Blood & Gourd: The Interview(0)
Back in 2016, I wrote some words about Blood & Gourd 1 and 2, the gory pumpkin-patch set indie Halloween comic about an evil pumpkin conglomerate and a giant pumpkin monster wrecking shit one blazing orange October day. Since then, a third issue has been released and B&G has become part of my annual Halloween… Read More ›
Do you believe in Santa Claus vs The Martians?
12 Days of Christmas #7 At the start of every Holiday season, our kids eagerly await the return of our Elf on a Shelf, George. And when he shows up, they get EXCITED! It’s with similar anticipation that every December I start digging around again to see if the indefinitely postponed mini-series Santa Claus vs… Read More ›
Night of the Living Dead Volume 1: Sins of the Father
It says right on the back of this graphic novel that it is a “retelling” of the original film. So much has been done and remade and reused from this film that nothing really seems like a great offense at this point, so that statement does nothing to add or takeaway from the book. The… Read More ›
Rise of the Midnight Sons: A Halloween Retrospective
Damn, the early 90s gave us some good comics. Amidst the speculator boom, the mass explosion of comic shops (and subsequent closings of same), polybags, Rob Liefeld and price guides, there was some serious ass kicking going on during the decade’s infancy. And for me, the saga of the Midnight Sons shines the brightest. I’ve… Read More ›
SCHLUMMPPFF!: A Blood & Gourd Celebration!
When my copies of Blood & Gourd 1 and 2 came in, I posted that flipping through the books was like if Night of the Demons, a Reese’s peanut butter pumpkin, the Garfield Halloween special and that feeling you got when walking home from school in your costume on Halloween were all melted down and… Read More ›
Six Comics I Want Back!
SIX COMICS I WANT BACK! Last month saw the return of a comic character I never thought I’d see again: Grizzly Shark. Back in 2010, Image published a 48-page black-and-white one-shot called Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark (they got mixed up!). Ryan Ottley did Grizzly Shark and Jason Howard did Sea Bear. And a couple Wednesdays… Read More ›
I love Halloween comics. Not enough publishers/creators do them these days for whatever reason. Here are just a few of my favorites from years past. Blue Monday- Dead Man’s Party. If you never read Blue Monday, you should look into it. It’s a fun 80s-set group of minis and one-shots by Chynna Clugston. DMP is… Read More ›
Comic Review: The Other Dead
By 2013, the living dead and the walki…you know, zombies, are a pretty well tread sub-genre. There aren’t many novel concepts for flesheaters and brain munchers in the 21st century, but as long as interesting stories involving these ghouls are still kicking around in writers’ soon-to-be-chomped-on heads, well then that’s okay. The Other Dead, written… Read More ›
Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
The first review I read of Kick-Ass 2 was not very positive. It was pretty harsh. But the dude never mentioned whether he liked the first one or not. So there is no confusion, and you can accurately weigh my opinion: I love the first Kick-Ass movie. I’ve read the comics, which I enjoy, but… Read More ›
Kick-Ass 2: Comic vs. Movie, My Concerns (SPOILERS)
NOTE August 16, 2013: This post has been edited. If you were as curious as me about some of the sequel’s plot points (from the comic), here are some answers (in red). SPOILERS. This post contains spoilers from the comic and movie. Now that that’s out of the way… I am a huge fan… Read More ›