head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS  •  MOVIES  •  MUSIC  •  TELEVISION  •  GAMES  •  BOOKS
Comic Review: Signal To Noise
Doc Brown   |  

Signal to Noise cover by Dave McKeanSignal to Noise
Written by Neil Gaiman
Illustrated by Dave McKean
Cover by Dave McKean
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: December 11, 2013
Cover Price: $24.99

Like a special treasure tucked away for safe-keeping, Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean has been pulled out of the trunk, dusted off, and re-issued in its entirety by Dark Horse in a single, stunning volume.

Originally serialized in the 1980s in the avant-garde fashion magazine The Face, Dark Horse pulled together the segments of this sobering tale of a filmmaker who learns he has a terminal illness and may never complete is magnum opus and first released them as a graphic novel in 1992. The story, however, takes on a completely different tone in our post-Y2K-crazed world than it possessed before, and that tone only helps to strengthen the message contained within.

...continue reading »
space
 
Comic Review: The Beast Of Wolfe’s Bay
Doc Brown   |  

The Beast of Wolfes BayThe Beast of Wolfe’s Bay
Trade Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written and Illustrated by Erik Evensen
Color Assists by Jeff Fugelsang
Lettered by Matt Talbot
Evensen Creative
Release Date: March 9, 2013
Cover Price: $17.99

As expected, strange and fascinating things happen when an instructor of Art and Design decides to retell the epic story of Beowolf in the form of an indie graphic novel, giving it a tone of Twin Peaks-meets-The Legend of Boggy Creek, and then uses Kickstarter to fund the project. The result is the quirky (some might say geeky), well-researched, and carefully executed tale entitled The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay by Erik Evensen from Evensen Creative.

Evensen propels reluctant grad student Brian Wegman on an exciting mission as a consultant in a police investigation at Wolfe’s Bay. Why Brian? Because the case involves the deaths of two students at the hands of what may or may not be a giant primate, and Brian has the know-how in the niche specialty of paleoanthropology that the police need to solve the mystery.

...continue reading »
space
 
Comic Review: Breath Of Bones: A Tale Of The Golem #2
Doc Brown   |  

Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #2Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #2
Written by Steve Niles
Illustrated by Dave Watcher
Lettered by Nate Piekos of Blambot
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: July 10, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Steve Niles and Dave Watcher pack even more punch into Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem #2 than they did with their breathtaking series launch. This second installment of the three-issue special from Dark Horse gets right down to business with the imminent threat of the German army swarming young Noah’s village in search of the Allied pilot who crash-landed there in issue one, and the story grips the reader tightly until the very last page.

The village is torn between holding their ground or fleeing in hopes of reaching the border before the Germans catch up to them on the road. Noah’s grandfather insists that they stay, keeping the ace up his sleeve that he has a magical backup plan in case things go sour, and the rest of the townspeople reluctantly agree.

Two enemy scouts arrive on a reconnaissance mission and begin searching barns for the missing pilot. When they find him, the pilot’s brash actions result in everything the villagers had hoped to prevent.

...continue reading »
space
 
Comic Review: Eerie #3
Doc Brown   |  

Eerie #3Eerie #3
Written by Landry Q. Walker, Jonathan Case, Gerry Boudreau
Illustrated by Troy Nixey, Jonathan Case, Wally Wood
Lettered by Nate Piekos of Blambot
Cover by Jim Pavelek
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: July 10, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Eerie #3 from Dark Horse Comics blasts off with three new tales of “Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind” from Landry Q. Walker, Jonathan Case, and Gerry Boudreau. Unlike its recently-revived relative Creepy that’s taken on a shockingly modern feel, Eerie has held on to its vintage vibe in both story and artwork. This Golden Age atmosphere is crystal clear in the bizarre cosmic shorts of its latest issue.

Hunger (written by Landry Q. Walker and illustrated by Troy Nixey) tells of the plight of a benevolent alien who crash-lands on Earth and struggles to survive in an environment void of food. Upon making the discovery that human flesh satisfies his tastes, he struggles with the moral conflicts of devouring the race that he was sent to study. You can bet the tale takes a turn for the gruesome — in the best and most Outer Limits way possible.

...continue reading »
space
 
Comic Review: Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness
Doc Brown   |  

Billy the Kids Old Timey OdditiesBilly the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities
Vol. 3: The Orm of Loch Ness
Trade Paperback
Written by Eric Powell and Kyle Hotz
Illustrated by Kyle Hotz
Colored by Dan Brown
Lettered by Nate Piekos of Blambot
Cover by Kyle Hotz and Dan Brown
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: July 3, 2013
Cover Price: $15.99

The twisted minds of Eric Powell (The Goon) and Kyle Hotz (Evil Ernie) have crafted a new tale of adventure starring their gruff and salty western hero in Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Orm of Loch Ness, the third volume in this brain-bending series from Dark Horse Comics.

Without even cracking the cover, and whether or not you’re familiar with the earlier books in the series, the title alone implies that you’re in for a wild (and strange) ride alongside one eccentric cowboy. Let go of any hold you have on reality right there at page one and let Powell and Hotz sweep you into their bizarre alternate history in which Billy the Kid works as a hired gun to protect a traveling freak show. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed that you did.

