Original Release Date: November 15, 2006
Total Number of Issues: 5 (Miniseries, collected graphic novel)
Publisher: Image Comics
Happy Holidays to everyone! In the spirit of the season, however you choose to celebrate, I would like to share with you the first Christmas-themed G.O.R.E. Score ever written for this site, released at this time last year: the quirky graphic novel “The Last Christmas.”
“The Last Christmas” is a five-issue mini-series published by Image Comics. The story was written by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn. Duggan is a comic-book writer who doesn’t appear to have many credits to his name, and some might recognize Posehn’s name from his stand-up comedy and minor roles in various recent movies and television series. According to their thank-yous in the back of the graphic novel, the two creators said the idea for this story was “hatched by two idiots playing Halo,” and I’m sad to report that this is exactly what the book feels like – a haphazard story thrown together by someone who didn’t really think things through too thoroughly.