Sunday, July 3, 2022

Brendan McGinley:

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Loaded Bible 2: Blood of Christ + Lady Death: Queen of the Dead

Loaded Bible 2: Blood of Christ

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

Vampires are real, the Vatican is manipulating the masses, and an army of warrior clones of Christ executes their wishes. One lone escapee, the intended Messiah, finds himself out and about in the world, where morality isn’t so black and white, and not everything he’s been taught is true.

Mike Norton provides terrific art to Tim Seeley’s script. The story presumes a little too much foreknowledge if its predecessory, but it’s also pretty easy to pick up as one goes along. About as blasphemous as it sounds, with enough quality story to justify it rather than the simple shock value you might expect.

Lady Death: Queen of the Dead

Genre: Horror, Artbook

A 20-page, black and white collection of preview pages and covers from upcoming Lady Death projects, primarily Lady Death vs. Pandora, but also Lady Death: Cursed. The artists are all highly talented, but the preview is pretty much all Lady Death and her adversary trading punches. With no dialogue, it amounts to a swift perusal of books that completists (the target audience for this kind of marketing mag) are going to buy in full anyway.

Brendan McGinley is a long-time writer for ComicBase. His comic favorites include anything featuring Grim Jack, Punisher, Guy Gardner, Green Lantern, or written buy Evan Dorkin, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Deadpool… and the list goes on. But he insists he is of discriminating tastes.

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