Issue three of Ghostbusters International opens right where issue two ended: Peter, Ray, and Winston are headed straight for Poveglia Island to clear out the supposedly thousands of ghosts haunting it, Egon is investigating a mysterious reading he collected back in issue one, and Janine is holding interviews for another Ghostbuster.
Hell has always been an interesting literary topic, whether writing from a point of salvation or damnation. Although we can all say that it’s more fun when Hell gets shown, not as lakes of burning brimstone, but as a grimy city full of tedious bureaucracy and sarcastic demons. Hot Damn! is the newest entry in this he
I know that comic solicitations should be taken as gospel as much as a movie trailer selling you “the best movie of the decade, maybe even ever!” but the word around Silver Surfer’s big 50th anniversary was that it was going to be status-quo changing. In this case, there’s some truth to the marketing because the final moments of Silver Surfer #3 deliver a huge gut-punch.
I love smart, original horror. Books like The Haunting of Hill House. Movies like Hellraiser. Videogames like Fatal Frame. I love horror that goes beyond the undead, serial murderer slicing up teenagers and raises questions that aren’t inherently scary like repressed memories or sexual desire. It affects you more and stays with you for a lasting horror experience. So imagine my surprise that I’d yet to hear about Survivors’ Club, a comic series seven issues in that’s dark and twisted and definitely outside the box.
When the Blue Dragon dies, the Eastern sky is left unprotected and six stars fall out of the night sky. To stop the stars from falling into the malevolent Moon Rabbit’s hands, the Mighty Zodiac Warriors are ordered to gather the stars and restore the light, for without the stars, the darkness threatens to destroy their world.