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Retro Review: “The Flash” (Game Boy – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring The Flash, THQ’s side-scrolling action game based on the short-lived superhero TV series starring John Wesley Shipp. Welcome to Central City – home to a herd of dastardly ne’er-do-wells known as the Rogues! Led by the maniacal Trickster, villains such as Mirror Master and Captain Cold are terrorizing the

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Review: “Black and White Remastered” (Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re cheating a bit on the whole “Monochrome” thing to feature Black and White Remastered, a completely redrawn and enhanced version of Art Thibert’s superhero comics originally published in the mid-90s by Image and made possible today by a successful crowdfunding campaign. Written and illustrated by Art Thibert and co-written by

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Greatest Levels in Gaming: “Kirby’s Adventure” (NES – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re introducing what may become a new feature: Greatest Levels in Gaming, starting with one of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s last, but most cherished games. Before we kick this off, if you have any concerns about spoiling a 30-year old game, then you might want to avoid this retrospective. Then again,

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Review: “Winter War” (Caliber Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring Winter War, a 99-page, historically-based graphic novel published by Caliber Comics in 2014 that collects issues 1-4 of the original miniseries.* Spoilers ahead! Winter War covers the conflict between Soviet Russia and Finland during the winter of 1939-1940. Scripted and penciled by Kurt Belcher, Winter War ventures into rare

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Review: “IF – A Crime Anthology” (Alterna Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring IF – A Crime Anthology, a black and white anthology book published by Alterna Comics. With the title of A Crime Anthology, it might be expected that all of the the stories would be gritty or noir mysteries featuring “hard-boiled” detectives or Scorsese-esque gangsters, but this isn’t the case.

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Review: “Iron Sights” (Splatto Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring Splatto Comics’ Iron Sights, which was successfully crowdfunded into existence in 2018. Following up on his successful Jawbreakers: Lost Souls superhero book, independent comic creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer chose to go a very different route with his next project, Iron Sights. Co-written by Carlos Ivan

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Impressions: “Gunpowder on the Teeth Arcade” (Switch, Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re picking apart Gunpowder on the Teeth Arcade for the Nintendo Switch. While I would have preferred to do a full review, I’m limiting my thoughts to “impressions” as I didn’t finish the entire game… read on to see why. Do you love the smell of gunpowder in the morning? Gunpowder

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Michael Derrick talks his latest comic book project “Grayskale” (Interview – Monochrome May Special)

In January, writer Michael Derrick launched an Indiegogo campaign for Grayskale, an all-new graphic novel about a superhero with the ability to exploit karma. We have interviewed Derrick previously about other projects, and we were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his new Grayskale campaign.

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Review: “Gunman Clive” (Switch/Wii U/3DS/Steam – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring Gunman Clive, a retro-inspired side-scroller with a distinct sepia-tone aesthetic. Created by Swedish game creator Bertil Hörberg, Gunman Clive actually began its life as an Android mobile game. Thankfully, Hörberg ported the game to platforms that don’t require virtual buttons, starting with the Nintendo 3DS in December 2012. Get

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Review: “Batman Black and White” (DC Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re featuring the trade paperback edition of Batman Black and White, the four-issue anthology miniseries published by DC Comics. The individual issues of Batman Black and White included five stories that were eight pages long, and the first collected edition was released in 1998. Each story features the work of a

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Review: “Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition” (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC – Monochrome May Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Monochrome May event! Today we’re going to pick apart Bracket Games’ Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition, a visual novel for the Nintendo Switch. Three Fourths Home tells the story of a young woman named Kelly who is talking to her family members over a cell phone as she drives to their home. If that doesn’t

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Review: “The Abductables” (Cauldron Comics – Monochrome May Special)

At some point, aliens became a part of horror culture. Why did this happen, exactly? Was it the consistent appearance of Kodos and Kang in The Simpsons‘ Treehouse of Horror speicals? The release of Ridley Scott’s Alien film series? Or does it go even further back to Cold War-era sci-fi/horror flicks like Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Whenever it happened,

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Review: “Tales from the Suicide Forest” (Amigo Comics – Monochrome May Special)

Written by EL TORRES and featuring illustrations by Fran Galán, Tales from the Suicide Forest is a supernatural horror book set in Aokigahara. As such, the book is not based on any real-world examples of actual suicides, but it consists of disturbing accounts of people who find themselves in dark places.

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“Monochrome World” coming 7 May to Switch, Steam PC; 20% discount with preorder (Monochrome May Special)

We love how everyone is getting in the Monochrome May spirit! Game publisher CFK has announced that their new action puzzler Monochrome World will release on Thursday, 7 May for both Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. If you pre-purchase the game via Steam or the Switch eShop, you can receive a 20% discount to celebrate the game’s launch (and to

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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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Announcing The Splintering’s “Monochrome May” Event!

