Author Archives: George Travlos

Spotlight: New HARDCOVER Edition of “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and Bernie Wrightson (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering‘s month-long celebration of all things gory and gruesome! For those of you looking for a classic horror novel to celebrate the Festival of Dread, look no further than the newest edition of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein featuring reproductions of Bernie Wrightson’s classic illustrations.  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was original published in

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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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“BASEBALL 100” Art Book by Mark Chiarello and Nel Yomtov Now on Kickstarter

It’s tough to tell how much Major League Baseball we can count on for the 2020 season. It’s already been reduced to a 60-game season, but with games being postponed daily, who knows where this will end? Luckily, baseball is home to the richest history of all North American sports. Therein lies the focus of a new crowdfunding campaign for

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Collecting Original Comic Book Art – The Basics

Comic book fans express their love and fandom of their favorite characters and stories in several ways.  They may collect every issue of a character’s comic book, obtain signatures from their favorite creators, cosplay in creative homemade designs, collect action figures or statues, and even commission sketches from their favorite artists. For me, the ultimate in collecting comic books is

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Timing is Everything: How a Three Year Delay Created the Definitive “Spider-Man” Story of the 80’s

Over the past 30-plus years, there have been numerous articles written devoted to the history of Kraven’s Last Hunt, a six-issue story arc which appeared across all three of Marvel’s Spider-Man titles in 1987.  The story by JM DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, Bob McLeod and others seems to be in constant print, with trade paperbacks and hardcovers still being produced today. 

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A Look Back at “The Prisoner” Comic Book Series

The Prisoner was a British TV series from 1967 starring Patrick McGoohan as a spy who is held prisoner on a mysterious island known as “The Village”.  His name never being revealed, McGoohan’s character (known simply as #6) is being held so that his captors can retrieve “information” from him – most specifically – why he abruptly resigned from his

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Newsstand vs. Direct Editions – The Original Comic Book Variant Covers

The word “variant” to comic book fans elicits a wide range of reactions.  From excitement and wonder to frustration and disdain.  People often forget that there were variants in play long before publishers began over-saturating the shelves with various cover images.  Yes, there was the classic Canadian or UK price variant, but I’m talking about the Newsstand vs. Direct Edition

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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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