Review: Shadow Service #2

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Triona Farrell
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Cover: Aaron Campbell
On Sale: 9/23/2020

Captured by supernatural secret agents, Gina faces the mysterious head of MI666. With her powers turned against her, the witch-turned-private investigator must risk everything to escape. But with her enemies closing in, can Gina resist one final call for help? Infernal Intrigue from Cavan Scott (Star Wars) and Corin M. Howell (Dark Red).

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For the Love of Horror

I, myself, am strange and unusual.” – Lydia Deetz (Beetlejuice)

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved monsters. My mom proudly tells people the stories: I cut teeth watching the Universal Monsters, I had a treasured Wolfman I carried around named Wolfy. One of her favorite stories involves me sitting outside with a black pot making “potions” while our new neighbors moved in. I idolized Elvira instead of pop stars. I grew up with a special place in my heart for Frankenstein’s monster and hunted for ghosts. The same year I got my first cellphone, I got my first Ouija board. It’s safe to say I started out a weirdo.

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Review: Bleed Them Dry #3

Writer: Eliot Rahal
Creator: Hiroshi Koizumi
Artist: Dike Ruan
Colorist: Miquel Muerto
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 9/16/2020

The sinister, and newly reconstructed, Detective Atticus Black has been placed in charge of stopping the so-called “Vampire Slayer” and finding (the still missing) Detective Harper Halloway. But what Black doesn’t know is that the killer he’s hunting is from a distant past, when humanity waged war against their immortal brethren. And that Toyo has partnered with Detective Harper Halloway to bring Black’s crimes and treason to light.

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Review: Grit #3

Writer: Brian Wickman
Artist: Kevin Castaniero
Colorist: Simon Gough
Letterer: Micah Myers

Our begrudging traveling companions are on the hunt for the creature that escaped Barrow’s axe, but their plans are upended when the trail goes cold in a small town that’s seemingly unaffected by the beast’s influence. I reckon things are bound to get strange for Ari and Barrow in this frenetic finale!

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Review: Vampire the Masquerade #2

Writers: Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard
Artist: Devmalya Pramanik, Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Cover: Aaron Campbell
On Sale: 9/16/2020

Cecily Bain takes fledgling vampire Ali on a twisted tour of the night life of the Twin Cities. But those lessons can’t prepare her for the assignment she has to complete by dawn: her first feeding!

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Review: The Vain #1

Created by Eliot Rahal and Emily Pearson
Written by Eliot Rahal
Art by Emily Pearson
Colors by Fred C. Stresing
Color assistant: Macy Kahn
Lettered by CRANK!
Published by Oni Press
Release date: 10/14/2020

Spanning nearly a century in time, The Vain chronicles the criminal lives of four sinful and stylish blood bank-robbing vampires. 

Chicago, 1941. A blood bank is held up in a robbery, but no cash is taken—only blood. It’s the latest in a string of similar robberies and as the United States prepares to enter World War II, FBI Agent Felix Franklin is certain it’s part of a wider plot to weaken the United States by depriving it of its blood supply. But the truth is much more sinister.

The four robbers are vampires: immortal, physically powerful, and after decades of honing their skills, practically untraceable. But time goes on and the vampires—who call themselves The Vain—stay the same in a world that is rapidly changing around them. As security measures evolve, stealing blood is harder every day. And with every decade that passes, Agent Franklin gets closer to finding them. Capturing them. Ending them.

The Vain is a story about wild, eternal youth, reckless rebellion, endless love, and how in the end…maybe it is better to burn out than fade away.”

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Review: The Autumnal #1

Writer: Daniel Kraus
Artist: Chris Shehan
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Jim Campbell
September 23rd – Vault Comics

Following the death of her estranged mother, Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint–and possibly pernicious–town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. From NY Times best-selling author, Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Living Dead), and rising star Chris Shehan, comes a haunting vision of America’s prettiest autumn.

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