• Dracula’s Forgotten Sister: Florence Marryat and The Blood of the Vampire

    Dracula’s Forgotten Sister: Florence Marryat and The Blood of the Vampire0

    Vampire fiction was crystallised in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Subsequent generations of writers in the genre have had to define their works only in relation to this novel, whether they were adhering to its example or departing from it. But if we go back in time, we see a different story, or rather, different stories. While

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  • A Projection Review: Emotional Story, Confusing Art

    A Projection Review: Emotional Story, Confusing Art0

    A Projection Seekan Hui (Writer and Artist) Avery Hill Publishing July 6, 2018 Cecilia, a young woman in need of some quick money, takes a job as a live-in photographer, and glorified nanny, for an unusual family. The matriarch of the family is simultaneously vivacious and overly strict, while the father is aloof, at best.

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  • 2018 Splatterpunk Awards: Novels

    2018 Splatterpunk Awards: Novels0

    With the short stories, novellas, collections, and anthologies dealt with in the first and second parts of this series, all that is left are the novels. So, join me as I take one last trip through the inaugural Splatterpunk Awards’ list of the most depraved horror fiction of 2017. Editor’s note: Once again, this post bears

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  • BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go

    BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go0

    BOOM! Bar! Where we talk about the month’s BOOM!, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia releases, try to spot trends, and think about what BOOM! “is,” as a publisher. Remember last month, when I wondered about how letterers get attached to projects at BOOM! and their substudios? Well, I got some answers. So let’s start with

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  • 2018 Splatterpunk Awards: Collections and Anthologies

    2018 Splatterpunk Awards: Collections and Anthologies0

    Welcome back to Bookmarked’s series reviewing every single finalist for the inaugural Splatterpunk Awards, to be presented next month at KillerCon Austin! The previous installment took a scalpel to the short stories and novellas. Now, let us move on to the categories covering books of short stories, be they single-author collections or multi-author anthologies. Editor’s

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  • Halloween Comes Early in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1

    Halloween Comes Early in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #11

    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1 David Avallone (Writer), Dave Acosta (Artist), Andrew Covalt (Colorist), Taylor Esposito (Letterer) Dynamite July 4, 2018 Hello, darlings! Welcome to the review! This is Slayleigh, here with another EX-PLOSIVE #1 issue–and, ugh, no, it’s not another X-Force relaunch from Rob Liefeld. This little firecracker from Dynamite stars none other

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