Thursday, April 30, 2015

Crabby Reader Request: STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE JEDI, by Kevin Hearne

 One of the faithful "Crabby Readers", my buddy John Ernst, has repeatedly requested, both in person and in the comments section, that I review Kevin Hearne's new novel STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE JEDI. I'm open to requests, and I already had a review copy, so why not?

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Birthright, Volume One: Homecoming

 Image Comics has delivered another winner with BIRTHRIGHT, VOLUME ONE: HOMECOMING, an epic of dark fantasy and familial turmoil.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dark Screams, Volume Two

 Volume Two of the DARK SCREAMS digital Horror series arrives, with new stories by Norman Prentiss, Graham Masterton, and Shawntelle Madison, and classic reprints by Richard Christian Matheson and Robert R. McCammon.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Batman, Volume 6: Graveyard Shift

 Should have been buried by the graveyard shift.

Batman '66 Meets The Green Hornet

Fans of the classic Adam West BATMAN series will love BATMAN '66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET, which sequelizes the famous crossover episode.

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Nightmare Girl, by Jonathan Janz

 When I was a kid, one of my favorite movies that I should probably not have been allowed to watch was RACE WITH THE DEVIL. This nightmarish film followed a pair of couples vacationing in an RV who picked the wrong place to spend the night. They're parked in a big, open field, having a grand old time hanging out and shooting the breeze, when they see a bonfire being lit across the field. They laugh it off, at first, assuming the robed figures they see cavorting around are harmless hippies, but they stop laughing when they see a human sacrifice being performed. They end up being noticed by the "hippies", who are actually a Satanic cult, and the rest of the film is a relentless chase across the backroads of America, with the cult pursuing the RV everywhere, and seemingly every innocent bystander that they approach for help is really a cult member out for their blood. This film made a HUGE impression on my fragile young mind, and I often wonder why, aside from a phenomenal Jack Ketchum short story whose name I can never recall, there isn't more Horror fiction about Satanic Cults. Well, here comes Jonathan Janz to the rescue!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Border, by Robert McCammon

 I have to start by being totally honest: I rarely, if ever, read Science Fiction. And that's what Robert McCammon's new novel, THE BORDER, is, despite the back-cover copy that describes it as "...a triumphant return to the epic horror and apocalyptic tone of his books Swan Song and Stinger..." There are certainly horrific elements, but this is a Science-Fiction book.