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The Best Vampire Series Ever by Eric S Brown

UK author Brian Lumley wrote many things in his long career but chief among them was the Necroscope Series. The first book was released in 1986 and was a massive hit, spawning fifteen more books, two comic series, a graphic … Continue reading

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Great YouTube Channels for Geeks by Eric S Brown

There are a seemingly endless number of YouTube channels that cover everything from gardening to prepping for the apocalypse. Among this sea of topics are some standout channels for people who love comics, SF, and horror. There are many, many … Continue reading

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Nova: The Human Rocket by Eric S Brown

Though the seventies gave birth to many iconic Marvel characters, Nova the Human Rocket may be one of most beloved by comic fans. Nova wasn’t a very original character. He was essentially Marvel’s take on DC Comics’ Green Lantern. A … Continue reading

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Power Man and Iron Fist: Heroes for Hire by Eric S Brown

The seventies was a time of diversity and exploration for Marvel Comics in terms of the genres they published. Luke Cage, aka Power Man, premiered during this time. He was a street hero despite having powers that put on the … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Marvel Nostalgia by Eric S Brown

Back in the 1980’s, there was no Google or even an internet. People relied entirely on other means for their news. Marvel had released fan magazine before but at that time, they took things to a whole other level. Each … Continue reading

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Renfield by Eric S Brown

Renfield is a horror comedy with some serious teeth. It tells the story of Dracula’s familiar Renfield in the modern world. Renfield is attending a support group for those stuck in unhealthy relationships and trying to make amends for the … Continue reading

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The Last Voyage of the Demeter by Eric S Brown

Perhaps one of the best horror films released in 2023, The Last Voyage of the Demeter didn’t get a fair run on the big screen. Playing in a limited number of theaters and lost among a sea of other releases, … Continue reading

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The Original Hills Have Eyes by Eric S Brown

Wes Craven is mostly known for the Nightmare on Elm Street films, but they are far from the only horror he created. In 1977, Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes hit the big screen. Shot on a budget of less than … Continue reading

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The Thor by Matt Fraction Omnibus by Eric S Brown

Weighing in at over thirteen hundred pages, The Thor by Matt Fraction Omnibus collects several Thor one shots, Thor: Secret Invasion 1-3, Thor (2007) 615-621, Thor (2011) 1-22, the entire, core mini-series of Fear Itself, and more. The omnibus starts … Continue reading

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Hell of the Living Dead by Eric S Brown

In 1978, Dawn of the Dead was released. It is considered the greatest zombie movie ever made by many. In its wake, the end of the 70’s and early 80’s came a slew of other, lower quality zombie films. Hell … Continue reading

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Scanners II: The New Order by Eric S Brown

In 1981, David Cronenberg gave the world Scanners. Though labeled as being part of the horror genre by many for its level of gore, Scanners and its sequels were really Science Fiction films that were well ahead of their time. … Continue reading

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She-Hulk: Jen of Hearts by Eric S Brown

Jen of Hearts is the second collected trade paperback from Rainbow Rowell’s current run on She-Hulk. It picks up with issues 6 through 10 of the series, continuing to deal with the mystery of how Jack of Hearts has returned … Continue reading

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Invaders Classic Vol. 1 by Eric S Brown

In the 1970’s, Marvel Comics was experimenting with a lot of genres. Roy Thomas (mostly known for his work on the Conan books by Marvel) created a super hero team called the Invaders that didn’t so much battle crime but … Continue reading

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After Midnight by Eric S Brown

After Midnight is a horror/romance film released in 2019. Yes, you read that correctly- horror/ROMANCE. The film, however, isn’t a comedy like Warm Bodies or just another Romeo and Juliet rip off. After Midnight has a very small cast and … Continue reading

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Ollie’s Comic Packs by Eric S Brown

Ollie’s Bargain Discount Outlets are a super fun place to go for comic collectors. Yes, you read that correctly! The outlet chain offers not only greatly discounted Marvel, DC, and even Indie trade paperbacks, but is now offering packs of … Continue reading

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Conan the Barbarian Omnibus Vol. 10 by Eric S Brown

Though the comic rights now belong to Titan Comics, Conan’s first appearance was in a Marvel series that ran for 275 issues with numerous annuals. Marvel has reprinted that entire run in 10 giant omnibus volumes averaging around 1000 pages … Continue reading

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Batman/Catwoman: The Wedding Album by Eric S Brown

Batman/Catwoman: The Wedding Album is a sleek, black hardcover. At a retail price of $18 for 130+ it’s fairly priced. The hardcover collects stories leading up to the big event. Including a large amount of artwork from variant covers as … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 2099 by Eric S Brown

For decades, Marvel has tried to create other universes than the main one (aka 616). These attempts began in the 80’s with the New Universe. In the 90’s, they tried series based in the future with the 2099 line of … Continue reading

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Punisher: War Machine Vol. 2 By Eric S Brown

     Punisher: War Machine Vol. 2 collects the issues that end Frank Castle’s time in the armor. At only one hundred and twelve pages, it’s a short, fast read. It is also a very intense and action-packed read. Captain … Continue reading

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Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods By Eric S Brown

     The title of Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods is very misleading in a sense and is often confused with Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods. Doom of the Gods is actually a sequel collection to Red Sonja … Continue reading

