Short Stack #1 – Review

Posted on July 3, 2009

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Issue : Short Stack #1
Writer : Shawn Gabborin
Artists: Dave Dwonch, Jamie Sula, Daryl Walker, Roy D. Stiffey Jr., Kelly Everaert, Chad Cicconi, Anthony Cain, Simon Wyatt, Alexia Othonaiou, Stephanie Gabborin, Mia Paluzzi, Super Ugly & Shawn Gabborin
Publisher: Angry Gnome Comics
Release Date: March 2008
Pages: 28
Price: $3.00

“1 Writer. 13 Artists. 2 Pages each. Angry Gnome Comics is proud to present Short Stack! A collection of 13 Two Page Gory Stories sure to make you look twice at that shadow on the wall!

This is a horror anthology that is worth every penny. 13 very nice horror shorts that don’t cheat you out of a full story. Each story is complete and  some were left open for more to come. 

Artwork: 3.8 out of 5
Having 13 artists work on a book makes it hard to critique. Overall though I felt they did a nice. Some stories were okay while others stood out to me. What is offered though is an amazing mix of talent. It ranges from photo realistic to cartoonish.

Story: 4.0 out of 5
Here is another sample of trying to critique 13 stories. In this case though there was only one writer. Gabborin did a great job here. He came up with 13 separate short ideas that all worked. Hands down great job on that. It was kinda Heske like in that he never went down the same road twice and had so many good ideas.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Your typically horror anthology has 3 stories, Short Stack #1 has 13! While granted they are all 2 page stories, I never felt a lack of effort or quality from one story to the next. This is a nice collection to check out. Because if you don’t like 1 you might like the next 12. For $3 I think you should check it out.

To purchase Short Stack #1 please go to http://www.indyplanet.com

For more info on Short Stack #1 and other titles by Angry Gnome Comics please go to http://www.angrygnomecomics.com/

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