Posts Categorized: Books

5 Reasons Guillermo Del Toro, Corey Stoll, Mía Maestro ‘The Strain’ Season 2 On FX Excites Us!

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By Jorge Solis (j.solis@mstarsnews.com) | Originally Published Jun 27, 2015 10:00 PM EDT With July just a few days upon us, Season 2 of their horror/vampire thriller, The Strain, premieres onFX. Based on Guillermo Del Toro‘s bestselling novels, published by Dark Horse Comics, this is the perfect opportunity to check up on Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and […]

“The Batgirl Of Burnside!” Creative Team Dishes On Volume 1! [EXCLUSIVE Q&A]

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By Jorge Solis (j.solis@mstarsnews.com) | Jun 12, 2015 03:00 PM EDT With a revamped style and a new creative team in the New 52, DC Entertainment brings readers Batgirl Vol.1: The Batgirl of Burnside. In an exclusive interview with MStars News, artist Babs Tarr, co-writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher dish on Barbara Gordon’s new […]

“TRANQUIL DISTURBANCES” (Book Review)

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Originally published at Fangoria.com on June 19, 2011 Garry Charles’ TRANQUIL DISTURBANCES (KHP Publishers) is a knockout combination of two terror-inducing short stories. In the first half of the narrative, a group of maniacal killers find themselves against an entire town of cannibals. In the second half, innocent people are slowly turning insane because of […]

“A LIFE ON FIRE” (Book Review)

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Originally published at Fangoria.com on April 23, 2011 Chris Bowsman’S A LIFE ON FIRE (Grindhouse Press) is a terrifyingly bleak story about an average man’s building descent into madness. With his job excruciatingly boring, this lonely guy returns to an empty and quiet home. Nothing at his house is waiting for him, only the monsters […]

“THE SORROW KING” (Book Review)

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Originally published at Fangoria.com on Feb. 5, 2011 THE SORROW KING (Grindhouse Press, coming April 26) is a frighteningly tragic story about a young man’s slow descent into madness. The teenagers of a small town are killing themselves at an alarming rate. Newspapers are referring to this mass hysteria as “The Suicide Virus.” This supernatural […]

“THE BROTHERS CRUNK” (Book Review)

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Originally published at Fangoria. com on January 22, 2011  THE BROTHERS CRUNK (Grindhouse Press) is a bizarrely imaginative blend of sci-fi, horror and fantasy adventure. The lives of two brothers are unexpectedly changed forever when they discover the grisly remains of a mutilated corpse. In this monster-infested apocalypse, video game accessories from the ‘80s are […]

“CLASSICS MUTILATED” (Book Review)

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Originally published at Fangoria.com on Dec. 24th, 2010 Boasting a killer title, CLASSICS MUTILATED (IDW Publishing; available now) is a brilliant concept about combining public domain chestnuts with the horror and sci-fi genre. Imagine Captain Ahab in a battle to the death with a Wendigo creature or Huckleberry Finn being chased by a Lovecraftian monster? […]

“DEAD EARTH: THE VENGEANCE ROAD” (Book Review)

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Originally published at Fangoria.com on Dec. 18th, 2010 DEAD EARTH: THE VENGEANCE ROAD (Permuted Press), Mark Justice and David T. Wilbanks’ thrilling sequel to the novella DEAD EARTH: GREEN DAWN, packs in a heavy dose of blazing shoot-’em-up action and intense scares. In their invasion of Earth, aliens have used demonic technology to wipe out […]

“BY WIZARD OAK” (Book Review)

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Originally published at Fangoria.com on Dec. 12, 2010 Peter Crowther’s BY WIZARD OAK (Earthling publications) is a well-crafted supernatural tale about dark magic. The children are laughing as they run off trick ‘r’ treating, never realizing witches are stalking them. This melancholy novel takes a twisted look at terrifying enchantresses and a town in distress.   […]

“THE HORROR! THE HORROR!” (Book Review)

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Originally published at Fangoria.com on November 13, 2010 THE HORROR! THE HORROR! (Abrams ComicArts) showcases the artwork and stories of the pre-Code horror comics of the 1950s. Edited by Jim Trombetta, this extensive collection provides a detailed history of the era when horror and government censorship clashed. Horror comics became a huge, blooming business in […]