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

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Comics Over Innsmouth 2014

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 …

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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 7 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 5 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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Review: The Lord Came at Twilight

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Mills, Daniel. The Lord Came at Twilight. Dark Renaissance Books (2014). Paperback. 228 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1937128876.

This is the second time I’ve reviewed a collection in these pages that contained a story that I’d previously acquired for publication in Fungi. As with the last such occasion, I consider myself lucky enough to call Mr. Mills a friend, though I must admit that I was a fan first. I was introduced to the work of Daniel Mills when he…
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Review: Whispers from the Abyss

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By Allen Griffin

Rocha, Kat, ed. Whispers From the Abyss. 01 Publishing (October 11, 2013). USD $3.99, ebook. ASIN: B00FU0M3ZU.

We have been living in the age of The Novel for quite some time. High word counts and epic aspirations have paved the way to artistic validation since well before we were all born. Yet, there has been growing voices of dissent over the past several years, claiming it is time for the return of the short story and…
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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Cthulhu Cymraeg: Lovecraftian Tales from Wales

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland 2014

Jones, Mark Howard, ed. Cthulhu Cymraeg: Lovecraftian Tales from Wales. Screaming Dreams, 2013. $12.99. ISBN 978-1-906652-21-0.

Unless you’re Welsh, I doubt you’re going to like this book.

All right. That’s a bit strong. I don’t think you’re going to like all this book unless you have very catholic tastes in what constitutes Lovecraftian fiction. On the flip side, I am almost certain you’ll …

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