Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/13/13

This entry is part 7 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2013: Part 1

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, returning sci-fi shows, and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

Let’s begin the week with the timeless. It doesn’t look that way at first, of course. But, when Police Chief Morris’ daughter goes missing, …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/13/13

Review: The Collector

By Martha Hubbard

Russell, Daniel I. The Collector, Book One: Mana Leak. Dark Continents Publishing, 2012. USD $13.68 paperback; $3.99 Kindle. 338pp. ISBN 978-0-9831603-8-0.

Penny Crescent is a typical street in a typical country town about three hours from London. Several families live there, but we’re concerned with three – three families with very different approaches to life…What they have in common is an attachment to their ghosts.

Frank and Anne Harper have two adorable children, Charlie and Bronwyn. …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: The Calamitous Black Devils

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Comics Over Innsmouth: 2013

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 …

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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/06/13

This entry is part 6 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2013: Part 1

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books, Once Upon a Time, returning sci-fi shows, and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

The week’s biggest news is no doubt Subterranean Press’ announcement of a new collection from Joe R. Landsdale. Entitled ‘Bleeding Shadows‘ and containing a plethora …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/06/13

Gods and Monsters: The ‘Next Big Thing’ Blog Hop Tour

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Gods and Monsters: 2013

By Paula R. Stiles

The ‘Next Big Thing’ Blog Hop Tour shares upcoming authors – we ‘next big things’ – with as wide an audience as possible. Each week, a new author takes the baton, answering the same 10 questions about their upcoming work. You can find the previous entry here on Rebecca Byfield’s site.

My next upcoming book is a best of anthology, Raygun Chronicles:

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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/30/13

This entry is part 5 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2013: Part 1

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, returning sci-fi shows, and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

Fans of Weird Fiction may want to turn their attentions this week to D.P. Watt’s new collection, An Emporium of Automata. Watt has …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/30/13

Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: Review: Prophet, Vol. 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Comics Over Innsmouth: 2013

By Lyndsey Holder

Graham, Brandon and Roy, Simon. Prophet, Vol 1: Remission. Image, 2012. USD $9.99. ISBN-13: 978-1607066118.

Rob Liefeld is always used as the poster boy for what is wrong with comics. Sure, there are countless other people out there who are doing it wrong, but, like some tragic Greek hero, he has taken on his shoulders the entire weight of our ire at …

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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/23/13

This entry is part 4 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2013: Part 1

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books, Once Upon a Time, returning sci-fi shows, and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

The week’s most exciting release is likely Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales by the acclaimed Japanese writer Yoko Ogawa. Ogawa has already earned praise from figures as varied …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/23/13

Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: “Safari (Mountain Man Book 2)” and “The Hospital”

By Randy Stafford

Blackmore, Keith C. Safari (Mountain Man Book 2). Amazon Digital Services, Inc, 2012. USD $3.99. ASIN: B007YQG33Q.
Blackmore, Keith C. The Hospital. Amazon Digital Services, Inc, 2012. USD $0.99. ASIN: B009L2X8KM.

There are worse things than waking up to a house with busted-in doors, a dead girlfriend, and a bunch of dead bikers.

There is, for instance, do-it-yourself dentistry.

That’s the problem Augustus Berry AKA Gus AKA the Mountain Man faces at the beginning of …

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Column: Global Ghoul: Review: Heroman

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Global Ghoul: 2013

By Dale Carothers

Ohta, Toman. Heroman: Volume 1. (Original concept by Stan Lee & BONES) Vertical Inc., 2012. USD $10.95. ISBN: 978-1-935654-58-2.

I’ve read better comics by Rob Liefeld.

To make this claim, I felt I had to test it. After reading Heroman, I went to my local comic book store and looked for Liefeld’s work in the dollar bin. I didn’t find …

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

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Retronomicon: 2013

By J. Keith Haney

Wagner, Matt. Grendel: Red, White, & Black. Dark Horse Comics (September 13, 2005). ISBN-13: 978-1593072018.

When something becomes successful, sequels tend to be a common result. Of course, when you’ve got this many people who revere the original, you’re faced with a dilemma. You want to create new material that actually makes strides over the original story in a meaningful way, but you …

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Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/16/13

This entry is part 3 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2013: Part 1

This week, we have more news and spoilers about upcoming books, Once Upon a Time and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

When you head on over to a website, you usually have some pretty specific expectations. If the page you are viewing in particular is this column, those expectations might include hearing …

IFPWhispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 01/16/13