Yesterday was a busy day for my family. We have finally settled by getting a townhouse in a Western suburb of Chicago. We had a lot of errands to run, which means that I wasn’t able to do much horror movie watching.
I was able to get in some reading. I finished the comic Marvel Zombies: The Complete Collection Volume 1 by Mark Millar, et al. I was originally drawn to this title not only because I love the Avengers, but also because Robert Kirkman is a co-author.
I absolutely loved the art in this one. This book is representative of why I think of comics as a creative “twofer.” In a good comic, not only do you get a good story, but you also get amazing art. Comics truly express double the creativity through this media mix.
If you haven’t checked out Marvel Zombies, or Robert Kirkman’s other offering The Walking Dead, I highly suggest it. And don’t forget about the free web comic Benedict Barlow and the Curse of Rotwood – it’s a nice way to get your feet wet in the murky waters of horror comics.
Fang on! v–v
It’s only the second day of October and my horror movie marathon continues. So far today I have watched Frankenstein, Valentine, and Leprechaun. However, my interest in the horror genre is not limited to just movies, TV, and novels – it also carries over to video games and comics.
When I was younger, I LOVED to turn off all the lights and play Silent Hill 2 or Resident Evil: Code Veronica X. Now that I have a family, I don’t get to play video games as much, and having a young child means practically no horror games. The closest I’ve come to a horror game in recent years is Alan Wake, and I still have yet to finish it. Le’sigh.
I am still able to get my horror fix with comics. Like multitudes of other people, I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead. I also thoroughly enjoy a web comic written by my good friend Seth Coleman, Benedict Barlow and the Curse of Rotwood. And to be expected, I have read all of the Buffy and Angel comics.
What’s your favorite horror comics and video games? Please comment so I can scope out other titles.
Fang on! v–v
October is my favorite month because I LOVE Halloween! I tend to celebrate the Halloween spirit all throughout the month, not just on the 31st. I even squeal at the sight of Halloween decorations in stores. Oh, and let’s not forget all of the wonderful Halloween make up. I’m getting excited just writing about it!
With my month-long celebration, I submerge myself in all things horror and paranormal. I watch scary movies, read gothic novels, and am usually wrapping up my once-a-year viewing of the entire series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This year I have included a viewing of Angel to round out my vampire cravings.
This year I’m going to use my blog to highlight some of the things that I love most about Halloween and the media genres associated with the holiday. I would like to start out by directing your attention to the book that piqued my interest with all things paranormal and science fiction – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. If you haven’t read it already, I highly recommend it. And don’t forget to pair it with one of my favorite movie classics, Frankenstein by Universal Studios, starring Boris Karloff.
Enjoy and let me know what you think about these tasty offerings. Fang on! v–v