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“Thin Blue Line” Brings the Real-World Dangers of Modern Policing to the Comic Page

On Friday, Blue Line Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Thin Blue Line, a 56-page, fictional story inspired by recent, real-world events. Written by Mike Baron (The Punisher) and featuring illustrations by Joseph Arnold and Jeff Slemons, Thin Blue Line tells a story that examines “human fallibility on every level.” Here’s the official breakdown of Thin Blue Line from the

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Studio Azoth’s “Future Primitive Mag” Reveals the Mythology of a Lost World

Earlier this week, Studio Azoth launched a crowdfunding campaign for Future Primitive Mag, a 52-page, oversized comic that combines elements of fantasy, mythology and human pre-history. Written by Kevin Gunstone and featuring illustrations by Slobodan Jovanovic, Future Primitive Mag is designed for fans of Conan, Lord of the Rings, and Planet of the Apes. Here’s the official pitch taken from

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“Pocky & Rocky Reshrined” Delayed to Spring 2022

Earlier this week, Natsume announced that Pocky & Rocky Reshrined will be delayed to spring 2022, though no specific reason was cited for the delay (at least they didn’t generically blame the coof). Originally scheduled for release in fall 2021 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is an overhead action game starring a shrine maiden and tanooki

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“R-Type Final 2” DLC Censored on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation Platforms

It looks like a boss fight from Granzella’s R-Type Final 2 won’t be making the trip out of Japan unscathed, at least not on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, anyway. According to Censored Gaming, the final boss in stage Y 1.0 in DLC set 4 will be “modified”, almost certainly due to the creature having an appendage that resembles a massive

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Scratching the Surface With Mavrs: The Rise of “Babylon 5” The Awakening

Imagine a world where Papa Bezos actually ends up making his cylindrical city in space. Now imagine that same city being in a universe that is full of back door negotiations, assassination attempts, and newfound discoveries from unknown worlds and cultures. The floating city in space, Babylon 5, is that and more. In light of the new announcement of J.

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Review: “How to Die” (Eudaimonia Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things grim and grisly. Today, we’re going to take a look at How to Die issue 1, a supernatural horror book written by Joshua “J.P.” Plack and featuring illustrations by Bogdan Ristea and lettering by Frederico Avila Corsini. I should note a the outset that this review

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“Zombo Buster Rising” Coming to Consoles This Month

Chili Dog Interactive recently announced that Zombo Buster Rising is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox and Nintendo Switch on 21-25 October, depending on your platform. Originally released in 2016 for PC and mobile platforms, Zombo Buster Rising is mishmash of horror/shooting/defense genres. Here’s the official breakdown of Zombo Buster Rising from Chili Dog: Shoot zombies from a terrace like

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Asmodev’s Genre-Bending “Priest Simulator” Coming to Steam PC in 2022

Game publisher Ultimate Games S.A. recently announced that Priest Simulator will be coming in 2022 to Steam PC via Early Access, with console ports to follow at a later date – that’d be PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox, and Nintendo Switch, to be precise. Developed by Polish studio Asmodev, Priest Simulator is a genre-blending adventure combining aspects of hack’n’slash, FPS, simulation,

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Crowdfunding Review: “Tales from the Stacks” (Aspirational Comics, Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things tricks and treats. Today we’re going to take a look at Michael Critzer’s Tales from the Stacks, a black-and-white horror anthology written by Critzer and featuring artwork by multiple creators. As a “crowdfunding review”, it will cover the following criteria: Book Content and Quality Communication and

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Zing Games’ “Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes” Coming to PC, Switch this Year

On Monday, publisher Daedalic Entertainment announced that Zing Games’ Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes will be coming to both PC and Nintendo Switch sometime this year (that’d be 2021 – I know it’s tough to keep track these days). The game is described as a “mashup of classic pinball, zombie defense with rogue-like elements,” and features a not-scary cast of zombies

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Issue 2 of Laurant Valles Jr.’s “Sacrifice” Now on Kickstarter

On Monday, independent comic book creator and military veteran Laurant Valles Jr. launched a crowdfunding campaign for issues 1 and 2 of Sacrifice, which Valles describes as a “horror comedy series filled with action.” The project is well on its way to being fully funded, having raised more than half of its initial funding goal in the first 24 hours.

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Atone for Your Sins in “Hell’s High Harmonizers” on Nintendo Switch

Late last week, Ukidakensetsu officially released Hell’s High Harmonizers on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop. Already available on Steam via Early Access, Hell’s High Harmonizers is a life simulation game set in the depths of Hell. If that description alone isn’t enough to pique your interest, here’s the official breakdown of the game from Ukidakensetsu: Hell’s High Harmonizers is

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Fossil Games’ Retro-Inspired Horror Title “Sunshine Manor” Coming to Steam on 28 October, Consoles in 2022

Publisher Hound Picked Games recently announced that 80s horror film-inspired Sunshine Manor is coming to Steam on 28 October, with console ports (Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch) to follow sometime in 2022. Developed by the two-person, indie game development team of Fossil Games, Sunshine Manor follows Camp Sunshine as the second game in Fossil’s so-called Sunshine Universe trilogy. Here’s the

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Nasser Rabadi’s “Creepsters” Revives the Creature Horrors of the 1980s

Last week, independent comic book creator Nasser Rabadi launched a crowdfunding campaign for Creepsters, an 86-page, black and white horror/comedy book. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $3 thousand at the time of this writing. Written by Rabadi (Stardust, ASYL) and featuring illustrations by… erm, I actually can’t say as the campaign page doesn’t specify the

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Mandy Summers’ “Pirate Queen 2” is Ready to Hoist Your Main Sail

