Posts tagged Vampires
Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Strain' Comic Review

Famed director/producer and novelist Guillermo Del Toro has joined forces with Dark Horse Comics and David Lapham to bring you 'The Strain' trilogy in comic book form with art by Mike Huddleston come December 14, 2011. They will be breaking up each of the three books into 8 comics per novel, and at the surprisingly super low price of $1.00 each. We got an early copy thanks to Dark Horse and it seems to be on the right track so far, I don't want to start raving about it with just the first issue tho. Romanian grannies inflicting fear on the young, vampires, and terrorism all wrapped up in a mysterious beginning at New York's JFK airport, now wrap it up with Guillermo's talent for story and we just might have a very interesting addition to vamp tales in comics. Mike Huddleston has managed to capture mystery and shadows in a way where you can sense the mood in each panel and lends itself perfectly to the story at hand.

There's already a minor "oohhhh!" moment in the first issue and I'm looking forward to how the rest of the issues look and pan out. I will continue to follow 'The Strain' and you should to, so trek to your local comic shop this December 14 and pick this up!

If you want to pre-order it pass by the Dark Horse Comics site to guarantee your copy, there is also a Steve Morris variant cover as well for you collectors out there.

Hellboy: House of the Living Dead Review

Mike Mignola creator of Hellboy and Richard Corben have teamed up again for ol Reds new adventure "House of the Living Dead" by Dark Horse Comics. It brings the red brute to a Mexican wrestler role mixed in with Frankenstein and a few other beloved monsters from the 1930-40's era, an odd but awesome setting for this hardcover graphic novel. Set in 1954, Hellboy's romp in the ring brings him to become good friends with three luchadores which then one is taken by vampires. Hellboy gets propositioned after a fight and him turning it down, it shifts into a battlefest with a wrestling Frankenstein (sound crazy yet?) bought at a carnival. While reading it I asked myself where was it all going or was I missing something with the odd scenarios, but I kept reading and found to be very entertained by the mix of monster tributes Mignola put in.

This is a fun read for those that are fans of Hellboy and monsters as well, it comes out inexpensive at $14.99 for it being a hardcover graphic novel too. A one-story, one-book deal that's worth stepping into and letting it ride out till the end, the art throughout made the book jump out with bold shadows and just enough odd visions to shake your mental.

"House of the Living Dead" is available now so pass thru your local comic shop and pick one up!