This is a new column, for the horror comics fans, as often heard on the Baron’s Crypt podcast shows, which are changing formats for our eighth season, and we do more comic reviews on this site hence the best place to have them presented.

Ps Artbook Psycho Magazine #1

By: Roger Elwood, Martin Nodell, Gardner Fox, Various

Publisher: PS Artbooks

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Summary: Skywald’s Psycho #1, published in January 1971, is a black-and-white comic magazine absolutely packed full of horror and suspense. If you’re brave enough take a peek, we’ve got ‘The Skin and Bones Syndrome’ by Gary Morrow; ‘The Glistening Death’ and ‘I Painted Only Terror!’ by Norman Nodel; ‘The Thing in the Mirror’ by Raymond Everett Kinstler; ‘The Steps in the Cellar!’ By Alan Weiss; ‘..And Then There’s Cicero!’ by Paul Reinman; ‘Anatomical Monster’ by Alvin Hollingsworth; and more!

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Ocean Will Take Us #1

By: Rich Douek, Carlos Olivares

Type: Cover A – Olivares

Publisher: Aftershock Comics

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Summary: Something’s lurking in the waters of Almanzar Bay – and when Casey March tries out for the swim team, he learns firsthand that messing with the social order of his new high school can have dangerous – even deadly – consequences! From Bram Stoker-Award nominated writer Rich Douek (Sea of Sorrows, Road of Bones) and artist Carlos Olivares, comes a new tale of horror and intrigue – where a group of high school outcasts band together to fight a growing evil in their school and town.

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Alice Ever After #1 (of 5) 

By: Dan Panosian, Giorgio Spalletta, Jenny Frison

Type: Cover A – Panosian; Cover B – Frison; Cover E – FOC Reveal Campbell Variant

Publisher: Boom! Studios

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Summary: Return to Wonderland in this twisted sequel by superstar artist and writer Dan Panosian (An Unkindness of Ravens, Canary) perfect for fans of Mirka Andolfo’s Mercy and Luna. Alice first visited Wonderland as a child. Now an adult, it’s her only escape from a cold, strange reality she finds herself living in. But in order to return to her fantasy world, she’ll need something stronger than mushrooms that change her size and is forced to resort to crime to feed her growing addiction. Will Alice choose to escape from her uncaring family and childhood trauma in Wonderland, or find the courage to face her demons in the real world?

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Die!namite Never Dies #2

By: Fred Van Lente, Vincenzo Carratu, Tony Fleecs, Trish Forstner, Arthur Suydam, Leirix

Type: Cover A – Fleecs & Forstner; Cover C – Suydam; Cover D – Leirix

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

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Summary: Vampirella! Evil Sonja! Pantha! Tarzan! Against soooooooooooooooooooo many zombies! To stop the invasion, they’re going to have to travel to Barsoom to find Issus, the Martian Goddess of Death…but Zombie John Carter and Zombie Dejah Thoris are waiting to stop them!

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Heavy Metal Drummer #3 (of 6)

By: Kiefer Findlow, Emiliano Plissken, Luca Vassallo

Type: Cover A – Vasallo

Publisher: Behemoth Comics

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Summary: Good job warrior, the agent now slain brings awareness from the enemy. Dave returns the head of his prey to the cosmic mirror and reaps the reward of being the champion. However, two homicide detectives are on Dave’s trail as they hunt for the ‘Granny Killer’.

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