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Give the Gift of “Stoker & Wells” for Christmas

Successfully crowdfunded in 2019, Stoker & Wells: Order of the Golden Dawn follows the time-traveling adventures of literary visionaries Bram Stoker and H. G. Wells that is kinda-sorta based on actual events. Now, the Stoker & Wells creators have set up an Indiegogo page with the express intention of using it as an in-demand storefront, as the books are already

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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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Fully Uncensored Version of “Waifu Uncovered” Now Available for Nintendo Switch

The physical release of risqué “strip ’em up” Waifu Uncovered is now available for Nintendo Switch thanks to Eastasiasoft. As we noted in September, the physical release of Waifu Uncovered is the only way gamers can get the fully uncensored experience on consoles. The physical version offers three “censor” modes which are unlockable through gameplay: censored, uncensored, and fully uncensored.

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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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Ethan Van Sciver’s “Reignbow the Brute” Reigns Supreme on Indiegogo

On Sunday, renowned comic book artist and Cyberfrog creator Ethan Van Sciver launched the long-awaited crowdfunding campaign for Reignbow the Brute, a 48-page graphic novel that is a “high-testosterone” parody of girls’ toy franchises from the 1980s. Much like Van Sciver’s other crowdfunded projects, Reignbow the Brute is already a runaway success story, raising well more than $200k in the

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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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NTM Comics’ “Maverix Decimation” now on Indiegogo

Over the holiday weekend, first-time comic book creator Noah T. Mactutus launched a crowdfunding campaign for Maverix Decimation, a 76-page, graphic novel featuring an entirely standalone story. Co-written by Noah T. Mactutus and Luke Iannone and featuring illustrations by Mactutus, Maverix Decimation described as a “heartfelt, heart racing story chock full of everything you could ever want in a comic:

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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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Modus Reveals “Override 2: Super Mech League” Ultraman Gameplay Trailer

Modus Games has unveiled gameplay of guest character Ultraman in their 3D mecha brawler, Override 2: Super Mech League. The “Ultraman Deluxe Edition” will be available at launch, and can be pre-ordered with the Ultraman Season Pass, which includes Ultraman, Bemular, Black King, and Dan Moroboshi. The retail version of Override 2 will also include Ultraman cosmetic items. Developed by Modus

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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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Bark at the Moon! “Sovereign Wolf: Clan Destiny” Fully Funded on Indiegogo

Late last week, D.O.A. Comics (Dose of Action) launched a crowdfunding campaign for Sovereign Wolf: Clan Destiny, a new graphic novel that takes a sci-fi approach to lycanthrope (werewolves, ya’ dink!). This 100-page book is intended as the first of an ongoing series, and includes multiple stories from the creative talent of writers Lucas Meyer, Gabriel Caitano, and Renan Shody,

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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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“fault – milestone two side: above” Coming to Switch on 3 December

Game publisher Phoenixx and developer Alice in Dissonance have announced that their visual novel game fault – milestone two side: above will arrive on the Switch eShop on 3 December, with pre-load staring on 26 November. For those concerned about an English translation, fault will support Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Korean, German, Spanish, and Russian language options (though it looks

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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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Billy Tucci Preps “Shi: Haikyo” for Launch on Indiegogo

Now that fulfillment on Shi: Return of the Warrior is complete, celebrated comic book artist and Shi creator Billy Tucci is prepping the next chapter in Ana Ishikawa’s story: Shi: Haikyo. Haikyo will come with a hardcover option, both a standard and a cosplay variant cover (featuring actress Joanie Brosas), and the campaign will be 100% Indiegogo exclusive. This may

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Compile Heart Releases New Trailer for “Go! Go! 5 Jigen Game Neptune: re★Verse”

Developer Compile Heart has released a new trailer for Go! Go! 5 Jigen Game Neptune: re★Verse, which is described as its definitive edition of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1+ for PS5. Yeesh, that’s a mouthful. Let’s get on with the trailer! This new version brings with it a number of new features, including: Enhanced game systems Updated UI A new tutorial

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Randy Siplon Puts the “Kill” in “Kill Reaver”, the New Fantasy Comic on Indiegogo (Interview)

Comic book and trading card artist Randy Siplon recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for Kill Reaver, a new fantasy comic book that takes its inspiration from… We were fortunate enough to get a chance to discuss his Kill Reaver 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. The

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High-Octane Sword Battling Game “Varvarion” Coming to PC from One-Man Developer

Is there still a place for a one-man developer in games? Japanese developer Polygonomicon sure hopes so. The guy apparently does it all, and he is hard at work prepping Varvarion, a new sword combat action game inspired by the 80s and 90s anime. The game puts players in control of barbarians, orcs, and cat girls as they viciously attempt

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Mail Call! – “Shenmue III” Kickstarter Exclusive Capsule Toy Set

Today we’re opening up our Shenmue III capsule toy set, which was a perk from the game’s Kickstarter campaign, which came to those who backed at a $500 level or higher. Let’s jump straight to the video! For those out of the know, capsule toys have been a consistent time sink and virtual money pit in the Shenmue series since

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Johnny Phantasm Toys Coming Just in Time For Christmas… Almost

Veteran comic book artist and Johnny Phantasm co-creator Patrick Thomas Parnell is prepping the next project featuring his supernatural antihero… and this time, it’s not a book.* It’s a toy this time around – a 3 3/4 inch action figure, to be precise. Your merry mob hitman will be available with 6 points of articulation, interchangeable heads, several of accessories

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John Dillard’s Dark Comedy Graphic Novel “The Buckler” Fully Funded on Indiegogo

It feels good to be bad! Independent comic book creator John Dillard recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for The Buckler, a 50-page graphic novel that’s a dark comedy take on the superhero genre. The best part? The project is already fully funded, so everything raised from this point should be gravy. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from The Buckler’s

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Mail Call! – Opening “More Lethal” from King Toad Comics

Today we’re opening up our copy of More Lethal, a manga-sized comic book written by Aaron Calimeri, illustrated by Ibai Canales, and funded via Indiegogo. Let’s jump straight to the video! Thanks for watching today. We appreciate all feedback – positive, constructive, or colorful in the comments below! The Splintering’s Teespring store has items starting at just $4.99! If you

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SIT DOWN SUNDAY COMIC BOOK NEWS LIVESTREAM – 8 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 The Shepherd creator Dr. Andrea Molinari. This week, we were joined by independent comic book creator Justin Murphy and independent game developer Harrison Bergeron. We

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John Buscema Artwork Stolen from Buscema Family in New York

The family of legendary comic book artist John Buscema has released a statement that a large trove of the late creator’s artwork has been stolen from the family. Here is the statement from John Buscema’s daughter, Dianne Buscema-Gerogianis: “I am reaching out to you all as 45 pieces of Dad’s original artwork was stolen from our family this morning. I

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Brandon Flynn Asks Readers to Reclaim Zandara

Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Brandon Flynn launched a crowdfunding campaign for Reclaiming Zandara, a 100+ page graphic novel with artwork inspired by Japanese manga. Official information on the project is a bit thin, but here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Reclaiming Zandara Indiegogo campaign page: Judgement day has come. Humanity has been captured by aliens.

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