Robert Mammone
Author Archive

Robert Mammone

Romantic. Raconteur. Kangaroo rustler.

Sadly, Rob is none of these. A peripheral part of the Australian Deep
State, Rob has been a follower of genre since at least the mid-1970s.
Book collector, Doctor Who fan, semi-retired podcaster, comic book
shop counter jockey, writer (once!) in Doctor Who Magazine and with
pretensions to writing fantasy and horror, Rob is the sort of fellow
you can happily embrace while wondering why you're doing it. More of
his maudlin thoughts can be found at his ill-tended blog
https://robertmammone.wordpress.com/

FeaturedIDW PublishingReviewX-Files

Joe Lansdale takes Mulder and Scully to East Texas, home of the Owl Witch, and populated by the oddest collection of characters you’ll see outside a freak show.

Read More
FeaturedImage ComicsReview

Cold War dramas are hot again, in the well-received afterglow of The Americans.  The Dead Hand taps straight into the nostalgia of know who your enemies are as the residents of Mountain View begin to confront the grim truth of their town.  While the adults struggle to keep those secrets buried, it is their children who threaten to blow the lid.  Join Sheriff Carlson in this latest issue as the cold war begins to hot up once again…

Read More
FeaturedIDW PublishingReview

Horror comics today are often a dour slog through blood and guts, with frequently unsympathetic ‘heroes’ occupying too much of your time.  Thankfully, the editors at Haunted Horror have returned with yet another fun issue that will have you laughing and crying, often at the same time, at the reprinted 50s stories contained inside.

Read More
Thief of Thieves #38 Review
FeaturedReview

What happens to the loved ones of the greatest thief in the world when he is finally captured and thrown into a Russian prison?  To what lengths will they go to rescue him, and what changes will the brutality of that prison create in Redmond, Thief of Thieves?

Read More
FeaturedIDW PublishingReview

During the carnage that was The Cape one shot, lead character Eric vanished for three days.  What did he do during that period?  Who did he meet and what was their grisly fates?  Join writer Jason Ciaramella as he returns to chronicle those 72 hours of utter horror in The Cape: Fallen #1 from IDW Publishing.

Read More
Bedtime Games #1
Dark Horse ComicsFeaturedReview

At the end of a long hot summer, three high school friends, on the cusp of college, venture into the barred tunnel leading to their old high school.  Not only will old horrors be uncovered, but the disturbing backstory of each of these friends will come to the fore, in Bedtime Games #1.

Read More
Stray Bullets #36 Review
Image ComicsReview

The return of Stray Bullets after a decade-long hiatus must be greeted with rapturous joy.  In this new story arc, written and illustrated by David Lapham, we are drawn into a grim, noirish world of gangsters led by the psychotic Scottie, a mother desperate to save herself and her son, and a heroic modern-day samurai named Love Yourself.

Read More
FeaturedIDW PublishingReview

It’s impossible to avoid referencing it, so I’ll just come out with it.  In space, no one can hear you scream.  Now that I’ve got that out of my system, we rejoin the crew of an asteroid miner who have discovered something very, very odd about the chunk of rock they landed on in the previous issue.  Join our motley band in Delta 13 #2 as they discover some things are better left undisturbed.

Read More
FeaturedImage ComicsReview

Everybody loves a haunted house story, populated by creepy shadows and strange beings driven with a lust to take human life.  Yeah, we’re all up for that.  And we love horror even more when the characters are diverse and realistic, along with their fears and hopes.  Infidel #4 provides plenty of thrills and chills, so let’s rejoin Medina and her friends as they venture back into the apartment building and face the dark terrors lying in wait!   

Read More
World of Tanks: Citadel #2 Review
Dark Horse ComicsFeaturedReview

War is Hell and Garth Ennis is the writer to take by the hand in your journey through it as you join the Soviet and Nazi tankers in this searing examination of the opening moves of the Battle of the Kursk. Here is your Major Spoilers review of World of Tanks: Citadel #2 from Dark Horse Comics.

Read More
Coda #2 Review
Boom StudiosFeaturedReview

What happens when the magic that defines a high fantasy world goes away in an apocalypse that changes everything? Coda focuses on Hum and his journey through the shredded remnants of that world, as his quest to save his wife continues in Coda #2!

Read More
30 Days of Night #6
FeaturedIDW PublishingReview

IDW’s reboot of 30 Days of Night ends in this violent final chapter. The survivors of the month-long night, led by Stella, gather to face the vampires who stalked and killed their loved ones in Barrow. Who lives, and who dies will be revealed in this final issue as Steve Niles’ epic retelling concludes!

Read More
Xerxes:  The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #3
Dark Horse ComicsFeaturedReview

Frank Miller returns with a mythic take on an old, old story of war, domination and men reaching for heaven and the mantle of God. Here is your Major Spoilers review of Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #3 from Dark Horse Comics.

Read More
FeaturedIDW PublishingReview

Gabriel Rodriguez’s first writing foray is a gloriously mad melange of 70s science fiction shackled to an Arthurian aesthetic that will leave you shaking your head at the wondrous audacity of it. A 21st century Moebius!

Read More