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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: 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

52/52: Merle Haggard’s Okie From Muskogee, by Rachel Lee Rubin

written by Sam on Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Convinced that Haggard was a hopelessly conservative lout due to this album’s title track? This terrific look at country music will change your mind. It — and the Cocaine and Rhinestones podcast on Haggard — are convincing that “Okie” is satire and that Haggard is much more nuanced, and leftist, than his reputation suggests. Book:… View Article

52/52: Hellboy the Complete Short Stories, Vol. 2 by Mike Mignola et al.

written by Sam on Sunday, January 19, 2020
The last volume in the recent Hellboy Omnibus reissues, collecting odds-n-ends shorts by Mignola and others. Maybe lacking the highs of the first volume, but any Hellboy is a treat. I was struck by unusual, but effective, word balloon placements and magnificent uses of green and blue tones not common to Hellboy. Book: 4 of… View Article

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