A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out April 4th, 2018

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A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, April 4th, 2018.

(If you’re looking for Marvel or DC comics, you’re probably looking in the wrong place.)

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Analog #1

Note: This one looks scary as hell in a semi-believable sort of way.

CHAPTER ONE Five years from now: the security of the internet has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent over the web, they’re entrusted to armed couriers called “Ledger Men,” like human punching-bag Jack McGinnis. He’s got a gun in one hand and a briefcase handcuffed to the other. Danger lurks around every corner, and Jack has to watch his back—because he had a part in the cyber attack that changed the world. Get in on the ground floor of this new ongoing series and thrill as we slam Jack’s fist into the faces of spies, mercs, fascists, and eventually less punchable adversaries like a very grumpy artificial intelligence. From your new favorite artist, DAVID O’SULLIVAN, and GERRY DUGGAN, The New York Times bestselling author of such indie titles as Deadpool, Star Wars: Chewbacca, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Uncanny Avengers!

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Shade, the Changing Woman #2

Shade has a new body that’s all her own, but does that mean she also requires a new life, one of her making, as well? River, Teacup and the rest of the Valley Ville crew have moved on, and so must she. But creating a life from scratch isn’t as easy as getting a new body, especially when all you have is the memory of what you had.

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Star Trek Discovery Annual 2018

Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018

The U.S.S. Discovery is a ship unlike any the galaxy’s ever seen, developing tech based on an unstable mycelial network… and it is all in the hands of Science Officer Lt. Stamets, tasked with perfecting it to win the war against the Klingons.

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Pug.Nay.Shus #1

Note: I know this one is not sci-fi and probably not horror, but I don’t care. The title made me laugh.

Colourful and character-filled story about a strong-minded young pug and the adventures she gets up to with her band of physically disfigured toys.

Part I: A young pug becomes fixated on a dinosaur who seems to be the centre of all her problems.
Written by Dawn Hargy, Illustrated by Owain Davies

Part II: Eight years later, Molly’s obsession with “that dinosaur” leads to the ultimate showdown.
Written & Illustrated by David Louden

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A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out March 28th, 2018

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A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, March 28th, 2018.

(If you’re looking for Marvel or DC comics, you’re probably looking in the wrong place.)

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 Trying a slightly new format because I don’t think it actually matters why I like the comics.

Book cover for Breathless #1

Breathless #1

It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer if the villains were big pharma. Scout Turner works as a cryptozoologist, examining and cataloguing supernatural creatures for scientific purposes. When she discovers the cure for asthma in the venom of a new breed of monster, she quickly finds herself on the run from Kenilworth Pharmaceuticals and the monsters that they’ve hired to kill her. With no one by her side but her clueless assistant, a morally ambiguous succubus, and her geriatric dog, Scout goes on the run… but in a world controlled by money and drugs, can she escape the reaching claws of a medical monopoly? From Pat Shand (Destiny NY, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Renzo Rodriguez (Hellchild) comes this healthcare horror story about the monsters creeping in the dark… human or otherwise.

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Cyber Force #1

TO PROTECT THE FUTURE, WHAT WILL WE BECOME?The classic series returns in a reimagining overseen by creator MARC SILVESTRI. In a modern world where humanity is defined by the technology it creates, a terrorist strikes at the heart of human progress. One of the few survivors of the attack is a man named Morgan Stryker. Mortally wounded, Stryker’s life is saved by his employers…but the price could be his humanity itself.

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Goosebumps: Download and Die #1

When Mitra and her two besties find a phone with the latest and greatest technology and apps, they think they are dreaming. But when push (notifications) come to shove, they might be living a nightmare!

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Book cover for Peek-A-Boo #1

Peek-A-Boo #1

A mother seeking solace with her two teenage children after a recent tragedy signs up for a group hiking and camping tour. But navigating the difficult terrain is the least of the hikers’ worries as the group soon finds they’re being stalked by unseen predators.

Note: This one was actually released on March 14th, but I didn’t come across it until today for some reason.

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Book cover for Saga #50

Saga #50

To help their friends, Hazel and her parents risk everything to visit a dangerous new world. Celebrating 50 consecutive issues by the same award-winning creative team. Plus, the winners of the latest SAGA COSTUME CONTEST are revealed exclusively in “To Be Continued,” the letters page showcasing the best readers in comics!

