Weirdo Wednesdays: Pre-Code Horror
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Weirdo Wednesdays: Pre-Code Horror

Before Frederic Wertham’s Comics Code, horror comics were filled with violent imagery, especially murder and gruesome acts. For years these were really hard to find, but in recent years publishers have begun to collect these stories. One of the best collections is Haunted Horror. Published by IDW starting in 2012, each issue features selections from various pre-code … Continue reading

Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre
Artsy Fartsy / Comic Bookery / Countdown to Halloween

Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre

In 1983, Pacific Comics published a five-volume comic set that featured a retrospective of Bernie Wrightson’s work. (Is it Berni or Bernie? I feel like it’s Bernie, but there’s a certain period in his life that he went by Berni. When I met him, it was Bernie.) Pacific Comics is one of my favorite indie … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Funko ReAction Horror and Universal Monsters
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Monstrous Mondays: Funko ReAction Horror and Universal Monsters

In the world of licensed toys, Funko is the juggernaut at the forefront. Every week it seems they’re releasing something new in the Pop!, Fabrikations, or ReAction line, and my wallet is struggling to keep up. I’m amazed at the number of Pop! figures they’ve managed to release, and though I’ve only succumbed twice (thanks … Continue reading