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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 Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance, by M.R. James

written by Sam on Saturday, November 27, 2021
I love M.R. James’ ghost stories for how far ahead of their time they were, for their creepiness, for their foundational importance to modern horror. But James’ stories can sometimes also be unclear in their denouements, thus muting their impact. That’s the case here, but even muted James is a worthy read. Book: 40 out… View Article

52/52: Blood on the Tracks, vol. 3, by Shuzo Oshimi

written by Sam on Friday, November 26, 2021
As Seiichi becomes increasingly disturbed by the goings on in his house, family, and mind, this comic becomes ever-more effective. Manga’s decompressed storytelling perfectly matches the glitches in Seiichi’s mind—his newfound stutter, the moment where he briefly forgets how to walk. That couldn’t be done as effectively in denser Western comics. Book: 39 out of… View Article

52/52: The Doll’s Ghost, by F. Marion Crawford

written by Sam on Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Another Christmas ghost story (What a great historical tradition. Is it coming back? It seems like maybe it is) from this Seth-designed series of tiny, single-story volumes. This short, spooky but ultimately sweet, story is more atmospheric and effective than The Morgan Trust, and reads as closer to modern in its style. Book: 38 out… View Article

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