Etrigan, The Demon by Eric S Brown

Etrigan, The Demon Eric S Brown The Demon, Etrigan, has been a part of the DC Universe since 1972 and was created by the legendary comic artist Jack Kirby, though Kirby wasn’t exactly thrilled with the character as Etrigan’s success forced him to leave…

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes by Eric S Brown

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Eric S Brown Insanity. That’s perhaps the best word to describe the cult classic film, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, which from its opening scene with a tomato crawling out of a sink, attacking a woman in her kitchen,…

Pacific Rim: The Black by Eric S Brown

Pacific Rim: The Black Eric S Brown The original Pacific Rim film brought big budget Mecha to the silver screen in America for the first time. It was an epic adventure of machines, monsters, and combat. Its sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising, tried to recapture…

The Void by Eric S Brown

The Void Eric S Brown Fangoria magazine called The Void “Disturbing and inconic” . . .and they’re not wrong. The Void is a rather simple horror film in many ways centering on a small town police officer who finds a wounded man and rushes…

Born on a Bayou: The origins of the Swamp Thing by Eric S Brown

Born on a Bayou: The origins of the Swamp Thing Eric S Brown Created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the Swamp Thing first appeared issue 92 of the House of Mystery series. This original origin was a very simple story of love and…

The Many Origins of Wonder Woman by Eric S Brown

The Many Origins of Wonder Woman Eric S Brown When Wonder Woman made her debut in October of 1941, her origin story was the one that most comic fans still likely remember when they think about her beginnings. Diana was a warrior princess, born…

They Live by Eric S Brown

They Live Eric S Brown In 1988, John Carpenter’s They Live debuted at # 1at the box office.    The film has earned more than three times its budget over the years but more than that, They Live, is perhaps one of the most…

Star Wars: Alliances by Eric S Brown

Star Wars: Alliances Eric S Brown When Disney took over the Star Wars franchise, the original Grand Admiral Thrawn series was erased from canon which upset a great many fans.    Disney listened however and Timothy Zahn brought Thrawn back in a series of…

Wonder Woman 1984 by Eric S Brown

Wonder Woman 1984 Eric S Brown The first Wonder Woman film blew viewers away with its action, as close as possible to the comics take on the Amazon warrior, and some powerful emotional scenes.    Wonder Woman 1984 lacks the grandeur and action of…

Daredevil: End of Hell by Eric S Brown

End of Hell Eric S Brown End of Hell is the fourth collected trade paperback of Chip Zdarsky’s run on the title.    It collects issues 16-20 and continues the main storyline that began in Vol 1.    These collected isses see Daredevil trace…

Salvation Run by Eric S Brown

Salvation Run Eric S Brown Salvation Run was a DC Comics mini-series event published in 2008 which ran for seven issues that were later collected into a single trade paperback. Salvation Run isn’t a story about heroes but rather forty of the DC Universe’s…

Betaal by Eric S Brown

Netflix is home to some amazing foreign horror series these days and Betaal is one of their newest. It’s an Indian zombie horror tale with some wild and cool twists that was met with some harsh treatment from critics. It does have some similarites…

Durham Red by Eric S Brown

A lot of great comic characters begin as supporting cast to an already well known hero. For example, The Legion of Superheroes was created to be part of the background of Superman’s youth, but eventually spun off into their own title. Durham Red is…

Should you get your comics graded? by Eric S Brown

Twenty years ago, the Certified Guaranty Company started operations and has since graded over five million comic books. The impact of the CGC, and other later companies such as CBCS and PGX, is staggering – changing much about how comics are bought, sold, and…

Necropolis by Eric S Brown

Judge Dredd is one of the most published comic characters in the world and has been around since the late 1970s. There are many, many classic and famous Dredd storylines but Necropolis stands out as of the best. Necropolis features the three sisters of…

THX 1138 by Eric S Brown

Not many people know that George Lucas’s first science fiction film wasn’t Star Wars. His debut film was actually a Dystopian movie entitled THX1138, a disturbing look at what things could be like if freedom was a thing of the past.  The world that…

The New Mutants by Eric S Brown

One of the first notable movies to be released during the age of Covid 19, The New Mutants has so far been a box office flop, earning back only around two thirds of its production budget. The film has numerous issues that may have…

Avengers: War of the Vampires by Eric S Brown

War of the Vampires isn’t your normal Avengers storyline. It’s much darker, intense, and in many ways truly could be called a horror comic. The trade paperback collects issues 13-17 of the 2018 Avengers title and opens with the Shadow Colonel and his Legion…

Interview with Dean Schreck by Eric S Brown

Interview with Dean Schreck Eric S Brown EB: Mr. Schreck, please tell us some about yourself. Schreck: Well, I just turned 71 and have been living in South Carolina for 2 ½ years now. I am a former Long Island Transit Worker who (like…

The Stuff by Eric S Brown

The Stuff Eric S Brown One thing The Stuff didn’t have was a great soundtrack. Its supposedly catchy song about the highly addictive, alien substance is simply horrid. Nonetheless, the Stuff is considered to be a cult classic horror film of the 1980s. The…

