Fresh Ink Online: Graphic Novels Superman, Saga Of Rex, Jam!

Posted: November 26, 2010
Fresh Ink Online: Graphic Novels Superman, Saga Of Rex, Jam!
Fresh Ink Online host Blair Butler celebrates Thanksgiving with reviews of The Last Days of American Crime, Jam! Tales from the World of Roller Derby, The Saga of Rex, How to Understand Israel..., and Superman: Earth One.

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  • sqroot443556

    Thanks for reviewing Jam, Blair. I was one of the lucky ones who got to contribute a story to the book and after not seeing much attention paid to the book I'm glad someone is mentioning it.

    Posted: November 29, 2010 9:49 AM
  • GrinningSkull

    I have a comic suggestion for Blair to review. A new horror anthology series. "BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE" from independent MONSTERVERSE ENTERTAINMENT. It's a double-sized 48-page color quarterly for $4.99. With NO ADS. Yeah. That means you get a quarter more book's worth of art and stories (that is the usual amount that ads take up) for the same price you usually pay for a book like this from DC or Marvel. The first issue contains stories and art by such notables as Kerry Gammill, (SPIDER-MAN and SUPERMAN) James Farr (whose XOMBIE online animated and comic book series is being brought to theater screens by Dreamworks in a live-action production by top writer/producers Orchi and Kurtzman), Chris Moreno (WORLD WAR HULK), John Cassaday (Yes, THE John Cassaday), Rob Brown (voted online as horror artist of the year for BANE OF THE WEREWOLF), Derek McCaw, Rafael Navarro (creator of the Xeric Award winning series SONAMBULO), Martin Powell and Eisner Award- winning artist Terry Beatty (THE BATMAN STRIKES), Brian Denham (IRON MAN, ANGEL) and Bruce Timm (designer for Warner Bros animated BATMAN series) and more. The book also features an article by leading Lugosi researcher and author Gary D. Rhodes. And did I mention it has NO ADS?! Nothing but sweet comic book goodness. And it has classic horror painter Basil Gogos cover of Lugosi from the private (never before published) collection of Rob Zombie! Bruce Timm did the sexy back cover of Lugosi and vampire Nosferina. John Cassaday did the variant cover, March of the Monsters!

    Upcoming issues will feature work by top names in horror movies and comic books. Directors John Landis, Fred Dekker, Mick Garris and Joe Dante, make-up genius Rick Baker (who is doing the cover for issue two!) and others are bringing their talent for horror from movies to the illustrated page for the first time. Other contributors include Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Benton Jew, Robert Tinnell, Neil Vokes, Jack Herman, Mike Hoffman, Brian Denham, Hank Mayo and James Groman.

    You can Google the book and find exceptional reviews from USA TODAY to AIN'T IT COOL NEWS and more. Some are calling it the best anthology comic of 2010 (Hamersky).

    Blair/G4, write to info@monsterverse.com for review copies if your comic store is out.

    "Okay, I can't contain myself any longer. Tales from the Grave #1 is absolute, unbridled perfection." -Mr. Dark at DREAD CENTRAL. Rates the Lugosi comic 5 out of 5 Bloody Knives for a perfect score! http://www.dreadcentral.com/re views/bela-lugosis-tales-grave -1-comic-book

    "BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE is the Best Anthology Comic Book I've read and review-blogged so far in 2010!" http://makeitsomarketing.tripo d.com/popularcultureblog/index .blog/2078875/my-take-on-bela- lugosis-tales-from-the-grave/< br />
    Issue number one of the "BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE" horror anthology comic book was the lead feature online at USA TODAY.
    http://www.usatoday.com/life /comics/2010-10-29-Halloween-c omics_N.htm

    "Finally, I reviewed BELA LUGOSI S TALES FROM THE GRAVE #1 in this week s AICN COMICS REVIEWS Indie Jones section and it s a comic you horror-fiends may want to check out. The book was released from Monsterverse this week. You can read my full review of this fantastic horror anthology starring everyone s favorite classic vampire written and drawn by some extremely talented folks by clicking here."
    http://www.aintitcool.com/no de/47312#11

    COMICS BULLETIN: "...tight tales, cleverly written and drawn" http://www.comicsbulletin.com/ reviews/128876029953253.htm

    "Do you know what book you have been waiting for the most this year? ...it's this one" -COMIC RELATED http://tinyurl.com/2bj9fdx

    Posted: November 29, 2010 8:53 AM
  • SpyHunter07

    Leaving a comment because it didn't seem right to have a spam comment on the front page of the feed.

    On a completely different note, Blair Butler is hothothothothothothothothothot hothot.

    Posted: November 28, 2010 5:20 PM
  • Reddogfive

    How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

    I really enjoyed the water colour art style. An interesting book worth picking up!


    Posted: November 28, 2010 10:30 AM
  • Fan4G4

    In my humble opinion, John Byrne's Man of Steel he the definitive Superman origin. More grounded, it asks whether Kal-el is better off on Earth than Krypton that is dying philisophically as it is literally. It establishes Superman in the greater DC Universe and gives plausible explanations on the nature of his powers. It was a bare bones approach that allowed new spins on classic tropes.

    Posted: November 27, 2010 9:52 AM
  • secretgamer

    Manga is the future XD

    Posted: November 27, 2010 12:02 AM
  • yayap001

    superman for all seasons is a brilliant origin story, way better than earth one in my opinion

    Posted: November 26, 2010 10:14 PM
  • longbowhunter

    Last Days Of American Crime sounds right up my alley. Whats the deal with Roller Derby nowadays? Teams have popped up in every small town across the country. I can take 5 steps without tripping over a pair of skates.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 2:35 PM