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Split Lip is an anthology of short horror comics written by Sam Costello and drawn by artists from around the world. All stories are self-contained, so you can start reading anywhere. Fans of Twilight Zone and weird fiction will enjoy these stories, but beware—keeping the lights on can’t keep you safe from dangerous ideas.

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52/52: No Longer Human, by Junji Ito

written by Sam on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Basically Warren Zevon’s “Mr. Bad Example,” but with horror elements. I like the Zevon better; at least it has a sense of humor. I love Ito, and his contributions to the manga are great, but he’s adapting Osamu Dazai’s existential novel. What’s the point or value of the novel? I can’t say. Book: 8 of… View Article

52/52: The Willows and Other Nightmares, by Algernon Blackwood and Paul Pope

written by Sam on Saturday, March 21, 2020
Blackwood might be too subtle for me. This was my first exposure to his work. While I appreciated the ideas operating in his work—and their obvious influence on Lovecraft and weird fiction overall—this was a slog at times. Paul Pope’s original illustrations were a treat, especially at such large size. Book: 7 of 52

52/52: Agency, by William Gibson

written by Sam on Friday, February 21, 2020
The sequel to Gibson’s chilling, outlook-changing “The Peripheral.” I keep thinking it’s “The Agency,” but it’s “agency,” like the power to act. Ironically the main character has little. Kudos to Gibson for recognizing the inherent 1% worship in some of his character types and undercutting it by the end of this one. Book: 6 of… View Article

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