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Papercuts: 05.28.2017

Papercuts: 05.28.2017

Papercuts: 05.28.2017 By Ryan “HB” Mount Blood Blister #2 (Aftershock) Issue #1 of Blood Blister was twisted, gross, and a perfect start to a creepy story. Issue #2 was the definition of a sophomore slump and a bit of a letdown in comparison. The art overall had a very different feel overall.  It had too much black ink covering up Tony Harris’s typically wonderful art and dampened the enjoyment of this issue. The story telling in this issue also seemed…

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Paper Cuts: 05.03.2017: Albatross Funny Books

Paper Cuts: 05.03.2017: Albatross Funny Books

Paper Cuts: 05.03.2017: Albatross Funny Books By Ryan “HB” Mount Albatross Funny Books is the creative endeavor of Goon creator, Eric Powell.  The indie publisher relaunched in 2016 with Powell’s written and drawn books Hillbilly and SSBII (aka Satan’s Sodomy Baby 2).  The line has already grown and this week we got three books from the publisher. ‘Namwolf #1 (Albatross) Back in December, we reviewed Bad Moon Rising by 451 Media.  It was an average book, but what I wanted more…

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Paper Cuts: April 26, 2017

Paper Cuts: April 26, 2017

Paper Cuts: April 26, 2017 By Ryan “HB” Mount Redneck #1 (Skybound/Image) Modern day Hatfield and McCoys is one of the families was full of vampires and the other led by a preacher. While the story is not breaking any new ground, it was extremely well written and a perfect first issue.  We immediately get a sense of the Texas town, the Bowman vampire family and their rivals of the Landry Family.  Even the beginning where many creators get bogged…

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Paper Cuts: Tribute to Berni Wrightson

Paper Cuts: Tribute to Berni Wrightson

Papercuts: Bernie Wrightson Tribute By Ryan “HB” Mount Recently comics and especially horror comics lost one of the all-time greats in Bernie Wrightson.  If you ever read an old issue of Creepy or Eerie, or an older issue of Tales of the Crypt, you would have seen Bernie Wrightson’s work.  He and writer Len Wein also created Swamp Thing in the pages of DC Comics’ House of Secrets. He had an incredible nearly 50-year long career in comics spanning from…

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Papercuts: 03-22-2017

Papercuts: 03-22-2017

Papercuts: March 22, 2017 By Ryan “HB” Mount This week, we take a look at the reintroduction of two fan-favorite characters, Vampirella and Marvel’s Man-Thing with new jumping on points and big departures from status quo of the characters long histories. Vampirella #1 (Dynamite) After reviewing the #0 issue, there was a ton of mystery of where this series was heading.  I never would have thought from #0 that we were getting Vampirella in dystopian future Los Angles.  Perhaps as…

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Papercuts – 03/03/17

Papercuts – 03/03/17

This week was very exciting as we got four brand new titles. However, the divide in quality between the four books was glaring. Two near flawless issues and two, well, let the reviews tell you…   Crypt of Screams #1 (American Mythology) If you had told me there was a horror anthology comic that is going to include a Western Ghost story, a mysterious body of water story, and a space monster story, then I would bet that it would…

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Papercuts: Vampirella: Part 2

Papercuts: Vampirella: Part 2

Last week we read two different launching points into the Vampirella franchise. Check out the full article here: This week, we take some time to examine some other famous teams to tackle the iconic vampire. Vampirella #1 (Dynamite) Since Vampirella landed at Dynamite, there have been four different #1 issues, including the forthcoming one written by Paul Cornell. This #1 was written by Kate Leth, of horror-writers.com’s favorite Spell on Wheels, but also known for her Marvel work on Patsy…

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Paper Cuts: Vampirella Part 1

Paper Cuts: Vampirella Part 1

Mark Millar. Grant Morrison. Warren Ellis. James Robinson. Kurt Busiek. Alan Moore. Jeph Loeb. Amanda Conner. Jimmy Palmiotti. Tim Sale. If I told you all those comic legends have given their talent to the same character that has been around for nearly 50 years, would you be able to guess the character? With all those creators working on the same property, you may think that it was a classic, iconic comic that currently dominates toy shelves and the big screen….

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Paper Cuts: 2/6/17

Paper Cuts: 2/6/17

Aliens: Defiance #9 (Dark Horse) The last time I checked in with the Aliens series was during the initial launch of the Prometheus line back in 2014.  It is not that those comics were bad, but there were a bit wordy. If I remember correctly, it was just not compelling enough to keep reading after the first several issues. I rarely will mention cover art in these reviews, but it was beautiful, dark, and creepy.  It was drawn by Stephanie Hans…

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Paper Cuts: 2/2/17

Paper Cuts: 2/2/17

Monsters Unleashed #1 (Marvel) In a rare treat, a proper Marvel U book makes it to this week’s reviews. If you are a fan of strange monsters appearing from nowhere and causing total havoc, this comic will scratch the Godzilla-sized itch you need to have scratched. If you are or were a fan of Marvel comics, then this comic feeds that hunger. The premise is very simple: giant kaiju monsters are falling from the sky.  Every team across the Marvel…

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Paper Cuts: 1/30/17

Paper Cuts: 1/30/17

  Richard Corben’s Shadows on the Grave #2 (Dark Horse) This book still stands out with beautiful black and white, classic horror style art. The first issue’s strength were the chapters coming before the main overarching tale. This issue’s strength came from the ongoing and absolutely terrifying and brutal art of the Cyclops monster. This book is for any fan of classic horror art or films like Jason and the Argonauts. Ratings: 3 out of 5   Norman: The First Slash…

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Paper Cuts: 11/17/16

Paper Cuts: 11/17/16

Die Kitty Die #2 (Chapterhouse) This may have been a little less impressive than the first issue – which was one of my stand-out books of the year – but still delivered a solid read and worthy of any pull list. The story format continues to delight as the reader is first given a “flashback” comic to our main character Kitty’s heyday in comics, which sets up the story to come in the rest of the issue.  The writing in this…

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Paper Cuts: 10/28/16

Paper Cuts: 10/28/16

It is October and Halloween is right around the corner.  For most of us, we are marathon watching our favorite horror franchises.  The sequels, no matter the quality, may be entertaining, but never seem to live up to the original.  And in very rare air, a sequel delivers more than the original.  John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night Volume Two may be in that rare spot even stacked up against its Eisner Winning Volume One. This second collection was…

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Paper Cuts: 10/7/16

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…

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