Batten down your hatches, fellas, Ava Bloodstone is back to capture more booty! On Friday, independent comic book creator Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Pirate Queen 2, the 60-page sexy sci-fi adventure follow-up to the first book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $4 thousand at the time

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Review: “Sacrifice” Issue #1 (Festival of Dread Special)

Welcome back to the Festival of Dread, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things dark and demented. Today we’re going to take a look at issue 1 of Sacrifice, a supernatural action horror comic by military veteran Laurant Valles Jr. Sacrifice is a 32-page book (28-pages of story) written and created by Valles. The first issue, titled “Sin”, is the first

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Brenden Swan’s “DisintegrationStreet Vol. 2” Now on Indiegogo

On Thursday, independent comic book creator Brenden Swan launched a crowdfunding campaign for DisintegrationStreet Volume 2, the 69-page (*snick!*) follow-up to the first volume that was successfully crowdfunded in 2020. The project is already fully funded, having raised more than Written and illustrated by Swan (Strangelove: I Want to be Chrome), DisintegrationStreet takes place in a strange world where the

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“Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja” Getting the Retro Remake Treatment in 2022

On Thursday, game publisher Microids announced that retro arcade platformer Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is getting a the remake treatment and scheduled for a 2022 release on both PC and consoles. Originally developed by Data East for arcades in the early 90s, Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja was ported to the SEGA Genesis, Super Nintendo, NES, Amiga, etc., and

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“Coloring the Undead” Adult Coloring Book Now on Indiegogo (Festival of Dread Special)

The pain… the pain of being blank! We don’t normally cover things like coloring books here at The Splintering, but in light of our ongoing Festival of Dread event, eh, why not? Independent artist Rob Shaffer recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Coloring the Undead, a 42-page adult coloring book featuring a horde of ghastly and gruesome images “so frightening

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The Demons and Devils of “Succubus” are Coming to Consoles in 2022

No, suck you, bus! On Wednesday, developer Madmind Studios announced that their recent hellish action game Succubus is coming to PS4, PS5, SeXbox, Xbone, and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022. Already available on PC (via Steam), the console version of Succubus will be ported by Console Labs S.A. In the meantime, Madmind Studios is currently focussed on supporting the PC

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Review: “Gleylancer” (Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS4)

Retro shoot ’em up aficionados have plenty to celebrate of late, given the increasing number of re-releases and collections of classic shooters recently landing on pc and consoles. The latest of these is Gleylancer (not Gley Lancer, ya’ dummy-dums!), a sci-fi horizontal shooter originally developed by Masaya and released for the SEGA Mega Drive in 1992 exclusively in Japan.* Now,

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Adam Lawson’s “Kids & Monsters” is a Horror Comic for All Ages

It isn’t about pedos! On Tuesday, independent comic book creator Adam Lawson launched a crowdfunding campaign for Kids & Monsters, a 72-page, horror graphic novel featured in 8.3″ x 11.7″ hardcover format. Written and illustrated by Lawson (The Kill Journal), Kids & Monsters is intended for readers of all ages despite its dark, supernatural undertones. Here’s the official plot synopsis

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Veteran Ninja Gaiden Developers Announce “Wanted: Dead” for PC, Consoles

You did it this time, Bon Jovi. They’re tired of your $#!+! At Tokyo Game Show 2021, publisher 110 Industries and developer Soleil announced a new third-person action game Wanted: Dead for PC and consoles. Set in a bleak, sci-fi version of Hong Kong, Wanted: Dead will feature both gunplay and melee combat inspired by Devil May Cry and Bayonetta.

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XSEED Brings “Corpse Party” to PC, Consoles this October

Publisher XSEED Games recently announced that an “updated and expanded” version of Corpse Party is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone, SeXbox, and Steam PC on 20 October. Aptly titled Corpse Party (2021), the new release will feature two additional chapters not included in the original 2010 release. The game will launch for $19.99 across all platforms via their respective

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Shanth Enjeti’s “Nosfero: The Crypt Walker” Paints a Unique Portrait of Horrors

Over the long weekend, independent comic book creator Shanth Enjeti launched a crowdfunding campaign for Nosfero: The Crypt Walker, a horror adventure book presented in an oversized 8.5in x 11in, square-bound format. Written and illustrated by Enjeti, Nosfero is a standalone story with full-color painted artwork. The main story will be 25+ pages, but the book will also include some

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Sit DOWN Sunday Comic Book News Livestream – 10 October 2021 Edition

On the latest installment of Sit DOWN Sunday (hosted on “Petrifying” Patrick Thomas Parnell’s YouTube channel Riot Press Productions), The Splintering founder “Fashionably Late” Blake Worrell and fellow Splintering contributor “Ghoulish” George Travlos got another chance to discuss recent comic book news. This week, we discussed the latest on Parnell’s Sleepy Hollow campaign, Shane Davis’ Inglorious Rex project, Parnell’s future

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Physical Edition of “Zombie Nation” Coming to Nintendo Switch via Strictly Limited Games

Strictly Limited Games and City Connection have announced details for a physical release of Zombie Nation on Nintendo Switch. Also known as Abarenbo Tengu in Japan, Zombie Nation is a bizarre 2D shooter originally released for the NES in 1991. In Zombie Nation, players control the floating disembodied head of a samurai to save America from a horde of “zombies”*

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Sexy Shmup “Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy” Coming to Switch on 14 October

Publisher Eastasiasoft recently announced that the sexy shoot ’em up Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy will be coming to Nintendo Switch on 14 October. Developed by One-Hand-Free Studios (*snick!*), Waifu Discovered 2 is already available on PC via Steam. The game certainly has a unique premise for a 2D shoot ‘em up. You see, an evil spell has been cast

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