Trigger warnings for virtually everything, from child abuse to rape, torture, animal abuse, mutilation, and repeated mentions of cock vore. Yes, cock vore. And probably whatever you’re thinking, that too. Reader beware. Vitiators is a psychedelic Gedankenexperiment that makes the reader complicit in the horrors within. An exploration of the perils of rabid fandom and

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Gaia is a strikingly gorgeous and demented release from new mangaka Asagi Yaenaga, who is transitioning from their expressive and violent art pieces into the realm of narrative storytelling. The debut also exists as a rarity for a Japanese artist, debuting outside of the manga system and landing their work with a European Publisher, Hollow

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im hanged review

Marco Testa’s I’m Hanged, is a dark and morbid journey into an artist’s mind as he seeks deeper meaning, only to be picked apart and told his work is non-sensical. Not so much breaking the fourth wall, the work instead takes the reader on a morbid, horrific, crass, and often humorous adventure drenched in the imagery

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Shock Suspenstories Comic Review

When I found the EC Archives Shock Suspenstories published by Dark Horse Books, I had the most vivid memory return to me in my local comic book shop. I was ten again! As a child, I searched in the stifling heat of my Tio’s dimly lit garage. The smell of old dust of years past

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The Dark Door Volume 1 zine review

The featured art is by Chris Cote Ill-advised records have been providing music as “Beats to Lie Awake and Succumb to Crippling Anxiety to” for some time. From their signature, never-ending lo-fi beats channel to their custom comps that evoke imagery from such iconic games as Silent Hill, the creator behind Ill-advised has also dabbled

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Poison Flowers & Pandemonium Cover

As comic fans know, Fantagraphics has always been the go-to for something delightfully different, and Poison Flowers & Pandemonium is no different. This behemoth of a comic tome, ringing in at over 300 pages, compiles four new stories ranging in style and subject matter by the late and great Richard Sala. However, all of four

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The first comic, titled The Last Night of Carnival, of this five part series shows Dracula chasing down a smiling buxom maiden only to be confronted by… a Superman knock-off. Dracula finds himself out-matched and left literally fangless, thus beginning a series of stories exploring an aging monster in an increasingly dangerous world. The series

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Guengsi Comic Book Review

Singapore born artist and author, Sean Lam, has been working commercially since 2009. Building off of his love of both comics and manga, Lam’s career has been varied, seeing him working on everything from bible themed series to illustrating for one of the biggest publishers in manga with Seven Seas Entertainment. Despite this, Lam has

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Ken Niimura is a Spanish-Japanese artist who employs a simplified, endearing style to share three stories in this volume of the taboo. Taking inspiration from the Japanese tales he heard as a child, such as Urashima Taro and The Crane Wife, he uses each to dig into the questions he had behind the story. What

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Red Room: The Antisocial Network Cover Photo

For as long as it has been a viable means for sharing media, the internet has been a fascination of the morbidly curious. Forums and sites set up on both the surface and deep web dedicated to the spread of gratuitous, real life videos of death, becoming common knowledge in our society and reflected in

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