Crash and Burn is Artie Lange newest book, it’s the follow up to Too Fat To Fish. If you liked that one then I’m sure you’ll be reading this anyway. However if you haven’t read Too Fat To Fish yet I recommend reading that one first. Too Fat To Fish pretty much provides the bass that Crash and Burn continues to build on, it goes through his life and the start of his drug addiction. The other reason you should read Crash and Burn second is because it’s amazingly depressing. Artie’s first book was great, and the second is also great, though it’s far more depressing. Things go from Artie’s life with drugs to Artie’s life being about drugs. It gets pretty dark but it’s not all down there, the book has some upswings so it’s not completely soul crushing to read. Aside from being interesting because I like reading about people’s life it really seems to give some insight into the mind of a drug addict. I highly recommend this book to pretty much anyone. It’s a great read.
April 16, 2014
March 30, 2014
Brian Cohn is a man that is a schizophrenic, his father is in the hospital, and one day while visiting he learns he may have been a serial killer. His father tells him to check out an address; in there he finds handmade dolls from what he believes are murdered children. Through this five issue series Brian has to put the clues together and figure out if this is real or if his schizophrenia is working overtime, and if it’s real, does he turn his father in, or cover it up? On top of everything else there’s this cop, Brian isn’t sure if the guy is trying to help him out, if he’s a dirty copy, or if he just likes fucking with him. Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov puts a nice new spin on horror comics with Echoes, really the only single complaint I have about this is five issues was just not enough. I found myself at the end very quickly and wanting more. The art of Rahson Ekedal is a great compliment to the tone of the book too. Horror fans will eat this up fast.
March 16, 2014
The newest one shot from Dynamite for Red Sonja is here, Red Sonja: Berserker! And it’s pretty fantastic. Written by Nancy A. Collins with art by Fritz Casas, Sonja starts be befriending a polar bear while hiding out during the winter. After sometime she makes it back to civilization only to be quickly involved in a bar fight after some men mistake her for a prostitute. From there instead of going to jail she is made to fight in an arena. From there as you can imagine things get bloody. I’m a big fan of just about anything with the Red Sonja name on it and asise from the new run of the comic this is the best Red Sonja title in quite some time.
February 25, 2014
Who’d have thought that Titan Comics would put out my favorite comic mini-series of the year? Chronos Commandos by Stuart Jennett is the best time traveling military vs. dinosaurs’ book I’ve ever read (something you’d think there wouldn’t be a lot of but you’d be surprised). Basically we’ve got the Chronos Commandos, they’re an American military squad lead by Sarge, and they try to keep the Nazis from fucking up time. And on the other side you’ve got Richter and his team of Nazis that are trying to win the war by time travel. As you can imagine it gets pretty messy fast, and the added bonus of time traveling through prehistoric times doesn’t make things any easier. If you like time travel, war stories of just wackiness check out Chronos Commandos, it’s pretty fucking great.
February 12, 2014
It’s In The Book is another one of the Mickey Spillane stories that Max Allan Collins finished. This one is just a short story. One book, featuring one short story, its only sixty six pages but it’s pretty good. The Mysterious Bookshop publishes these as bibliomystery, they’re small books featuring a short story and you can only get them from the shop (or at their online store). In this story Mike Hammer is hired by the local police (backed by someone of higher political power) to find a book, a leger of crime boss Don Giraldi. After he passed away it was rumored that he sent the book to the person he trusts most. In the book is a list of every deal he made during his criminal career. Now the cops, politicians and members of other crime families are after this thing. As far as Mike Hammer goes the body count in this one is pretty low but the story (though short) is still really good. Any Mike Hammer fan should have this small book in their collection.