Category Archives: Comic Reviews

Spotlight Ink: Itty Bitty Hellboy

Title: Itty Bitty Hellboy Writer: Art Baltazar, Franco Artist: Art Baltazar Cover Artist: Art Baltazar Genre: humor, kid Publisher: Dark Horse Since finding out that my wife is pregnant with our first child, my perception of certain things I have held fairly sacred have changed.  Let’s go with Hellboy.  I really like the character and book Hellboy that Mike Mignola created. […]

Spotlight Ink: Psycho Gran

Title: Psycho Gran Writer: David Manley-Leach Artist: David Manley-Leach Cover Artist: David Manley-Leach Genre: humor Publisher: Titan Publishing First published in the cult British kid’s comic Oink! back in 1986, Psycho Gran is the psychotically demented brain-child of cartoonist and comic book editor, David Leach – winner of Channel Four’s Come Dine With Me, editor […]

Spotlight Ink – The Rattler

10 years have passed since Stephen Thorn’s fiancée vanished without a trace, and he has grown into a prominent, if bitter, victim’s rights crusader. Despite the cold trail and lack of leads, he stubbornly refuses to give up the search. And then…he begins to hear her voice in the strangest of places. Pursued by his […]

Review: Monster Massacre vol 2

Per the publisher: Monster Massacre Vol.2 Monster Massacre is an exciting new graphic anthology series for fans of science fiction, fantasy, big monsters and all-out adventure! Jaw-dropping oversized pages showcase astounding new stories from the best creators in comics, from all over the world. In this thrilling second volume, the greatest Asian pop culture talents […]

Vault of Horror Vol 3 graphic novel review

Horror comics emerged as a distinct comic book genre after WWII when young adult males lost interest in caped crimebusters and returning GIs wanted more potent themes in their reading.  The Vault of Horror was a bi-monthly horror comic anthology series published by EC Comics in the early 1950s. Along with Tales from the Crypt and The Haunt of Fear it […]

graphic novel review: Sherlock Holmes & The Vampires of London HC

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of London Writer: Sylvain Cordurie Artist: Laci Cover Artist: Jean-Sebastien Rossbach Genre: Crime/Mystery/Horror Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Sherlock Holmes died fighting Professor Moriarty in the Reichenbach Falls. At least, that’s what the press claims. However, Holmes is alive and well and taking advantage of his presumed death to travel the globe. Unfortunately, Holmes’s plans are […]

Comic Review: Saltire

Title: Saltire Writer: John Ferguson Artist: Tone Julskjaer and Gary Welsh Cover Artist: Jim Devlin Genre: Mythology/fantasy Publisher: Diamondsteel Comics From the publisher: The first in a series centering around Scotland’s first comic book superhero, the dark and gritty world of the main character is a pseudo-history of the country and its mythology. Set entirely in the landscape of Scotland during […]

graphic novel review: Snowpiercer

Title: Snowpiercer Writer: Jacques Lob Artist: Jean-Marc Rochette Cover Artist: Jean-Marc Rochette Genre: Dystopian sci-fi Publisher: Titan Coursing through an eternal winter, on an icy track wrapped around the frozen planet Earth, there travels Snowpiercer, a train one thousand and one carriages long. From fearsome engine to final car, all surviving human life is here: a complete hierarchy of the society […]

Review: The Steam Engines of Oz vol 2: The Geared Leviathan

Title: The Steam Engines of Oz vol 2: The Geared Leviathan Writer: Erik Hendrix & Sean Patrick O’Reilly Artist: Yannis Roumboulias Cover Artist: Yannis Roumboulias Genre: Fantasy, Steam Punk Publisher: Arcana Tagline from the publisher: The Steam Engines of Oz is back in an all-new story! Return to Arcana’s World of Oz, set 100 years after The Wizard of Oz in […]

Review: Super Corporate Heroes vol 1

Title: Super Corporate Heroes vol 1 Writer: Suzy Dias & Miguel Guerra Artist: Miguel Guerra Cover Artist: Miguel Guerra Genre: Humor, super heroes Publisher: Indie The tag line is: In an alternate reality, super heroes work for a mega insurance called Superhero Inc, and people pay to be rescued. Saddle up for the absurdly modern misadventures of these working superheroes. It’s […]