Monday, March 31, 2014

Library Wars: LFT vs. MBC

I read Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 11

I posted a review at the ComicBookBin (which has free smart phone apps and comics).



Sunday, March 30, 2014

Book Review: MANDALLUMINS

MANDALLUMINS
CANDLE LIGHT PRESS – @candlelightpres

ARTIST: Will Grant
Hardcover (2014)
28pp, Color $15.00 U.S.

Of course, this is a joke:  If you had to kidnap a comic book artist and imprison him (or her) in your dungeon in order to force him to draw your original-vision, horror graphic novel, Will Grant would make an excellent collaborator-artist-prisoner.  But Will Grant is no joke.

Seriously folks, I like Will Grant’s comic book work and his art.  This exceptionally talented artist has been drawing comics for a number of years, but his best effort to date is Lost in the Wash with prolific author comic book writer, John Ira Thomas.  Lost in the Wash, a horror graphic novel and ghost story, is one of Foreword Magazine’s BOTYA 2013 Finalists in Horror (Adult Fiction).

Back in 2009, Candle Light Press first published Manifestations: The Art of Will Grant, a short magazine/book hybrid (the “mook”) that offered a glimpse into the visuals and imagination of Will Grant.  Now comes Mandallumins, a new hardcover art book featuring several color illustrations executed by Grant over the past six years.

Will Grant’s drawing style and graphic design methods and techniques have similarities to the work of a number of classic dark fantasy and horror comic book artists.  I can think of such artists as Berni Wrightson, Sam Keith, S. Clay Wilson, and (Ghastly) Graham Ingels and also, illustrators like Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, H.R. Giger, and Rob’t Williams.  However, Grant has his own unique voice, and his work is unsettling in a way that many American horror comic book artists can no longer pull off without depicting violence.

I described Manifestations: The Art of Will Grant as being like an inexpensive “Whitman’s Sampler.”  Mandallumins is its own box of razor-blade impregnated chocolates.  I only wish the box were bigger, but it is still a visual feast.  Fans of Will Grant and also fans of art books focusing on horror illustrations will want Mandallumins.

A-

Mandallumins ($15) is available at the following link:
http://candlelightpress.tumblr.com/mandallumins.htm

www.candlelightpress.com
candlelightpress.tumblr.com
willgrant.net

Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux


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Friday, March 28, 2014

Review - CARTER ALLEN: Monster Maker

CARTER ALLEN: MONSTER MAKER
CANDLE LIGHT PRESS/Warning Comics – @candlelightpres

WRITER/ARTIST: Carter Allen
Paperback – 8.2” x 11.7” (2014)
28pp, Color, $10.00 U.S.

Carter Allen previously released two art books:  All These Worlds: The Artwork of Carter Allen and Galaxy Girls and Hell Hounds: All These Worlds, The Artwork of Carter Allen.  Allen is a comic book artist and a prolific producer of graphic novels (including the Dub Trub series).  Allen is also the creator of the comic book series, Nikki Harris the Cybermation Witch.

Now, Carter Allen offers another soft cover album of drawings and illustrations, and it is entitled Carter Allen: Monster Maker.  Allen even draws admiration from comic book artist Phil Hester, whose praise is used as a quote on the back cover of Monster Maker.

Subtitled “An Illustrated Creature Feature,” Carter Allen: Monster Maker has as a dominant theme giant monsters.  The favored giant monsters in Monster Maker are the kaiju, known for their roles in Japanese monster movies and for being the Earth-stomping, Armageddon-bringing baddies in Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 monster mash, Pacific Rim.  Monster Maker also offers gods, zombies, mecha and other giant robots.  Most of the art here is recent work, with several pieces apparently produced this year.  Even Nikki Harris, that outer space kicker of monster butt, makes an appearance.

There are even mock movie posters, and reading this book, it is easy to see that Allen is summoning up the ghosts of Saturday matinees past – both at the local theatre and on local television.  The film industry might not make monster movies like they used to, but someone apparently still has the kind of imagination that once dreamed up big monsters.  That’s Carter Allen, and Carter Allen: Monster Maker wants to make you stretch your vision and imagination to see the biggest and the baddest monsters.