We’ve done theme months for both the Halloween and Christmas seasons (The Festival of Dread & Jolly Jinglings, respectively), but why wait for another major holiday to have a theme event? We couldn’t come up with a good reason, either. That’s why The Splintering has decided to christen this month as Monochrome May, a celebration of black and white games,

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“Gunman Clive HD Collection” now available on PS4

Well, this is a happy coincidence! We just reviewed the original Gunman Clive game as part of our Monochrome May event, and here comes the Gunman Clive HD Collection for the PS4 courtesy of publisher Flyhigh Works. Created by Swedish game creator Bertil Hörberg, Gunman Clive actually began its life as an Android mobile game. Thankfully, Hörberg ported the game

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Whirlpool’s “Slobbish Dragon Princess” Coming to Western PCs in 2020

Earlier this week, publisher Sekai Project announced that visual novel Slobbish Dragon Princess will be coming to western PCs via Steam. Slobbish Dragon Princess is a romantic comedy developed by Whirlpool (the creators of the Neko-nin exHeart series). You can read Sekai Project’s full story synopsis below: The main character is a sprightly young NEET who lives in a dilapidated dojo.

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The Barton Brothers’ Horror Comic “KOZOR: Descent into Madness” Coming Soon to Indiegogo

KOZOR: Descent into Madness is a crowdfunding campaign that is scheduled to go live later this summer.  The brainchild of Korey Barton, KOZOR is a comic book that’s been completed for over a year but has not yet seen the light of day.  Now, with the surge in crowdfunding campaigns, Korey, along with his brother Clayton Barton has decided that

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“Sit Down Sunday” Comic Book News Livestream – 5 July 2020 edition

On the latest installment of Sit Down Sunday (hosted on Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder Blake Worrell got another chance to discuss recent comic book news with both Parnell and The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. We discussed the latest drama with Diamond Comic Distributors, Mermaids, Parnell’s future plans for Johnny Phantasm, aliens in

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Ethan Van Sciver’s “Cyberfrog 2: Rekt Planet” Crosses $1 Million Milestone

Earlier this week, the crowdfunding campaign for Cyberfrog 2: Rekt Planet passed the incredible “Seven Figures, Bitch!” (Government name: “Seven Figures, Motherfucker!“) threshold, raising more than $1.01 million at the time of this writing. Written and illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver and featuring colors by Kyle Ritter, Rekt Planet is the 48-page sequel to the massively successful Cyberfrog: Bloodhoney. The Rekt Planet project

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Time-Bending RPG “Tower of Time” Now Available on Consoles

Indie game publisher Digerati Distribution and developer Event Horizon have released Tower of Time, a new RPG that puts an interesting time-bending spin on the traditional combat formula. During battles, the player can pause time to better plan a strategy, better control the field of battle, and reposition your party. One example provided by Digerati is the ability to “divide

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“Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate” Headed West for PC, Switch in 2020

Earlier this week during a New Game+ Expo live stream, Spike Chunsoft revealed that Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate is headed for a Western release for both Steam PC and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. The Tower of Fortune and The Dice of Fate is the fifth main entry in the Shiren the Wanderer

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“Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2” Announced for Steam, Consoles

During the New Game+ Expo live stream on Tuesday, Inti Creates announced that Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2 is coming soon for Steam PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Developed by Artplay and produced by Koji Igarashi, Curse of the Moon 2 brings fans another round of 2D action inspired by the classic Castlevania series. Series protagonist Zangetsu

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PiXEL Announces Greek Mythology-themed “Wing of the Asteria” for Switch, Steam PC

On a Monday, PiXEL announced Wing of Asteria, a new horizontal shooter inspired by ancient Greek mythology. While not much is known about the game, it will feature character designs and concept art by Shuzilow.HA (known for Gaiapolis and the Twin Bee series) and music by Kawagen of the Bandai Namco Studios Sound Team (Phelios, Burning Force). Here’s a look

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“Azure Striker Gunvolt 2” Now Available on Steam PC

Over the weekend, Japanese developer Inti Creates released Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 on Steam. The Steam version of the side-scrolling action/platformer comes with all of the DLC and upgrades (i.e. increased FPS) from the original home console release, and is currently discounted 20% during the launch window (sale ends 29 June). Here’s the official breakdown of Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

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Sony Censors “Aokana” on PS4; Nintendo Switch Version to Remain Uncensored

On Thursday, publisher PQube Asia announced that their upcoming game Aokana: Four Rhythms Across The Blue will be censored when it releases on PS4 in the west. Developed by Sprite and localized by NekoNyan, Aokana is a romance visual novel originally released in 2014, and has since been released uncensored across several platforms. However, due to Sony’s censorship policies put

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Zack Snyder Reveals Darkseid from “Snyder Cut” of Justice League

On Wednesday, Zack Snyder took to social media to publicly unveil what appears to be the first official color image of Darkseid from his upcoming release of Justice League on HBO Max. He previously revealed black and white images in 2019. Without further ado, here’s the post from Snyder below: Zack Snyder stepped away from the director’s chair late in

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Political Thriller “The Recount” Coming Soon from Scout Comics

Scout Comics has officially announced The Recount, a new political thriller written by Jonathan Hedrick (Freakshow Princess) and featuring illustrations by Gabriel Elias Ibarra Nunez (Graveland) colors by Sunil Ghagre (Wunderwaffen) and letters by Cristian Docolomansky (Jazz Legend). Here’s the official plot synopsis from Scout: When the US President is assassinated by one of his own security detail, a female

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