Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: The Tedium Zone


By Lyndsey Holder


McKelvie, Jamie (artist) and Gillen, Kieran (writer). The Wicked + The Divine. Image (2014).

Vilanova, Guiu (artist) and Straczynski, J. Michael (writer). The Twilight Zone. Dynamite (2014).


I am a multi-tasker. I do really well when I have seventeen million things to do at once, but when I have only one task, I quickly become bogged down in minutia. When my house is an absolute riot, which it always is because housework is pretty low …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: King Kong With Tentacles


By Lyndsey Holder


Afterlife with Archie #6. Written by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Illustrated by: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli, Robert Hack, and Rachel Deering. Archie Comics, 2014.


Generally, I’m sort of a hit-it-and-quit-it kind of lady with my reviews. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t lack the ability to settle down with a series, but as much as I’d love to sit around all day in my underpants eating chocolates in bed with BPRD: Hell on Earth (and believe me, …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: Sea Cucumber Parties: The Fuse 01, Undertow 01


By Lyndsey Holder


Johnston, Antony, writer and Greenwood, Justin, artist. The Fuse 01. Image (2014).

Orlando, Steve, writer and Trakhanov, Artyom, artist. Undertow 01. Image (2014).


Can I just say how great this is? How awesome to read comics where the female protagonist is a tough-as-nails old lady? I mean, I would have settled for just an average woman, someone who wore reasonable shoes and whose breasts followed the rules of physics, but The Fuse completely steamrolled my …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: Stop Trying to be Sexy; Start Picking Your Nose


Willard, James B., writer; Beavers, Patrick K., artist. Penny Palabras, Episode 2: The Devil’s Weight. Hollow Scene (January 15, 2014). Kindle edition file size: 9876 KB. AISBN: B00HVT0NV4.

Straczynski, J. Michael, writer; Kotian, Sid, artist; Farmer, Bill, colors. The Adventures of Apocalypse Al #1. Image Comics (2014). AISBN: B00I48Z3HK.


Do you know what I love to read about more than anything else in the world? Inescapable doom. It’s what drew me to Lovecraft: the reveal that while you …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: The Calamitous Black Devils

By Lyndsey Holder

Schmalke, Joseph. The Calamitous Black Devils. Comixpress, 2012.

There’s a thick miasma of awesomeness that surrounds this comic, to the point where it makes you feel as if just holding onto it will give you superpowers. It oozes cool – it’s the kind of comic book that you can carry around without any fear that someone is going to see it and start talking smack about comics at you. Anyway, I have a suspicion that if …

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