GoreGoyles #1 Review

Posted on June 4, 2009


Writers: Tom Mandrake, Alexandre Michaud
Pencils: Tom Mandrake, Luis Guaragna, Sherman McLain
Tom Mandrake
Inks: Tom Mandrake, Luis Guaragna, Sherman McLain
Publisher: 13 Publications
Release Date: June 2009
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

GoreGoyles is the first horror anthology from 13 Publications. Within these 32 pages are three unique stories to put the scare back into your hearts (Bloody Ground, Jack Stone and Black Sheep). For those of you who don’t know GoreGoyles is actually an independent horror film series.  So here it is for your enjoyment translated into comic book form.

Artwork: 4 out of 5
The first story, Bloody Ground, stood out to me as the best drawn. Very nice details in the work and it was easy to follow with great shading and nice inks. With Jack Stone to me it switched to more of a noir type feel with just black and whites but still very nice. Then with Black sheep the artwork seemed to take on more of a Frank Miller style  using more line work. Overall they were all very well done.

Story: 3.5 out of 5
With Bloody Ground you get a complete story. It though the writing was solid, nice interactions and a cool Civil War voodoo deal. I did feel that the ending was a bit rushed though. I would have liked to see it play out a bit more. In Jack Stone, which will have multiple parts, I liked the build up but once again I think the ending was a bit rushed but it left me wanting to know what will happen next, so a nice dramatic conclusion. Black Sheep to me wasn’t able to capture my interest like the other two. I got kind of a Punisher vibe from it but in the end it had a nice twist. This story will also have more to come in upcoming issues, but I will have to see how it unfolds to know if I like it.

Dying Breath: 3.8 out of 5
GoreGoyles overall is a nice entry into the Horror Anthology family of comics. I know that there is a good deal out there to choose from but I really think that this once will be able to stand out from some of the others, it just needs to find it’s audience first. I reccomend checking it out, it’s got a good cover price of $2.99 so it won’t break the bank. The artwork is solid and the stories look to be going somewhere good. I know I’m a subscriber.

For more info on GoreGoyles  please go to http://www.helltimate.com or http://myspace.com/13publications

To order your copy of GorGoyles #1 you can place your with your Local Comic Shop or you can order with the COMICS! Catalog or HavenDistro.com

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