Review: A Touch of Absolute Zero: “The Mighty Quinn”

By Maria Mitchell

Stiles, Paula. The Mighty Quinn. Dark Continents, 2012. USD $15.99 (print); $3.99 (Kindle).

Imagine you’re standing around at a comfortable human temperature of 98 degrees. Maybe you’re looking at your work schedule for next week. You’re hanging out in an office. A ghastly chill ripples through the air. You look around for that jacket you haphazardly tossed on a chair. Out of the corner of your eye, you see a short, schleppy Canuck rush out that …

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Column: Global Ghoul: Limit Vol. 1

By Dale Carothers

Suenobu, Keiko. Limit Vol. 1. Vertical Inc., 2012. USD $10.95. ISBN: 978-1-935654-56-8.

At first glance, Suenobu’s art has the standard shojo look. Pointy-faced girls with big eyes. But, as I read, I found something more. Something gentle and controlled but capable of stark horror. Her lines are faintly impressionistic, giving them a depth of emotion that deepened my connection to the characters.

After the volume ends, Suenobu sketches out a quick page about the art supplies she …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/14/12

This entry is part 20 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2012: Part 2

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books and DVDs, Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who and Supernatural.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

Had I set out to imagine the perfect collection to not only entice my own interest but to perfectly kick off a list of new releases on Innsmouth Free Press’ site, I could not …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/14/12

Column: Retronomicon: Grendel: Black, White, & Red

By J. Keith Haney

Wagner, Matt. Grendel: Black, White, & Red. ISBN-13-978-1569714935. USD $12.04. Dark Horse Comics (October 10, 2000).

At first glance, Matt Wagner’s Grendel would seem to be a bit out of place in my column. Some of you out there may recognize the name from Beowulf (Pick a version, but Grendel is usually in there somewhere) and Wagner’s initial setup for the story (detailed in Devil by the Deed) could be called an inversion of …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/07/12

This entry is part 19 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2012: Part 2

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books and DVDs, Once Upon a Time and Supernatural.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

Usually, writing a column of new horror releases is an exercise in pruning down and sorting. Amazon and the genre’s publishers spit their new releases towards me, and I hack my way through, chop away the utterly …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/07/12

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/31/12: The Halloween Edition!

This entry is part 18 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2012: Part 2

Happy Halloween, folks! This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books and DVDs, Once Upon a Time and Supernatural.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

With Halloween here, the time seems ideal to worship At Fear’s Altar. Even moving past how easy the title is to cheekily work into sentences, Richard Gavin’s new collection of Weird Fiction has …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/31/12: The Halloween Edition!

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/24/12

This entry is part 17 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2012: Part 2

This week, we have our news and spoilers about upcoming books and DVDs, Once Upon a Time and Supernatural.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

Somehow I don’t think I’ll be surprising anyone when I say that the first week of October ramps up steadily when it comes to horror until it reaches genuine landslide proportions just before Halloween. Luckily for the …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/24/12

Review: Bad Blood

By Sarah Hans

Wendig, Chuck. Bad Blood. Abbadon Books: May 3, 2012. USD $3.49. ISBN: 9781849973571; 1849973571.

Bad Blood is the novella-length sequel to Chuck Wendig’s novel, Double Dead, the story of a vampire in the zombie apocalypse. Because it’s a sequel, this review contains some spoilers for Double Dead.

Bad Blood picks up not long after the events in Double Dead. Badass vampire Coburn has made his way to San Francisco in the hopes of …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/17/12

This entry is part 16 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2012: Part 2

This week, we have our news and spoilers about upcoming books and DVDs, Once Upon a Time and Supernatural.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

Rob DeBorde’s Portlandtown: A Tale of the Oregon Wyldes brings us to the Weird West.

Chernobyl Diaries, now on DVD, comes from Oren Peli of Paranormal Activity fame. It brings tourists, radioactive wastelands and worse things, …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/17/12

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/10/12

This entry is part 15 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2012: Part 2

This week, we’re introducing Nathaniel Katz as our latest news correspondent. The spoilers column will be expanding over the next few months to include more general horror media news, as well as our current entries. Nathaniel is the first of our new reporters. Please welcome him!

In addition, we have our usual spoilers for Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who and Supernatural.

Horrific Reads,

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/10/12

Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: Spaceships and Golems

By Lyndsey Holder

Mallozzi, Joseph and Mullie, Paul, writers. Brown, Garry, artist. Dark Matter Volume 1: Rebirth. Dark Horse (October 2012).

Mignola, Mike and Golden, Christopher. Joe Golem and the Drowning City. Dark Horse (October 2012).

In space, there isn’t any atmosphere and no one can hear you scream. In Dark Matter, a sci-fi comic by Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie and Garry Brown, there is also no atmosphere, but I’m pretty sure that my screams of frustration …

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Column: Global Ghoul: Dogs: Prelude #0

By Dale Carothers

Miwa, Shirow. Dogs: Prelude #0. Viz, 2009. $12.99. ISBN: 978-1-4215-2702-4.

Dogs: Prelude loosely weaves four stories together. Characters from different stories make cameos – or get fully involved in the shenanigans – giving the volume a modicum of cohesion, but it never really gels for me.

Miwa’s art looks good when you first pick the book up. Characters are universally lanky, and their limbs describe graceful arcs and angles across the page. Miwa is fond of …

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