A-

Carter Allen: Monster Maker ($10) is available at this link:
http://candlelightpress.tumblr.com/monstermaker.htm

www.candlelightpress.com
candlelightpress.tumblr.com
www.nikkithewitch.com
www.warningcomics.com

Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I Reads You Review: COLORS IN BLACK #1

COLORS IN BLACK #1
DARK HORSE COMICS – @DarkHorseComics

SCRIPT: J.R. Lamb, Scott Tolson
ART: Scott Tolson, Christopher Schenck
COLORS: Scott Tolson, Greg Simanson, Christopher Schenck
LETTERS: Erik Bell, Greg Simanson
COVER: Scott Tolson
32pp, Color, $2.95 U.S., $4.15 CAN (March 1995)

Colors in Black was a four-issue comic book miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics in 1995.  The series’ covers bore a “Comics by Spike” logo because Colors in Black was published “in cooperation” with Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks, the production company started by the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Spike Lee.

In an afterword to the first issue, the goal of Colors in Black is described as “to promote dialogue between the various ingredients of American’s melting pot, which we hope will result in a better understanding of each other in the long run.”  I don’t know if the series reached that goal (especially in light of the Jena Six, Troy Davis, Trayvon Martin, etc).  I don’t know anyone else who read it, although I knew people who were aware of the series, so I can’t ask that “better understanding” question.

Colors in Black #1 offers four short comics stories, with writer and artist Scott Tolson being the guiding force behind most of the material in this first issue.  The opening piece is “The Introduction (an’ Shit) or The Bad Rap Song,” written by J.R. Lamb and drawn by Scott Tolson.  Four characters break the fourth wall and speak directly to the reader about the black experience.

It is a fun read because all four characters have such distinctive points of view about being black, African-American, or a person of color, but it can also be jarring.  I don’t know if this is the best way to open the series, as this introduction does not necessarily reflect the other stories.  On the other hand, “The Introduction (an’ Shit)” does let the reader know that this comic book has little to do with a typical “black experience” or with presenting a monolithic viewpoint.

There are two stories in this first issue that deserve to be called powerful.  The first is “The Life That Jack Built” (by Scott Tolson with Greg Simanson), which personifies how material wealth and the quest for a highly-materialistic version of the American dream have a dark side.  The words and pictures work in tandem and separately; this makes the story’s themes and, of course, message, work in a way that that isn’t so much aggressive as it is victorious.

Tolson offers another powerful story, “Passion Play.”  This story juxtaposes an “angry” young black man with a white scholar’s interpretation of an angry young black man and his explanation of why they are angry.  The story impressively pits theory against reality, and the art and graphical storytelling is expressionistic in a way that leaves everything up to the interpretation of the reader.

I think Colors in Black #1 is not about preaching to the reader, but rather allowing the reader to think and to engage.  That isn’t the usual in American comic books, which generally feed readers material they digest as entertainment, sometimes merely for the sake of escapism.

Colors in Black #1 can also be seen as being essentially an alternative comic book similar to the kind that Fantagraphics Books or Drawn & Quarterly would have published at the time Colors in Black was first released.  Of course, the exception is that North American alt-comix publishers were not publishing black alt-comix.

B+

Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DC Comics from Diamond Distributors for March 26 2014

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

I Reads You Review: SCOOBY-DOO, Where are You? #42

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #42
DC COMICS – @DCComics

STORY: Heather Nuhfer, Terrance Griep
PENCILS: Eduardo Garcia, Leo Batic
INKS: Eduardo Garcia, Horacio Ottolini
COLORS: Heroic Age
LETTERS: Deron Bennett, Travis Lanham
COVER: Eduardo Garcia
28pp, Color, $2.99 U.S. (April 2014)

