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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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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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“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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“Baroque: Original Edition” coming to Switch in 2020

On Thursday, game developer Sting Entertainment announced that they will be bringing Baroque to the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop in the form of Baroque: Original Edition. Baroque was originally released for the SEGA Saturn in 1998 and ported to PlayStation in 1999. A remake was later released for the PS2 (2007) and Nintendo Wii (2008) that included the option to

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Bandai Namco’s “Scarlet Nexus” confirmed for PS4, PS5

Originally announced for PC and Xbox consoles, sci-fi RPG Scarlet Nexus is also coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Bandai Namco has confirmed. According to Rice Digital, Scarlet Nexus‘ story was penned by the same team responsible for Tales of Vesperia. In Scarlet Nexus, players take control of a psychokinetically-powered soldier named Yuito who must protect mankind from a

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Review: “The Electric Black” – an Intoxicating and Addicting Horror Series (Scout Comics)

Scout Comics’ The Electric Black is a horror anthology series by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall. The book centers around a dark, devious, and sinister antique shop – The Electric Black – that feeds off the wants and desires of its customers, all of whom come face to face with all manner of dark evils. The shop’s proprietor, Julius Black,

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“Formula Retro Racing” Now Available for Xbox One, Steam PC

On Friday, Repixel8’s throwback racer Formula Retro Racing landed on Steam and Xbox One. Inspired by classic arcade racing games such as Virtua Racing and Daytona USA, Formula Retro Racing packages a low-polygon aesthetic with modern touches such as online leaderboards, smooth 60 fps gameplay, and wild crash physics. Here’s the breakdown of Formula Retro Racing from the game’s Steam

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Sean Gordon Murphy’s “The Plot Holes” raises $100k in first day on Indiegogo

On Friday, comic book creator Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight) launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Plot Holes, an all-new 100-page graphic novel. The campaign is an overnight success, having already raised more than $100k. Written and illustrated by Murphy and featuring colors by Matt Hollingsworth, The Plot Holes is a sci-fi adventure inspired by the work of Philip

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“Ion Fury” Now Available on Switch, PS4, Xbox One

Voidpoint and 3D Realms’ retro-inspired shooter Ion Fury is now on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One courtesy of publisher 1C Entertainment. Described as a spiritual successor to classic 90’s first-person shooters, Ion Fury runs on a modified version of the classic Build engine, giving the game a distinctive, throwback flair. The Ion Fury developers made headlines in 2019 for

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ALL CAPS COMICS’ “Cyberfrog: Rekt Planet” Annihilates More Crowdfunding Records

Overnight, the crowdfunding period for ALL CAPS COMICS’ Cyberfrog: Rekt Planet came to a close, raising a total of  $852,817.* Not only is that girthy stack of green, but it’s also a new record for the total amount raised by a single comic book campaign on Indiegogo, surpassing 2019’s Earthworm Jim: Launch the Cow. Can I get a “Whoa, Nelly!?”

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Graham Nolan’s New Horror Comic “The Chenoo” Launching Soon on Indiegogo

Celebrated comic book creator Graham Nolan (Batman, Monster Island) is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign for The Chenoo, an all-new graphic novel project that Nolan himself says is “the monster/horror comic you’ve been waiting for!” Nolan plans to launch the crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo sometime next week. So far, the only description of the plot is “As Buffalo prepares

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“Ancestors Legacy” coming to Switch in June

Developer Destructive Creations have announced that their real-time strategy title Ancestors Legacy is coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop in June, with a physical edition coming to selected retailers later in 2020. Ancestors Legacy features several campaigns inspired by actual historical events as players command a variety of armies from medieval-era Europe including Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Germans, and Slavs. Here’s the full

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Scout Comics’ “Wretches” to become one-hour sci-fi series

On Thursday, Scout Comics & Entertainment announced that their sci-fi comic book series Wretches is currently being adapted as a one-hour adventure series. Screenwriter Bianca Ursillo (Dispatches From Elsewhere) has been tapped to pen the script and Andy Cohen of Grade A Entertainment is set to executive produce alongside Scout. The Wretches comics are created and written by James E.

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Softstar’s action/RPG “Xuan-Yuan Sword VII” receives new scenery trailer

Taiwan-based developer Softstar Entertainment and Domo Studio have released a new trailer for Xuan-Yuan Sword VII highlighting several of the game’s environments. These landscapes include lush, Chinese fairy tale-inspired forests, streams, as well as “clockwork” technological sites. This footage also shows off the game’s day and night cycle. You can check out the new trailer below, followed by the full

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These “Exploded” Console Prints are the Perfect Complement to your Retro Gaming Room

Have you been spending time at home to upgrade your ultimate gaming lair? If you’re a fan of the late 90s & early 2000s era of gaming, then independent artist Angeline N Pear (aka “Angerinet“?) has some killer tapestries for you to adorn your walls. Without any more beating around the bush, have a look for yourself below.   These

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Visit the realm of imagination in “Okel’s Magical Worlds”

French publisher Les Reves D’Ily has revealed that they will begin crowdfunding an imaginative, all-ages comic Okel’s Magical Worlds in May. Written by Fatiha Messali and illustrated by Johanna Crainmark, Okel’s Magical Worlds is built around a child’s imagination via “a journey through the fantastic worlds of their toys.” Here’s the book’s official plot summary: Okel is a little girl

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Lovecraftian terrors await in “Sunless Sea”, now available on Xbox One, Switch

Late last week, game publisher Digerati Distribution released Failbetter Games’ seafaring horror title Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition for both Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the official description of the game below: LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE. Sunless Sea is a Lovecraftian steampunk game set in an alternate Victorian London where you navigate a steamship through the deep

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