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“Monster Girl Breeder” Now Available on Steam

We don’t cover too many “adult” games here at The Splintering. It’s not because we’re prudes, but honestly, it’s simply more difficult to follow that corner of the gaming market. However, given the low levels of attention that these games get from the mainstream, it seems natural the we highlight some of these titles when the occasion arises. Here’s the

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The Original CyberFrog Resurfacing Soon in “Warts and All”

Ever since striking out as an independent creator, renowned comic book artist Ethan Van Sciver has been collecting and prepping all of his old CyberFrog books, artwork and other content to create an all-new hardcover omnibus edition titled Warts and All. Here’s the official description of the project taken taken from the CyberFrog: Warts and All pre-launch page: For the

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“Graveyard Shift Vol. III” Indiegogo Campaign Ends Big

On Monday, the crowdfunding campaign for Graveyard Shift Vol. III ended successfully, raising 53091% of its original goal (not a typo) for a total of more than $265 thousand. At those totals, almost all of the campaign’s stretch goals were met, meaning several additional bonuses will be coming to the backers of the project. Co-Created by Jon Malin and Mark

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 20 September 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 The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we discussed arbitrary “rules” for crowdfunding comics, IDW’s veteran suicide awareness issue of G.I. Joe, Patrick’s upcoming

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“Aleste Collection” Coming to Switch, PS4 in December

M2 recently announced that Aleste Collection is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PS4 as the part of their “M2 ShotTriggers” line. The compilation will include: Aleste (1988, SEGA Mark III) GG Aleste (1991, SEGA Game Gear) GG Aleste II (1993, SEGA Game Gear) Power Strike II (1993, SEGA Master System) Aleste Collection is currently scheduled to release in Japan

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Sexy Sci-Fi Adventure Comic “Pirate Queen” Now on Indiegogo

Thar’ she blows!!! What? Bad choice of words? On Friday, independent comic book creator Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Pirate Queen, a 60-page, sci-fi adventure graphic novel with an unabashedly sexy sheen. Written by Summers (Super Dead) and featuring illustrations by Clint Hilinski (Sea Dog and Codename: Kill Switch), Pirate Queen is the origin story of a busty

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New Alterna Comics Indiegogo Campaign Includes Exclusive Zero Issue of “It Came Out on a Wednesday”

“Because YOU demanded it!” On Tuesday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti launched a special crowdfunding campaign celebrating 14 years of the company. Since Trick-or-Treat events are cancelled in many areas this year thanks to the Bat-Soup-Sniffles, this campaign essentially replaces the annual “AlternaWeen” event. So what’s being offered? Quite a variety of stuff, and according to Simeti, much of it

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Splatto Comics’ “Impossible Stars” Now on Indiegogo

Break the Alien Quarantine! Earlier this week, Splatto Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Impossible Stars, an all-new sci-fi graphic novel set in the same timeline as Desolation Wave (a back-up story in Jawbreakers: GØD-K1NG). Written by Richard C. Meyer (Jawbreakers, Iron Sights) and Chuck Dixon (Batman) and featuring artwork by Renzo Rodriguez, Impossible Stars is set approximately two hundred years

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“Defenders of the Universe” – The Unreleased “Tiny Toon Adventures” Game for PS2, GameCube

Thirty years ago this week (14 September 1990, to be exact), the first episode of Tiny Toon Adventures television show premiered. To commemorate this landmark anniversary, we’re highlighting a piece of Tiny Toons vaporware from the early 2000’s. Tiny Toon Adventures: Defenders of the Universe (also named as Defenders of the Loony-verse and Acme Invaders during development) was announced for

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Horrific Hero Comic “Super Dead” Ends Successfully; Still Available In-Demand

On Tuesday, the crowdfunding campaign for the horror superhero comic book Super Dead ended successfully, raising more than $15 thousand from 265 backers. Written by Mandy Summers and featuring illustrations by Peter Gilmore, Super Dead is about a former hero who has become an undead shadow of his former self. Has he “lived long enough to become the villain?” Here’s

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Dark Fantasy Comic “Deepstalker Crow” Takes Flight on Indiegogo

On Tuesday, independent comic book creator and Dark Sand Oasis Productions founder Antonio Cooper launched a crowdfunding campaign for Deepstalker Crow, a 22-page “dark fantasy” comic intended as the first book of a series. Written by Cooper and featuring artwork by J. Travis Smith and Edgar Tavitas, Deepstalker Crow follows the haunting adventures of a young heroine who confronts dark

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Retro Review: “Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose” (SNES)

It’s now been three full decades since Tiny Toon Adventures premiered. Based on a group of young “cartoon characters in training,” the Tiny Toons themselves were re-imagined stand-ins for classic Warner Bros. characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig. The show was at the forefront of a new age of kids’ programming, laying the groundwork for shows

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Retro Review: “Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure” (SEGA Genesis)

