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  • “SHE-WOLF #1” (Comic Book Review)

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    If the recent influx of independent horror movies has proven anything, it’s that creativity and surrealism is finally surpassing jump-scares and over-the-top gore. With movies like BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, IT FOLLOWS, and most recently THE WITCH, the trend has not only opened up the door for more experimental movies, but comics as well. Though imaginative comics aren’t anything new (see early HEAVY METAL), we are now finally seeing big publishers pick the strange and independent world that has been rumbling just below the surface, starting with SHE-WOLF.

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  • “WEIRD DETECTIVE #1” (Comic Book Review)

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    Solving supernatural mysteries requires a very specific set of skills, the most preferred being a dictionary-like knowledge of the occult, a taste for cheap whiskey, and a hefty dose of self-loathing from continuously watching your loved ones being ripped apart by the denizens of Hell. Luckily for us, WEIRD DETECTIVE manages avoid all those tropes, instead creating a detective who is just as strange as the cases he seems to solve. Dark Horse’s newest comic is a refreshing addition to the heavily saturated genre of horror noir while harking back to that WEIRD TALES vibe that turned many a reader into a raving maniac howling from the abyss.

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  • Exclusive First Look: Vertigo Comics’ “DARK AND BLOODY #4”!

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    While DARK AND BLOODY may not be making many waves among the growing world of horror comics, those in the know have attested to its bizarre and psychological terror. Mixing survivor’s guilt from the fields of Iraq with the down home Southern terror, the comic focuses on Iris Gentry, a man who has spent his home life fighting the monsters that threaten to consume him. But as the story played on, his monsters became much more literal than figurative and when a spirit of an Iraqi girl shows up in the woods of Kentucky, he knows that his sins have followed him home.

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  • “WEAVERS #1” (Comic Book Review)

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    Horror and crime have always gone hand in hand, usually one being a result of the other and vice versa. Though supernatural crime bosses and occult-powered bad guys aren’t anything new, WEAVERS has given the possessed mobsters a unique twist via mystic spiders. But, unlike other super-powered spider-men, the recipients of such powers don’t use the power with great responsibility, but instead have used them to become the most powerful crime family on the East Coast. Despite being an interesting take on the moral ambiguity of the urban jungle, WEAVERS melts easily into the background of other noir work and struggles to be wholly original.  

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  • Mark Millar, Alan Moore Comics Hitting The Screen Soon

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    Fans of the movies KICK-ASS and KINGSMAN will be excited to hear that two more of Mark Millar’s bloody comic book properties might be coming to a theater near you! That’s right: both AMERICAN JESUS and SUPERCROOKS have recently been optioned by Wayward Studios. It seems that Millar will be involved with both of the film’s adaptations as well, as development has seemingly stalled on his NEMESIS script over at Warner Brothers.

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  • “HOUSE OF PENANCE #1” (Comic Book Review)

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    The Winchester Mansion is considered to be one of the strangest, if not most haunted, house in North America. Located in San Jose, California, it was built by the widow of the William Winchester, an heir to the Winchester gun fortune and was meant to give the spirits of the victims shot down by the guns a home. But it’s no mere mansion: Sarah Winchester’s immense wealth allowed for an almost maze like building to be built around the clock for years, with staircases that led to nowhere, rooms that no one could get into, and doors that opened into walls or sometimes, onto a three story drop. There were, of course, standard rooms and at least one working toilet (among 20 bathrooms) because how else was she supposed to escape the spirits that haunted her in her sleep?

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  • DC Comics, Gerard Way team for Mature Spin-off Imprint “Young Animals”

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    Hot on the heels of DC’s newest relaunch, Rebirth, DC Comics has announced a new imprint at this year’s Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con. Titled “Young Animal,” the imprint will be headed by comic writer and My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way. Previously known for his award-winning work on THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY and THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS, Way will bring his love of early Vertigo titles into the new line.

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  • “EXMORTIS” (Comic Book Review)

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    World War II has become a literary genre all its own. Creating a generation of Americans who grew up watching Superman punch out Hitler while munching on rationed peas, it’s no wonder that the Great War would still cast a long shadow on the collective conscience. Luckily, the war eventually ended in 1945 because it’s not like Nazis can live forever… right? Well, they can if they’re zombies.

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  • Q&A: Comic Book Creator Joe Pruett talks “THE BLACK EYED KIDS”

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    The internet is rampant with urban legends, be it the “Lost SIMPSONS Episode” or “Slenderman.” Like many urban legends, a majority of these tall tales are most likely not true. Despite that, it doesn’t stop fans and folklorists alike from spreading them like wildfire, often collected under the title “Creepypasta” (a play on the words Copy/Paste). Comic creator Joe Pruett has taken his love of digital horror and created a comic based one of the less-heard-of-but-just-as-creepy legend of “The Black Eyed Kids.”

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  • “BILL AND TED GO TO HELL #2” (Comic Book Review)

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    If you were ever a child of the eighties or just simply a fan of Keanu Reeves back when he was still a surfing wild child, Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted “Theodore” Logan should be names you are intimately aware of. With sweet guitar riffs and totally bodacious babes, BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE and its sequel BILL AND TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY  have been cult favorites for twenty five years, with a rumored threequel that could bring a new generation of fans into its fold. Yet, while we wait to see if the rumors are true, BOOM! Studios has given us a peak into what these two rude dudes have been up to, and let’s just say, it’s most atrocious.  

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  • Q&A: Writer/Artist Bo Hampton talks “3 DEVILS”

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    Few comic creators have had the lifelong stay power as Bo Hampton. A writer, artist, inker, letterer, and colorist, Hampton has been in and out of every angle of the industry and if history does repeat itself, he’ll keep doing it long after he’s dead too. His newest work, 3 DEVILS, features the extent of all his talents as he pens and illustrates an epic of devilish proportions. Featuring a gypsy girl and a her protector who cannot die no matter how often you hang him, Hampton explores the dark side of the Western comic. He recently sat down with FANGORIA to explain what makes him tick.

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