Monthly Archives November 2013

Crusade Comics Founder Billy Tucci Goes Zombie

Crusade Comics Founder Billy Tucci talks prepping, zombies, and his latest projects

New York Comic Con 2013 Interview

Originally written and published on on November 15, 2013.

William [Billy] Tucci founded Crusade Comics in the early ‘90s from his one-bedroom apartment in Queens, NY. Crusade Comics’ flagship title, Shi: Way of the Warrior has sold over 4 million comic books and grossed over $25 million in sales since debuting in March 1994. Several comic characters, including Top Cow’s Witchblade and David Mack’s Kabuki, actually debuted in Shi.

Tucci also did the penciling for Marvel Comics’ Heroes for Hire, and DC Comics’ Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion...

Mountain Home by Bracken MacLeod review

Being a male writer, it is not often easy to write female characters that are truly genuine, and writing one that is strong, proactive and speaks her heart and her mind can certainly be a challenge. But Bracken MacLeod seems to fully comprehend how to give his two lead females unique and genuine voices in his debut novel, Mountain Home.

Lynnea Lowry works as a waitress at an isolated roadside restaurant called Your Mountain Home Kitchen. When retired combat veteran Joanie Myer, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, stages an assault on the diner, Lyn’s world is turned upside down. Surviving the assailant’s bullets is only the beginning of her nightmare...

Discoredia by J.C. Michaels review

Author Joe Hill stated, “Horror was rooted in sympathy… in understanding what it would be like to suffer the worst,” and J.C. Michael knows the intricacies of how to make characters suffer.

As the year draws to a close a mysterious stranger makes a proposition to club owner, Warren Charlton. It’s a deal involving a brand new drug called Pandemonium.

The good news: the drug is free. The bad news: it comes at a heavy price, promising much but delivering far more.

J.C. Michael has written a well-crafted narrative of vivid imagery that will make you cringe. Discoredia by J.C. Michaels is disturbing, dark, twisted, depraved and violent. If you have ever thought about going to a rave party and doing drugs, you will never again entertain the thought after reading this book.

Running Home by Julie Hutchings review

When I was asked to read this book, I reluctantly agreed. Frankly, the whole vampire genre has been oversaturated and killed with too many novels geared towards the young adult market, like Vampire University, The Vampire Diaries, Twilight. The genre needs a stake driven through it’s lifeless heart and resurrected – and that is what Julie Hutchings has done with her novel Running Home.

This is not a book about brooding, misunderstood vampires with perfectly sculpted bodies and the woman that fall in love with them. This is a mixture of dark horror and the supernatural with an infusion of Japanese myth. It’s a book of twists and turns that at times you’ll scratch your head and say, ‘what the hell, didn’t see that coming.”

There are no stereotype vampires in Ms...