie #5

Writer: Brian Keene
Artist: Joe Wight
Editor: Doug Dlin, Wes Hartman
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Release Date: April 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“Ian and his team find themselves under attack from a roving army of marauders. Now they must fight to the death to protect not only their mission, but a small group of civilians who, against all … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hot Zombie Chicks vs. The Homicide Girls

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Issue: Hot Zombie Chicks vs. The Homicide Girls

Writer: Mike Hampton
Artist: Mike Hampton
Letters: Mike Hampton
Colors: Mike Hampton
Cover Art: Dan Brereton
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Price: $5.00

“Radio shock jock Coward Sperm one morning discusses the hit underground cult film “Zombie Gone Wild” on his morning radio show. The problem is he has done so on the same day as the … Continue reading

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The Molting #6: Allied Forces Sneak Peek

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The Molting Comic Book series is an independent effort by author and illustrator Terrance Zdunich, created with the help of letterer Oceano Ransford and colorists Brian Johnson & Molly Rodman. The Molting Comic Book series paints the portrait of a dysfunctional American family in the early ’90s. Set against a decaying urban landscape in Anaheim, CA, the so-called ‘Happiest Place On Earth’, the story traverses human history – from Upper Paleolithic hunting parties to Southern … Continue reading

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CROCALOCTOPUS takes over Wonder Con Beginning – April 1, 2011

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Official Press Release:

Birmingham, Al. February 28, 2011- On April 1st Brian Shirley from GeekTyrant.com will once again unleash his Crocaloctopus, the first time was in t-shirt form and now it’s come back as a comic book and will take over Wonder Con 2011 to an estimated attendance of 40,000 screaming fans.

Brian shares a little about the comic saying, “You can expect 24 full color pages of mutated creature carnage … Continue reading

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DarkBrain Celebrates 1st Birthday with line of new products

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One year ago, DarkBrain.com launched an innovative and edgy new website. Since that launch, publisher Andrew Zar and dozens of artists have worked very hard to produce and publish online over 400 pages of serialized graphic novels featuring voice over narration from some of the most renowned adult film stars and rock musicians. To celebrate their first birthday in the world of web comics, DarkBrain.com is excited to announce their entry into the world of … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Hellboy (The Crooked Man) – Issues 1-3

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HELLBOY: THE CROOKED MAN #1-3 (Comics)

Writer: Mike Mignola
Artist: Richard Corben
From Dark Horse Comics
Publication Date: summer 2008
Format: Full Color, 32 pages
Price: $2.99

SYNOPSIS:
Again we find Hellboy in the middle of another exciting adventure. This time the man in red is trapped in a crumbling church against all odds in the late 1950s. Hellboy must save a man’s soul from ancient … Continue reading

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Book Review: DTOX Magazine

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DTOX (MAG/COMIC)

Written by Frank Forte
Artwork by Nenad Gucunja
Published by Asylum Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color
Price: $2.95

Vivid, imaginative and jumps off the pages with deadly force! The name of the publication “DTOX”, a special edition “biohazard comic/magazine that’s short but sweet. This issue numbered #0 comes to you from Asylum Press by the team of Frank Forte and Nenad Gucunja. Set in … Continue reading

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Comic Review: President Evil – Issues 1-3

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PRESIDENT EVIL #1,2 & 3 (COMIC)

Story & Art: David Hutchison
Colors: Wes Hartman, David Hutchison, Robby Bevard
Editors: Doug Dlin, Wes Hartman, Joe Wight
Publisher: Antarctic Press
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Full Color – 24
Price: $3.99 EACH

“Threat condition Red! Trillion-dollar deficits, machine gun-toting soccer moms, money-hungry contractors and flesh-hungry super soldiers lead by 200 yearsí worth of undead Presidents! Can … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Priest – Issue 3

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PRIEST Vol 3 (COMIC)

Writer & Artist: Min-Woo Hyung
Translator: Lauren Na
English Adaptation: Jake Forbes
Cover Artist: Raymond Swanland
Editor: Jake Forbes
Publisher: Tokyopop
Publication Date: 2002
Format: Full Color – 176 pages
Price: $9.99

“While railroad men and pioneer familes expand into the frontier of the old west, a secret war is being waged between two factions: the followers of Temozarela, an … Continue reading

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