Saturday, October 16, 2021

Brendan McGinley:

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Stock schlock fun for the B-movie cultist as the horrific adventures from the Evil Dead movies continue. Then, hop into a supernatural mystery with a man investigating a series of murders around a woman who just might be a witch…

 

Army of Darkness vs. Re-Animator

Stock schlock fun for the B-movie cultist, as Ash from the Evil Dead/Army of Darkness films is accused of the horrific S-Mart killings that he, of course, stopped the Deadites from perpetuating in a previous miniseries.

Committed to Arkham Asylum, he suffers for several months under H.P. Lovecraft’s Dr. Herbert West, who is supplementing his reanimation serum with the evil Necronomicon book. Bad news for the world, but good news for Ash when he’s rescued by two parapsychologists, even if one is an idealistic fan named Deuce Bellcamp in one of many in-jokes for the fans.

It’s a stand-up story if you get past the atrociously speculative newscast that would cost any reporter her job if she weren’t here to give the reader the necessary exposition.

 

 

 

 


Marlene

You might have seen Peter Snejbjerg’s underappreciated art poking around various DC titles, but this Slave Labor Graphics release translates his original Danish work written by the artist himself. It’s creepy and funny and sexy and scary, and leads off with one scary monster that would have Freud scribbling furiously in his notepad.

Detective Michael Joergendsen is investigating the murder of a Peeping Tom, but finds the bodies piling up around the object of the victims’ erotic obsession, one Marlene Mortensen. A one-night stand between the two leads to bitter complications, especially when Joergendsen begins to suspect Marlene is a witch.

But if her innocent act is as believable as it seems, who’s doing the supernatural killing? A fine tale, that snaps off the page.

 

 

 

 

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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