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Festive Cheer All Year Long with the “Holiday Special Podcast” (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Sure, 2020 is almost over, but just like any other year, saying goodbye to the Christmas holiday season is still bumming me out a bit. Still, we at The Splintering like to keep our Jolly Jinglings festivities going all the way to the New Year, and one easy, cost-free way to hold onto the holiday spirit all year long is

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‘Tis Peace on Earth, “Pluto” Style (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Life in 2020 has been hard for everyone, but there are life lessons to be found in chaos. What life lesson we can learn from Pluto today? The answer is peace on earth, stop the hatred, care about the world and the people. I have always loved robots since I was little, and love detective mysteries as an adult; Pluto

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Review: “The Outsiders – A Christmas Carol 1985” (DC Comics, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things merry and bright! Yes, another take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. What kind of Christmas stories would comic creators come up with if A Christmas Carol never existed? But all is well, because if there is any superhero team that fans were clamoring to see reenact the Dickens classic,

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Retro Review: “Home Alone” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things festive and frosty! The original Home Alone film hit theaters during the holiday season of 1990, making this year the anniversary of its release. We’ve already marked the occasion by reviewing the Home Alone video game for the original NES, but why not see how the Super Nintendo version stacks up? The

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Review: “Batman – Noël” (DC Comics, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, the Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things that shake like a bowl full of jelly! Today we’re going to pick apart Batman: Noël, the graphic novel written and illustrated by Lee Bermejo and published by DC Comics in 2011. Wait, Batman: Noël… Batmanuel!? Anyway, using Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as the backdrop, Batman: Noël

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Backlog Review: “Hurdle Turtle – Celebrations!” (Xbox 360/Xbox Live Indie Games, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re going to take a look at another lesser-known title from the Xbox Live Indie Game (XBLIG) catalogue, Hurdle Turtle: Celebrations! Developed by Adam “Holmfry” Holmes in 2013, Hurdle Turtle: Celebrations! is a sequel of sorts to 2010’s Hurtle Turtle. It’s an arcade-style endless runner game where players control their

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Retro Review: “Home Alone” (NES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things merry and bright! The original Home Alone film was released during the holiday season of 1990, making this year an anniversary of sorts. So what better time to take a look at one of the video games inspired by the classic feature film? For those too young to

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Review: “Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special” (DC Comics, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Full disclosure! Today we’re going to look at one of my personal, all-time favorite comics: Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special. Written by Keith Giffen and Alan Grant, illustrated by Simon Bisley, and published by DC Comics in 1991, Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special is a gloriously violent one-shot comic strictly intended for mature

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Review: “Clerks Holiday Special” (Oni Press, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re going to pick apart one of the lesser-known “episodes” of Kevin Smith’s expansive “View Askewniverse” (the connected universe including Clerks., Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and others).Published by Oni Press in 1998, Clerks. (Holiday Special) is a black-and-white one-shot comic written by Smith and

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Backlog Review: “Hieronymous Bash” (Xbox 360/Xbox Live Indie Games, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Nothing is more to foundational to the Christmas season than the war between heaven and hell, so today we’re going to take a look at a little-known indie game from the Xbox Live Indie Game (XBLIG) catalogue, Hieronymous Bash! The Lord’s heavenly hosts have descended from on high… to unleash a

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The haunting beauty of Xia Da’s “Fairytale of Winter” (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Fairy Tale Of Winter by Chinese artist Xia Da is about a snow princess that is brought to life by the power of magical fairies and can only stay alive with the love of a human. But, will something stand in the way of her accomplishing that goal? A young boy plays in the first snowfall with his animal friends,

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The Splintering’s “Jolly Jinglings” Event Returns!

For our American readers, it’s Thanksgiving weekend, and that also means the return of the Christmas holiday season. To celebrate this season of giving and thanksgiving this December, The Splintering is giving thanks by bringing back our Jolly Jinglings event. This year we will are aiming to include as many festive features as possible, including gaming, comics and an increased focus

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Review: Christmas NiGHTS (SEGA Saturn, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re going to celebrate by taking a look at possibly the Christmasiest of all Christmas games! It’s difficult to believe that the classic playground war of “Nintendo vs. SEGA” was officially decided nearly 2 decades ago!  I mean, seriously!  2020 is RIGHT around the corner!  Making me feel old over

