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Doc Macabre

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Got ghosts in your garage?! Tired of those pesky zombies roaming around your front lawn? Have no fear! Doc Macabre, the one-man supernatural sweeper-upper, is here! There's no job too big for Doc, who, with the aide of his right hand man, er... robot, Lloyd, will have you back resting in your lounge chair monster-free! (For a fee, of course!)
Hardcover, 88 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by IDW Publishing (first published May 31st 2011)
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Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of these fine creators and fantasy fiction
Recommended to Brent by: these fine creators and Atlanta-Fulton Pulic Library
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This makes me miss our man, the late, great, Bernie Wrightson so much.
I had not seen his collaborations with Steve Niles, and this one is sort of like Ghostbusters crossed with Hellboy and Gyro Gearloose, suitable for young readers, except for the ghastly rotting corpses!
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a cute, short little tale that would have been at home in one of the sf/horror anthology comic books from the early 1960's; an eighteen dollar hardback edition is a bit over-the-top, but it's still a cute little story. Bernie Wrightson's art is delightful, especially his portrayal of Lloyd, the robot sidekick, who reminds me quite a bit of the work of Ed Valigursky.
Brian Rosenberger
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
Mediocre effort by Steve Niles about a spook-buster who has a robot sidekick. A couple other supernatural business associates show up but fail to be fleshed out due to the low page count of the story. Really only worth picking up for the Bernie Wrightson artwork.
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
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18 bucks for a story that could have been in an issue of the house of mystery.
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
For me, it gets a four star for Bernie Wrightson alone.
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Awesome art, but bogged down by story inconsistency.
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If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be fun. The story follows the life of the constantly underestimate teenage genius, who happens to be a self-made monster hunter. Where most people would freak out over zombies and ghosts, he seems to look at the situation with a sense of glee and humor, getting caught up on such details that the afterlife deprives ghosts of clothing--even tighty whites.

I may have not engaged fully with the story, as I feel the main character was a bit flat, bu
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STEVE NILES is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence, and was recently named by Fangoria magazine as one of it's "13 rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next 25 years."

Niles is currently working for the four top American comic publishers - Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse. He got his start in the industry when he formed his own publishing
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