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“Legends of Log” Anniversary Celebration Now Underway

Ten years of “Timberrrrr!” Can you believe that it’s already been a full decade since Giant Comics debuted Log, defender of the North Woods? While I was following the character and stories before it landed at its current, comfortable Alterna home, I have to admit, there’s still quite a bit I missed from those early years. Now, Legends of Log

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Review: Legends of Log (Alterna Comics – Monochrome May Special)

After making a few appearances in the pages of Alterna’s anthology series It Came Out on a Wednesday, Ski Suharski’s Legends of Log received its very own “One-Dollar One-Shot” book in January. It’s a great price for a quick read featuring a unique character, but what exactly do you get for your hard-earned buck? The Log character has appeared in

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Alterna Comics reveals “Legends of Log” one-dollar one-shot details, cover art

On Friday, Alterna Comics unveiled the cover for Legends of Log, a “one-dollar one-shot” featuring the mysterious guardian of the forest who has become a staple character of Alterna’s It Came Out on a Wednesday anthology series over the past year. Featuring the workof Ski Suharsky, Bob Berry, Trey Baldwin, Ian Miller and Wes Locher, Legends of Log follows the

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Alterna Comics’ “Legends of Log” to receive one-dollar one-shot in January

For nearly a year, The Legends of Log has been a mainstay of Alterna Comics’ anthology series It Came Out on a Wednesday. But now Alterna is giving the ax-wielding wooden giant his own one-shot book this January. The best part? It will only cost a buck. Legends of Log follows the adventures of the titular titan Log as he

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New comic anthology “Legends of the Lone Wolf” features a centuries-old battle against the undead

On Wednesday, Doug Garrett launched a crowdfunding campaign for Legends of the Lone Wolf, an all-new comic anthology featuring the titular Native American hunter of the undead. Here’s a summary of the project taken from the Indiegogo campaign page.   “This full color 80 page anthology was handcrafted by a series of different teams. As the character’s creator, I joined with artists Marshall Lee

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Review: “Scary Christmas” (American Mythology Productions, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things merry and bright! Today, we’re going to take a look at Scary Christmas issue 1, a black and white anthology comic published by American Mythology Productions in 2019. It covers all kinds of joyous and cheerful Christmas themes, such as ultra-violence, naked ladies, cannibalism, you know – wholesome

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Mythological Fantasy “Elysian Fields: the Pyramid Gambit” Now on Indiegogo

The champions of Hades and heroes of Osiris have an all-out brawl! Earlier this week, 9 Realms Publishing launched a crowdfunding campaign for Elysian Fields: the Pyramid Gambit, a 60-page graphic novel that follows from the “Zero Issue” that was successfully funded earlier this year. Written by Michael Oden and featuring illustrations by Marcelo Oliveira Costa, The Pyramid Gambit is

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Top Ten Living Legends: Comic Book Writer/Artist/Creators WHO DO IT ALL

Welcome back to another Top Ten list here at The Splintering. Today, we’re spotlighting the top ten writer/artist/creators – essentially, those creators who “do it all.”  We’re taking everything into account on this one, including the creators’ writing, their artwork and their creations.  Read on and be sure to let us know who we may have left out in the

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Top Ten Living Legends – Comic Book Artists

Lists are fun, aren’t they?  They allow contributors and readers alike to share their experiences and opinions. They are nostalgic, and informative.  Here at The Splintering, we’ve decided to open the doors for some “Top Ten” lists, both to give our contributors a chance to share their voices and to allow our readers to do the same.  So please, review

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Crafting Legends’ “Death Trash” will envelop you in its meaty tentacles starting in early 2020

Independent game developer Crafting Legends has announced that the Windows PC version of Death Trash is planned to release in early 2020 via Steam Early Access. Console ports are expected after the game is fully complete, with versions planned for the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Originally revealed in 2015, Death Trash is a grotesque open-world RPG which takes place

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Horror anthology “Tales from Beyond the Gate” now live on Indiegogo

On Thursday, the crowdfunding campaign for horror anthology graphic novel Tales from Beyond the Gate went live on Indiegogo. Here’s a summary of the project taken straight from the Tales from Beyond the Gate Indiegogo page. “Tales From Beyond the Gate, from the mind of artist John Dillard. A Horror Anthology, from a team of up and coming creators, that

