Entries by Anna Rose Greenberg

Manifest Destiny #14 Review

By Anna Greenberg

 

Manifest Destiny #14

Writer: Chris Dingess

Artist: Matthew Roberts

Publisher: Image Comics

Release Date: April 22, 2015

Rating: 10 out of 10

 

Synopsis

One of the crew goes missing as the men make first contact with an unbelievable new civilization…

 

Our Thoughts:

If you’ve ever wanted to see what would happen if the love child of Cookie Monster and Big Bird developed a taste for human flesh, this is the book for you! Manifest Destiny continues to be an adventure as Lewis and Clark head deeper into the unknown. read more read more

Reanimator #1 Review

By Anna Greenberg

 

Reanimator #1

Writer: Keith Davidsen

Artist: Randy Valiente

Publisher: Dynamite

Release Date: April 8, 2015

Rating: 8 out of 10

 

Synopsis:

Dr. Herbert West, The Reanimator, returns! Setting up shop in New Orleans, the brilliant Dr. West continues his life’s work: the revival of the dead by purely chemical means. To accomplish this task, he recruits Susan Greene, a young and wide-eyed pharmacologist fascinated by his macabre experiments. Initially unfazed by West’s unorthodox practices (including how he funds his research – by selling zombie brain fluid as a narcotic), Susan may regret her scientific curiosity as sinister forces – those aligned with Elder Gods and Haitian Voodoo – begin to align against the Reanimator! read more read more

UFOlogy #1 Review

By Anna Greenberg

 

UFOlogy #1

Writers: James Tynion IV and Noah J. Yuenkel

Artist: Matthew Fox

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Release Date: April 1, 2015

Rating: 7 out of 10

 

Synopsis:

Becky Finch never wanted to be special. She just wanted to be a normal high school student in the small, Midwestern town of Mukawgee. Malcolm Chamber wanted something more. A destiny. An answer from the stars. When Becky is marked by an alien’s touch, she’ll stumble into a mystery she never wanted. A mystery that almost ripped apart their parents’ lives 12 years ago. She’ll need the help of her eccentric young classmate, Malcolm, as she finds the power within herself to uncover the truth. read more read more

Horror Hound March 2015 Coverage

Staff member Anna Greenberg attended Horror Hound 2015 this weekend. Here’s her review, including plentiful pictures.


Horror Hound is an annual horror convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Please insert your own bad joke about Ohio here, as I don’t want to offend anyone with mine). This year had some very special guests including: Norman Reedus, Josh McDermitt, Alanna Masterson, Lawrence Gilliard, Max Hernandez, Madison Lintz, Adam Minarovich, and Michael Rooker (the Walking Dead); Linda Blair (the Exorcist); Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th); Joel Hodgson (Mystery Science Theater 3000); and as it was the 30th anniversary of Re-Animator, Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbot, Barbara Crampton, Stuart Gordon, Caroline Purdy-Gordon, and Dennis Paoli. read more read more

Dark Engine #5 Review

Anna Greenberg

 

Dark Engine #5

 

Writer: Ryan Burton

Artist: John Bivens

Publisher: Image Comics

Release Date: March 4th, 2015

Rating: 10 out of 10

 

Synopsis: THIS IS HOW THE WORLD BEGINS. Sym is trapped at the bottom of the ocean, the Enemy is on the move, and there is evil at every turn. But there is light in the darkness—the Inkface Ranger rises.

 

Our ThoughtsI consider myself a pretty good judge of horrific tentacled monsters, and I have to say the horrific tentacled monster field has been somewhat lacking in quality lately. Dark Engine #5 aims to rectify that. A godlike monster from beneath the waves has left the world in shambles – gloriously illustrated shambles mind you, but shambles nonetheless. read more read more

Rumble #3 Review

By Anna Rose Greenberg

Rumble #3

Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: James Harren
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: Its literally a whole new world of head-lopping action in this issue as things really start to open upand all the broken pieces come together. Finally, were bringing you the origin of Rathraq! And, in a way, the origin of everybody else, too.

Our Thoughts: It’s always a good sign when books open with war hounds massacring gods. Rumble #3 gives Rathraq’s bloody backstory, complete with demons, demon ghosts, and demon bureaucrats (the latter is by far the most frightening). This is juxtaposed with Rathraq’s current situation, crashing at the house of a deadbeat bartender and his friend. The writing style jumps between grandiose and silly, with some truly clever moments (I don’t want to spoil anything, but the issue of ‘how to keep a scarecrow god from burning’ is solved in a very innovative way). read more read more

The Empty #1 Review

By Anna Greenberg

 

The Empty #1

 

Writer: Jimmie Robinson

Artist: Jimmie Robinson

Publisher: Image Comics

Release Date: February 11, 2015

Rating: 8 out of 10

 

Synopsis: Tanoor lives in an empty apocalyptic world of poison and decay. Her village is all that remains of humanity as they struggle against mutant beasts and rotting bones. But Tanoor finds a chance to save her people when a stranger drifts into town. A stranger armed with the power to grow life from death. A stranger who could change the world—if Tanoor can keep them alive in the deadly world of The Empty. read more read more