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A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out March 21st, 2018

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A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, March 21st, 2018.

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Book cover for 30 Days of Night Issue 430 Days of Night #4

At first I kind of poo-poo’d this because I thought the previous versions were perfectly fine, but the more covers I see, the more tempted I am. And, you have ot admit, this is a pretty awesome cover.

When the town of Barrow, Alaska goes dark for the winter, normally it experiences a mass exodus of residents looking to ride out the long night in warmer, brighter climes. But this year, the darkness is bringing with it visitors… the kind that have razor-sharp teeth and an unholy thirst for human blood. The feeding has begun.

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Book cover for Southern Cross #14

Southern Cross #14

I, uh, admit that I didn’t even read the description on this one when I selected it for the week. I saw the cover and went “Oh god, that’s disgusting. I need it.”

 THE CRYPT DIMENSION Part Two Trapped on the Southern Cross, Hazel and her crew have just as much to fear from each other as they do the alien-possessed undead that are haunting the ship.

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Cave Carson Has an Interstellar Eye #1

In direct contrast to the one above, I wasn’t at all interested in this cover. However, I was skimming the synopsis and my attention was immediately caught by “milk wars”. It can’t be what it sounds like, right? Because now I’m imagining people going to battle over whether 2% or whole milk is tastier, and.. Yeah, okay, I know that’s not right, but my attention is caught and now I need to know about the Milk Wars!

After a year of multiverse-hopping and fighting in the Milk Wars, returning to a normal life of digging and cave-diving just isn’t the same for explorer Cave Carson. Sure, he’s got his podcast, family and that cybernetic eye, but reminiscing about times gone by isn’t the same as living. Luckily for Cave Carson and his daughter Chloe, they’re about to get sucked into an all-new adventure—literally—when they go spelunking in a black hole! But what’s caused this black hole to appears and what’s its connection to the intergalactic music sensation Star Adam?

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Sorry, folks, that’s all I have for you this time. Not enough new issues of other interesting stuff coming out to even bother working up a little graphic like I’ve featured in the previous 3.

Dead of Winter: Good Good Dog by Kyle Starks, Gabo #BookReview

Title: Dead of Winter: Good Good Dog | Series: Dead of Winter Vol 1 | Author: Kyle Starks | Illustrator: Gabo  | Publisher: Oni Press | ISBN13: 9781620104835 | Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Horror | Language: English | Triggers: Animal cruelty | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: Received a copy from Netgalley for review consideration

Dead of Winter: Good Good Dog

From the tabletop smash hit comes this new comic series starring your favorite characters from Plaid Hat Games’ DEAD OF WINTER, written by Kyle Starks (the Eisner Award-nominated Sexcastle), and illustrated by Gabo (The Life After).

In the pantheon of superheroes, none are more loveable and loyal than everyone’s favorite good ol’ dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wintery apocalypse of the undead, this former TV show stunt dog turned zombie killing machine just wants to make friends and be a good boy. As his fellow survivors scavenge for supplies in the frigid wasteland, will Sparky be able to protect his companions from threats both undead and otherwise? Collects issues #1-4 from the “Good Good Dog” storyline from DEAD OF WINTER! – Goodreads

Dead of Winter: Good Good Dog Review

Dead of Winter is not a kid-friendly comic. Just need to get that out of the way. I made the mistake of thinking “Hey, it’s got a doggo on the cover! That’s gotta be kid friendly, right?” And, well, if you minus the multiple curse words on basically every page, I guess it might be. Luckily, I have a chill child who knows she’s not allowed to curse, so she appointed herself Official Bleeper, and we kept reading. (She got to BLEEP a lot.) And, bleeping aside (or maybe that added to it), it was a hoot!

So, we’ve never played (or even heard of) Dead of Winter. So, this is simply a review of the graphic novel at face value, nothing more or less. We liked the few characters we got introduced to. I laughed at the Fireman in the Post-Apocalyptic setting. (Joe Hill nod?) Ruckus had us both snorting. The female characters were surprisingly non-annoying, but didn’t stand out in any particular way. Crazy Cop and Bad Santa were… well, they were there. Sparky the dog quickly won us both over. The golden with psychological issues and a cape is a national treasure, I think.

