For the Love of Horror

I, myself, am strange and unusual.” – Lydia Deetz (Beetlejuice)

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved monsters. My mom proudly tells people the stories: I cut teeth watching the Universal Monsters, I had a treasured Wolfman I carried around named Wolfy. One of her favorite stories involves me sitting outside with a black pot making “potions” while our new neighbors moved in. I idolized Elvira instead of pop stars. I grew up with a special place in my heart for Frankenstein’s monster and hunted for ghosts. The same year I got my first cellphone, I got my first Ouija board. It’s safe to say I started out a weirdo.

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Review: Bleed Them Dry #3

Writer: Eliot Rahal
Creator: Hiroshi Koizumi
Artist: Dike Ruan
Colorist: Miquel Muerto
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel
On Sale: 9/16/2020

The sinister, and newly reconstructed, Detective Atticus Black has been placed in charge of stopping the so-called “Vampire Slayer” and finding (the still missing) Detective Harper Halloway. But what Black doesn’t know is that the killer he’s hunting is from a distant past, when humanity waged war against their immortal brethren. And that Toyo has partnered with Detective Harper Halloway to bring Black’s crimes and treason to light.

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Review: Grit #3

Writer: Brian Wickman
Artist: Kevin Castaniero
Colorist: Simon Gough
Letterer: Micah Myers

Our begrudging traveling companions are on the hunt for the creature that escaped Barrow’s axe, but their plans are upended when the trail goes cold in a small town that’s seemingly unaffected by the beast’s influence. I reckon things are bound to get strange for Ari and Barrow in this frenetic finale!

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Review: Vampire the Masquerade #2

Writers: Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard
Artist: Devmalya Pramanik, Nathan Gooden
Colorist: Addison Duke
Letterer: Andworld Design
Designer: Tim Daniel 
Cover: Aaron Campbell
On Sale: 9/16/2020

Cecily Bain takes fledgling vampire Ali on a twisted tour of the night life of the Twin Cities. But those lessons can’t prepare her for the assignment she has to complete by dawn: her first feeding!

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Review: The Vain #1

Created by Eliot Rahal and Emily Pearson
Written by Eliot Rahal
Art by Emily Pearson
Colors by Fred C. Stresing
Color assistant: Macy Kahn
Lettered by CRANK!
Published by Oni Press
Release date: 10/14/2020

Spanning nearly a century in time, The Vain chronicles the criminal lives of four sinful and stylish blood bank-robbing vampires. 

Chicago, 1941. A blood bank is held up in a robbery, but no cash is taken—only blood. It’s the latest in a string of similar robberies and as the United States prepares to enter World War II, FBI Agent Felix Franklin is certain it’s part of a wider plot to weaken the United States by depriving it of its blood supply. But the truth is much more sinister.

The four robbers are vampires: immortal, physically powerful, and after decades of honing their skills, practically untraceable. But time goes on and the vampires—who call themselves The Vain—stay the same in a world that is rapidly changing around them. As security measures evolve, stealing blood is harder every day. And with every decade that passes, Agent Franklin gets closer to finding them. Capturing them. Ending them.

The Vain is a story about wild, eternal youth, reckless rebellion, endless love, and how in the end…maybe it is better to burn out than fade away.”

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Review: The Autumnal #1

Writer: Daniel Kraus
Artist: Chris Shehan
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Jim Campbell
September 23rd – Vault Comics

Following the death of her estranged mother, Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint–and possibly pernicious–town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. From NY Times best-selling author, Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Living Dead), and rising star Chris Shehan, comes a haunting vision of America’s prettiest autumn.

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Review: Grit #2

Writer: Brian Wickman
Artist: Kevin Castaniero
Colorist: Simon Gough
Letterer: Micah Myers
Scout Comics 

When a mysterious wanderer comes across a mound of slaughtered goblins, she wants answers, and all signs point to Old Man Barrow. Unfortunately for him, she decides to mount her interrogation while he’s knee deep in the swamp, hunting a dream hag. If there’s one thing Barrow hates more than a witch, it’s two witches. Things ain’t looking pretty for our hero, y’all.

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Review: It Eats What Feeds It #2

Written by Max Hoven & Aaron Crow

Illustrated by Gabriel Iumazark 

A few weeks into his new job, Kenny has completely fallen for Francois. He spends his days caring for her property and sliding raw meat through the attic door, while spending his nights tending to Francois’ needs in the bedroom. But late one evening, Francois’ illness gives rise to a painful episode, leading her to desperately send Kenny on a mysterious errand to a rugged bayou bar. What secret elixirs lie at the bar? Does Francois’ illness connect to what lurks behind that attic door?

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Review: Hotell #4

You won’t find it on any map, but if you happen to be driving down Route 66 late at night and you’re truly desperate for shelter, sanctuary or secrecy, you might see a battered sign on the side of the road: The Pierrot Courts Hotel. – where many check in but few check out.

Written by: John Lees
Art by: Dalibor Talajic
Colored by: Lee Loughridge
Published by: AWA Studios – Upshot

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