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Dazzler By Eric S Brown

     One of the most bizarre superhero concepts Marvel came up with during the 1970s was certainly the Dazzler. Alison Blaire, in fact, didn’t even want to be a superhero. Her dream was to be a famous singer in … Continue reading

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Kraven’s Last Hunt By Eric S Brown

     If you grew up reading Spider-Man in the 1980s, then Marvel’s Kraven’s Last Hunt Epic Collection is not only a must read and must have addition to your comics library. The massive paperback includes almost 500 pages of … Continue reading

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Rom returns to Marvel! by Eric S Brown

          Based on a toy from Parker Brothers, Rom the Space Knight was adapted by Marvel in 1979. Legendary writer, Bill Mantlo, brought the character to life in a series that ran for 75 issues and … Continue reading

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Earth X by Eric S Brown

          Created by Alex Ross and Jim Krueger, Earth X is a dark and disturbing take on the Marvel Universe. Released in 1999, the mini-series ran for 12 issues, telling the story of a world where … Continue reading

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Hulk: Crossroads by Eric S Brown

The epic collection of Hulk entitled Crossroads collects a very interesting part of Bill Mantlo’s run on the title. Mantlo is one of those Marvel writers who worked on as many or more titles than Stan Lee, creating characters like … Continue reading

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Thor: Heroes Return Omnibus by Eric S Brown

Everyone remembers comic books in the nineties, right? Bad girls, bad writing, over the top art, market chaos, lackluster writing, and even Marvel declaring chapter 11 bankruptcy defined the decade. Still, that didn’t mean everything released in the nineties was … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Shadow Within by Eric S Brown

In the 1990s, Babylon 5 was one of the best SF series on TV. Today, it lives on as a classic of the genre that SF fans can currently stream for free on Tubi. There is talk of a B5 … Continue reading

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MTGRemy by Eric S Brown

I will admit, I am very addicted to Magic the Gathering. I started playing way back around the time of the third edition and have been in and out of the game ever since. Recently, I stumbled onto a YouTube … Continue reading

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Marvel Two-In-One: Cry Monster by Eric S Brown

In recent years, the Epic Collection has become a very popular format for Marvel trade paperbacks. The beauty of the Epic Collection is that they contain a hulking four hundred to five hundred pages plus of reprinted material while not … Continue reading

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Maximum Carnage: The Epic Collection by Eric S Brown

The 1990’s was a strange time for comics. Everything was hyped up in the stories, and the art was desperate to be either sexy or flashy. Marvel  was on the verge of bankruptcy while DC was killing Superman and breaking … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A Lost SF Masterpiece by Eric S Brown

When one thinks of science fiction TV shows, one likely thinks of things like Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, or perhaps even The Expanse. All of these are great in their own ways, but while short lived, running only … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Red Sonja Omnibus by Eric S Brown

Red Sonja has been a force to be reckoned with in the world of comics since her very first appearance in Conan the Barbarian #23 back in Januray, 1973. Yet, so far her stories have only been  collected in standard … Continue reading

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Savage Avengers Volume 3 – Enter the Dragon

By Eric S Brown City of Sickles and To Dine with Doom, the first two collected trades of Marvel’s Savage Avengers series set the bar very high. Sadly, the third trade, Enter the Dragon doesn’t live up. It opens with … Continue reading

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Savage Avenger Volume 2: To Dine with Doom

by Eric S Brown The second collected trade paperback of Marvel’s Savage Avengers title is wildly different than the first. City of Sickles was crazy action and tons of bloodshed. To Dine with Doom slows down the pace of the … Continue reading

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Savage Avengers Volume 1: City of Sickles

By Eric S. Brown Just when comic readers likely had thought they had seen every type of Avengers team Marvel could come up with, the company introduced Savage Avengers in May of 2019. As crazy as it sounds, this is … Continue reading

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Secret Wars: Prelude

By Eric S Brown Never let it be said that Marvel doesn’t like to milk an event for all the money that can be made from it. Often with popular events such as the X men’s Inferno, Daredevil’s Devil’s Reign, … Continue reading

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Secret Wars

By Eric S Brown ***Possible Spoilers Below*** The original Secret Wars mini-series in 1984 was a first of a kind event for Marvel. It was a year long story, spread over twelve issues, intended both to help promote a line … Continue reading

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The King in Black

By Eric S Brown It could be argued that the King in Black is perhaps the best, huge “event” that Marvel has published in some time. It is high octane action right from its opening pages onward as Earth’s heroes … Continue reading

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Daredevil: Woman Without Fear

By Eric S Brown In the last few years, Matt Murdock has been through a lot including time in prison. During his incarceration, Elektra became Daredevil to protect the residents of Matt’s beloved Hell’s Kitchen. Even after Matt is released … Continue reading

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Underwater

by Eric S Brown The horror sub genre of terror at the bottom of the ocean has always been popular. In the 1980s such classics as Deep Star Six and Levithan ruled the rental store shelves while the 1990s gave … Continue reading

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Antlers: Review

by Eric Brown Released in 2021 after having been pushed back twice due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  The film was successful enough to recoup its budget at the box office but certainly didn’t rake in the cash.  It was … Continue reading

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Maggie: Review

Maggie is not your normal zombie movie.  It’s a film that rises above and transcends genre.  Released in 2015, Maggie tales the story of its title character, a young woman who has been infected by a zombie style virus that … Continue reading

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