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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: This Nightmare Kills Fascists

written by Sam on Friday, May 29, 2020
A political horror anthology nominally responding to the rise of Trump, but more touching on general political themes. Many of the stories have confused or unclear, if not outright silly, politics. Great to see Split Lip collaborators like John Bivens, Kelly Williams, and Claire Connelly with entries. Their comics are all highlights. Book: 16 of… View Article

52/52: The Mystery Play, by Grant Morrison and John J. Muth

written by Sam on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
A classic Vertigo graphic novel that would never get released today. Just a story, without a major twist, a high concept, or cross-media potential. Morrison’s allegory is a bit muddled, but Muth’s painting carries the day. There’s more subtlety and variety in one panel of Muth’s work than in entire modern comics. Book: 15 of… View Article

52/52: The Double, by George Pelecanos

written by Sam on Monday, May 25, 2020
My third Pelecanos and the first I didn’t outright love. Liked it, but it felt slight. Normally, Pelecanos succeeds with a combination of rich, deep setting and the nuanced psychology of his characters. Here, things felt a little too fast, a little too surface. A lot of fun, still, but less compelling. Book: 14 of… View Article

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