...continue reading »
space
 
Comic Review: Clive Barker’s ‘Next Testament #1’
Doc Brown   |  

Next Testament #1Clive Barker’s Next Testament #1
Written by Clive Barker and Mark Miller
Illustrated by Haemi Jang
Lettered by Steve Wands
Covers by Goni Montez, Ben Oliver, and Clive Barker
Boom! Studios
Release Date: May 29, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

“If God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.” –Mikhail Bakunin

Clive Barker and Mark Miller present a deep and philosophical twist in the horror genre by establishing that very scenario in their Next Testament #1 from Boom! Studios.

What if the God that millions believe is their benevolent creator was actually a selfish and bloodthirsty egomaniac? What if that bloodthirsty egomaniac was released from a prison that had trapped him for thousands of years? There would be some serious trouble, you can guarantee that. That trouble is the basis for the theologically-heavy plot that Barker and Miller have set in motion in the first issue of this ongoing series.

...continue reading »
space
 
Comic Review: The Fez #1
Doc Brown   |  

The Fez #1The Fez #1
Written by Roger Langridge
Illustrated by Roger Langridge
Hotel Fred Press
Release Date: June 26, 2013
Available Digitally via ComiXology Submit
Cover Price: $0.99

Just like an old-fashioned short before a feature film, The Fez #1 by Roger Langridge (winner of both Harvey and Eisner Awards) offers up a sample-sized dose of action and laughs starring his charming title character.

This invisible (and yet somehow still dapper) hero doesn’t speak a single word in the mini-comic, but Landgridge has managed to fill The Fez with enough personality that he practically pops off of every page. The two vignettes showcased in this launch introduce a character that’s more chaotic neutral than your stereotypical action-adventure lead. In the first story, told from an enemy’s point of view, The Fez presumably rights a wrong and manages to nearly drive that foe bonkers during the process. Really, how could you not appreciate a hero who stalks his enemy (who may or may not be evil) and basically annoys him simply for his own pleasure?

...continue reading »
space
 
Comic Review: The Westwood Witches #2
Doc Brown   |  

The Westwood Witches #2The Westwood Witches #2
Written by El Torres
Illustrated by Abel García
Lettered by Malaka Studio
Amigo Comics
Release Date: June 26, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

I’m sure that I’m not alone in the opinion that indie comics usually fall at one of the extreme ends of the quality spectrum. Sometimes a writer or an artist seems to come out of the ether with a jaw-dropping creation while others tend to feel like sophomoric attempts at best. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I picked up The Westwood Witches #2 by El Torres (The Suicide Forest from IDW) and Abel García from Amigo Comics. I feared the worst, honestly thinking that much would be lost on an American audience, but I held out the hope that this Spanish team would give the 4-issue horror series the same careful attention that has been shown in the horror film industry in Spain in recent years.

They completely blew me away.

...continue reading »
space
 
Comic Review: My Little Pony Micro-Series: Featuring Pinkie Pie
Doc Brown   |  

My Little Pony Micro-Series #5My Little Pony Micro-Series #5: Featuring Pinkie Pie
Written by Ted Anderson
Illustrated by Ben Bates
Lettered by Neil Uyetake
IDW Publishing
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Bubbly and hyperactive Pinkie Pie goes totally fangirl when she meets her beloved clown role model Ponyacci in IDW’s latest My Little Pony Micro-Series: Featuring Pinkie Pie. This comic delivers exactly what readers expect from the My Little Pony line: snappy dialog, a clever plot, and clean and bold artwork.

Writer Ted Anderson puts Pinkie Pie through the nearly the entire emotional spectrum, starting with an elated celebration after winning tickets to see Ponyacci perform live.

She meets a sad pony while waiting to enter the show and is so concerned about his mood that she offers to give him her own ticket if it would make him happy. He refuses, so she enters and watches the show with her friend Twilight. The two are awestruck with the performance and can’t wait to go backstage to try and meet the legendary clown. When Pinkie Pie comes face-to-face with her idol, she discovers that the pony behind the makeup is the same sad pony she met before the show.

...continue reading »
space
 
Comic Review: Vincent Price: Tales From The Darkness #4
Doc Brown   |  

Vincent Price: Tales from the Darkness #4Vincent Price: Tales from the Darkness #4
Written by CW Cooke
Illustrated by Ezequiel Rosingana
Colored by Doris Lotewing
Lettered by David Hopkins
Cover by Graham Hill
Bluewater Comics
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

Punishment for the idle observers of war is the hard-hitting theme of Vincent Price: Tales from the Darkness #4, the latest installment in the series from Bluewater Comics.

Current events in horror comics are sure to push buttons with readers because of our intimate connection to the reality of these horrors thanks to the media exposure we’re subjected to each day. Plausibility is frightening. That’s where writer CW Cooke collects the strength for this story, but that’s also sadly where it ends.

...continue reading »
space
space « Previous Articles space Next Articles » space
space
space
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed
Amazon.com
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2017 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space