Category Archives: Reflections

Sit DOWN Sunday Comic News Livestream – 24 January 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 Parnell and College of the Dead creator Adam Post. This week, we discussed the most recent quarterly art auction on Ethan Van Sciver’s YouTube channel, the value

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Michael Derrick Digs In for Another Round of Probing with “The Abductables 2: Reticulous!” (Interview)

Independent comic book creator Michael Derrick is no stranger to crowdfunding projects (nor is he a stranger to being interviewed by The Splintering!). Derrick recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Abductables 2: Reticulous!, a full color follow-up to 2019’s sci-fi/comedy original (which we reviewed here). We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his Reticulous! campaign which is still available to support here.

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Review: “Torch – Reclaim the Skies”

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator AJ Rojek launched a crowdfunding campaign for the first issue of Torch: Reclaim the Skies, an all-new sci-fi adventure series.* Written by Rojek and featuring illustrations by Tom Hoskisson and colors by Daniela Barisone, Torch is set in a futuristic world and features the titular heroine Torch, a onetime child-prodigy war pilot who was

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Sit Down Sunday Comic News Livestream 17 January 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 Parnell and College of the Dead creator Adam Post. This week, we were joined by independent comic book creator Vinnie Tartamella to discuss a fraudulent Shadow of

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SIT DOWN SUNDAY Comic Book News Livestream – 03 January Edition

On this week’s 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 were joined by Foreign Agent creator Per Berg (aka Narwhal) to discuss 499, his current

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CФMMIЭ МдЯK Continues to Bastardize Golden Age Heroes in “Not Daredevil Universe” (Interview, part 1)

Today we’re honored to once again talk to CФMMIЭ МдЯK, the legendary “Gay Space Communist” Brit, independent comic book creator, and veritable YouTube sensation. He has multiple projects on the horizon, including Not Daredevil Universe, which is scheduled to begin crowdfunding on New Year’s Day. МдЯK was kind enough to invite me over to his place during my European holiday,

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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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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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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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Sit Down Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 6 December 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 Parnell and College of the Dead creator Adam Post. This week, we discussed Adam Post’s Mermaids book, DC Comics’ rather unfortunate I Am Not Starfire book, the

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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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Crowdfunding Review: “Shi: Return of the Warrior” (Crusade Comics)

Now that Shi creator and Crusade Comics founder Billy Tucci has launched Shi: Haikyo on Indiegogo, now seemed to be the time to do a “Crowdfunding Review” for Shi: Return of the Warrior, the first book in the Shi revival trilogy. For those of you not familiar with the crowdfunding review format, we grade a crowdfunding campaign on four distinct

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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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Independent Comics Creator Nandor Fox Shaffer Discusses Balancing Light and Dark in “Seasons” (Interview)

Like sands in the hourglass, so are the seasons of our lives… Independent comic book creator Nandor Fox Shaffer recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for volumes 1 and 2 of Seasons, graphic novels that began as a dramatic web comic. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his Seasons campaign which is still available to support here. As always, the answers

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Comic Review: “Death Kanji” by Jordan Patrick Finn and Greg Woronchak

Many storytellers have claimed H.P. Lovecraft as an inspiration, but writer Jordan Patrick Finn and illustrator Greg Woronchak have put together a unique take on Lovecraftian themes in their graphic novel, Death Kanji.* Crowdfunded on Kickstarter earlier this year, Death Kanji is an 80-page book described by Finn as a samurai horror graphic novel. Taking inspiration not just from Lovecraft

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“Ailsa Dark” Creator Will Hazle Talks Monsters, the Macabre, and Making Comics (Interview)

Independent comic book creator Will Hazle recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for the third and final issue in a three-part miniseries titled Ailsa Dark: Werewolves and Bampots. We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his Ailsa Dark campaign which is still available to support here. As always, the answers below are represented as closely to “as written” as possible with only minimal edits.

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Sit Down Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 22 November 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 Parnell, and College of the Dead creator Adam Post. This week, we discussed the Adam Post’s discuss Mermaids book, Jim Lee’s latest entry on the crowdfunding stage,

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Review: “Kabuki – Masks of The Noh” (Image Comics)

Throughout history, Noh masks were believed to be a way of hiding Japanese ghosts as these masks had the ability to absorb negative energy and thoughts. It came to be known that the mask that would capture the entity, and transform it into an evil spirit. If someone would carelessly wear the Noh mask, the soul of that person would

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