Rated “E” for Everyone

I have a subscription to DC Comics’ most recent Scooby-Doo comic book series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (which launched in 2010).  I bought the subscription through a fundraising drive for the school which my nephew attends, and I recently received the fourth issue of my subscription.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #42 opens with “Viral Villain” (written by Heather Nuhfer and drawn by Eduardo Garcia).  The story finds Mystery Inc. on a short break to relax from all the mysteries they have been working.  Shaggy and Scooby, however, are bored, so they visit a local video game story, looking for something with which to entertain themselves.  They find a copy of the hot new game, Celestial Edge, but the store owner warns them that the game has been making some of the people who have played it act crazy.  That may explain why Shag and Scoob are seeing the game’s villain, Lord Vicious, walking around in the real world.

In “Sleeper’s Peepers” (written by Terrance Griep and drawn by Leo Batic), the gang visits the lake that is the site of a wakeboarding tournament.  They are helping Tad Laurent, the top-rated wake-boarder, get ready for the tournament.  However, the “Scaled Sleeper,” a monster that looks like the creature from the Black Lagoon, wants an end to the tournament so that he can keep sleeping.  Of course, the Mystery Inc. gang sees his threat as the start of a new mystery to be solved.

Once again, an issue of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? offers two stories that would work better as one issue-length story.  Ten and 12 pages, respectively, don’t do justice to the stories, especially the 10-page, “Viral Villain.”

I must admit that that I am impressed with the artist of “Viral Villian,” Eduardo Garcia.  You could mistake him for an animator drawing cel art for an actual Scooby-Doo cartoon.  He is a true Scooby-Doo artist, and his illustrations, combined with Heroic Age’s coloring, make “Viral Villain,” seem like true-blue Doo.

B-

Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux


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Friday, March 21, 2014

I Reads You Review: HELLBOY: Seed of Destruction #1

HELLBOY: SEED OF DESTRUCTION #1 (OF 4)
DARK HORSE COMICS – @DarkHorseComics

STORY/ART: Mike Mignola
SCRIPT:  John Byrne
COLORS: Mark Chiarello
COVER: Mike Mignola
32pp, Color, $2.50 U.S. $3.40 CAN (March 1994)

Hellboy is a superhero and horror comic book character created by writer-artist Mike Mignola.  The character first appeared in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 (cover date: August 1993).  My how time has passed, because it is now the 20th anniversary of the first Hellboy comic book series, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction.  This four-issue miniseries is plotted and drawn by Mignola and scripted by John Byrne (who would script all four issues of Seed of Destruction).

Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 opens on December 23, 1944 in East Bromwich, England.  The story is first narrated by 1st Sgt. George Whitman.  He is part of a special Ranger unit waiting out what is supposed to be a paranormal event related to the Nazi’s “Project Ragna Rok.”  Besides the military, World War II-era American superhero, the Torch of Liberty, is present.  Probably the three most important people in attendance are Professor Malcolm Frost, Lady Cynthia Eden-Jones (England’s top medium), and Trevor Bruttenholm (pronounced “Broom”).

Meanwhile, far to the north, on a tiny island just off the Scottish coast, a special group of Nazis are invoking and conjuring.  The result is Hellboy.  Fifty years later, Bruttenholm senses impending Doom, and Hellboy ain’t a boy anymore.

I have not read Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1 since I read it in trade paperback form ages ago.  When I was reminded that this was a Hellboy anniversary, I decided to dig up my copy (which is surprisingly signed by John Byrne).  It is still a blast.  Hellboy: Seed of Destruction may not ever make any “greatest comic books of all time” lists, but it should.  This was and remains an exceptional and unique comic book.  I feel positively giddy about it.

Mignola’s moody gothic art would have made H.P. Lovecraft shiver with ecstasy.  This is Lovecraft’s fiction brought to life in way that honors the original and simultaneously takes it new places.  Mark Chiarello’s coloring does wonders creating horror comics art that is, simply put, pretty.  The coloring on the cover is garish, but in a kitschy beautiful way.  John Byrne’s script makes everything clear, informing the reader without spoiling the mystery or the sense of mystery.

