New Comic Book Day is here! This week I have a few real stinkers and some fine works of art to submit for your approval. One quick reminder here readers, the views expressed here in this magnificent column are my own. I have no wish to denigrate any one taking a stand or a point of view differing from my own. I respect each individual’s right to have their own opinion in these matters. Even if you are a mindless, idiotic fucktard who couldn’t tell a work of genius from the feces smeared on your face. Obey me fucktards. Obey the Clown.
The Living Corpse: Haunted
The Living Corpse: HauntedAn all new fright-filled, knuckle-biting, pants-wetting one-shot inspired by this summer’s Amazing Adventures Of The Living Corpse animated movie from Shoreline Entertainment and Anchor Bay! A haunting at an abandoned mental institution brings THE LIVING CORPSE out to investigate! Our intrepid, undead hero must fight his way through an army of feeble-minded ghosts to unlock the secret of the evil Doctor Death!
This one-shot from Dynamite is the latest comic featuring The Living Corpse, John Romero. First published in 2007 by Zenoscope Entertainment the book is written by Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson. Recently made into a CG animated movie, this is a somewhat original
story featuring a mindless revenant turned hero and champion of the living world. I would not be surprised if this single issue series turned out to be nothing more than a promotional for the newly released DVD. The older stories are not bad however, and worth excavation from the dusty back issue boxes of your local comic store. I suppose I reserve judgement for tomorrow when I will tentatively explore this latest Living Corpse title.
Revival #13 The citizens of the quarantine know true fear as Valentine’s Day arrives with its dark herald, KARAOKE TRIPLE DATE NIGHT.
Revival is a well drawn black and white title that I have been following for some time. It takes place in a rural Wisconsin town where for one day, the recently dead have returned to life. The residents of the town struggle to resume life with their newly resurrected friends and loved ones in normal fashion. Officer Dana Cypress must maintain order in the quarantined village while dealing with murder, black market body part smuggling, and growing panic. This book is very nicely written and easy to read. The characters and story are compelling and the plot moves along at a brisk pace. I consider this to be a fine comic book and definitely worth checking out.
Dexter #2 Dexter doesn’t just have killer instincts as a forensic blood spatter expert. He’s also murdering bad guys in his spare time as Miami’s hometown serial killer!
Having subjected myself to the first soul crushing issue of this book, I must now, for your sake dear reader, at least give number two a glance. And while I feel somewhat like Johnny Knoxville preparing to ride scrotum first into a sea of ignited M-80s and broken glass, I must in the name of objectivity put aside my dread and bravely face what is to surely be a traumatic reading experience. On a positive note, I ask myself, how much worse could it be? Perhaps the second issue will be where it all turns around. It’s not unheard of. I might even like it. Pray to the dark god Cthulhu that my features do not flow as tallow from my skull like a Nazi opening the Ark of the Covenant. Nobody likes a clown with a melted face.
Correction: Dark Shadows Year One #5
My fellow horror freaks, I must humbly apologize. I must admit as I kneel trembling before you, that the usually reliable DeathClown may indeed have made an error. Last week I told you about Dark Shadows Year One #5. And while my opinion of the book has not changed, I have discovered that the initial publication date of 8/14/13 is in fact wrong. The actual release date is tomorrow, 8/21/13. If I have offended you with the inaccuracy of my original report, fuck you. I suppose you are Mr./Ms. Perfect and have never made a mistake in your stupid life.