Dead of Winter: Good Good Dog contained four issues, and came in at 114 pages including cover variants. It was action-packed on both human and dog parts. Sparky can wield a weapon like you wouldn’t believe!  It was very on-the-surface, basically just an introduction and a bit of butt-kickery, really. (I do wonder about Crazy Cop, though…)   Overall, it was a fun read, even if it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting when I chose it. (I had Pestilence Vol 1 lined up to read before my kid was wanting to read with me. At least Dead of Winter nixed excessive nudity. Well, nudity at all, really.) If you’re wanting just a mindless, fun, zombie-themed read with an unexpectedly furry main character, Dead of Winter is perfect.

Miss L’s review: Funny! It was really good, but there was a lot of BLEEP words. But I got the job for that, so it was fun. Sparky was a cute doggy. Most of the characters were cursy but funny. We read them in accents.  I would give it 5 out of 5 stars. I would read more of it. But maybe with not so much cursing next time.

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A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out March 14th, 2018

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A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, March 14th, 2018.

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Stargate Atlantis Singularity #1

To be honest, I’m not super into Stargate Atlantis, but there was a discussion on Twitter last week that got me very nostalgic for Stargate SG 1, so I guess this just hit me a bit in the nostalgia feels as a substitute.

All of American Mythology’s Stargate Atlantis comics to date have been leading up to this! Singularity pits the Atlantis team against the out-of-control Ancient, Janus, and his alien army, with the fate of two galaxies on the line! This is the first of three issues that will wrap up the epic events of Back to Pegasus, Gateways, and Hearts & Minds. Stargate Atlantis Singularity #1 comes with three covers – Main Cover by Greg LaRocque, Photo Cover, and a special Premium Limited Edition Cover by Clint Hilinski.

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Book cover for Come Into Me

Come Into Me #1

I looked at the cover, looked at the description, pondered for a long moment, and then thought “This sounds so bloody weird I’ve got to give it a try.” So, yeah, that’s why this one is on the list today!

From the critically acclaimed writers of The Dregs comes a new horror series about body image, social media, and memory. When an entrepreneur with a god complex creates a technology that allows two minds to share one body, he doesn’t anticipate the degenerative effects of long-term trials. Come Into Me is a contemporary comment on connected culture and our longing for approval in the digital age. This is a world where technology and flesh become indistinguishable, begging the question, “How much sharing is too much sharing?” Prepare yourself for the insane lovechild of The Fly and Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind.

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Book cover for Infidel

Infidel #1

Okay, so maybe the “entities that feed off xenophobia” is pushing it a bit, but this is the most interesting looking of the three that I have to share with you today. I love the cover, the description, and I really just can’t wait to get my hands on it. Can really see how they could screw it up though, so … Hopefully they’ve got some readers on hand to make sure they don’t.

A haunted house story for the 21st century, INFIDEL follows an American Muslim woman and her multi-racial neighbors who move into a building haunted by entities that feed off xenophobia. Best-selling editor PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE (*SWAMP THING*) makes his comics writing debut alongside artist extraordinaire AARON CAMPBELL *(THE SHADOW), *award-winning colorist and editor JOSE VILLARRUBIA (*SPIDER-MAN: REIGN*) and letterer / designer JEFF POWELL (*SWORDS AND SCOUNDRELS*).

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A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out February 28th

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A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, February 28th, 2018.

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Abbot #2

Remember that totally cool-looking, stark cover I posted a while back that featured the African American lady giving the ‘camera’ a “eff you” stare?? Well, the second issue has been released and this is it. Does that art not make you NEED to pick it up ASAP?

A brutal attack on the edges of the latest murder scene only spurs Abbott further into her investigation.

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Book cover for The Wilds

The Wilds #1

This one is on my list because of the diversity aspect. It also got a cool write up in Syfy Wire that is worth the read. Also, everyone knows I like zombie novels, and even though this doesn’t technically STATE it’s a zombie novel, “Abominations” probably equals zombies, right?

After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner’s job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations – those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it – until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond. From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and Emily Pearson (Cult Classic) with colors by Marissa Louise (Spell On Wheels) and covers by Natasha Alterici (Heathen), comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.

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Rough Riders: Ride or Die

Okay, this one is a little hinky because it’s not giving me a release date on Amazon like does for most of them. Just says you can order it and have it by end of the first week of March. So, just a headsup on that. Anyways, I’m including Rough Riders here even though I, personally, have no desire to read the next volume. I know it sounded interesting to a lot of you when I reviewed the other two volumes, so I thought I’d let you guys and gals know it was available.

