Comics Creepshow

Comics Creepshow 20: Crossed

I have a present for all of you horror fans. His name is Garth Ennis, and if you have never heard of him, thank me, after you have spent your Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanza money on his newest book, CROSSED, or any of the shelve filling collection of comic books he has written. It is simple- if you are a horror fan, it is a good chance you enjoy looking at disturbing imagery. Ennis is the master of scripting scenes with disturbing imagery in them.

Comics Creepshow 19: Laurie Strode

I have a new slogan that may entice you into reading comics- “Comics: Bringing you back to the worlds you love, without having to re-envision shit!” Within the past ten years, screenwriters, television writers and novelists have begun to realize that the comic book medium is the ideal place to continue telling their stories, when they have been unable to do so in their original medium. The ‘Star Wars’ saga, The ‘X-files’ and Stephen King’s Dark Tower epic are all examples of properties, whose worlds have expanded once they have made the transition over to comics.

Comics Creepshow 18: Jonah Hex V2

In the Horror Headlines section of this site, there has been a lot of talk about a big screen adaptation of JONAH HEX. This movie may or may not get made and it may or may not star Josh Brolin. It is in that phase of limbo, where the possibility is very high that it might get scrapped altogether. But why make a film of the JONAH HEX comic to begin with, and why is HEX worthy of discussion on a horror site?

Comics Creepshow 17: City of Dust

HAPPY POST-THANKSGIVING! What are you thankful for this year?

Comics Creepshow 16: The X-Files

Want an original adventure with Mulder and Scully but don’t feel like going near their recent so-so reviewed film? You can’t go wrong by checking out Wildstorm’s brand new X-FILES comic, written by Frank Spotnitz and drawn by Brian Denham. Though this first issue is very low key in regards to action and X-files mythology, it still delivers a compelling story, and captures the magic of the hit 1990’s tv show.

Comics Creepshow 15: Devil Slayer

BUFFY needs to check her copyright information and HELLBOY needs to protect his demonic ass. There is a new slayer in town- DEVIL SLAYER. DEVIL SLAYER is Marvel’s brand new spinoff book for its DEAD OF NIGHT series, and it is so good, I am forced to take back the Marvel-horror bashing that I let out during my DANNY KETCH: GHOST RIDER review. DEVIL SLAYER is horror comics done right.

Comics Creepshow 14: Freddy vs Jason vs Ash

There was alot of controversy on this site, regarding the possibility of Jason Vorhees being a zombie. I’m here to put that debate to rest. Jason is not a zombie. He is a deadite. I wish I could say you heard it here first, but if you read the fifth issue of the FREDDY VS JASON VS ASH comic, that‘s old news. Earlier this week, Eric mentioned that the FREDDY VS JASON VS ASH 2 comic was in the works, so I figured now would be the best time to give the original FVJVA the Comics Creepshow treatment.

Comics Creepshow 13: Hellboy

There were quite a few books to choose from for this week’s column. First off, you had Steve Niles’ newest mini-series starting up called SAVAGE. I would give you a small description of it, but I couldn’t really tell what the hell was going on in that first issue. A new stand alone story, based on a Frank Frazetta painting called THE SWAMP DEMON, was another possibility, but I have already covered Frazetta inspired comics in this column. I toyed with the idea of reviewing a super hero comic called FINAL CRISIS: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS.

Comics Creepshow 12: Ghost Rider

The creation of a quality horror comics today, is very similar to the process the creators of “classic” horror films from the 1980’s followed. This is according to a conversation Tim Seeley, creator of HACK/SLASH, had on the most recent episode of the ‘Around Comics’ pod cast. To paraphrase Seeley, he said that the most famous of horror films from the 80’s and 90’s were all independent made films. He listed ‘Friday The Thirteenth”, “Halloween” and “Re-Animator” as examples.

Comics Creepshow 11: Marvel Zombies!

Who would have thought, three years ago, that one of Marvel’s most successful franchises would focus on zombiefied super heroes, searching for innocent victims to munch on?

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