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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: BPRD: Plague of Frogs vol. 4, by Mignola, Arcudi, Davis, and Stewart

written by Sam on Thursday, May 27, 2021
These protagonists are profoundly overmatched by the challenge they face, naïve about their prospects. By the story’s end, multiple cities are destroyed, countries wiped off the map, and the BPRD are excited about a budget increase. They’re losing and don’t even see it. The accumulating doom and cognitive dissonance are so compelling. Book: 19 of… View Article

52/52: BPRD: Plague of Frogs, vol. 3, by Mignola, Arcudi, Davis & Stewart

written by Sam on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Much of the best horror derives from the inability to suppress traumas of the past, no matter how much characters strain to make it so. That’s the case with BPRD, and especially this volume. That, plus stakes that can irrevocably change any main character at any time, make this a great series. Book: 18 of… View Article

52/52: Lovesickness, by Junji Ito

written by Sam on Tuesday, May 18, 2021
The defining feature of Junji Ito’s horror is obsession and mania. Here, he plays the theme as the knife point that starts gushers of blood, for dark humor, and for some tried-and-true body horror. Working so much in the register of mania, though, is getting repetitive; what other modes does he have? Book: 17 of… View Article

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