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Baltimore: The Plague Ships TPB (2011 Dark Horse)

When you combine the talents of Milke Mignola, Christopher Golden, Ben Stenbeck, and Dave Stewart you are in for a treat!

We learn a lot in this book about Lord Baltimore's background and how he came face to face with the powerful vampire known as Haigus.

The storytelling is brisk and engaging and reveals in layers who Baltimore is and his grim hunt. Mignola and Golden know how to keep their audience's rapt attention.

This book is truly a horror story, with the scenes from the front lines in World War I France probably the most horrific.

Stenbeck is an excellent artist but Stewart's colors really mesh with his pencils to create a simple, haunting look to the work.

This is truly a classic!

(Posted March 3, 2015)

 5 Questions with... 
Inker Le Beau Underwood

1) On what project are you currently working?

I am currently inking Angela: Asgard's Assassin for Marvel with penciler Phil Jimenez and colorist Romulo Farjardo, Jr.

2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?

Tim Townsend. He has inked some of the best pencilers in the business, and his work is so slick and fluid. I really admire his versatility. Plus, he is a really nice guy in person. No ego at all.

3) How did you get into the comic book field?

With a lot of hard work and focus. I started by inking (in some cases, for free) small press titles, which led to more exposure to the larger publishers. I recall many times when I would gather together samples every two weeks and mail them out to publishers. I did this for several years. Eventually, I began to gain notice and started receiving paying gigs.

4) On which title would you most like to work and why?

For Marvel, I would like to ink either The Black Panther, Spider-Man, or Captain America. For DC Comics? Hmmm...either The Flash, Superman, or something Bat-related.

5) On what project will you be working next?

I'm prepping inks on issue #5 of Angela now, then into issue #6. I'm having a blast inking it.

(Posted March 3, 2015)

Indie Corner

321: Fast Comics

The premise of this excellent anthology is simple: tell comic book stories in three pages, with no more than two central characters, and top it off with a
twist ending.

While the stories are wildly different from each other, the reader can find at least one aspect of each to enjoy.

And, if the reader doesn't particularly care for a story, they are only three pages long so the investment is minimal.

Some are riveting with shocking twists at the end and others are truly thought provoking.

Find out more about this comic book here and here

(posted March 3, 2015)