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The Walking Dead Issues #85-90

The Walking Dead Issues #85-90

As you’re no doubt aware, AMC’s horror hit THE WALKING DEAD, currently enjoying its second critically-acclaimed season, started life as a comic book, created by writer Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series is still going strong, having published its 90th issue last month. As Kirkman tends to write in six issue arcs (it makes collecting them into trade paperbacks easier), and the latest issue represents the end of an arc, it seems an oppo…

Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine

Marvel Universe Vs Wolverine

Conscious of how off-putting decades of tangled comic book continuity can be, in 2000 Marvel Comics unveiled their ‘Ultimate’ imprint, a new and distinct version of the Marvel universe unfettered by anything that had come before. It was the Marvel universe started from scratch, with only the biggest name creators working on a select handful of books. The imprint was wildly successful (not to mention influential – Sam Jackson’s version of Nick Fury in the r…

Published on Monday, September 26, 2011

American Vampire Issues #13-18

American Vampire Issues #13-18

Scott Snyder is one of the biggest names in comics right now. The writer, critically acclaimed for his 2006 short story collection VOODOO HEART, is at the vanguard of DC Comics’ ‘New 52’ reboot initiative, helming the flagship BATMAN title as well as the rejuvenated SWAMP THING series, made famous by Alan Moore’s seminal run in the 80’s. Despite these high-profile assignments, Snyder’s signature series is AMERICAN VAMPIRE, a creator-owned ongoing released …

Published on Saturday, September 17, 2011

Swamp Thing #1

Swamp Thing #1

It’s difficult to overstate the significance of Swamp Thing in the history of horror comics, and modern comics in general. Created by writer Len Wein and legendary horror illustrator Bernie Wrightson, Swampy first appeared in HOUSE OF SECRETS #92, published in 1971. He soon branched out (sorry) into his own series, initially helmed by Wein and Wrightson. At the time the character was a standard bog-monster, in the tradition of THE HEAP and Marvel’s MAN-THI…

Published on Friday, September 9, 2011

Hellraiser Issues #1-4

Hellraiser Issues #1-4

Perhaps more than any other franchise, the HELLRAISER series has suffered from the law of diminishing returns. The sequels keep coming, and they keep getting worse. God only knows what the ninth film in the series, REVELATIONS, will be like (laptopzombie is trying to keep an open mind, but given what we’ve seen so far it isn’t easy). Have you ever found yourself wishing for a proper sequel, one that takes the mythology of the first three movies and runs wi…

Published on Monday, September 5, 2011