Review: Haunted Love #2

(IDW-2016)

Various Writers and Artists

Valentine’s Day may be over, but love is still in the air…horrific and weird love, that is, and we can thank IDW for that.

IDW has put together a three-part anthology style smattering of spooky love stories from a variety of 50’s comic books, and bestowed the title Haunted Love upon it. Continue reading

Review: PLB Halloween Special 2015

(PLB Comics-2015)

Who Killed Mobie Graye?  Story & Art: Josh Shockley

Night of the Hay-Men   Story & Art: Frank Dawson Jr. Listen,

Do You Smell Something? Story: James Dufendach Art: Brad Hudson

Editor & Letters on all stories: James Dufendach

Halloween is a time for trick or treating, costume parties, horror movies, and for comic fans- comic book Halloween issues. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘InSanity, AZ’ Collection

(The Quad-Shot, 2013)

Created by Michael Drace Fountain, Marcel Losada,
James Ninness, and Joe Pezzula
Artwork by Various
Colors & Lettering by Ben Gilbert
Designed by Shannon Forey

Horror comics come and go with the ages. In the 50’s EC did it’s very best to entrance the children of America all the while making their parents blanche at the images contained therein. Later there were the somewhat tamer horror comics of the Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Monster and Madman’ #1

(IDW Publishing, 2014)

Writer – Steve Niles
Artist – Damien Worm
Editor – Chris Ryall

If Mary Shelley could have known what she was doing, would she still have done it? The same question could have been asked of the doctor in her most famous work. From a vacation on the banks of Lake Geneva with Lord Byron was born the stuff of legends, and constant reinvention, as well as re-animation, of one of the classic characters in literature. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Haunted Horror’ #9

(IDW Publishing, 2014)

Writers and Artists: Various
Editors: Steve Banes, Clizia Gussoni and Craig Yoe
Contributing Editors: Mike Howlett, Toxic Tommy O’Brien and Tillmann Courth

Often, there tends to be a bias against purchasing comics in reprints. This could be fueled by the speculator market, in which reprints or second printings might be seen as being inauthentic or worth less because they’re not the original. To that I say, comics are meant for reading. Value should be an afterthought. Continue reading