• 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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  • 2018 Splatterpunk Awards: Short Stories and Novellas

    2018 Splatterpunk Awards: Short Stories and Novellas0

    Next month will herald the inaugural Splatterpunk Awards at Killercon Austin, a new book award ceremony that will celebrate the point in horror literature where the greatest achievements meet the lowest of taste. Lucky for you, Bookmarked is here to get its hands dirty with a three-part overview of every single finalist. The Splatterpunk Awards focus on

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  • Ghostbusters – Answer the Call #5: A Thrilling Finale

    Ghostbusters – Answer the Call #5: A Thrilling Finale0

    Ghostbusters – Answer the Call #5 Kelly Thompson (Writer), Corin Howell (Artist), Valentina Pinto (Colourist), Neil Uyetake (Letterer) IDW Publishing 9 May, 2018 The Ghostbusters’ Dr Jillian Holtzmann has an insane plan to beat the Schreckgespenst, a.k.a. “Schrecky,” the ghost terrorising New York City. It is the kind of plan that is so crazy that

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  • I Am a Hero Omnibus 6: An Indictment of the “Troubled Young Man”

    I Am a Hero Omnibus 6: An Indictment of the “Troubled Young Man”0

    I Am a Hero, Omnibus 6 Kengo Hanazawa (Art and Story), Kumar Sivasubramanian (Translation), Philip R. Simon (English adaptation), Steve Dutro (Lettering) Dark Horse Manga 17 May 2018 In I am a Hero, Omnibus 6, Kengo Hanazawa takes a break from the somewhat unreliable, yet, ultimately decent Hideo, a 35-year-old manga assistant plagued by indecision,

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