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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: The Killer of Little Shepherds, by Douglas Starr

written by Sam on Monday, April 19, 2021
True crime focused on serial killings in rural 1890s France. It follows the template of pairing the crimes with scientific/historical developments, in this case around forensics and mental health. The narrative threads didn’t quite unite; the killer is less interesting, the key thinker not always present in the plot. Interesting, but unsatisfying. Book: 13 of… View Article

52/52: Daphne Byrne, by Laura Marks and Kelley Jones

written by Sam on Saturday, March 20, 2021
A solid supernatural thriller set in late 1800s New York, following the titular character and her possibly devilish family. While only a 6-issue miniseries, it’s a decent start to an ongoing series or TV show (Marks writes for TV). The biggest standout is the book’s physical design and its papery, semi-transparent jacket.  Book: 12 of… View Article

52/52: The Lonesome Go, by Tim Lane

written by Sam on Saturday, March 13, 2021
Lane’s exploration of American icons—hoboes, femmes fatale, motorcycles, cars—and his affection for the Beat Generation didn’t work for me as well here as in previous books. But I was reminded of the infinite flexibility of comics by Lane’s mixture of art, blocks of text, one-page gags, sideways composition. Exciting stuff. Book: 11 of 52

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