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Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #12 Retro Review

The issue concludes the Gods story from last issue.  The Creative team from that issue, Chichester and Nelson, also carried over to this issue.  In that issue we learn that the Aztec Gods, Tezcatlipoca (Tez) and  Izpapolotl (Izzy) are actually Nightbreed.  Tez misses the Days of being Worshipped and wants...READ MORE...

Nightbreed: “Diaspora” by José Leitão [short story]

“We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams.” ― Gypsy saying. Running down the darkened hallway as the alarm bell rang, Kinski held the wrapped statuette tight against his body, before museum security would show up to give chase....READ MORE...


Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #11 Retro Review

Aztec Mythology takes center stage for this issue.  D.G. Chichester returns for a two part tale that steps outside of the regular Midian Crew to show us what Breed Elsewhere are up to.  Mark Nelson, who returns for several other issues of both Nightbreed and Hellraiser, provides the pictures this...READ MORE...

Clive Barker’s Book of the Damned #1 Retro Review

In 1991, Building off the success of the Hellraiser comics, Epic Comics launched what would be a 4 issue companion book.  Clive Barker’s Book of the Damned is that book.  This first Volume, written by Larry Wachowski, now known as Lana Wachowski (Ectokid, The Matrix) is a bit different from...READ MORE...

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #10 Retro Review

Here it is. The Conclusion to “The Blasphemers,” the first non-Adaptation Nightbreed comic storyline.  For once the entire creative team of Chichester, Blevins, and Villagran stay on from the previous issue. Last time, we left off with Lori discovering her Breed talent of raising the dead with her music.  This...READ MORE...

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #9 Retro Review

Battles and Retrospection dominate the Fourth chapter of the Blasphemers story.  Brett Blevins returns from his Alien Abduction (see last issue) to share Art Duties with Ricardo Villagran.  D.G. Chichester continues to write.  The cover of this issue is the Oral picture I referenced a few posts ago. Our story...READ MORE...

Review: Imajica: The Fifth Dominion and The Reconciliation

Clive Barker’s Imajica was first published in 1991. This book is a riveting fantasy (or fantastique in the words of Clive Barker). Imajica is a huge book, not just in page length, but also in the scope and breadth of the number of characters, subject matter, and themes that it includes. Themes such...READ MORE...

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #8 Retro Review

Chapter Three of The Blasphemers had a lot of story packed in it, to even things out from the brawling last time.  D.G. Chichester continues to write, but Bret Blevins is no longer on the team.  Co-artist from last issue Mike Manley, is joined by Ricardo Villagran (Aquaman : Sword...READ MORE...

Happy Birthday Peggy O’Leary!

For those that don’t know, Peggy O’Leary taught Abarat to her Kodiak Alaska Middle School classes.  Clive Barker was so impressed with her curriculum he helped her out, and even gave her an advance copy of Abarat III : Absolute Midnight to help her out.  Clive has interacted with Ms....READ MORE...

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #7 Retro Review

The Blasphemers and the Breed collide in Part Two of The Blasphemers storyline.  Also, old threats  and new make their presence felt.   Issue 7 keeps the Creative team from the last issue, but does add an additional artist, Mike Manley, Co-Created Darkhawk for Marvel Comics, and worked with Blevins on...READ MORE...

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #6 Retro Review

Here we are, Part 1 of The Blasphemers!  Last issue,the Prelude followed a group of Nightbreed that struck out on their own and decided to eat of the meat.  Meanwhile, Boone, Lori, and Kinski are searching for a Breed that had stayed among the Naturals, a witch named Nickneven, who...READ MORE...

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #5 Retro Review

The first issue after the adaptation started a 6 issue story arc entitled “The Blasphemers.”  It is written by Barker alum, DG Chichester, whom you may remember from all his work over on Hellraiser.    There are two artists for this issue, Jackson Guice, late known as Butch Guice, who went...READ MORE...

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser issue 6 Retro Review

I am noticing more and more returning names with each issue.  This issue sees three writers returning to the word of Cenobites, two of which contributed to the last issue (Issue 5).  This is a good thing.  A cohesive core of writers lends to more cohesive storytelling, which becomes evident starting...READ MORE...