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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #6

Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #6 is the, unsurprisingly, sixth installment of the comic book adaptation of the popular tabletop roleplaying game. It follows the adventures of Cecily Bain, a former Anarch turned...

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth Vol.1

Vampire: The Masquerade: Winter’s Teeth volume 1 is the collected first five issues of the titular comic. Grimdark Magazine was gracious enough to review all five individually and it’s now available to purchase as...
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REVIEW: Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children’s Crusade by Ryan North (adaptor), Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Albert Monteys (Illustrations)

Kurt Vonnegut is one of the American masters. Wry, tragicomic, simple yet constantly evocative. There are reasons for his enduring popularity, and reasons to be worried when posthumous adaptations such as Slaughterhouse Five are announced....

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #5

Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #5 is the end of the first story arc of the series and possibly the entirety of it depending on sales. I suppose we’ll find out when and...

REVIEW: Die Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker by Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans, and Clayton Cowles

People love fantasy stories; they love the heroism of it, the sheer thrill of being the rogue stealing, the wizard whipping spells from their arsenal, the pure glory of winning. But life is not...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 4 by Mike Mignola

In his introduction to BPRD: Plague of Frogs Vol. 4, editor Scott Allie refers to it as an ‘honest-to-God graphic novel’ rather than another omnibus. This is more-or-less correct: the three component parts fit...

REVIEW: The Sandman (Audible) by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs

Neil Gaiman is one of today’s most beloved and well-known fantasy authors, with good reason. Dirk Maggs is a force in the industry too, having developed many popular properties from comics and prose and...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 3 by Mike Mignola

There is a tendency in these retrospectives of BPRD: Plague of Frogs to keep saying ‘Now it gets serious.’ The Plague of Frogs begins at the end of Volume One; Now it gets serious....

REVIEW: Altered Carbon – Download Blues by Rik Hoskin and Richard K Morgan

Altered Carbon: Download Blues is story written by Rik Hoskin with the script written by both Hoskin and Richard K. Morgan. This is “a Takeshi Kovacs adventure” and, at approximately 120 pages, it is...

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 2 by Mike Mignola

BPRD: Plague of Frogs Volume Two contains three collections: The Dead, War on Frogs and The Black Flame. These have been rearranged somewhat: they are placed in in-universe chronological order rather than arranged by...