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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: Continent, by Jim Crace

written by Sam on Thursday, October 14, 2021
Crace’s award-winning debut “novel” is a collection of linked short stories (they take place on the same unnamed, fictional continent). It didn’t work as well as his later novels—notably Being Dead, The Devil’s Larder, and Genesis—but his sentences are so beautiful, his word choices so luxurious, that it still pleased. Book: 30 out of 52

52/52: The Quiet Boy, by Ben Winters

written by Sam on Sunday, September 12, 2021
It may be impossible to account for everything that describes this compelling, heartbreaking, mysterious novel in just 52 words. It’s a legal thriller, a cult thriller, very light science fiction, a bit neo-detective, and a multi-generational family saga. It’s a page turner and a meditation that features some of Winter’s best writing.  Book: 29 out… View Article

52/52: In the Pines, by Erik Kriek

written by Sam on Monday, September 6, 2021
Having adapted murder ballads to comics myself, I may be a bit picky, but: This is not a good quartet of adaptations. It’s all surface—the plot, the setting. The stories don’t seem to understand anything of the subterranean mystery and power of murder ballads, nor is anything about them evoking music. Book: 28 out of… View Article

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