Outside of The Walking Dead, I don’t read a lot of zombie comics. Mostly because we’re suffering from an over-saturation of them at the moment. Just about any genre can add zombies to it and instantly become a zombie comic. So yeah, zombie comics have been done to death. So what was it about Toe Tag Riot that made me curious to read it? Honestly, it was the cover. That cover reminded me of The Return of the Living Dead, the campy one from the mid 1980’s that had the punks versus zombies. Man, I loved watching that movie. Anything that can capture something I enjoyed in my youth is worth a read. Continue reading Review: Toe Tag Riot #1
GODKILLER starts production as animated feature trilogy from Black Mask
Sci-horror odyssey expands into animated feature franchise
Publishing and production company Black Mask Studios has announced its first major in-house production: three animated features based on the comic book GODKILLER by Black Mask co-founder Matt Pizzolo (Occupy Comics, THREAT), Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk, and Ben Templesmith (30 DAYS OF NIGHT).
CRITICAL HIT #2
Written by Matt Miner
Art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Doug Garbark
Published by Black Mask Studios
Release Date: October 29, 2014
Jeanette and Sarah find themselves in a terrifying and brutally violent situation when they’re taken captive by a rogue gang of killers whom the girls mistook for mere sport hunters. Matt Miner pushes his young vigilantes deeper into the heart of darkness and raises the stakes as one of the girls fights for her life.
As mentioned in my Geek Picks for October 29th, I picked up Critical Hit issue #1 after it was recommended to me by Gaumer. I didn’t know at the time this was the follow-up to another series called Liberators, and now I will have to pick up a trade or hunt down the back issues of Liberators. Consider that a testimony to how much I am enjoying Critical Hit. Here’s a preview.
What if the Big Bang was not the first of its kind? And, more importantly, not the last?
Her whole life, Julia has yearned for adventure… when she falls through a rupture in spacetime, she finally gets her wish. This cosmological thrill-ride marks the comic writing debut of Patrick Meaney, director of ‘Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods,’ in collaboration with artist Eric Zawadzki (Panic Kids).
Issue 1 debuts October 1, 2014.
Comic book publisher Black Mask Studios isn’t your typical comic company. Black Mask is a creator-centric studio, meaning they support comic creators in ways that the Big 2 couldn’t even come close to. But Black Mask is also designed to be a new pipeline for transgressive art, and, in an industry dominated by norms, Black Mask Studios is dedicated to going against the grain and pushing the boundaries of sequential art for the sheer sake of the art-form itself. So, when Black Mask Studios sent us an advanced copy of their upcoming comic book Critical Hit and asked us to review it, we were more than happy to oblige. Here’s our spoiler-free review.