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Review: “Batman Returns” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re tackling a rare example of a Christmas-related superhero game… Superhero games have historically been hit or miss, but Batman has managed to have slightly better luck than many other characters. The 16-bit era was particularly kind to the Dark Knight. There are several solid Batman games on the Super

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Review: “Superman Peace on Earth” (DC Comics, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to the Jolly Jinglings holiday event here at The Splintering! As part of our celebration of the Christmas season, we’re focusing on a host of festive content to get you in the holiday mood. Today, we’re reviewing Superman: Peace on Earth, a 64-page graphic novel published by DC Comics in 1998. Written by Paul Dini (of Batman the

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How to enjoy holiday splendor and goodness at a theater near you (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Merry Christmas to all!   That just can not be said enough.  The Christmas season makes more indelible memories (good and bad) than any other family get together. As a member of two large families finding activities is always very important to the patriarchs and the matriarchs. Many times a trip to the theater makes the top of the list. Unfortunately, the Christmas

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Alterna Comics launches “Twelve Days of Alterna” charity event (Jolly Jinglings Special)

On Monday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti (aka Publishing Pete, aka Saint Peter of the blessed Newsprint) launched “Twelve Days of Alterna” a special charity crowdfunding campaign benefiting both Toys for Tots and Portion for Orphans. At the time of this writing, the Indiegogo campaign is well on its way to achieving its funding goal, which means that 100 all-ages

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Announcing The Splintering’s “Jolly Jinglings” holiday event!

If you’re an American reader of our site (which our back-end analytics suggest is most of you), Happy Thanksgiving! To celebrate this season of giving and thanksgiving this December, The Splintering is giving thanks by launching Jolly Jinglings, a heavenly host of fun, festive features intended to get you into the holiday spirit. It’s a definitely a busy month with

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Color be Damned! The Splintering’s “Monochrome May” Returns!

Holiday themed events are a dime a dozen (Like The Splintering’s Festival of Dread & Jolly Jinglings, perhaps?). But why wait for another major holiday to have a special themed event? We couldn’t come up with a good reason, either. That’s why 2020 marked the inaugural Monochrome May, a celebration of black and white games, comics, movies, and all things

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The Splintering’s “Festival of Dread” Returns this October!

Be afraid! Be very afraid! Sure, we have Attack Helicopter Week in the Summer, Monochrome May, and Jolly Jinglings to close out the year, but none of these events are as big as October’s Festival of Dread. And this year’s Festival of Dread event promises to be even bigger than the last! We already have several Halloween-themed pieces in the

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Announcing the Return of “Attack Helicopter Week!”

We’ve done several theme months here at The Splintering (the Festival of Dread, Jolly Jinglings, and Monochrome May), but we’ve also decided to bring back our retro-gaming theme event Attack Helicopter Week! Why? Do we need a reason? It’s a wacky time, so let’s have some equally wacky fun. Attack Helicopter Week will be a celebration of all things helicopters,

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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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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream- 26 December Edition

On a special Saturday edition 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 Parnell and College of the Dead creator Adam Post. This week, we discussed the ongoing success of Ethan Van Sciver’s Reignbow the Brute, more bad news

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Indiegogo Campaign for Sci-Fi Western Comic “ROBERT” Ends Successfully; Still Available In-Demand

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for ROBERT the Graphic Novel ended successfully, raising more than $3,600 at the time of this writing. Written and illustrated by “Boogie Bot,” ROBERT combines sci-fi, steampunk, and western genres into one 60-page adventure. But what is ROBERT about? Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the ROBERT Indiegogo campaign page: Y3K, a catastrophic

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Richard C. Meyer Teams Up with Narwhal for New Thriller “499”

On Friday, independent comic book creator and Splatto Comics founder Richard C. Meyer launched a crowdfunding campaign for 499, a 72-page graphic novel written and illustrated by Foreign Agent creator Narwal (aka Per Berg). Set in an alternate history, 499 blends elements of Cold War-inspired thrillers with the slasher films of the 1980s. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from

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Help Feed the Hungry and Get Free Games, Manga & Comics via Groupees’ “Holiday Helpings 7”

Earlier this week, Groupees.com launched Holiday Helpings 7, the site’s annual fundraiser benefiting the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP). So how does it work? Game, music, comic and manga creators freely donate digital copies of their work to be bundled together and sold to support the charity. This year’s offerings include both a $3 and a $5 tier, which

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