Krull by Eric S Brown

At the end of the 1970s and start of the early 1980s, science fiction and fantasy films were all the rage on the big screen. Star Wars, Star Trek, Conan the Barbarian, Dragon Slayer, Clash of the Titans all proved their worth. In an…

Vampirella vs. Dracula by Eric S Brown

When you read a title like Vampirella vs. Dracula most expect an epic vampire brawl. Sadly this trade paperback is nothing of the sort. It’s a complex tale of the Dracula narrative being repeated over and over through out time. Dracula and a group…

The War of the Realms: The Punisher by Eric S Brown

The War of the Realms: The Punisher Eric S Brown War of the Realms was an event which spanned the entire Marvel Universe. Malekith, the king of the Dark Elves, declared war on Midgard, and all of the horrors of Asgard pilled onto the…

Punisher: Born by Eric S Brown

Punisher: Born Eric S Brown The Punisher: Born trade paperback is part prequel, part origin story for the infamous, gun-toting vigilante. Weighing in at only 112 pages, it collects the four issue mini-series of the same title. Born opens with the Vietnam war winding…

Immortal Hulk by Eric S Brown

In 2018, Marvel Comics’ most famous, rampaging, green giant got a brand new ongoing series and its first five issues are collected in Immortal Hulk Vol. 1.    This new series is an original take on the character and is much more of a…

Zombieland 2: Double Tap by Eric S Brown

Ten years after the release of the smash hit Zombieland, the film finally got a sequel.    The entire original, main cast reunited in Zombieland: Double Tap.    The question is, of course, does this sequel live up to the original?    The hard…

Battle Beyond the Stars by Eric S Brown

Battle Beyond the Stars Eric S Brown The Magnificent Seven in space is the best way to describe Roger Coman’s Battle Beyond the Stars which was released in 1980 and did fairly–well–but–not–great at the box office Still, it went on to become a true…

Dr. Strange by Eric S Brown

Dr. Strange Eric S Brown Marvel once again launched a new Dr. Strange ongoing series in 2018. Much of that series is now collected in trade paperback. The first of these trades, titled Across the Universe, begins with Dr. Strange losing his powers. He…

Night of the Comet by Eric S Brown

Night of the Comet Eric S Brown Night of the Comet was shot with a budget of less than one million and released in 1984. That same year saw the release of such classics as Ghostbusters and C.H.U.D. In terms of genre, Night of…

Dark Knights Rising by Eric S Brown

Dark Knights Rising Eric S Brown In 2017, the DC universe was shaken to its core by the events of a story line entitled Metal which garnered high sales for DC and was widely well received. The Metal story line is now collected and…

Color Out of Space by Eric S Brown

Color Out of Space Eric S Brown H.P. Lovecraft wrote The Color Out of Space in 1927,and Richard Stanley’s new adaptation of it is far from the first to be produced. Die, Monster, Die! released in 1965 holds that honor and many others around…

C.H.U.D. by Eric S Brown

In 1984, the movie C.H.U.D. was released. While the film earned over three times its production budget, it was far from hitting blockbuster level hit. However, it was a rather unique film in many ways. Billed as science fiction/horror movie, C.H.U.D. was also a…

Zombie (aka Zombi 2) by Eric S Brown

Zombie (aka Zombi 2) Eric S Brown “The boat can leave now.    Tell the crew.”    . . . And with those opening words, what is still considered one of the best films ever produced in the zombie genre begins. Directed by Lucio…

Lilliana Vess by Eric S Brown

Most people have heard Magic the Gathering.But in case you haven’t, it’s a collectible card game that’s been around since the early 90s and is played all over the world.    It is so popular, it has expanded in several series of novels, comic…

Daredevil: No Devils, Only God by Eric S Brown

Daredevil: No Devils, Only God is the second collected volume of Chip Zdarsky’s run on the title. It contains issues 6-10 of the current ongoing series. The story opens a small amount of time after Daredevil is presumed to have died, and Matt Murdock…

Monster Hunter: Siege by Eric S Brown

If you’ve never heard of Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter series and you’re a fan of action packed reads full of monsters, fun, and horror, you’re really missing out. The series began with a novel entitled Monster Hunters International in 2009. Since then there have…

Daybreak by Eric S Brown

Daybreak’s first season was released on Netflix in the fall of 2019. It’s a post-apocalyptic, comedy centered around the life of a teenager named Josh Wheeler. The adults of the world have been mostly wiped out by a nuclear war and those did survive…

The Monster by Eric S Brown

The Monster Eric S Brown Bryan Bertino likely best known for his film The Strangers. Its success gave him the chance to later direct a screenplay he had written entitled There are Monsters which was released in 2016 titled simply The Monster. Zoe Kazan…

The Boys by Eric S Brown

The Boys Eric S Brown Garth Ennis’s extremely violent and disturbing comic series The Boys hit Amazon Prime this year as a live action series starring Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Elisbeth Shue, Antony Starr, and Tomer Capon. If you’re unfamiliar with The Boys, it’s…

