Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
I don’t know what it is about large anthologies that I love more, the art or the stories. In this collection there are some great art styles. Not a single one of them was a let down from one page to the next. Each artist had a unique style that they brought to their stories, adding to the demented tales. My personal favorites were Anthony Peruzzo and Dan Boultwood, but overall an amazing group.
Story: 4.0 out of 5
I take my hat off to these anthology writers who do EVERY SINGLE STORY. Manning does an amazing job bringing you something new on every single page. The forward by Arvid Nelson does an amazing job summing up how hard it is to do something like this and make it work. Sure you don’t get this massive story, but each one of these shorts had what it takes to work. I really enjoyed “Knee Deep in the Dead” because it was so funny, even though it was so over the top.
Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Anthologies are tough to review. One story might grab you while the next one makes you want to put the book down. This collection works from page 1 to page 128. Manning does a great job of keeping your interest from story to story, as they are all unique. Then when you add in artists, it just takes it one step more to make this one a great book. Check this one out, it’s a great price and worth the read, because it’s all just silly horror goodness!