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Reflection: M.U.S.H.A. (SEGA Week Special)

Being SEGA Week and all, I thought it would make sense to highlight one of the most prized games in the Genesis library: M.U.S.H.A. Since The Splintering doesn’t really do “reviews”, I’m winging it with the whole “reflection” thing. Time to give M.U.S.H.A a bit of The Splintering’s trademark TLC … Prepare for bemusement! What is it? M.U.S.H.A. … Who

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Comic Store Owner Perch reacts to Marvel’s cancellation of “The Unstoppable Wasp”

One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below are Perch’s thoughts on Marvel’s cancellation of The Unstoppable Wasp, and what major comic book publishers could learn about marketing

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“Panty Party” physical limited edition coming to Nintendo Switch

Eastasiasoft recently announced that they are partnering with Play Asia (love those guys) to release a 3,000-print physical limited edition of Cosen’s Panty Party for the Nintendo Switch. It’s important to note that despite its cheeky premise, Panty Party is still only rated E10+ by the ESRB. It’s a third person battle shooter, where players control deadly pairs of sentient

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Gilbert Deltrez goes all guns blazing in “Pistolera” (interview)

Earlier in March, Headshot Horror Publishing launched a Kickstarter campaign for Pistolera, an all-new 32-page one-shot comic set in the 1800s written by Gilbert Deltrez and featuring illustrations by Mateo Martinez and colors by J.L. Giles. We got a chance to have a quick back and forth with Deltrez who was gracious enough to respond to our questions on the

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Comic store owner “Perch” reflects on the industry’s February sales numbers

A lot of folks like to make hay out of comic book sales numbers every time new information is released. One of the more objective & insightful voices commenting on the comic book industry is Perch, an anonymous comic book shop owner who has appeared on several social media channels including the Larry King and Alterna Comics YouTube channels. Below

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Ikari Press founder Antonio Brice hit with mass flagging on YouTube – over 250 videos struck down in a single day

YouTube has flagged virtually all of the content on the Ikari Press channel. Ikari Press founder and Brand creator started receiving flagging notices late last night, and there are now at least 253 videos have been deemed to be “innappropriate content”. Given the high volume and rapid succession of the complaints, it stands to reason that this was an intentional

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Yosh! “Samurai and Dinosaurs” returns to Indiegogo

After coming up short the first time around, the team behind Samurai and Dinosaurs relaunched the project on Indiegogo last week. Described as an homage to the work of legendary filmmakers Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) and Ray Harryhausen (Clash Of The Titans), Samurai and Dinosaurs is a 110-page action/fantasy graphic novel written by Michael Murphy and illustrated by Sergio Calvet.

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All 4 issues of “Tinseltown” mini-series to be reprinted

Alterna Comics has announced that the entire 4-issue mini-series will be going back to print. That means a second print for issues two, three and four, and an impressive third print for issue one, as the first issue of Blood Realm is the only Alterna comic to previously receive a third printing. Tinseltown is written by David Lucarelli and illustrated

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“Cyko KO!” creator Rob Feldman teases new comic “Dr. Shroud”

Earlier this week, comic book writer/artist Rob Feldman (Cyko KO!) took to social media to tease a potential upcoming project, Dr. Shroud. This book would be a bit of a departure from Feldman’s work on Cyko KO!, which was a family-friendly, fourth-wall breaking superhero miniseries published by Alterna Comics. According to Feldman, Dr. Shroud would feature more mature themes and

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“Blood Realm” & “Midnight Mystery” getting second printings

Independent publisher Alterna Comics recently announced that both Midnight Mystery #1 and Blood Realm #3 would be receiving a second print run. With this announcement, all issues of the three-issue miniseries Blood Realm will have received a second printing. A dark fantasy tale that reads a bit like modern myth, Blood Realm has been quite a successful title for Alterna,

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“Trespasser” graphic novel optioned for a feature film

On Friday, Deadline reported that Endeavor Content and veteran Hollywood writer Jason Fuchs have acquired the rights to Trespasser, the 2017 graphic novel written by Justin M. Ryan and illustrated by Kristian Rossi. Fuchs (any relation to Fred?) will produce with script written by Gabe Hobson, (True Detective). Fuchs himself is no stranger to adapting comics to the big screen,

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Shirrako’s YouTube channel banned, restored after Vice attacks his “Red Dead Redemption 2” video

On Wednesday, prominent gaming YouTuber “Shirrako” had his channel completely shut down after posting a video clip of Red Dead Redemption 2 depicting the protagonist punching, incapacitating and ultimately killing a non-playable background character in the game. These types of gameplay interactions should be no surprise to those familiar with Red Dead Redemption 2 – and most other games by

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2B from “NieR: Automata” joins the roster of “Soulcalibur VI”

Bandai Namco has unveiled the next DLC fighter coming to Soulcalibur VI, and it’s safe to say that a lot of people are going to be happy. 2B from Square Enix’s hit action/adventure game NieR: Automata is joining the fight, complete with an alternate costume resembling Kainé from NieR Gestalt (simply titled NieR in some regions). You can watch 2B’s

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Miss X joins the cast of “SNK Heroines Tag Team Tournament” (Shh! It’s really Iori…)

SNK has revealed the next DLC fighter coming to SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy, and once again, they’re bending the gender rules by adding “Miss X”, who is really longtime King of Fighters regular, Iori disguised in cross-dressing form. You can watch the Miss X reveal trailer below. Miss X first appeared as an alter ego for Iori in SNK Gals’

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“The World Ends with You: Final Remix” coming to Nintendo Switch in October

On Tuesday, Nintendo announced that The World Ends with You: Final Remix is scheduled for release on October 12 for the Nintendo Switch. The World Ends with You was first released for the Nintendo DS in 2007 where it didn’t achieve great sales success, but it was critically well-received and managed to develop a dedicated fan base. This updated Final

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Sexy Thriller “Blue Mamba” Kickstarter cancelled, relaunched on Indiegogo; fully funded in hours

This weekend, the Kickstarter campaign independent comic Blue Mamba was cancelled by the project’s creator, Jim Healis. However, the project was resurrected almost immediately on Indiegogo, with updated backer tiers and funding goals. The project quickly found its audience and was successfully funded in less than 10 hours. Healis announced his plans to move the project to Indiegogo on Sunday

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Ethan Van Sciver launches Indiegogo campaign for new “Cyberfrog” comic, fully funded in 20 minutes

On Wednesday, comic book artist and YouTubeStar Wars commentator Ethan Van Sciver launched the long-awaited crowdfunding campaign for Cyberfrog: Blood Honey on Indiegogo. Originally seeking 8 thousand dollars to fully fund the project, that benchmark was reached roughly 20 minutes after the campaign went live. Van Sciver (Scriver?) created and published Cyberfrog comics from 1993 to 1998, but abandoned the

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Mega Man 11 releases October 2, many new details in latest trailer

The original super fighting robot will return to consoles and PC on October 11. According to Capcom’s newest release, Mega Man 11 will also feature a new gameplay feature dubbed the “Double Gear system,” which enhances Mega Man’s normal capabilities. The Speed Gear briefly slows down time giving Mega Man time to react to more frantic moments. Sounds like the

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