Superhero comics have gone monster-crazy in a big way. In “Frankencastle,” part of the monthly Punisher series, everyone’s favorite vigilante is resurrected by a team of Marvel’s monster characters and turned into a Frankenstein-like creature. Yes, a remorseless criminal killing machine in the body of a monster. While some fans are skeptical, the story (by Rick Remender and Walking Dead artist Tony Moore) has so far been a total blast.
Remender is spinning another fun supernatural tale in the pages of Doctor Voodoo, Supernatural Avenger. The once low-level hero formerly known as Brother Voodoo has recently been appointed the Marvel Universe’s Sorcerer Supreme. It seems Doctor Strange has lost his mojo, allowing Voodoo to grab the Eye of Agamotto and step into the Doctor’s boots. Over at DC Comics, Batman: Unseen is the creepfest worth checking out. Batman is no stranger to the supernatural (having tackled vampires, zombies and even his own demons), but this time he’s up against the Invisible Man.
Finally, in Lobo: Highway to Hell, DC’s resident alien bounty hunter is literally going to Hell to face off against his greatest enemy — Lucifer himself. Heavy metal fans will enjoy the gruesome story (penned by Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian), while Sam Keith’s artwork brings back fond memories of the Maxx comic.Read More