Blood & Gourd: The Interview
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 ›
Castle Grayskull and the Santa Claus Lie
12 Days of Christmas # 4 For my whole adult life I thought I stopped believing in Santa when I was 5. In looking at stuff for this post, I have discovered I was off by a year. See, one Christmas, I really wanted Snake Mountain. I also wanted Castle Grayskull, but I really, really… 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 ›
Halloween 2016 Giveaway!
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! A HUGE congrats to James Harris of Doc Terror for winning! WHAT This is one helluva giveaway package — if I do say so myself. So, let’s just get right to it. Here’s what’s included: Two original artworks: Original Bloody Popcorn (!!) paintings by the amazing Murphypop and a Halloween III scene by… 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 ›
First Impressions: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’
We watched the Fear the Walking Dead premiere last night and — truth be told — it was exactly what I thought it would be. Maybe even a little better considering the mixed reactions the show’s been getting. For those complaining that there wasn’t enough “action,” I beg to differ. It was book-ended with your zombie… 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 ›
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 ›