Propganda – Fun lovin’ Criminal (Macabre)
by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith
Criminal Macabre is absolutely fabulous in a fatuous way. It’s a simple book and it’s shot through with horror and crime clichés. But that doesn’t matter, provided you take it as the thrill ride it’s designed to be.
It’s got a monster hunting P.I. with a drug problem and a habit for finding all sorts of supernatural trouble. It’s got werewolves, vampires, ghouls and lots of blood. But most importantly it’s got a writer having the time of his life putting this stuff on paper and a very talented artist putting it on the page. Both are obviously passionate about horror and it shows. Hard boiled horror. Read on. Then check out some of the sequels.
Richard Bruton is a lifelong comics fan and former Comic Book Store Guy; you can read more of his thoughts on comics and life on his blog Fictions. Normally the reviews are a little longer than this. But sometimes short is sweet.