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  • “THE DEVASTATOR: HORROR” (Comic Book Review)

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    It’s hard to do a good horror satire without it coming off as completely cheesy, lazy, or just plain unoriginal. Many scary comedy films are dropped into pit of rolling eyeballs and exasperated sighs as their over-the-top approach to horror tropes fall short of being funny or entertaining. Luckily, the good folks at Devastator Press don’t have this problem; dedicated to poking fun at every aspect of entertainment and society, THE DEVASTATOR has released its most recent pack of rabid reviewers on their horror issue. Writers from The Onion, THE DAILY SHOW, and Adult Swim among others add to this 60-page behemoth of comics, stories, illustrations and fake reviews all poking fun at Fangoria’s bread and butter. Frankly, they couldn’t have done it any better.

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  • Q&A: “COURTNEY CRUMRIN” Mastermind Ted Naifeh

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    Ted Naifeh is the success story that many independent comic creators aim for. Creating original, fantastical works without compromising himself, he has risen to respectable ranks in the comic collective, free to unleash his unique monsters unchained to the word. Creator of POLLY AND THE PIRATES, PRINCESS UGG, and COURTNEY CRUMRIN, he has proven himself not only as a popular voice for all-ages work but that weird kids are the best kind of kids. Naifeh recently sat down with FANGORIA and explained what drives him to continue drawing spooky little creatures.

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  • “KAIJUMAX #1” (Comic Book Review)

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    While the giant monster movie subgenre, a/k/a kaiju, have never quite died away in popularity in their native country of Japan, the phenomenon has just recently re-ignited on the shores of the Western world. Thanks to Guillmero Del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM and the newest GODZILLA film, we are once again in full swing of all things large and bizarre, including comics. Oni Press’s newest creature feature release, KAIJUMAX, takes advantage of the craze and shows us what happens after the urban-destroying monstrosities get locked up. A hilarious yet poignant look at life behind bars, the comic not only focuses on the social hierarchy of these monsters, but also on family and parenthood as our lead fights to escape the island in an attempt to find his children.

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  • Q&A: “ROCHE LIMIT” writer Michael Moreci

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    Since FANGORIA last talked to Michael Moreci, he has not only been non-stop creating, but has been making history after recently hooking up with Heavy Metal magazine. While perhaps not as well-known as some of his other horror contemporaries, if his work is any indication, he’s not far from being a recognizable name. From the deep space exploration of ROCHE LIMIT to the horrors of monsters and war that is BURNING FIELDS, he has been unafraid to push the boundaries of comics, refusing to be limited to one genre while shoving together as many as he can. After a year and a half, Moreci has once again sat down with FANGORIA and dished on his latest works.

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  • Legendary Comics to Run “PACIFIC RIM,” “TRICK R’ TREAT” Sequel Tie-ins

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    Following a recent announcement, Legendary Comics has announced graphic novel adaptions of Michael Dougherty’s cult classic TRICK R’ TREAT and his upcoming KRAMPUS. Featuring a collection of talented artists and writers from the industry with Dougherty at the forefront of both titles, the works will be dropping in October and November, just in time for the holidays. And though this is not the first time TRICK R’ TREAT has been adapted into comic work, it is the first time it will be featuring original work set in the film’s universe.

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  • “COURTNEY CRUMRIN: TALES OF A WARLOCK” (Comic Book Review)

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    Though the adventures of young Miss Courtney Crumrin have come to an end with the previous release of COURTNEY CRUMRIN: THE FINAL SPELL, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of other stories to the Crumrin universe. The newest volume, TALES OF A WARLOCK, further explores the dark corners of the magical world, this time featuring Courtney’s uncle Aloysius in his younger days as a wizard. Exploding with political intrigue, shadowy secrets, and of course, a heaping amount of magic, this is the series for fans who are interested in a more adult take on Courtney Crumrin. That’s not to say that just because the previous volumes focused on a pre-teen protagonist that they were any less appealing (earning itself the coveted ‘all-ages’ tag vs. the limiting ‘young reader’), but it’s welcome insight into the enemies that Aloysius hinted throughout the series as well as a fun peak into his early life.

