There are four tales here, each illustrated by a different artist. Number 13 by George Kambadais, Count Magnus by Abigail Larson, Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come To You, My Lad, by Al Davison and The Treasure of Abbot Thomas by Meghan Hetrick. M R James was a master of crafting short, unsettling stories, and these are just the right length to establish the story and, just as important for a James tale, the atmosphere. Because James, as with Poe, it’s as much about that atmosphere, from the seemingly mundane to the first inkling that something isn’t quite right, then that slow building sense of unease that grows into dread then fear as those hints of movement in the shadows manifest.
Full review at forbiddenplanet.blog
The very first review of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Vol 2 is up now on the Starburst Magazine website (and we’re very pleased to say it’s a great one).
The book also got a nice little mention on Comicon.com recently.
Lots more to come before Halloween and Christmas.
It’s no secret that Dynamite Entertainment’s series Damsels has been clever from its outset in 2012, taking the cloying appropriation of fairytale princesses in pop culture and children’s literature not only back to its darker roots, but into dialogue with each other to create a complex new, but familiar, world. The comic has always been laced with inside jokes about literary tradition without being precious about them and thereby has preserved a sense of energy and discovery in readership.
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Preview pages via comicvine.com
- This creative team is presenting this tale as intelligently as conceivably possible, with gorgeously profound art and captivating aims. – The Lottery Party
- Overall, The Liverpool Demon continues to be a very good Sherlock Holmes read. Longtime fans can enjoy another good story with a new take on the title character while whole new readers can read what could be their first Homles story. – Unleash the Fanboy
We’re currently in the midst of a long-running Sherlock Holmes media explosion, from the Guy Ritchie films starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, to the hit BBC series SHERLOCK, and the American approach ELEMENTARY, however comics have plenty to add to the Holmes mythology, and Leah Moore and John Reppion are poised to release a new arc of their series SHERLOCK HOLMES this Wednesday, December 12, with “The Liverpool Demon” #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. The comics medium may even prove to be a more satisfying approach to the great detective, with its ability to conjure mood, give detailed characterization, and draw on the literary traditions established by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Team Mooreppion continue spinning their web well, with the rich mythology of this new world coming to form in teasing piecemeal. The world grows, as does its history, creating a sweet buildup for where this is heading. Their scene flow is so delicate and organic especially. It’s all very fun and brightly sharp.
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When I opened this comic book to begin my review, I can honestly say I didn’t really know what to expect from this second outing. Would it maintain the quality of the first issue or would it start to falter? Thankfully it does neither as it forges ahead tilling it’s own ground as the narrative scope of this series matures and expands.
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Leah Moore and John Reppion, aided by some beautiful art by Aneke, do a remarkable job of creating a richly realized fairy tale world that manages to avoid most of the genre’s more obvious clichés and uses its characters in surprising ways. Damsels is a fantasy likely to appeal to the widest possible audience.
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There’s been a rash of fairytales-in-the-real-world of late from Fables to Grimm to Once Upon A Time, but this is not that. This is closer to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld or Shrek, just not so played for laughs.
We have trolls under bridges keeping the city moving, we have markets selling fairies as pets – though they can also be used as possible assassins. And rather than stories trying to play their way out, we instead have characters trying to make their own way in the world, while kings, queens and princesses get on with whatever they get on with.
…Read the rest of the review on Bleeding Cool
A truly lovely review of Thrill appeared over on thelotteryparty.com today.
As I type, Emma Vieceli, Littleloud, Hat Trick, and Channel 4 Education are all attending the Broadcast Digital Awards in London and are waiting to find out if we’ve won Best Website… we’ll keep you posted.