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Comic Book: Vincent Price Presents Volume 7

Vincent Price Presents Volume 7
Published by Blue Water Comics
August 07, 2013

“Zombicature” by Stan YanPencils:Dan Crosier
Colors: Anthony Tan
Letters: Nikki Foxroboy

“Skunk” by Chad Helder
Art: Brian Hess
Letters: Malachi Sharlow

“Cabus Part Duex” by Chad Helder
Art: Alberto Moreno
Colors: Tim Tilley
Letters: Nikki Foxrobot

“Sins of the Father” by Jon Judy
Art: Luciano Kars
Colors: Luciano Kars
Letters: Warren Montgomery
Cover: Taylan Kurtulus

Volume 7 of the graphic novel series Vincent Price Presents features classic gothic horror! One of classic Hollywood's most famous scary men, Vincent Price made a name for himself in classic mysteries and thrillers throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Now Vincent Price Presents comes to Bluewater Productions as their 1st ongoing monthly series. The series will feature some of Price's films as well as developing new frightening ones with his estate. Welcome back to the macabre world of Vincent Price. This special edition has never before seen images and character designs from the series.

Volume 7 in the Vincent Price Presents comic series by Blue Water Comics was enjoyable. The first two stories were zombie tales. The writer, Stan Yan, poked fun at himself in “Zombicature.” He has himself at a convention, selling artwork he has down of famous people as zombies. Problem is, they are not currently alive, but die after he does the art. When one man named Brady (who looks a bit like Vincent Price) takes a ride with him in a cab, he begins to have visions, or is it reality? as he sees Brady as a undead person and even the cab driver, his road trip to the airport becoming more like one to Hell instead. He makes it home, but it doesn’t end there. The art is dark enough to make you believe the zombies in the comic.

“Skunk” takes a young skunk and makes him like a human boy who goes to school. He has a problem; he doesn’t have the stink skunks have. One night an owl steals him away to its home and makes him an offer of magic to get what he really wants. Unfortunately, like all stories in this comic, he gets more than he bargains for. There is a twist ending to the end of this story too, that I liked. The artwork is Disney bright, which works well here.

I liked the last two stories, “Canus Part Duex” and “Sins of the Father.” One is a boy and his dog tale, but with a mad scientist horror twist to it. The last one reveals bargaining with the Devil never ends well. And there is a surprise at the end to this one, too.

The artwork for “Canus Part Duex” works a mix of creepy with hominess when the boy and his family scenes. “Sins of the Father” is mainly gray with the occasional color. It works with this particular story. The characters are drawn great. The man who kills the young baby looks believable enough to make you think ‘child killer.’ But the mother of the baby in the beginning portrait of her and her husband puts me into the mind of Audrey Hepburn. And the role Vincent Prices plays in this one is so him.

Volume 7 is much better than Volume 6. With Vincent Price in each story, it’s just like his movies are alive again. This shows that the publisher and the artists and writers are learning and improving with each issue, creepier and with that underlying humor only Vincent can deliver.

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I give this 5 sheep

Guest Reviewer:
Pamela K. Kinney Website Blog Facebook
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You can get Vincent Price Presents issue #0 and #1 for free at comixology

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