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    “FRAGMENTS OF HORROR” (Comic Book Review)

    Japanese horror manga is a small but popular percentage of comics that come from the Land of the Rising Sun. While most fans are aware of the more popular titles such as ATTACK ON TITAN and HELLSING, there is a whole world of unexplored, smaller works that are more akin to the traditional horror of demons, ghosts, and madness. One of the most prolific creators to contribute to the genre is manga master Junji Ito. Most recognized for his works-turned-movies TOMIE and UZUMAKI, Ito has written and drawn an endless array of mind-boggling works ranging from black comedy to the perverted terrors of the human mind and the merciless universe and, thanks to Viz Media, we are once again graced with a new collection of his translated works titled FRAGMENTS OF HORROR. Both written and illustrated by Ito, it’s an easy introduction to his work for new fans while still keeping true to the intense nature to which seasoned fans have grown accustomed.

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    “KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE, VOLUME 14″ (Comic Book Review)

    After a nearly two and half year wait between volumes, Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service volume 14 finally hits US shores later this month. While many may fear that the wait would spoil the expectation, the newest arrival is just as good as the previous volumes. While definitely a horror comic, KCDS has always focused more on exploring Japanese death rites and fulfilling the last wishes of the dearly departed, and volume 14 expands on this premise as the five central figures go about finding fresh bodies and bringing them home, wherever it may be. It’s an exceptional piece of philosophic horror from our friends across the ocean and is an easy gateway for those who wish to read Japanese manga but prefer a more mature work.

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    “SANDMAN” Adaptation to Shun Clichés, Says Star/Producer Gordon-Levitt

    After months of silence on the SANDMAN movie, actor-turned-producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt has finally revealed details on the progress of turning DC/Vertigo’s monumental comic epic into a movie. In an interview with MTV, he announces his intention to make an action film without ever throwing a punch. While the source material certainly has its moments of octane thrills and dark chills, it’s generally regarded as a high art comic that focuses on philosophy and human frailty to push it along. So, how does our young new-comer intend to balance the two?

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    “FIGHT CLUB 2″ (Comic Book Review)

    In this era of sequels, prequels, and re-makes, many are left wondering if every big franchise really needs to be revisited and forced to birth another media-frenzied child when the original was perfect all on its own. While some, like MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, successfully float to the top and rake in that sweet fandom money, others, such as POLTERGEIST, crash-and-burn before they even left the launch pad.

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    Double Take will Unleash the “ULTIMATE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” Comic Series!

    Kickstarting its way into your undead heart, up-and-coming comic publisher Double Take is crowdfunding a ten series simultaneous release of zombie comics all set in the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Universe. Collectively known as ULTIMATE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, each series will feature a team of creators who will add their macabre spin on the growing mythos of George Romero’s universe. While several of the series will be featuring the same authors and artists, everyone will be working in collaboration with Double Take’s Bill Jemas.

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    “HARROW COUNTY #1″ (Comic Book Review)

    Nothing quite hits the horror fan in the heart like a good Southern ghost story, what with their weeping willows, cursed towns and cemeteries that stretch for miles into the setting sun. Throw in a wise old man mumbling about how much “you don’t want to go down that road,” and you’re all set. HARROW COUNTY #1 takes all that classic imagery, paints it in earth-worn colors of the farmland and sets it free to terrorize your overly religious aunt. While perhaps more of an homage to classic horror than a wholly original piece, it is the comics dedication to giving its readers the perfect subtle scares while staying true to the old school ‘haints’ of the South that really gives it a voice.

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    “THE DEVASTATOR: HORROR” (Comic Book Review)

    It’s hard to do a good horror satire without it coming off as completely cheesy, lazy, or just plain unoriginal. Many scary comedy films are dropped into pit of rolling eyeballs and exasperated sighs as their over-the-top approach to horror tropes fall short of being funny or entertaining. Luckily, the good folks at Devastator Press don’t have this problem; dedicated to poking fun at every aspect of entertainment and society, THE DEVASTATOR has released its most recent pack of rabid reviewers on their horror issue. Writers from The Onion, THE DAILY SHOW, and Adult Swim among others add to this 60-page behemoth of comics, stories, illustrations and fake reviews all poking fun at Fangoria’s bread and butter. Frankly, they couldn’t have done it any better.

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    Q&A: “COURTNEY CRUMRIN” Mastermind Ted Naifeh

    Ted Naifeh is the success story that many independent comic creators aim for. Creating original, fantastical works without compromising himself, he has risen to respectable ranks in the comic collective, free to unleash his unique monsters unchained to the word. Creator of POLLY AND THE PIRATES, PRINCESS UGG, and COURTNEY CRUMRIN, he has proven himself not only as a popular voice for all-ages work but that weird kids are the best kind of kids. Naifeh recently sat down with FANGORIA and explained what drives him to continue drawing spooky little creatures.

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    “KAIJUMAX #1″ (Comic Book Review)

    While the giant monster movie subgenre, a/k/a kaiju, have never quite died away in popularity in their native country of Japan, the phenomenon has just recently re-ignited on the shores of the Western world. Thanks to Guillmero Del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM and the newest GODZILLA film, we are once again in full swing of all things large and bizarre, including comics. Oni Press’s newest creature feature release, KAIJUMAX, takes advantage of the craze and shows us what happens after the urban-destroying monstrosities get locked up. A hilarious yet poignant look at life behind bars, the comic not only focuses on the social hierarchy of these monsters, but also on family and parenthood as our lead fights to escape the island in an attempt to find his children.

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    Q&A: “ROCHE LIMIT” writer Michael Moreci

    Since FANGORIA last talked to Michael Moreci, he has not only been non-stop creating, but has been making history after recently hooking up with Heavy Metal magazine. While perhaps not as well-known as some of his other horror contemporaries, if his work is any indication, he’s not far from being a recognizable name. From the deep space exploration of ROCHE LIMIT to the horrors of monsters and war that is BURNING FIELDS, he has been unafraid to push the boundaries of comics, refusing to be limited to one genre while shoving together as many as he can. After a year and a half, Moreci has once again sat down with FANGORIA and dished on his latest works.

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    Legendary Comics to Run “PACIFIC RIM,” “TRICK R’ TREAT” Sequel Tie-ins

    Following a recent announcement, Legendary Comics has announced graphic novel adaptions of Michael Dougherty’s cult classic TRICK R’ TREAT and his upcoming KRAMPUS. Featuring a collection of talented artists and writers from the industry with Dougherty at the forefront of both titles, the works will be dropping in October and November, just in time for the holidays. And though this is not the first time TRICK R’ TREAT has been adapted into comic work, it is the first time it will be featuring original work set in the film’s universe.

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    “COURTNEY CRUMRIN: TALES OF A WARLOCK” (Comic Book Review)

    Though the adventures of young Miss Courtney Crumrin have come to an end with the previous release of COURTNEY CRUMRIN: THE FINAL SPELL, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of other stories to the Crumrin universe. The newest volume, TALES OF A WARLOCK, further explores the dark corners of the magical world, this time featuring Courtney’s uncle Aloysius in his younger days as a wizard. Exploding with political intrigue, shadowy secrets, and of course, a heaping amount of magic, this is the series for fans who are interested in a more adult take on Courtney Crumrin. That’s not to say that just because the previous volumes focused on a pre-teen protagonist that they were any less appealing (earning itself the coveted ‘all-ages’ tag vs. the limiting ‘young reader’), but it’s welcome insight into the enemies that Aloysius hinted throughout the series as well as a fun peak into his early life.

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