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  • “THE DISCIPLINE” (Comic Book Review)

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    Writer Peter Milligan has always been known to push the boundaries. A participant of the late ‘80s-early ‘90s DC Comics British Invasion scene, he has carved himself out a small but impressive niche alongside comic giants Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, and Grant Morrison. Though he’s primarily known for his runs on DC/Vertigo title, he has stepped out to lend his talent to other publishers and, with THE DISCIPLINE, has landed on Image Comics doorstep. If the title sounds a bit sexy, that’s because it is, but toss all notions of Fifty Shades aside. Closer to an erotic horror than a horror you find in your moms erotic underwear drawer, THE DISCIPLINE explores the connections between sex, magic, and the madness that lies in between them.

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  • “I AM A HERO” (Comic Book Review)

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    The zombie apocalypse does different things to different people. Some people take up arms and blast away the undead with impunity, while others horde their resources and hide in the woods, and yet others simply turn into human chum bait and become more zombies. But then there is Hideo. When you’re already struggling with schizophrenia and paranoia, how can you really be sure there is a zombie apocalypse to begin with?

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  • “THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO” (Comic Book Review)

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    From middle school required reading to literary scholars, the name Edgar Allen Poe is recognized across the board as one of the greatest American storytellers of all time. Founder of the detective genre and father of the macabre, Poe has not only had his words printed on paper, but has been adapted into movies, plays, radio dramas, and, of course, comics. Action Comics is the newest company to add their own spin on one of his classics, going with a Poe staple, THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO. Unfortunately, while the creators gave it the full college try, the comic fell short of reaching the same depth that the original story had and lacked the antagonistic frenemy vibe that powered Poe’s words.

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  • Macabre Manga: “BLOOD-C”, “OVER THE GARDEN WALL” Second Series Announced

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    In preparation for the arrival of 2016, Dark Horse comics has made several new additions to their already booming manga line. Among the announced is a continuation of the one of the biggest vampire horror titles to grace both the Eastern and Western shores: BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE and its offshoot, BLOOD-C.

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  • “LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS #1” (Comic Book Review)

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    Superheroes have been around for as long as comics have been serialized. Righteous, flamboyantly dressed men and women that fight on the side of justice are as much of a staple of the industry as paper and ink. Yet, despite their popularity, it’s just recently that creators started exploring the exploitative side of their godlike power; proving that perhaps Lex Luthor was right when he said “Devils don’t come from the Hell beneath us, they come from the sky.”

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  • “LOBSTER JOHNSON: THE GLASS MANTIS” (Comic Book Review)

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    With the Mignola-driven universe getting bigger every year, it’s no surprise that the ‘comic-inside-a-comic’ Lobster Johnson would, well, get its own comic! While THE GLASS MANTIS is not the Lobster’s first foray into our world, the newest release continues to prove that 1930’s super-spy, supernatural, superheroes never go out of style. This one-shot follows our hero as he goes up against murder most foul at a museum opening against a backdrop of secrets and revenge. A wonderful homage to early pulp mysteries with just enough spectral chaos to appeal to armchair horror fans, THE GLASS MANTIS fits perfectly in and out of the HELLBOY world.

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  • Horror Comic Round-Up: Dark Horse Adapting Neil Gaiman; “DOCTOR STRANGE” offers “SINISTER” Reunion

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    Dark Horse recently announced that they will be releasing graphic novel adaptations of two of Neil Gaiman’s short stories. The first, titled HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, was originally published in the short story collection FRAGILE THINGS, and will be adapted by artists Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon. Scheduled for a June 2016 release, the story revolves around a two teenage boys who go to a party and learn that girls may actually come from another planet. On another note, though not related to Dark Horse, there are plans to adapt the short story into a movie by See-Saw Films with filming reportedly underway.

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  • “BLACK JACK KETCHUM #1” (Comic Book Review)

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    One of the most popular yet understated subgenres of horror comics in 2015 has undoubtedly been Weird Westerns. Heavy booted rustlers and ruffled women have been clashing with supernatural forces on the pages of such works as Dark Horse’s THE STEAM MAN, IDW’s FISTFUL OF BLOOD, and Image’s newest release, BLACK JACK KETCHUM. A work that walks the line between our reality and the ones behind the veil, BLACK JACK KETCHUM takes the standard outlaw tale and drops it in a SANDMAN-esque story where nothing is really what it seems. Throw in a mute girl with a shotgun and a case of mistaken identity and you got yourself a tale worth its buffalo hide.

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  • “BLOOD FEUD #2” (Comic Book Review)

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    No one can tell a southern ghost story quite like Cullen Bunn. Author of such down-home tales as Dark Horse’s HARROW COUNTY and Oni Press’s THE SIXTH GUN (as well as a very impressive resume with Marvel and DC), Bunn has been spinning scary yarns for most of his career. So it’s no surprise that when Oni Press was offered a WEIRD TALES version of the classic vampire story by Mr. Bunn, they jumped at the chance. What emerged was BLOOD FEUD, a story of monsters, good ol’ boys, and a centuries old family feud that threatens to take over an entire time. Currently on its second issue, the BLOOD FEUD continues onto a fateful showdown between man and beast.

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  • “LUCIFER” Series & Comic Release Dates Announced

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    If Satan was truly in charge of corrupting America’s youth, then DC’s LUCIFER is blowing the horn like a charismatic pied piper. A staple of not only DC/Vertigo’s repertoire, but the comic world in general, LUCIFER has finally hit it big after twenty six years with his very own TV show on FOX.  While the show has been long in development, with only a couple of TV spots to whet our appetites, a release date for the supernaturally charged series has finally been announced via Deadline: January 25th, 2016, on the heels of the premiere episode of THE X-FILES reboot/mini-series.

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