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Review: Crypt of Shadows #1

Crypt of Shadows #1

When it comes to holidays, there is nothing like Halloween. Before cosplaying became as accepted as it is now, this was the only day most people could become someone else. Costumes can show the other sides of people. As you get older, you take for granted, the ignorance of youth and how something as simple as dressing in a costume can be… freeing.

Fast forward to today, and the world now exists where dressing up ay as your favorite character is not only accepted but encouraged. This is huge when you think of how the children of today will have a better sense of self than most of us did growing up. I remember watching all those Halloween specials growing up, and have wondered where they all went. As much as we’ve gained in cosplay, we’ve lost those “special events”. In Crypt Of Shadows #1, we find our favorite heroes of the Marvel Universe in some spooky situations.

In “The Crypt Of Shadows”, a séance goes wrong, unearthing ghosts that come back for what they feel is theirs. In “Werewolf by Moon Knight”, Moon Knight gets in the middle of a brawl between two werewolves. In “Skin Crawl”, Morbius and Jinx take down a demon. In “Down Came The Rain”, Elsa Bloodstone and Johnny Storm traverse a underground tunnel to save Spider-Man. In “Endless Slaughter in the Infinite Swamp”, Man Thing and X-23 get stuck in a battle that lasts forever. In the last story “Neither Big Nor Bad”, our heroes gets caught up in an unknown and unseen evil.

Overall, Crypt of Shadows #1 is a fun set of stories which will have readers ready for All Hallow’s Eve. The stories by the different creators are exciting. The art by the different creators are gorgeous. Altogether, this book will remind readers exactly why we all get excited for this time of the year.

Story: Al Ewing, Danny Lore, Rebecca Roanhorse, Chris Cooper, Chris Condon, Adam Warren
Art: Ramon Bachs, Karen S. Darboe, Geoff Shaw, Ibrahim Moustafa, Fran Galán, Adam Warren
Color: Rain Beredo, Cris Peter, Arif Prianto, Neeraj Menon, James Campbell, Guru-eFX
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: TFAWZeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Creepshow #4: Skybound Reveals the Creator Roster and Stories of Vampires and Luchadors

Skybound has announced the first-class creative teams and stories behind Creepshow #4, the upcoming issue of the buzzed about five-issue comic book anthology based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment. Creepshow #4 will arrive in comic book shops on December 28, 2022.   

In the spirit of all iterations of Creepshow in pop culture, each issue of the Creepshow comic anthology series comes packed with two spine-chilling stories.  

First, Kyle Starks and Fran Galán deliver the story of a ragtag group of kids who hunted a nest of vampires in their neighborhood…and the one who lived to tell the tale.  

Then, Henry Barajas and Dani drop a hellacious tale of a fallen luchador who will do anything to claw her way back to the top!  

In addition to the main cover by Chris BurnhamCreepshow #4 comes with a stacked lineup of variant covers, including a cover by Dani and a 1:10 incentive cover by Vance Kelly.

Creepshow #4 (of 5) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.  

The full list of covers is below: 

  • CREEPSHOW #4 CVR A by Chris Burnham (OCT220131) 
  • CREEPSHOW #4 CVR B by Dani (OCT220132) 
  • CREEPSHOW #4 CVR C by Vance Kelly (1:10 Incentive) (OCT220133) 

It’s Hell and Heavy Metal in The Roadie from Tim Seeley, Fran Galán, and El Torres

Dark Horse Comics presents the new dark horror action series The Roadie. From creators Tim Seeley and Fran Galán comes this horror saga about nostalgia, heavy metal music, hell, and redemption.

More than thirty-five years after his heyday, a former heavy metal roadie must return to the backroads of America to do a job he thought he’d retired from: exorcist. But this time, he’s not saving groupies and drunk bassists. He’s trying to save his daughter.

The Roadie #1 will be in comic shops September 28th, 2022 and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop for $3.99.

The Roadie #1 

Preview: Amazing Spider-Man #91

Amazing Spider-Man #91

(W) Kelly Thompson (A) Sara Pichelli, Fran Galan (CA) Arthur Adams
In Shops: Mar 02, 2022
SRP: $3.99

“BEYOND” NEARS ITS END! WHAT IS BEHIND DOOR Z?! Ben makes his way to the same place Miles Morales was last at, and he is nowhere to be found. Just door after door of true horrors. Any door’s resident could kill Spider-Man, but Door Z’s might just destroy the whole city!

Amazing Spider-Man #91

Preview: Black Panther Legends #3 (of 4)

Black Panther Legends #3 (of 4)

(W) Tochi Onyebuchi (A) Fran Galan (CA) Jahnoy Lindsay
In Shops: Feb 02, 2022
SRP: $3.99

IT’S TIME FOR T’CHALLA TO CLAIM HIS THRONE. T’Challa’s adopted brother, Hunter, has taken control of the Hatut Zeraze and is using his secret police force to keep T’Challa in exile. If T’Challa doesn’t come home, he can’t continue his plan to open Wakanda, which Hunter blames for their father’s death. But T’Challa now knows just how much the rest of the world needs them – and just what kind of king he wants to be. Follow the new origin story by New York Times best-selling author Tochi Onyebuchi and artist Fran Galán.

Black Panther Legends #3 (of 4)

Preview: Campisi: The Dragon Incident #2

CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT #2

Writer: James Patrick 
Artist & Colorist: Marco Locati 
Letterer: Rachel Deering 
Cover: Fran Galán
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 09.15.21

Ah, Mudone! A frickin’ dragon has flown into Green Village with an ultimatum, and since that neighborhood is run by the mob, it needs to be handled a very certain way so as not to attract attention. This means it’s now Sonny Campisi’s problem to navigate. But as he tries to fix it, one complication after another arises…not the least of which is that the dragon is kind of an a-hole. 

CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT #2

Exclusive Preview: Campisi: The Dragon Incident #2

CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT #2

Writer: James Patrick 
Artist & Colorist: Marco Locati 
Letterer: Rachel Deering 
Cover: Fran Galán
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 09.15.21

Ah, Mudone! A frickin’ dragon has flown into Green Village with an ultimatum, and since that neighborhood is run by the mob, it needs to be handled a very certain way so as not to attract attention. This means it’s now Sonny Campisi’s problem to navigate. But as he tries to fix it, one complication after another arises…not the least of which is that the dragon is kind of an a-hole. 

CAMPISI: THE DRAGON INCIDENT #2

Preview: Campisi #1

CAMPISI #1

Writer: James Patrick 
Artist & Colorist: Marco Locati 
Letterer: Rachel Deering 
Cover: Fran Galán 
Incentive Cover: Marco Locati
$4.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 8.11.21

Sonny Campisi is a small-time fixer for the mob-controlled neighborhood of Green Village. If you don’t pay your gambling debt, he’ll come and collect. If you get a little rough with one of “the girls,” he gets a little rough with you. But when a dragon flies into town and Sonny is the one who’s tasked with getting rid of it, it’s a problem unlike any he’s ever faced, and a chain of events begins that will affect everyone who lives in that neighborhood. Especially Sonny.   

A new comic by James Patrick, the writer of KAIJU SCORE, and breakout artist Marco Locati, CAMPISI is a genre-mashing comedy-thriller that plays like one part Get Shorty, one-part Dragonslayer, and all parts absurdly wonderful!

Campisi #1
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