Comic Review: Baltimore: The Inquisitor

Baltimore: The Inquisitor
Written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Illustrated by Ben Stenbeck
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins
Cover by Ben Stenbeck and Dave Stewart
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: June 19, 2013
Cover Price: $3.50

Everyone’s favorite vampire-killing English nobleman discovers that he has a rendezvous with his most malicious mortal opponent in Baltimore: The Inquisitor from Dark Horse. That’s right, fans — creators Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden have finally decided to satisfy our growing curiosity with an origin story of Lord Baltimore’s human nemesis Judge André Duvic.

This latest series opens with Baltimore’s friend and ally Mr. Hodge imprisoned by Judge Duvic. Hodge becomes the target of Duvic’s attempt to locate Baltimore to “cleanse” him of the evil that he believes has infested the man. The tale of the Judge’s dark past begins to unfold during his jail cell inquest, revealing a hell-bent mentor in the priesthood and a lifetime of horrific trials and torture.

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Book Review: Married With Zombies

Married With Zombies
Book 1: Living with the Dead
By Jesse Petersen
Orbit Books
Release date: September 2010

Married With Zombies is the first book in Jesse Petersen‘s three-book series entitled Living with the Dead in which we follow a twenty-something year old married couple, Sarah and David, as they work through their ample relationship issues while they slay their way across the U.S.A. in the hopes of finding loved ones alive and not undead during the sudden zombie apocalypse. Told with sarcasm and frustrated humor from Sarah’s point of view, Petersen paints a realistic portrait of marriage in the age of handheld video games and the wives who compete with them for their husbands’ attention. The zombies are almost beside the point right away as I wondered whether these two would kill each other first.

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