ADVANCE REVIEW: Redlands #1 – Hell Comes to a Town That Deserves It

ADVANCE REVIEW: Redlands #1 – Hell Comes to a Town That Deserves It

The entirety of Redlands #1, the first issue of a new horror series from writer/color artist Jordie Bellaire and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey, is structured like the final act of most horror films. A small group of ordinary people are holed up in a confined location, under siege by horrifying supernatural forces, seemingly with no hope of escaping a bloody end. It’s a bold way to begin the story to be sure, but Redlands…

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The Empty Man Optioned By Fox

The Empty Man Optioned By Fox

20th Century Fox is adding another comic book film adaptation to their list of projects in the form of BOOM! Studios limited-run horror series, The Empty Man. According to Deadline, Fox has optioned the 2014 six-issue series of The Empty Man, written by Eisner Award-winner Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey, for a feature film adaption. Up and coming director David Prior, who is most well-known for an array of DVD documentary work for major films, including David Fincher’s Zodiac, The…

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REVIEW: “The Empty Man #3” Creatures of the Mind

REVIEW: “The Empty Man #3” Creatures of the Mind

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey Publisher: BOOM! Studios Through its first two issues, The Empty Man has been one of my favorite new comics. Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey have crafted a tightly-wound, believable world full of horror and mystery, primarily in the form of the enigmatic, titular empty man virus. Much like “Where are we?” was the central question of Lost, “What is it?” carries through each issue of…

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REVIEW: “The Empty Man #2” There Be Monsters Here

REVIEW: “The Empty Man #2” There Be Monsters Here

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey Publisher: BOOM! Studios I wrote a rave review of “The Empty Man #1” from Cullen Bunn, Vanesa R. Del Rey, and Boom Studios, but I glossed over one hugely key component: the ending of that first issue went off the rails. There was one twist and turn I was dreading as a storytelling device and suddenly at the end of issue #1 there it was. Amidst all…

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