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Alterna Comics’ Winter Preorder Campaign is Live on Indiegogo

On Tuesday, Alterna Comics launched a pre-order crowdfunding campaign for their Winter lineup of books. The campaign is already fully funded, having already raised more $8 thousand at the time of this writing.* Through the Indiegogo campaign page, you can pick up all ten of Alterna’s Winter issues, or simply pick and choose the titles you want. There are also

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Alterna Comics to release “The Swan King” as a one-dollar one-shot this spring

Earlier this week, Alterna Comics revealed that Tyler Wentland’s fantasy comic The Swan King would be coming to a comic shop near you for the affordable price of a single dollar. Successfully crowdfunded in 2018, The Swan King is described as “a 19-page dark fantasy fairytale in black and white.” The book is written and illustrated by Wentland (Red Koi)

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Physical Editions of “Werewolf: The Apocalypse” Coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4

Thanks to a collaboration between Different Tales, Walkabout Games and Funstock, preorders are now open for physical editions of visual-novel adventure game Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest. These editions are planned for both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation consoles and are expected to release in early 2023. Heart of the Forest is a narrative adventure game inspired by the Tabletop RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse. The

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Crowdfunding Review: “God’s’Dog: Monster” (Jonathan Pageau, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things mysterious and menacing. Today we’re going to take a look at God’s’Dog: Monster, a 112-page graphic novel that was successfully crowdfunded in 2021 via Indiegogo. For those of you not familiar with our review format, we grade a crowdfunding campaign on four distinct categories: Naturally, some story

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Retro Game Review: “Naxat Super Pinball Jaki Crush” (Super Famicom, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things dreary and disturbing. Today we’re going to take a look at Jaki Crush (aka Naxat Super Pinball Jaki Crush), a horror-inspired pinball game released on the Nintendo Super Famicom in 1992.  Developed by Compile, Jaki Crush is the third game in their “Crush” pinball series (We don’t

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656 Comics’ “Dead Stop: Tour of Terror” Lives on Indiegogo

On Thursday, 656 Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Dead Stop: Tour of Terror, a 100+ page horror anthology book. Dead Stop features seven stories set in the US-Mexico border region, all presented with black and white artwork. Here’s the official breakdown of Dead Stop: Tour of Terror from the Indiegogo campaign page: Join your macabre tour guide, Kreizy, as

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Second Chance to Grab Superhero/Western Comic “The Bobcat” Now on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, independent comic book creator James Hostler launched an Indiegogo campaign for issues 1-5 of The Bobcat, a steampunk fantasy comic series that takes place at the dawn of the Industrial Age. Written by Hostler and illustrated by Jim Mehsling, The Bobcat blends superhero and Western elements with steampunk technology and Native American mythology. Here’s the official plot

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Dark-themed RPG “Black Book” coming to PC, consoles in 2020

On Thursday, publisher HypeTrain Digital announced that Morteshka‘s card-based RPG adventure Black Book is scheduled to release on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC later this year. HypeTrain also released an announcement trailer for the game, which will give you a sense of Black Book‘s gameplay and haunting themes. You can watch the trailer below, which is followed

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Review: “Old School Monsters” by Ashcan Comics Pub. (Festival of Dread special)

There’s perhaps nothing more synonymous with Halloween than the collection of creatures known as the “Universal Classic Monsters”. Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon – each of these horrors have been recreated and re-imagined across several different mediums over the years. In March 2019, independent comic book publisher Ashcan Comics Pub. gave a handful

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Review: “Batman Haunted Knight” – DC Comics (Festival of Dread special)

Before The Long Halloween, the creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale crafted three Halloween-themed Batman stories for DC Comics’ ongoing Legends of the Dark Knight series. Originally released in the autumn of 1993, 1994 and 1995, these three tales simply titled Fears, Madness and Ghosts would later be collected into a single trade paperback titled Haunted Knight, which has

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Capcom aims to revive dormant IPs, which do you want to see?

On Wednesday, Capcom posted an overview of its strategies and plans for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. As part of that, the company provided insight into growth strategies, and its focus going forward. Capcom first highlighted that, with new titles, it will “regularly release titles for major IP while also utilizing dormant IP and remakes”. A part of the

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