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  • “WEIRD LOVE #13” (Comic Book Review)

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    Love is weird enough as it is, what with the feelings and the touching and the general anxiety of being that close to another sack of skin and meat, but it’s even worse when it’s cursed! Heralding the thirteenth issue of the WEIRD LOVE genre re-prints, IDW has selected a collection of works all centered around love and curses. Whether it be black cats or spilling salt, you better believe these lovely ladies are avoiding any possibility of losing their men to the murky shadows of bad luck. WEIRD LOVE #13 has collected comics from long forgotten love tomes of the ‘50s-’60s and while perhaps some of the comics could have used a quick run through the color cleaners, its vintage vibe makes it a great addition to any classic horror lovers (and horrific lovers) collection.

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  • Update Rundown: “PRIMORDIUM”, “TANK GIRL”, and More Genre Comics!

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    In a recent announcement, Titan Comics have announced a new TANK GIRL comic hitting stands in September. Following on the success of TANK GIRL: 21ST CENTURY GIRL and TANK GIRL: TWO GIRLS ONE TANK, the newest inclusion, TANK GIRL: GOLD, will focus on Tank Girl’s acquisition of billions of dollars’ worth of Nazi gold. Though the main story will follow directly from TWO GIRLS ONE TANK, there is still plenty of boobs, babes, and bombs for those that think TANK GIRL has gone soft. The comic will be helmed by one half of the original creative force, Alan Martin, with art duties by illustrator Brett Parson and alternate cover work by Ashley Wood, Black Frog, Andrey Tkachenko, and Lora Zombie.

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  • “TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE #1” (Comic Book Review)

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    The TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE comic has been a longtime coming. Originally intended to be a reboot TV show written by Joe Hill with contributions by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the show hit the way of the dodo when the CW passed on its a promising pilot. Of course, IDW Comics knows an awesome opportunity when they see it and has recently released the TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE as a comic to the excitement of fans everywhere. Luckily, the comics– the brainchild of Joe Hill with artwork by long-time collaborator Gabriel Rodriguez– are an original and fun read of what could have been.  

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  • Q&A: Zack Davisson on “KITARO”

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    Zack Davisson has dedicated a majority of his professional life translating Japanese comics that most people have never heard of. Thanks to him, we get an unprecedented view into the works of some of the early comic creators that had helped shape modern manga and, in reference to Kitaro, modern Japanese horror and pop culture. Kitaro is currently on its first translated volume and focuses on the day in the life of a young yokai (monster) as he travels across Japan fighting other monsters. Fangoria recently got a chance to sit with the talented translator who helped us understand the national phenomenon that is the one-eyed monster boy.

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  • Image Comics Sets Date for Official Mark Millar Launch Event & Retrospective Celebration!

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    Whether you think his work is the pinnacle of art & cinema or it’s just low-brow trash with low-brow gore, Mark Millar has no doubt left his mark on the entertainment world. Even if you haven’t read his comics, you have at least seen one of his movies, be it KICK-ASS, KINGSMAN, or WANTED (or even anything from the Disney/Marvel Universe which he helped form by writing the original CIVIL WAR comic and forming the Ultimates Universe). Luckily, all his success has not gone unnoticed, as Image Comics has decided that June 29th will be henceforth known as Millar Day!

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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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