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Carnival of Horrors

It’s a good thing that I’m not one of those folks who are
afraid of clowns.  Otherwise, this review
would have never even begun.  I would
have barely cracked open Carnival of Horrors and said NOPE, can’t do it.  Lucky for all of you, clowns are if anything
just slightly creepy to me, so we can get in some feedback on this evil little
offering.
What I was able to gather jumping into this fourth book is
that we focus on the dark, supernatural filled life that our main character
Jake Stone lives.  He’s no stranger to
all things ghostly, although it seems like he’s been trying to get away from
that, with no success apparently.  We get
plenty of background story on how he started on the strange path he was led to.  The only thing I wasn’t too sure of by the
end is why he has b...
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Hit List #3

The hit list
grows as more members of the Brown House Bishops fall to a mysterious crew of
assassins. But a monkey wrench is thrown into the mix as Rian continues to play
with fire. The acclaimed, heart-pounding, fast-paced action/thriller series
from Zenescope Entertainment continues!
So, despite jumping into the middle of the series, it’s a pretty
good read.  Billionaire Jordan Bale, has
taken a few hits to his secret operation, but that’s not about to put a stop to
his quest for vengeance against the Brown House Bishops.  Although, with Rian starting to slip-up,
Jordan isn’t entirely sure this operation can go off without a hitch, despite
Cody vouching for her.  Now the mercs are
brought together to form a single strike force, but will they be able to work
together?  Ralp...
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Bo Plushy Gangsta

Are the legends of Bo, the “teddy bear” gangsta, true? And,
did we just say teddy bear gangsta?! You’re about to find out–when Bo’s girls
get nabbed by a rival gang boss, the mysterious and fearsome plushy gangsta is
forced into action! It’s Scarface meets Ted in this over-the-top video game
style urban epic.
When this book landed in my lap for review, I was very
anxious to crack it open and see what was in store for me.  In a recent browsing of the Action Labs site,
the title Bo Plushy Gangsta naturally jumped out at me.  I’m not sure whether it was the unusual name
or the numerous possibilities that would accompany it that drew me in.  Whatever the reason that struck my curiosity,
what was inside completely backed up that desire to read it.
This book is one part te...
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Emily and the Strangers #1

Writer:
Rob Reger
Mariah Heuhner
Artist:
Emily Ivie
Cover Artist:
Emily Ivie
Buzz Parker
Publisher:
Dark Horse
Price:
US$3.99/£2.43
A counter culture icon that nevertheless has
her own media and merchandising empire behind her, Emily Strange started as a
goth girl on skateboards, but has in time become a character in her own right.
Being very much the anti Disney Princess, she likes rock and roll, maths,
engineering and lots of other traditionally ‘boys only’ stuff.
This short mini series was thought up close
to the time that Reger, the creator of Emily, ran a successful Kickstarter
campaign to make a single and music video for Emily and her band, the
Strangers. In part the comic is successful, but it still seems to me that the
character isn’t able to fully break the b...
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Grimm Fairy Tales: Holiday 2013

The holiday season approaches again which means Krampus is
up to no good.  So, when Robyn gets an
invite to a party being held by Sela, you just know it’s going to be crashed by
Krampus.  Join Sela, Robyn Liesel
VanHelsing and Red Riding Hood for a Christmas party unlike any other, as the
forces of evil are out for blood and their target is one of the guests.  From the cantankerous cranium of Pat Shand, the
2013 Holiday Special shows off Robyn’s true Christmas spirit.
Like most of Zenescope’s holiday specials, this one is
divided up into several smaller stories that revolve around a main one.  And with this being a Christmas tale, you
know Krampus is out for blood.  Although
this time around Krampus is targeting one of the main female protagonists of
the Grimm Universe, I feel ...
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