Volume Three of the hit AfterShock Series! A great jumping-on point! It’s 1906 and Theodore Roosevelt is the sitting president when a familiar face from his past asks him once again to call upon the Rough Riders to save the world. But this time it’s not anarchists or aliens-no, it’s something from the great beyond. Something so ancient and inherently evil that the Rough Riders will need to add to their ranks in hopes of defeating it. Who will be the newest historical figure to have the honor to call themselves a Rough Rider?

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A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out February 21st

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A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, February 21st, 2018.

I had 5 graphic novels for you today. I swear I did. And when I went to double-check it this afternoon, I realized that one of them had been pushed out to March 7th. Sorry, folks!

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Pumpkinhead #1

It’s Pumpkinhead! It’s Pumpkinhead holding a man’s decapitated head in his mouth. Gimme. Gimme gimme gimme!

“For each of Man’s evils, a special demon exists.” For thirty years, the demon of vengeance has been still, its corpse buried in a pumpkin patch graveyard in the hills. But when a reckless driver accidentally kills a pair of children, the creature is called up once more. This time, though, the monster’s intended target is protected by a cruel backwoods crime family. They hatch their own supernatural plans for dealing with Pumpkinhead. For each of man’s sins, a special demon exists, and when seven infernal creatures roam the hills and the hollows, no one – guilty or otherwise – is safe.

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Book cover for Bloodborne #1

Bloodborne #1

I’ve really liked the other work I’ve seen from Ales Kot, and the artwork that we’ve seen from our Bloodborne Press Release makes me think this would be well worth picking up.

Written by Image Comics superstar Ales Kot, with artwork by Piotr Kowalski!

Awakening in an ancient city plagued by a twisted endemic – Where horrific beasts stalk the shadows and the streets run slick with the blood of the damned – A nameless hunter embarks on a dangerous quest in search of paleblood…

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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. -1955 Burning Season #1

In all honesty, I’ve never read a Hellboy graphic novel before. I’ve only seen like part of the first movie. But I like the idea of him, and what art I’ve seen from this one makes me think it might be worth checking out.

Hellboy investigates a rash of spontaneous human combustions in a Florida town unlike any supernatural phenomena he’s seen before—and the fire has an appetite for Bureau agents.

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Shiver Bureau #1

The first line of the synopsis for Shiver Bureau hooked me. “Sherlock Homes and Ghostbusters”? I mean, there’s no way it can be as awesome as that sounds, but.. you know. Gotta look anyways.

A cross between Sherlock Holmes and Ghostbusters, Shiver Bureau is the tale of a formidable detective that is forced into a partnership with a wise-cracking, hotshot inspector to save London from being overrun by ghosts and monsters. Racing through the city to solve a case of missing orphans, they run into gangs, ghosts, dockside mafia, and a giant monster, all while trying not to kill each other.


So, did you guys hear Marvel is ‘relaunching’ again? This makes how many times in the past few years? Even if I had any interest in getting into the Marvel comics, at this point I wouldn’t simply because they reboot crap so constantly it’s gotta be impossible to keep any sort of timeline or relationships straight in your head.

If there’s any Marvel fans reading this, how do you feel about the relaunch?


A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out February 7th

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A selection of some of the most interesting looking sci-fi and horror graphic novels out now, February 7th, 2018.

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Book cover for Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1

Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1

I’ll admit, this one isn’t normally the type of thing I would check out, but the ‘beneath the seediest dive bar’ has me curious, as well as the mention of treasure.. This could succeed wildly or fail horribly.

What secrets await inside the Vault of Spirits?

Deep beneath New York City’s seediest dive bar, Armstrong – the hard-hitting, harder-partying immortal veteran of history’s greatest escapades – is hosting an invitation-only affair for his most beloved friends and allies! Archer… Ivar, Timewalker… Faith… Quantum and Woody… And special guests from across the Valiant Universe… All have been offered a seat at the table for a personally guided tour of Armstrong’s most valuable and tightly guarded treasure… From the Great Flood to ancient Greece to the height of the Crusades, raise a glass as Armstrong recounts the true stories of his wine-soaked path down through the ages and the artifacts that reside within his own secret archive!

