Reading: Creepypasta: The Comic

Creepypasta: The Comic by Vincent V. Cava

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Why does this even exist? The art is horrible, and the stories are uninspired and dumb. I will however give props to the fact that whoever made this happen, was thinking outside the box, and tried to have that old ‘tales from the crypt’ feel to it.
Creepypastas are a great media to base comics on, so I really don’t know what happened. Or maybe I do, I mean – repeating myself, I know – this is a cashgrab, two semi popular people trying to bang a buck out of their audience. And dude, that is fine – just go into it knowing that it’s not good, or remotely creepy. it’s a circlejerk, a project to throw at the wall to see if it stuck – it didn’t.

But if you are a fan of either V. Cava or MrCreepypasta, by all means, knock yourself out, and add this to your fangirl library.

Reading: Marvel Zombies (#1 -5)

Marvel Zombies Collection by Robert Kirkman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I own this as a kindle (comiXology) version.

I had to get this again, I downloaded it back in TPB days, and lost it. I always loved that comic, and so decided to get the collection of all the issues, minus the ones where the storyline was mentionend from other comics.

It’s still a great comic, though it didn’t really hold up well. Other comics with the same sort of theme as been made since, better storylines and better everything. But this is still the grandfather of them all, and for that it holds a special place. I was always a little sad that we are thrust into the story as we are, that we don’t know what calamity happened to turn them all into zombies, not that it really matter – the story reads fine anyways. It has a lot of funny moments and is in general pretty silly, which is the most endearing quality about this – it never tries to take itself serious.

If you don’t know this comic, then be aware that it might be a little dated. But it is none the less a great read, and the art is A+.

Reading: Uhyret i brønden

Uhyret i brønden by Dennis Jürgensen

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

i read this several times, and i still love it – its a bit crude and predictable. And had i read it for the first time now, I think i would have found it lame.
this is however an older YA story, and as such I love the fact that a Danish author incorporated a urban legendesque theme in a story (this book is a part of a series of unrelated stories, that all have a slight lovecraftian theme), that was not something you saw often (and probably still don´t), and I will say that the atmosphere is absolutely on point. What I hate is the fact that besides it being a little crude, then the author chose to use English names for the characters, and I think it would have had much more impact if they did not.

Reading: The Killing Floor (infection 2)

The Killing Floor by Craig DiLouie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to admit that I like the 1st better, but maybe it’s because I think all the interesting characters snuffs it in the first book – leaving only uninteresting and/or stereotypical characters. Sarge is about the only saving grace.
The driving story is also not as interesting as the first.
BUT with that said, it’s still the sequel to one of my all time favorite books, and I love it – it starts out super strong, and takes a nosedive, the end is lame (sorry man, but it is). I still absolutely recommend this book if you’re into apocalypse stories with kind of zombies- kind of aliens?!