Paper Cuts: 10/7/16

BIG WEEK OF COMICS!

But before we dive in, just a quick plug.  Last year after moving to the burbs, I was not ready with enough Halloween candy for all the kids in the neighborhood.  When I ran out in less than an hour, I did some quick thinking and grabbed a long box and started giving out some comics.  It was a hit of the neighborhood.  I will be doing the same this year.  If you would like to do the same and do not have any comics to give away, check out your local comic shop.  They are selling 25 mini comic packs for $5 each. Check them out here: http://www.halloweencomicfest.com/Catalog  Order a couple and give them out!

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Grimm Tales of Terror Vol 2. #13 (Zenescope)

Skip this comic and watch Tales from the Darkside: The Movie or Scarewaves.  Both tell nearly the same exact story of artist-meets-demon-must-feed-demon-for-great-art.

Ratings: 1 out of 5

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Zombie Tramp Halloween Special (2016) (Action Lab)

Straight cheesecake.  If you miss 90’s anatomical drawing and dialogue, this book is for you.  The most memorable moment comes from when Zombie Tramp tells a little girl that her butt is not big enough to be Vamp Blade.  Cringe.

Ratings: 1 out of 5

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Chronicles of Terror #1 (WP Comics)

A new online quarterly horror anthology series.  This issue is all over the place.  It has some highs and has some lows.  There are a more than a couple stories with too many text boxes and some very poor lettering.  However, you’re paying $5 for 142 pages and the artwork in a couple of these stories may make this worth your time. I personally enjoyed the art from Dann Franco in “Shots Between Fangs” and Luciano Fleitas in “Down to the Woods.”

Ratings: 2 out of 5

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Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love #1 (DC)

There is nothing earth-shattering about this book, but it really is different than every other book DC Comics is putting out.  Whether you are a fan of the old DC prestige comics or the vertigo heroes, this book hits all the right marks.

This is the story of Deadman and it is not your traditional hero story.  Instead of saving the earth from aliens in the sky, you get Deadman in a story of love, heartbreak, and ghostly mystery.

I enjoy my caped stories, but this was really wonderful.

Ratings: 4 out of 5

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Cannibal #1 (Image)

If you mix iZombie and Southern Bastards, you get Cannibal #1.  Art feels very Jason LaTour, but Bergara is not as polished.  It is well written and interesting enough.

Ratings: 2.5 out of 5

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B & V Friends Comics Double Digest #251 (Archie)

Another week.  Another Archie Halloween Special.  This one centers around the adventures of Betty and Veronica.

There are plenty of tales in this one, but the interesting thing to see in this one was the small art changes it made in each story.  Where the Archie stories from last week had very similar art throughout the entire book, this one had some changes while keeping that Archie feel.

The stories are filled with some all ages fun with jokes for kids and adults.

I really thought last week might have been a fluke or I was in the mood for something light hearted, but after this week, these Archie Halloween specials deserve to be any comic collection.

Ratings: 4 out of 5

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