Legendary artist Carlos Ezquerra passed away today, at the age of 70.   Carlos was probably best known for his work for 2000AD. Along side writer John Wagner, he was responsible for the creation of the comic's two big hitters, Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog.  He also worked for a range of other comics.   Dredd’s elaborate gold-heavy uniform was based heavily on the Spanish fascists, a regime the Carlos lived under for many years. Famous for his exotic and strange mega-cities, gritty landscapes and big, chunky characters, Carlos’s very European style

For this third week of Halloween: The Gathering, I will be suggesting some awesome horror comics that lean slightly towards the bizarre side of the genre. I think that both of my recommendations this week are excellent Halloween season reading as they both have plenty of blood and violence. If blood and violence don’t get you in the spirit of Halloween, then I guess you’ll just have to wait until next week because blood and violence is what I have for you this week.  Empowered and Sistah Spooky’s High School Hell Adam Warren created the Empowered comic book

For another week of this spooky season, I have some more horror comic book recommendations for you! I hope that last week’s suggestions helped get you into the Halloween spirit and I hope that this week’s do so even more. Last week’s comics were humorous, classic, fun, and easy to sit back and read. But this week, I’ve got two that are definitely more spooky and a little more disturbing.  Wytches Vol. 1: When I think about my favorite subgenres of horror, I don’t usually immediately think of stories about witches as one of them. But after revisiting the

Well, it is that time of year again! The time of year that you can freely enjoy all media from the horror genre and your friends and family don’t think it’s weird. Thankfully, I have surrounded myself with so many horror fans all over the internet, so I don’t face judgement over my constant love for horror often. But one of the many beautiful things about the couple of months leading up to Halloween is that the appreciation for killers and monsters in media spreads into the hearts of everyone around us and people like me and you get to feel a little normal for a brief

Last weekend saw "Moon" and "Source Code" director Duncan Jones end weeks of speculation, tweeting a video teaser of his next project. As the camera drifts through the director’s workspace, he sits at his desk, dreaming of making a comic book movie. He mentions his love of British comic 2000AD and its wide cast of characters, and the great potential they hold...then he removes his hat to reveal an iconic mohawk. The name is left unspoken, but to fans it was clear.   Rogue Trooper.   First appearing in the pages of 2000AD in 1981, Rogue Trooper

Fantastic Four#1 Story by: Stan Lee Art by: Jack Kirby Published by Marvel Comics Cover Date: November 1961 Okay I have to admit that this review is going to come from a biased place. My hero growing up was Jack Kirby and that hero worship continues to this day. I’m not going to venture into the who did what debate between Lee and Kirby, but I’m very much on Jack’s side. The output of this man was incredible and I owe him a thanks because he basically created (sigh or co-created) my childhood. Besides the Fourth World saga alone, Kirby’s influence on me begins with

    So today was the long awaited Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe. I decided that I couldn’t let this event pass without throwing out my two cents. The production values are really good for a web series. I love how it jumps into the action right away like an old serial, grabbing us right from the start. I am only familiar with two of the actors, John Hennigan who is playing the Eternal Warrior, and as someone who group up in the 90s of course I know Jason David “the Green Ranger” Frank who is playing Bloodshot. I was worried that the

CTG: You had a young, aspiring artist come up to you earlier -   Walsh: Yeah, I get that quite often at shows like this now. Young or aspiring artists asking for portfolio reviews, which I'm always happy to do because I did that when I was a young artist coming to shows like this. I was always very thankful or artists that would take the time to speak with me and to talk about my work.   CTG: Is there any advice that you would give to an artist reading this?   Walsh: I would say to draw every day. Build up a routine of drawing comics because once you actually make it

CTG: What did comics mean to you when you were growing up, and what made you transition from loving them into wanting to make them?   Henderson: They were almost like STAR WARS in that they were an escape from just everyday life. I was into comics real early, maybe at six or seven I got my hands on a Superman comic and I got everything I could get my hands on after that. I didn't really think about doing it as a profession until Dan Jurgens and John Romita Jr did Thor. When that first issue came out I was maybe 18, thinking about going into the army or the marines or something and

I had the pleasure of talking with Howard Mackie, writer of Ghost Rider and Spider-Man. Howard was incredibly nice and had a lot to say, so enjoy the interview!  ---------   CTG: What did comics mean to you growing up and how exactly did you transition from loving them into wanting to make them?   Mackie: I started reading comics because I had three older sisters, all of whom much older than I am and they all got jobs. On their way home from work on payday they would pass, back in the old days we used to have spinner racks, and my sisters thought a good way


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