Review: Fragments of Horror


By Orrin Grey


Ito, Junji. Fragments of Horror. Viz Media (2015). Hardcover: 224 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1421580791.


Let me just get this out of the way before we start the review: For my money, at least two of the greatest masters of the Weird tale who have ever lived are alive today and working in comics. One is Mike Mignola, and the other is Junji Ito. This is not just Junji Ito’s first horror collection in eight years, but it’s …

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


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 as ‘Walter.’ His simple, muted palette astounded me, page after page. His colors …

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Column: Global Ghoul: Review: Eden (1994)

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 air cars dodge between their spires. Off-kilter opulence pervades and provides for constant …

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