The very first episode of Tiny Toon Adventures debuted on 14 September 1990, so to mark this anniversary, we’re going to review one of the several video games based on the groundbreaking show. I was hitting middle school around the time that Tiny Toon Adventures first aired, and given that it landed at such a formative time in my life,

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 13 September 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 Parnell, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, and The Splintering‘s own George Travlos. This week, we discussed variant covers for Patrick’s Johnny Phantasm 1985 crowdfunding campaign, the

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Physical Edition of “Waifu Uncovered” Coming to Switch from Eastasiasoft

On Friday, Eastasiasoft announced that risqué “strip ’em up” Waifu Uncovered will be getting a full physical release on the Nintendo Switch. The game includes an unlockable “fully uncensored mode” and will be packaged with a set of 8 dual-sided art cards. The physical edition is made possible by a partnership with UK-based publisher Funbox Media. Here’s a breakdown of

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Horror Graphic Novel “The Kill Journal” Launches this October via Indiegogo

“God has his Book of Life, and St. George has his Kill Journal.” The comic creation team of Adam Lawson and Raymund Bermudez are prepping for their next project, The Kill Journal. Written by Lawson (The Eighth) and featuring artwork by Bermudez (Wolverine), The Kill Journal is a an 88-page horror graphic novel that will feature a unique, limited-edition leather

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“Detective Dead” isn’t Dead? Cridious Shares First 27 Pages of the Sci-Fi/Noir Graphic Novel

On Wednesday, Detective Dead creator Antonio Malpica (aka Cridious) took to social media to freely share the first 27 pages of the book in PDF form. This is the first update on the project in several months, but it does appear that Malpica is making good on his promise to finish the Detective Dead book despite his mismanaging the funds

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Review: “Sonic Adventure” (SEGA Dreamcast)

It’s 9 September, which means it is the anniversary of the SEGA Dreamcast’s U.S. release. I’m now going to attempt a fair review of Sonic Adventure, one of the most divisive games in SEGA’s back-catalogue. While it was received very well upon its original release in 1999, its many flaws have been exhaustively laid out since. How to proceed? Should

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D3 Publisher Announces Fantasy RPG “Maglam Lord” for PS4, Switch

D3 Publisher has announced Maglam Lord, a new “magic sword creation action RPG” developed by Felistella, who have previously worked on such series as Genkai Tokki and Hyperdimension Neptunia. The game is expected to launch this winter in Japan for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Here’s the official breakdown of the game from the Maglam Lord website: Endangered demon lord

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 6 September 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 Parnell, The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari, Red Valkyrie YouTube host Shae the Red, and Graveyard Shift co-creator Jon Malin. This week, we discussed the latest developments

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Supernatural Fantasy Comic “Otis Stein” Now on Indiegogo

“Sometimes dead is better….” Earlier this week, independent comic publisher Gravestone Press launched a crowdfunding campaign for Otis Stein, a 36-page horror/fantasy book that features a new spin on the classic Frankenstein story. Written by Matthew Vealey and featuring illustrations by Carlos F. Rodriguez, Otis Stein originally began as a short story in Ashcan Comics’ Old School Monsters anthology book

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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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Guns & Nuns! Action/Horror Comic “Mary Machinegun” Now on Indiegogo

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Max DeVill launched a crowdfunding campaign for Mary Machinegun, a 34-page book intended as the first of a three-part arc. Written by DeVill and featuring illustrations by Fern Cord, Mary Machinegun is a supernatural horror book loaded with action and sex appeal. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Mary Machinegun Indiegogo

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Cheeky Gaming Ads: Vintage Japanese Flyers

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. This is the second post highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t take itself so seriously and let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. In this go-around, we’re looking exclusively at Japanese game

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Art Highlight: “Shadow Sentry” by Eric Ninaltowski

Today I’d like to take an in-depth look at some art by Eric Ninaltowski, who is currently working on an independent comic book project Shadow Sentry. Ninaltowski was kind enough to send me the below artwork after I entered a contest on social media.* I won fair and square, bitches. I didn’t promise him anything in return before being announced

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Atari Historian Curt Vendel Passes Away at 53

Curt Vendel, Atari historian and founder of the Atari History Museum has passed away on 30 August at the age of 53. Vendel’s passion for Atari began in his teenage years, when he collected games, engineering logs, schematics, drawings, and technical materials from former Atari employees. He was also known to have dug through the dumpsters at Atari’s California properties

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Retro Graphic Books Launches Indiegogo Campaign for “The Prospectres: Sigil of Stolas”

On Tuesday, Retro Graphic Books launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Prospectres: Sigil of Stolas, a 48-page graphic novel described as a “supernatural western.” Written by Matthew Fowler and featuring illustrations by Ricardo Jaime, colors by Marcos Martins and lettering by the ever-prolific Eric Weathers, The Prospectres is described as a “supernatural western” that thematically blends Indiana Jones and Ghostbusters.

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