ATTACK ON TITAN Is Everywhere, and It’s Awesome

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It’s a good time to be an ATTACK ON TITAN fan. Hajime Isayama‘s manga/anime series, called  進撃の巨人 (Shingeki no Kyoujin, “Advancing Giants”) in Japan, is infiltrating Western popular culture in a way that hasn’t really been accomplished since COWBOY BEBOP or NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. The 25-episode anime aired on Adult Swim, every new volume of [...]

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Exclusive: Scott Snyder talks the horrors of WYTCHES

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The last time you were scared of a witch was probably when you first saw Margaret Hamilton cackle her way through THE WIZARD OF OZ, or when Roald Dahl’s THE WITCHES pulled off their wigs and gloves and exposed their claws (mommy!). Well, look no further, my friend: the first issue of Scott Snyder and [...]

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Comic Review: GODKILLER #1

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Release Date: October 29, 2014 (in shops NOW) Writer: Matt Pizzolo Artist: Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk Publisher: Black Mask Studios GODKILLER is a debut comic that is almost crushed into oblivion by its own ambitious world-building. It’s a high-concept, post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk cornucopia of cultural rebellion, whose first half runs dangerously close to losing itself in its [...]

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Image Entertainment Goes DIGGING UP THE MARROW

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So, this one has me frothing at the mouth. Adam Green—director of the HATCHET franchise, suspense flick FROZEN, and the extremely meta DIY show HOLLISTON—is about to go plunging into the ether of self-referential horror filmmaking once again with DIGGING UP THE MARROW, recently acquired by Image/RLJ Entertainment, and he’s bringing along the legendary Ray [...]

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Watch Adam Ciolfi’s Brilliant Stop-Motion Short “BROKEN”

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Just when you think crappy CGI, twist endings, and cheap scares have overtaken the world of mythic film storytelling, someone comes along with a practical wonder capable of encouraging even the most cynical of monster fans. This week, that wonder is BROKEN, a ten-minute short film directed by Adam Ciolfi that utilizes stop motion in [...]

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Advance Comic Review: COLDER – THE BAD SEED #1

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Release Date: October 22, 2014 Writer: Paul Tobin Artist: Juan Ferreyra Publisher: Dark Horse How do you follow up one of the best horror stories of the decade? One might ask Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra, whose Eisner-nominated COLDER has been haunting everyone’s dreams. And it looks like the answer would be along these lines: [...]

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Movie Review: THE CANAL

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Release Date: In Theaters Now Writer: Ivan Kavanagh Director: Ivan Kavanagh Starring: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra Distribution: The Orchard I am certainly a fan of descent-into-insanity stories. When a filmmaker blurs the line between reality and hallucinations, I pay close attention, because it’s an opportunity for experimental narratives and visuals. Of course, [...]

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Editor’s Picks: Japanese Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comics

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I love comics. (Surprise! Or not.) I love all kinds of comics. And that includes material published by Viz, Vertical, Yen Press… Oh dear. I must mean… manga. Even fans of American comics look at manga with disdain. They roll their eyes and pick up their single issues and graphic novels, snubbing black and white [...]

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Comic Review: BODIES #3

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Writer: Si Spencer Artists: Meghan Hetrick (2014), Phil Winslade (1940), Tula Lotay (2050), Dean Ormston (1890) Letterers: Dezi Sienty, Taylor Esposito Colorist: Lee Loughridge Publisher: Vertigo I read a lot of comics. Sometimes I get a bit behind, though. For this reason, every week I make two stacks of issues: the “Read immediately!” pile and [...]

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It’s Heeeere: COLDER – THE BAD SEED #1 Preview Art

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Does COLDER really need any more squee from me? Probably not. If you have not yet read this horror masterpiece from Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra, head to your local comic shop right now, or if you must, go here or here, and purchase yourself a copy before indulging in the following preview of the [...]

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