24 Hours of Halloween: Another Kickstarter horror anthology: Canaan Cult Revival

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And yet another crowdfunded Horror anthology, this time led by Christian Sager who explains it thusly: CANAAN CULT REVIVAL is an explicit and graphic compilation of horror, designed to distress its readers. In fact, some creators who originally participated in the magazine had to withdraw when they were exposed to its subject matter. This isn’t […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Night Post

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If you thought the post office was scary, wait until you see Night Post by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder. It’s about a midnight postal service that delivers mail to the creatures of the night. And what happens when they find out it’s just junk mail? You don’t want to find out. ‘Night Post started from […]

24 Hours of Halloween (and Crowdwatch): Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue,

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  Craig Engler,  co-creator/writer/co-executive producer of Syfy’sZ Nation is kickstarting a new comic based on HP Lovecraft; it’s already funded but it’s definitely in the spirit of the season. “Halloween week is the perfect time to launch ‘Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue,’ the start of a new series we’re working on that completely reinvents […]

24 Hours of Halloween: Archie’s Halloween

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although afterlife with Archie may be his greatest horror hit, Riverdale’s finest has always celebrated the holiday, from #5 on.

24 Hours of Halloween: Spooky music!

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Yes it’s the most magical time of the year, Halloween, which is a 24 hour tradition here at Stately Beat Manor. To get into the mood. The Beat has been listening all day to Soma Radio’s Doomed station which offers “dark industrial/ambient music” which usually means loud/urgent chanting in Latin and Fields of Nephiilm. Many […]

31 Days of Halloween: EC Comics on sale at Comixology

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You can’t spell “horror comics” without EC—these finely drawn masterpieces of the macabre set a standard for illustrated chills that were so unsettling, they nearly got the whole comics industry shut down. Fantagraphics has been reprinting the EC comics in handsome books devoted to various artists, including the late great Al Feldstein, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Graham Ingels […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Haunted Vagina

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The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III ploughs into fertile territory first tilled by Jim Balent. But horror has many shapes and sizes…as do the tacky and the just plain oh no.

Jack Kirby is now getting credit in Marvel titles—and that is pretty freaking awesome

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It looks like the results of last month’s settlement in the Jacky Kirby lawsuit against Marvel has yielded swift results: Kirby and Stan Lee are now being given co-credit in books including Fantastic Four, Inhumans and the X-men. And Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are being given co-creator credit on Captain America. Among the books […]

Get your FREE tickets for Comic Art Brooklyn programming today

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Anticipating demand for next week’s CAB programming, featuring Al Jaffee, Charles Burns, Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast and more, the show is making
FREE tickets available in advance via Eventbrite . You can just go there now and sign up for the panels you want.

Milking the last drops, Marvel releases a final Rocket and Groot variant for Spider-Woman

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This November’s Marvel comics will include a ton of Rocket Raccoon and Groot variant covers, making this officially the Year of An Awful Lot of Rocket and Groot, but as a waffer-thin nod towards making this maybe Too Much Rocket and Groot, one more cover by Simone Bianchi will appear.

“We were totally overwhelmed by the response to the Rocket Raccoon & Groot variants when we released them last month,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “When Simone Bianchi said he wanted to do one too, we couldn’t resist! We couldn’t be happier with the stunning cover he turned in.”