Doom Patrol by Eric S Brown

The Doom Patrol live action series that launched on the DC universe App. this year is a mix of the classic series and Grant Morrison’s groundbreaking run. The team consists of the original members – Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and the Chief, but also…

The World of Dredd: Judge Demarco by Eric S Brown

The World of Dredd: Judge Demarco Eric S Brown The character of Galen Demarco first appeared in Prog # 970 of 2000 AD magazine. She is born into vast wealth and after the passing of her mother, her father realizes even though wealthy, life…

V: A forgotten SF Classic? by Eric S Brown

V: A forgotten SF Classic? Eric S Brown In 1983, the “V” mini-series launched on NBC. It was a success, drawing a huge audience for its time. The story of V was inspired by the novel “It Can’t Happen Here”, a powerful anti-facist story….

Daredevil: Mike Murdock Must Die by Eric S Brown

Daredevil: Mike Murdock Must Die Eric S Brown Collecting issues twenty two through forty one of the original run of Daredevil, along with bonus material from Fantastic Four # 73 and Not Brand Echh # 4, Daredevil: Mike Murdock Must Die weighs in at…

Shogun Warriors by Eric S Brown

Shogun Warriors Eric S Brown At the end of the 1970s, Marvel Comics produced many property-based comics such as Star Wars, Logan’s Run, Battlestar Galactica, Rom the Spaceknight, and Godzilla. One such title was Shogun Warriors. Based on Japanese toys, the Shogun Warriors series…

Judge Death by Eric S Brown

Judge Death Eric S Brown Judge Death, misguided entity from an alternate dimension, is a malevolent spectral being determined to wipe out all life. His powers include hopping from one corporal body to another, super strength and endurance, and the ability to kill with…

Baron Karza by Eric S Brown

Baron Karza Eric S Brown When one thinks of Marvel’s most powerful villain, Dr. Doom usually comes to mind. Doom is certainly a well known character, portrayed as a powerful magic user, and one of the smartest characters on the Marvel Earth. However, what…

Day of Chaos by Eric S Brown

Day of Chaos Eric S Brown Judge Dredd is an iconic character. Created in 1977, his adventures continue to this day in both the UK and America, and one of the most important story arcs is The Day of Chaos (a trilogy- The Fourth…

The Baroness by Eric S Brown

The Baroness Eric S Brown G.I. Joe has been around for a long time. When one thinks of the toys and comics, many think of Snake Eyes and Scarlet. However, there are many other “Joes” and members of Cobra. To me, the coolest is…

Wonder Woman 1984 by Eric S Brown

Wonder Woman 1984 Eric S Brown On June 2nd, 2017, the first Wonder Woman movie hit theaters. It was a smashing success with critics and fans alike. Earning over eight hundred million, it became of DC’s highest grossing movies of the time. While basically…

Red Sonja by Eric S. Brown

Robert E. Howard created Conan the Barbarian in 1932. Marvel brought Conan into the pages of comics in 1970, and there has been a Conan comic of some kind in various publications since then. It’s likely some believe that Howard created Red Sonja as…

A Conversation with David Robbins by Eric S. Brown

AR: How did you get into writing? Dave: I wanted to write from an early age. My childhood was unusually traumatic. So much so, I sought refuge, if you will, in fiction. The works of Edgar Rice Burroughs were a particular fave. But I…

BSG vs BSG By Eric S Brown

BSG vs BSG Eric S Brown In January, 2018, Dynamite Comics – publisher of Battlestar Galactica comics since 2006 – released issue one of a six issue mini-series entitled BSG vs. BSG, a unique story in the history of Battlestar Galactica which brings the…

Stan Lee By Eric S Brown

Stan Lee Eric S Brown The world recently lost a great man. At the age of 95, Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee passed away in an L.A. Hospital. No other person has likely ever influenced the world of pop culture like he did. While Stan…

A Conversation with Chris Kennedy by Eric S Brown

A Conversation with Chris Kennedy Eric S Brown Chris Kennedy is a powerhouse in the world of publishing. He’s a well-known author, and successful publisher with a ten member staff and a raft of authors. As busy as he is, Chris took some time…

A Conversation with David Drake by Eric S Brown

A Conversation with David Drake Eric S Brown Most people recognize David Drake’s name from his Hammer’s Slammer or RCN Military SF series but his career actually began in the horror genre. His first sale was made to August Derleth, editor of Arkham House….

Great Horror Movies By Eric S Brown

Great Horror Movies Eric S Brown Every year at Halloween, I watch some of my favorite horror films. For those who don’t know much about horror, I thought I would suggest some great films. If you’re into werewolves, Dog Soldiers (2002) is a must…

Pacific Rim Uprising By Eric S Brown

Pacific Rim Uprising Eric S Brown In 2013, Pacific Rim, the first truly, large-budget mecha film, hit theaters across the globe. While it only raked in around 411 million dollars, it also found a deeply devoted cult-following obsessed with its cool mecha, kaiju, and…