Review: ‘Hoax Hunters #3′


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The situation down in the bayou is going south.

The first issue introduced us to the world of Hoax Hunters, and introduced us to a mystery worth solving, before we cover it up. The second issue dug a little deeper, and told us just what kind of world we were entering, before leaving us alone with the monsters that lurk on its surface. In this third issue, with the background established, the story goes all out, exploding from the pages in a mix of blood, terror, mystery, and humor.

The third installment of Image’s horror comic opens with a bang (or rather, an entire magazine full of them), and ends in an ominous whimper bringing us one issue closer to a showdown in the swamps. But I get the feeling this will not be a final battle by any means. Authors Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley, with artist Axel Medellin, have alluded to what seems to be an overarching storyline, complete with another shadowy conspiracy. Our antagonist may have a small legion of followers and powers beyond those of our crew, but I get the feeling that he is only a smaller part of what is going to be a much larger picture.

Review: ‘Hoax Hunters #2′


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Possible the greatest fear in the entertainment industry, for both artists and fans alike, is the sophomore slump. A band releases that first moving album. A director creates their first visual masterpiece. And a comic brings paint and ink to life from inside that plastic-protected first edition. And then comes the second, and it is nowhere near as impressive as the first. And then, you can only wait in desperation for the third one, hoping to recapture that same magic.

I am pleased to report that this is not the case with Hoax Hunters #2.

Once again, Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley deliver a fast-paced horror action piece helped along by the detailed, colorfully compelling art of Axel Medellin. And fortunately, the mystery pace described in our review of Hoax Hunters #1 remains present. For every question answered, two or three more rise up to take its place, including yet another magnificent twist ending even more shocking and exciting than in issue #1. Are there still unanswered questions? Most certainly. But, if you’re like me, you love a good mystery, and nothing is more disappointing than a mystery giving you the bloody answer in the first ten minutes.

Review: ‘Hoax Hunters #1′


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I have a tendency to make fun of (read: scream with psychotic rage at) people who watch reality shows. It’s true, folks, the zombie apocalypse is coming. But it won’t be the undead or a virus. It’s going to be the brains poisoned by television. But, I do have my own media vice, and that would be paranormal investigation shows. I know these monsters and ghosts aren’t real (maybe). I know the methods used are juvenile and unscientific. But I just can’t help but hope that one of these charismatic fools will get lucky and catch something on film.

So, what if monsters and ghosts and such were real? And what if a television show attempted to prove to all of us that they were just cleverly constructed hoaxes? And what if the crew of that show had a secret off-screen agenda to hide the truth from the public?

Enter Hoax Hunters from writers Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley with art by Axel Medellin.

Horror News: Scott Snyder Will Bring Back The Joker


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When I was introduced to comics (which was not so long ago), I was given one piece of crucial advice: The author and the artist are much more important than the subject or protagonist. And yet, sometimes, you can have the best of both worlds.

Horror has been making its presence known in the comic industry as of late. Jeff Lemire brought us Animal Man, a horror story disguised as a superhero comic. Geoff Johns has brought us a new, self-aware Aquaman battling some of the most ferocious monsters to ever come from the bottom of the ocean. And now, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will be adding to the bloodbath.

Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Severed) has had one hell of a run with Batman, and has recently wrapped up his story arc of the Court of Owls. If you have not been reading his works, you may change your mind soon. Snyder recently announced that for his next arc with Batman, he will be bringing back the Clown Prince of Crime.

That’s right, after more than a year of absence, Batman will once again take on his arch nemesis, the Joker.

But wait a minute, you say. This is a horror website. What does this have to do with horror? Check out this teaser image, and see if you still want to ask that question.

Horror News: ‘Hoax Hunters #1′ Coming Soon


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Monsters are real.

This we know, but even the most avid horror fanatics grow weary of the overeager and ultimately unscientific methods by which those graced with television presence attempt to prove the existence of said monsters. So, how could anyone possibly make this done to death idea any good? Simple. Turn everything backwards.

Hoax Hunters, written by Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley with art by JM Ringuet, made its Issue #0 debut months ago, but thanks to the Kickstarter project named “ReincarNATE”, Hoax Hunters will now be its own series. Moreci and Seeley will be returning as writers, but Axel Medellin will be taking over the art.

So what is this new comic about? Imagine if undiscovered species such as monsters did in fact exist. In this world where there are more believers than skeptics, how would the media react? In our world, we have reality and documentary shows trying to boost network ratings by attempting to prove the existence of such creatures. So if these such “cryptids” really did exist, then the natural reaction of these shows would be to disprove their existence!

Horror News: The Weekly Offering


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Welcome, mortals, to The Weekly Offering. Here, we present our dark gifts in hopes that we please the Ancient Ones, that they might spare us. They are satisfied with our humble sacrifices of news, images, reviews, and commentary through the week, but on Fridays, they desire more. Their weekends, their unholy Sabbath, know no bounds. And so, to satisfy their bloodlust, as well as yours, we bring you these short, savory offerings.

 

Fatale Trade Coming Next Month from Image Comics

Guns, cults, murder, monsters, and one dangerous dame.

Horror meets noir in Fatale, the new comic series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. With issue #5 released this week, the first story arc comes to a conclusion, and Image Comics is planning to release the first trade collection in June.

The story follows a beautiful and mysterious woman named Josephine as she is in turn followed by an unknown and brutally violent evil. Along the way, many men are drawn to her, and one by one they begin to meet their own grisly, psychologically tormenting fates.

Look for the trade, Death Chases Me, on June 27, along with issue #6 and a brand new story arc. If you haven’t picked up this bloodstone gem of a horror comic, now would be a good time to do so. The Ancient Ones do not look kindly on those who neglect such things.

Source: Image Comics

 




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