Archive for November, 2010
Sometimes, gems are hidden to be uncovered at a later date. That’s what I’ll chalk Warlash up to.
With the first issue released in August of 2008, Warlash: Dark Noir (the brainchild of writer/artist Frank Forte and an Asylum Press publication) was an eclectic mix of various stories that take place in slightly different settings, all featuring a vigilante-ish character by the name of Warlash. I don’t know how to describe him exactly, but let’s say he’s one part Judge Dredd, one part
I read all 3 issues of the series, where some of the tales continued, and other one-offs sprung up. All unique and interesting in their own regard, they shared several similarities:
- Lots of biomedical/bio terror and related villainy
- Most of the stories take place in Pittsburgh, or an alter-ego of Pittsburgh (I’ve referred to Pittsburgh as “Shittsburgh” before, and these stories may confirm my suspicions … no offense if you love the city).
- There are Russian villains. Down with the commies!
While there were several fantastic stories throughout, I’ll touch on a few of my favorites. You’ll just need to pick up the series to find out for yourself.
More after the jump …
We love After Dark. I’ve also been seriously stoked about their Originals project, their latest foray into the horror movie “festival” concept.
They’ve recently released the first still (seen above) from their latest film, Husk, and I eagerly await its release. I’ll prime myself by watching some old films to die for this week.
I stumbled upon Jesus Hates Zombies while searching for “zombies” in the Android Marketplace. You can download the first two issues for free, with the rest costing only a paltry $0.99. Easy win.
I appreciate an insightful title. Jesus Hates Zombies is about Jesus being sent back to Earth to, you guessed it, stop a zombie apocalypse by killing all the zombies. Written by Stephen Lindsay, it’s pretty hilarious, is broken into several short stories so it’s perfect for reading on the go, and is worth picking up. Download now!
You can also pick up physical copies of Jesus Hates Zombies books, Jesus Hates Zombies: Those Slack-Jaw Blues, or the epic crossover, Jesus Hates Zombies featuring Lincoln Hates Werewolves.
Warning, if you really love the Jesus (capitalized Jesus) you may not like this one. But you should still buy it/read it anyways.