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Celebrating 10 award-winning years of Split Lip, this nearly 350-page hardcover collects 13 of the best Split Lip stories from its first decade. In addition to the stories—many of which are remastered and relettered—there’s over 50 pages of exclusive bonus content, including interviews, essays, commentary on every story, and behind-the-scenes art.

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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: Ode to Billie Joe, by Bobbie Gentry, by Tara Murtha

written by Sam on Monday, August 3, 2020
A terrific write-around, in which Murtha covers the career and legacy of Gentry, a singer/songwriter/performer who left public life 40 years ago and hasn’t been seen since. A feminist story about creative vision and business acumen. My favorite tidbit: Gentry was an early co-owner of the Phoenix Suns NBA team. Book: 24 of 52

52/52: The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror, by Joyce Carol Oates

written by Sam on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Oates wrote two horror classics: The Jeffrey Dahmer novella Zombie and The Collector of Hearts (I’ve wanted to rip off its story with a title that’s just a black square in comics for years). The Doll-Master is uneven. Its best stories—Mystery Inc., Big Momma—fizzle out rather than ending with bangs. Book: 23 of 52

52/52: Jerry and Marge Go Large, by Jason Fagone

written by Sam on Friday, July 17, 2020
I love this new series of small, limited-edition hardcovers featuring long-form journalism in finely crafted editions from a small Canadian publisher, Hingston & Olsen (they also did the boxed horror short-story chapbooks series called Ghost Box). This was a fun tale of a man who outsmarted the Michigan and Massachusetts lottery commissions.  Book: 22 of… View Article

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