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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sea of Red

This sounds like a comic book to really sink our teeth into. I haven't been keeping up with the comic trade. I enjoy it vicariously through the posts at Dark, But Shining and Groovy Age of Horror and occassionally pick up books they recommend or are involved in creating. My favorite comic books as a youngster were Marvel's Tomb of Dracula, Werewolf By Night, Ghost Rider, Dr. Strange, Son of Satan. I loved the non-team of The Defenders because it often included the more mysterious and horror-based characters. Sure I read the superhero titles too. But I preferred the vampires and werewolves. I don't know much about what is popular or hot selling in the comic industry. What I do know is the horror stories I've picked up have been fantastic. This one looks worth picking up. From IGN:

Tales of the undead have become the hot new trend in comics over the past few years. Most of these stories deal, in some way or another, with zombies. Even if today's comics were packed with bloodsuckers instead of brainsuckers, Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer's Sea of Red would stand out. This isn't a Buffy rip-off or rehash of an Anne Rice novel. Sea of Red is a fresh look at vampirism through the eyes of a 16th century Spanish merchant. When we first meet Marco, he's tied to a mast at the bottom of the sea, forced to feed on whatever fish are unlucky enough to swim close. As we soon learn, Marco has been there for 500 years, having been betrayed by a vampire pirate and left to suffer an eternity in the ocean deep.
Vampire pirates? If you don't love the sound of that, you're on the wrong site.


Blogger Stacie Ponder said...

I picked this up a few days ago and haven't dug into it yet. Super cheap! I've heard only good things. And I believe the Essential Werewolf By Night should be out any day now...

10/06/2005 09:25:00 PM  

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