Column: Global Ghoul: Review: William and the Lost Spirit (2013)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Global Ghoul 2014

William and the Lost Spirit (2013). Story By: Gwen de Bonneval. Art By: Matthieu Bonhomme.


Art and story come together in perfect symmetry in William and the Lost Spirit. This is why I read comics. Bonneval’s script moves with assured grace and Bonhomme’s art is perfect. Bonhomme stands somewhere between late-career Mazzucchelli and Herge.

The colors in the book are credited to a person known only …

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Review: Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History

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By Ada Hoffmann


Older, Daniel José & Fox, Rose, eds. Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History. Crossed Genres Publications (May 2014).


In the publication of an anthology like Long Hidden, questions inevitably arise. Obviously, we need more diversity in fiction – but when we ask for it directly, are the resulting stories any good?

With Long Hidden, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

While the anthology guidelines (historical fantasy, set in the real …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Fiend Without a Face (1958)

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

Fiend Without a Face (1958). Directed by: Arthur Crabtree. Starring: Marshall Thompson, Kynaston Reeves, Kim Parker.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. This month’s episode is another classic brought to us thanks to the untiring efforts of the good folks over at Criterion: Fiend Without a Face. There’s a …

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Column: Global Ghoul: Review: Eden (1994)

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This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Global Ghoul 2014

Eden. (1994). Story and Art By: Vince.

Eden by French creator Vince is the quintessential Heavy Metal story. It’s a Technicolor BladeRunner-inspired romp painted by the artistic lovechild of Richard Corben and Brendan McCarthy.

Eden is peopled by wonky, old-school robots; deformed mutants; and modified humans with odd – sometimes even brutal or jarring – fashion sense. Chunky techno-towers rise into the sky, and garish …

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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

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This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland 2014

Jones, Stephen, ed. Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth. Fedogan & Bremer: 2013. $35. ISBN: 978-1-878252-07-4.…

In the Lovecraft universe, Innsmouth is the most blighted piece of real estate on Earth. Arkham may have its pockets of oddities. You may want to stay out of subterranean Boston and the Vermont woods, but the whole town of Innsmouth has never been the same since Captain Marsh

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