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  • “MADAME FRANKENSTEIN, VOLUME 1” (Comic Book Review)

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    While female versions of Frankenstein’s monster tend to fall by the wayside in preference to the more classical, male rendition of the village-terrorizing creature, lady monsters are surprisingly not as uncommon as you think. From Universal Studios’ vintage tale of horrific love, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, to the more recent-ish FRANKENHOOKER, women and the classic Shelley work have crossed paths on more than one occasion. Thanks to Image Comics’ newest graphic novel horror, MADAME FRANKENSTEIN, we get another female-led rendition to add to the meager collection.

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  • “FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND” (Comic Book Review)

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    It’s tough to be Frankenstein’s monster. When you’re not being hunted, shot at, or chased out of town by a horde of angry, fire-wielding villagers, you’re accidently killing everything you love. But, thanks to his seemingly immortal life (and license-free image) horror fans are treated to new tales and re-imaginings of his sordid existence by everyone from movie directors to comic creators. Once again, we are presented with the further adventures of the hulking figure via Mike Mignola’s endless imagination, which puts Frankenstein’s monster deep into the jungles of Mexico. Forgoing blood and violence for a more philosophical approach to the creature, FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND explores how deep human fear can go.

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  • Q&A: “GONERS” author Jacob Semahn

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    While the name Jacob Semahn may still be a relatively unknown, it definitely won’t be for long if his latest work, GONERS, is any indication. Mixing folktale horror with modern action, Semahn has created an original work that explores the recesses of terror and the importance of family as GONERS follows two siblings solve the ghostly mystery of their parents death. With art by Jorge Corona, GONERS is slowly climbing up the comic ladder with issue #5 soon to be released. FANGORIA recently sat down with Semahn to discuss inspiration, horror, and plans for the future…

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  • Q&A: Comic Icon Richard Corben on “RAT GOD”

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    Having been in the comic business for nearly 50 years, Richard Corben has established himself as one of the go-to icons of horror and sci-fi comics. Though he is frequently seen collaborating with other writers, his most recent endeavor, RAT GOD, sees him take both the creative mantles in an original new mini-series. Mixing Lovecraftian mythos with Native American magic, the series will be hitting the shelves from Dark Horse Comics in February, to the delight of horror fans everywhere. Richard Corben sits down with FANGORIA for a quick and dirty about his up-coming new title.

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  • “HOLY F*CK” (Comic Book Review)

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    Nothing sells a work faster than religious controversy. Something about insulting the moral, right wing minds of conservative culture tickles the fans pink, especially when it’s so over-the-top that even the stiffest upper lip would crack a smile. From Garth “The Menace” Ennis’ PREACHER to Robert Kirkman’s BATTLE POPE, comics have never shied away from pushing the boundaries of good taste and HOLY F*CK is no exception as it follows the long tradition of mocking Christianity in comic books. Reading like a religious exploitation film brought to the four panel world, HOLY F*CK brings babes and bikes to God’s holy hand, creating a globe-trotting adventure to save the end of the world… that is if we ever get Jesus off of crack.

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  • “THE TWILIGHT ZONE #1” (Comic Book Review)

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    THE TWILIGHT ZONE has been a staple of horror ever since its inception back in the late 1950’s. Influencing everyone from Iron Maiden to THE SIMPSONS to our very own Editor-in-Chief Chris Alexander, the show has catapulted itself as a go-to terror for anyone who craves a bit of the strange. And considering its long and sordid history, it’s no surprise that the seminal series would once again find its way into comic books. Launching a brand new series, THE TWILIGHT ZONE #1 brings back that old school vibe while updating itself for the modern era, eagerly inviting new readers to its pages.

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