Been a hectic week for everyone, including me, so I’ll keep this one brief. But hey, we didn’t die from an ancient apocalypse, so right on for that.

Criminal Macabre Final Night: The 30 Days of Night Crossover #1

Steve Niles done did it again. Cal McDonald, the American equivalent of John Constantine (unless you count that shit movie) is now dead. Long story, but he’s a ghoul now, so he’s dead, but doesn’t long to eat human flesh like a zombie.

The art by Christopher Mitten is dark and brooding, and as angular as it was in the current 30 Days of Night arc. And still gritty as a beach. Also, there was this beauty of a panel, which also so happens to be our Gore Panel of the Week:


This issue is great for a firstie. It’s cool to see Niles blend two creative properties he has such a large stake in (puns!). A solid mix of action and exposition, or fights and explanations. Bring on the second issue!

Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #2

Again, Steve Niles plays the keys. Niles and Bernie Wrightson have worked together before, on a short run of a comic called City of the Dead. They are a great team. The series has an old vibe to it, as the comic is entirely in black and white. It is filled with more than a few spectacular splash pages, filled with minutiae. You really sense the great sadness of the monster, who is after all, really just a man made of other men. A creature who never asked to be reborn.

If you like Frankenstein, check this comic out. Its an excellent take on the famous dead bloke.

About The Author

Sean M. Thompson

Having spent many a year amassing knowledge of cartoons, TV shows, movies, comics, books, and other varieties of pop culture crap, Sean decided to start vomiting out some of said edutainment for the enjoyment of the unwashed masses. He hops from genre to genre, but his primary focus is on horror. He sporadically writes fiction (guess what kind), and has a blog dedicated to his love of horror, He contributes to two podcasts on horror, a Stephen King themed one entitled There Are Other Worlds Than These and Miskatonic Musings. He also loves cats, complaining, sarcasm, and gallows humor. You can keep up with all of his creative endeavors, over on his Facebook page/ black hole which swallows up too much of his valuable writing time.