Wow!  I had forgotten how good Hellboy: Seed of Destruction is.

[This comic book contains a back-up comic, “Who Are Monkeyman and O’Brien?” written and drawn by Art Adams, lettered by L. Lois Buhalis, and colored by Matt Hollingsworth.]

A+

Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I Reads You Review: STRAY BULLETS Free Comics Day Books

STRAY BULLETS FREE COMICS DAY BOOK
EL CAPITAN BOOKS

CARTOONIST: David Lapham
COVER: David Lapham with Janet Jackson
48pp, B&W, Free

I have never attended Free Comic Book Day (FCBD).  This is the annual event in which comic book stores welcome potential new customers by offering free comics that have been specifically created for that day.  Sometimes, I have visited the two comic book stories that I usually frequent close enough to FCBD to pick up some leftover FCBD comic books.

Sometimes, I get a few leftovers from Mile High Comics if I make an order close to FCBD.  That may be how I received Stray Bullets Free Comics Day Book from the 2002 installment of FCBD.  Stray Bullets Free Comics Day Book reprints Stray Bullets #2 (April 1995).

Stray Bullets is an independent American comic book series written and drawn by David Lapham.  The series is published in black and white with color covers by El Capitan Books, an independent publishing firm founded by Lapham and his wife, Maria Lapham.

The first issue of Stray Bullets was published with a March 1995 cover date, the beginning of an irregular publishing schedule through the publication of its 40th in 2005 (November 2005 cover date).  After a hiatus, Stray Bullets recently returned with a 41st issue, a new miniseries (Stray Bullets: The Killers), and an omnibus paperback collecting issues #1 to 40 (Stray Bullets Uber Alles Edition).

Each issue of Stray Bullets features a self-contained story that takes place in a time period ranging from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s.  The stories deal with the criminal and sometimes tragic misadventures of a large cast of characters or, as Lapham writes, “the lost lives of people who are savagely torn apart by events beyond their control.”

Stray Bullets #2 opens in Baltimore, Maryland during the summer of 1977.  At a theatre showing Star Wars, two hood-types, Manny and “Spanish” Scott, wait for Georgie.  What results is shocking, sudden, and brutal.  Witnessing it all is Virginia “Ginny” Applejack, and what Ginny sees changes her.  Her altered attitude or personality fully reveals itself at school, leaving her parents, Tom and Celia Applejack, confused.  But the “stray bullet” that altered Ginny’s life is not through with her.

This is the first time that I have ever read Stray Bullets, but not the first time that I’ve read comics produced by David Lapham.  As much as I’ve enjoyed Lapham’s work, I simply never got around to reading Stray Bullets, although, over the past two decades or so, I have noticed the acclaim that the series has received and how popular it has been with readers.  Now, I am a fan.

I like Stray Bullets’ concept or conceit – the idea that people can be hurt, wounded, and even destroyed by events that have nothing to do with them or were not meant to involve them.  The characters are essentially collateral damage or are the victims of metaphorical stray bullets – bad things not intended for them.

What makes this concept stick is Lapham’s character writing.  He has a knack for using small amounts of dialogue and action to make us care about the characters’ actions, even if we ultimately know very little about them.  The sudden violence is not gratuitous; rather, it is powerful.

I always wondered if Stray Bullets was merely a comic book rip-off of the ensemble crime film, Pulp Fiction.  Instead, Stray Bullets is its own ensemble crime fiction.  So getting Stray Bullets Free Comics Day Book was a good thing.

But that’s not all, folks.  Stray Bullets Free Comics Day Book is a flip book.  Turn this comic book over, and there is another story.  “There Are No Flowers in the Real World” is a comic book short story set in the universe of the film, The Matrix (1999).  Lapham produced the comic for the website, www.whatisthematrix.com.  The story is trademark Lapham, with its string of unintended consequences, random bad luck, and a gut-wrenching/gut-check ending.

A

Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux


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Midnight Secretary: The Mysterious Marika

I read Midnight Secretary, Vol. 4

I posted a review at the ComicBookBin.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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