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Flash-Drac: Marvels Dracula Part 1 – 1972 to 1983

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Staff member, Wayne Lackey, has submitted his latest article: Flash-Drac: Marvel’s Dracula Part 1 – 1972 to 1983.

Following the relaxation of horror-related restrictions by the Comics Code Authority, Marvel launched their line of classic monster titles in the early 1970s, including The Tomb of Dracula (ToD), Werewolf by Night, and The Frankenstein Monster. Marvel’s version of Dracula was introduced in the first issue of ToD in 1972. The premise of ToD was a little different than typical comic book fare, given that the series’ protagonist was a villain; this was uncommon during the Bronze Age, and for a time ToD held the distinction of being the longest-running title with a villain as the main character at 70 issues.

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The Complete Clive Barker’s Great And Secret Show review

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Collected here in one deluxe edition is the complete 12-part saga that comprises the comic book adaptation of master of horror Clive Barker’s epic journey into the fantastic, The Great and Secret Show. Adapted by Chris Ryall (Zombies vs. Robots) and artist Gabriel Rodriguez (Land of the Dead), this collection presents the ultimate battle between good and evil that spans many decades and dimensions. Also featuring complete cover galleries by Gabriel Rodriguez and Clive Barker, full issue-by-issue annotations by Ryall, and more!

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Naughty Bear for Prime Minister

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Naughty Bear has launched his bid to be Britain’s next Prime Minister on his official UK Facebook page. Naughty Bear wants to shake the country up and wants help from the people to decide what he should stand for and who should support him.

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The Devil’s Own #1 review

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Quickening Pandemonium”—Pedro Felsenstein is back, and he’s not alone. Recently returned to Hechs Manor from a fool’s errand in the Abyss, Welp discovers the well-coiffed live-in divorce lawyer for Claudia and Dominic Hechs. Nor has Welp arrived empty-handed, for he carries with him the mysterious Urn of Unending from his previous exploit. The urn, it turns out, is capable of granting three wishes, which immediately presents a problem, since there are now four residents at Hechs Manor. A lightning flash of lust and a thunderclap of sadism seal the coffin shut, but in the end there remains an unclaimed wish, a troubling loose end, and a deepening question of where Mr. Felsenstein’s allegiances lie.

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House of Mystery #25 preview

In this special issue, five writers get together to tell one fantastic tale. Join House of Mystery regulars Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham, former Vertigo editor Alisa Kwitney, newcomer Dave Justus, and industry legend Paul Levitz to find out what happens when a single story is passed from one creative mind to the next — each one trying to write the next into an impossible corner. It could be brilliant, it could be utter madness… but it will definitely be interesting!

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Castlevania Harmony of Despair news

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According to Joystiq, “a trusted source” has let slip that a recent European trademark for a seemingly innocuous game called “Harmony of Despair” is actually an Xbox Live Arcade extension of the hit Castlevania series.

If the leaked information is reliable, Harmony of Despair will feature a selection of characters from recent Castlevania releases as they battle throughout a side-scrolling “high definition” 2D multiplayer experience that delivers up to six-player co-operative gameplay and also a brawling survival mode.

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Undead: The Last Refuge trailer

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Bulkypix and Magic Pockets will be releasing Undead: The Last Refuge, a new great looking single player zombie shooter in May. The game really shows off what the iPhone 3GS can do. In this single-player game you have to survive for as long as possible in a house with zombies trying to break in. The game features OpenFeint scoring, three weapons (pistol, shotgun and machine gun), and unlockable features like new levels and weapons which you can gain access to after earning money from your kills.

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Wire Hangers #1 review

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Wire Hangers uses nightmarish visuals and graphic storytelling to depict a wave of abductions plaguing New York City. Pill-popping detectives, corrupt secret agents, and a mysterious, disfigured homeless man are all inter-connected in this horrific tale of revenge and redemption.

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Golly #5 preview

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Golly’s battle with the coven of goth faux-vampires has resulted in his near death at the hands of their true vampire master. As Golly hovers between this world and the next, will his insights from the afterlife prove enough to defeat the sinister bloodsuckers?

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Rednecks vs. Zombies trailer

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Frozen Giant, an independent iPhone game development studio today announced the launch of Tucker Ray In: Rednecks vs. Zombies, available for $1.99 in the App Store. An action-packed romp through the namesake character’s undead-infested trailer park, this comical dual-stick shooter follows loveable redneck Tucker Ray as he tries his dardnest to rescue his sweetheart Bobby Sue from the undead horde (armed only with a shotgun…and unlimited ammo…and occasionally an exploding squirrel launcher).

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