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG maestro Fred Van Lente returns with rising star CAFU (RAPTURE) to chronicle the first landmark solo adventure in the very (very, very) long life and times of Valiant’s very own disorderly immortal!

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Van Helsing vs Robyn Hood #2

I have feelings about this one that make me feel a bit ashamed of myself. Like because I’m having issues with the fact that they turned Van Helsing and Robyn Hood into girls. I don’t think I like this. I know I shouldn’t have a problem with it, and I don’t really have a problem with it, but at the same time I’m vaguely discomfited. Like “Really? You just put boobs on ’em so you could dress ’em sexy, didn’t you?” So naturally I kind of want to read it now just to see if the characters are interesting or if its yet another excuse to draw big boobs and long legs.

After the events of the last issue, Robyn is infected with a powerful vampire serum that is being tested on human subjects. Now, Liesel must find those responsible for creating the terrifying drug, while she simultaneously looks for a way to cure her best friend before she’s forced to kill her.

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Scarlett's Strike Force #2

Scarlett’s Strike Force #2

I have never had the desire to read a GI Joe graphic novel until I read the first line of the synopsis below. Suddenly, I realized, I must have this one. I must! Gimme! NOW.

Savage jungles, dinosaur fights, magic rituals, Kung-Fu, monster trucks, giant robots, weird science, strange villains and more-and it’s only the second issue! Roadblock’s team continues its hunt for the brand-new Cobra Commander as trouble brews inside of G.I. Joe’s underwater base. By Aubrey Sitterson (G.I. Joe, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe) and Nelson Daniel (Clue, Dungeons & Dragons). No wonder people are calling it The Best Action Comic Ever!

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Book cover for Haunted Horror #32

Haunted Horror #32

So the art is good-bad-maybe cheesy, but it had nothing to do with the main reason I selected this one for highlighting today. Read the synopsis and let me know why you think I included it! (See how well some of you know me, haha!)

Your favorite horror anthology heads for the high seas of screams, in this sinisterly saturated selection of soaking-wet weirdness straight from Davey Jones’ locker! Classic creeps from the deeps are surfacing on a tidal wave of terror! Hold your breath—Haunted Horror #32 is just around the bends! Get it? Get it!

Now, in all seriousness, it’s also included because even though its #32 in a series, its an anthology, so I doubt you’ve had to read even a few of the ones that came before this.

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So, apparently I need to give up on the idea of giving you guys 5 comics every week. Four seems to be how it works out. There just never seems to be five that I’m interested enough in to showcase.

Hey, do you guys and gals have any #MustRead graphic novels that you think I need to check out?? Lemme know below!

A Selection of Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novels Out Jan 31

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I had 5 beautiful suggestions lined up for y’all, and then the date on one of them got pushed back. Sorry!

Book cover for Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts #1

This one caught my attention because of the name and the cover. A while back, the author of The Spirit Chaser, did a Halloween-time guest post for Sci-Fi & Scary about Chinese ghosts and since reading her article, I’m always delighted when I see references to Asian ghosts (which are much cooler than boring old American ghosts.) But, on top of that, this has Anthony Bourdain associated with it, and I rather do like the man’s show!

On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles–where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings–and prays to survive the challenge.

Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.

First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.

Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.

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Book cover for John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction #4

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction #4

Given the film work that John Carpenter has put out in the past, I just desperately need to get my hands on this Tales of Science Fiction series. That’s all there is to it.

With all eyes on the problem plagued asteroid, something nasty is stirring on space station Benson. Meanwhile at least one person has seemingly survived the incident on Garm so Dixon and his team must explore further, but will something find them first?

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Book cover for Motherlands #1

Motherlands #1

This one… this one is weird. I mean the art is intriguing, but the synopsis half intrigues me, half puts me off. I think I really want to get my hands on the first issue just to see if it’s something I’ll actually like or not. The reality TV celebrity-esque aspect of it sounds annoying, but… well, we’ll see.

