August 5, 2015

“THE HOWLER”

by Vincent Varvara and Bill Young

 

“The Howler” is a graphic novel by writer Vincent Varvara and artist Bill Young.  Set in Toronto, the story follows young Chris Stevens accused of murdering his family.  How could a nice boy like Chris do such a thing?  It...

August 5, 2015

"WIND OVER TROUBLED WATERS”

by Francene Stanley & Edith Parzefall, 2012

 

The world we know has changed in a great flood.  Well, that’s different from nuclear war or zombies, so I’ll go with it.  Within a few generations, the world of today has been swept away and the des...

August 4, 2015

“CARMILLA—PRELUDE TO DRACULA”

by Timothy Baril, 2014

 

This book IS Le Fanu’s 1872 story, “Carmilla”, line-by-line—except those lines which Baril has changed and a few scenes of action and horror towards the end.  I think it would more correct to credit Le Fanu as the aut...

August 4, 2015

You can't say “Dead Islands” doesn't have action. From the opening scene in the streets of Shanghai, to a zombie attack in an airplane over the Pacific, to utter chaos in the Hawaiian Islands, “Dead Islands” keeps moving throughout.

Curiously, no one in the early part...

August 4, 2015

 

“The Unsaintly” is a work of historical fiction, but with the first portion showing a brace of disputes between God and Lucifer. The first dispute is a friendly argument; the second, a war in Heaven reminiscent of Milton’s “Paradise Lost”. And having been cast from He...