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REVIEW: Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 by James Tynion IV (W) and Martin Simmonds (A)

Mother of God.  Mother of God.  Reading Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 is like mainlining your illicit drug of choice straight into your temporal lobe.  And then doing it again, and again, and yet again,...

REVIEW: Conan the Barbarian #4 by Jim Zub (W) and Roberto De La Torre (A)

Our hero is already in dire straits at the opening of Titan Comics’ Conan the Barbarian #4. The struggle between Conan and the high priest of the Black Stone cult has plunged them both...

REVIEW: Her Little Reapers by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Her Little Reapers is the second volume of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda’s graphic novel trilogy, The Night Eaters. Coming from the super talented award-winning team behind Monstress, my expectations were high as this...

REVIEW: Bloodrik #1 by Andrew Krahnke

A first issue of a comic has a lot of heavy lifting to do, should the writer choose.  One option some writers take is to get the backstory out of the way, leaving room...

REVIEW: Creepshow # 2

Creepshow #2 leans into the vibe of delightfully gruesome comeuppance that was a hallmark of the movie series, and its inspiration, the EC Comics titles Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror and...

REVIEW: Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout by Bartosz Sztybor (W), Roberto Ricci (A), Fabiana Mascolo (C)

Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout is another of Dark Horse Comics’ adaptations of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 universe (well, technically, Mike Pondsmith’s Cyberpunk universe). I had mixed feelings on the comics with Trauma Team and Your...

REVIEW: Conan The Barbarian #3 by Jim Zub (W), and Rob De La Torre (A)

After reading Conan The Barbarian #3, from Titan Comics, fans of Conan who, like me, are of a certain age, will remember well the flood of Conan pastiches that hit the shelves of our...

REVIEW: Bloodborne: The Bleak Dominion by Cullen Bunn (W), Piotr Kowalski (A)

Based on the acclaimed action role playing video game of the same name, Bloodborne: The Bleak Dominion throws the reader straight into the action as it opens in the final moments of an orgy...

REVIEW: Ice Cream Man #36 by W. Maxwell Prince (W) and Martin Morazzo (A)

Ice Cream Man #36 is one shot tale of loss and grief and madness.  I’ve been reading Ice Cream Man since its inception.  What the writer W Maxwell Prince and artist Martin Morazzo have done...

REVIEW: Conan the Barbarian #2 by Jim Zub (W) and Roberto De La Torre (A)

The second issue of Titan Comics’ Conan the Barbarian begins in the ashes of Aquilonian frontier outpost Hauler’s Roam. Conan and the Pictish scout Brissa watch from hiding as the undead “Tribe of the...