In a crazed future where unhinged technologies and interconnected parallel Earths have given rise to a spectacular class of super-criminal, the most beloved celebrities aren’t actors or rock stars, but the bounty hunters who traverse an exotic multiverse in search of impossible prey! But when the spotlight-shunning, strait-laced tracer known as Tab finds herself in an ultra-violent race for her greatest prize yet, she’s forced to work with her greatest enemy, the only person capable of IDing him: her own elderly, overbearing and hypercritical mother, who was once the most fabulous and celebrated bounty hunter of them all. A sci-fi action comedy blacker than dragon s***, MOTHERLANDS is the dimension-hopping, criminal-blasting story of two extraordinary women written by Si Spurrier (SUICIDE SQUAD, The Spire) with art by Rachael Stott (Star Trek/Planet of the Apes, Sex Criminals). MATURE READERS

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Joe Golem Occult Detective: Flesh and Blood #2

Well, there’s not much of a description for this second issue, but, I mean, just look at the cover. Do you really think this is a series that dives deep into stuff? He’s probably an alcoholic ex-cop (or ex-priest) who saw too many things that were a bit shifty, and went to the paranormal detective side of things after he was forced to leave the force. Even with that, I still want to read this, because look at that cheesy cover! LOOK at it!

There’s much more than meets the eye in the haunted house Joe investigates, and Joe’s personal troubles get more serious.

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol 1 by Amy Reeder #BookReview

Title: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol 1 | Series: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur | Author: Amy Reeder | IllustratorsBrandon MontclareNatacha Bustos | Colorist: Tamra Bonvillain | Publisher: Marvel Comics | Pub. Date: 2016-7-15 | Pages: 160 | Genre: Science Fiction Graphic Novel | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Source: Bookstore coffee read

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol 1


That job would be a lot easier if she wasn’t living in mortal fear of her latent Inhuman gene. There’s no telling what she’ll turn into – but Luna’s got a plan. All she needs is an Omni-Wave Projector. Easy, right? That is, until a red-scaled beast is teleported from the prehistoric past to a far-flung future we call…today! Together they’re the most Marvelous Team-Up of all – the Inhuman Moon Girl and time-tossed Devil Dinosaur! But will they be BFFs forever, or just until DD’s dinner time? And Lunella soon learns that there are other problems with a having a titanic T. Rex as a pet in the modern-day Marvel Universe. School, for one. Monster hunters are another – especially when they’re the Totally Awesome Hulk! Then there’s the fact that everyone’s favorite dino didn’t journey through time alone. Beware the prehistoric savages known as the Killer-Folk – New York City’s deadliest tourists! Can Lunella handle all this turmoil… and keep herself from transforming into an Inhuman monster? 


Book cover for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Review

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is a graphic novel that I had on my list several months ago as one I wanted to read. Well, the day before Miss L had her heart catheterization and bronchoscopy, we were playing hooky from all responsibilities. We went to the local Barnes & Noble and snagged a few graphic novels to read while we had our ‘coffees’.  She had picked up the latest Supergirl comic, but within minutes of me starting Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, she was peering over my shoulder. And then she started grouching at me when we weren’t flipping pages at the right rate for her. So, safe to say she was a fan.

While I  did enjoy Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, it was more that I enjoyed the experience of sharing it with my child than the actual content itself. The illustrations were okay. Some of my favorite ones were where Devil Dinosaur was carrying Moon Girl around. Those made me laugh. I didn’t particularly care for Teenage Hulk’s presence in the story.  The colorist did a great job on Moon Girl and I liked the color choices in general.  The dialogue was middling though. While it was fun to make the indignant tones and growling noises of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, not a single line of the dialogue stands out in my mind even two hours later.

As for the story itself – well, there was something in there. I liked that Moon Girl was so determined to protect herself from the Terrigen mist. She wasn’t going to depend on anyone else to fix the problem. This isn’t some damsel in distress. But, through six issues, she never actually manages to accomplish anything in the way of saving herself. In fact, the volume ends with her in a serious “oh, crap!” position.  On the one hand, she’s only nine. On the other, she’s supposed to be some sort of super genius, so… I don’t know. All I know is a lot of the volume is her hijinks with trying to rescue or be rescued by the devil dinosaur, and that’s not really enough to motivate me to want to read more from the series.

And – this must be said – I only knew what the Terrigen mist (cloud?) was because I’d seen it when I was working my way through a Spanish-language Marvel sampler. I’m still not sure what role the ‘Inhumans’ play in the Marvel Universe. Are they different from superheroes? So if you’re not really familiar at all with the Marvel Universe outside the glut of superhero movies, you might have some problems.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read, but not a memorable one. I might check out the second volume next time I’m at Barnes & Noble, but that really depends on if there’s anything else more interesting looking available. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur may be a good pick for younger readers, though. 


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