“Whatever Knows Fear Burns at the Touch of the Man-Thing.”

Closeup of Man-Thing

What the Hell is Man-Thing? Man-Thing is a character in the Marvel universe; he’s not really a hero, but he’s definitely not a villain.  He first appeared in the 1971 comic Savage Tales, issue number 1 and was created by Stan Lee with the help of Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and originally drawn by Gray Morrow. To get […]

Tales of the Unusual

Tales of the Unusual, by Seongdae Oh, is hosted on LINE Webtoon. It’s a collection of short stories, most of them are horror, about strange and unusual events. Unlike most webtoons, this doesn’t have an overarching plot that continues beyond the small snapshots. Each series is it’s own story, and as of yet, I haven’t […]

How Far is too Far? A Comic that Pushes It

Trigger warnings: Murder, Graphic gore, Rape, suicide, extreme language to include some slurs, pedophilia, child murder, nudity, necrophilia, cannibalism, self mutilation, incest (family ties)   You have to say to yourself sometimes while consuming content: there’s no way they would go there. Right? Well, Crossed goes there. I read some of these comics quite a few years ago and needless […]

Bizenghast: An Ode to the Gothic

    Bizenghast was one of the few manga that made me want to buy the art book Bizenghast: Falling into Fear. Keep in mind I wanted this when I was fourteen. It was probably one of the first art books I ever got. The entire presentation of Bizenghast is unique and wonderfully detailed. It […]

Emily Carroll’s Psychological Webcomic World: Dream or Reality?

Earlier in the semester, we explored Emily Carrol’s first printed graphic novel, Through the Woods. I enjoy horror films because I love being scared and the short-lived adrenaline rush you get from watching something on screen pop up out of nowhere. When reading Through the Woods, it wasn’t so much a fast-paced adrenaline rush I experienced; […]

Junji Ito at the Intersection of Horror and Comedy

In 2008, horror manga artist and dog person Junji Ito was met with a curse more daunting than any he had ever inflicted upon his protagonists: owning cats. Two of them. First was Mu—a sweet Norwegian forest cat with big fur and a welcoming face—who was soon followed by his fiancée’s family cat, Yon: the “cursed” […]

The Weird and Wonderful World of Dame Darcy

The first time I read Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake comics, I received it as a gift for either my birthday or Christmas. It was a gift from my Mom’s weird but very cool boyfriend (who is now my father) when I was in high school. A few years later for a Christmas I received The […]

A Profile: The Walking Dead.

**spoilers, obviously** **Content warning.** “[Robert Kirkman is the] poster child for indie comics” -Blair Butler  Whether you’ve read it or not you’ve probably heard of The Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman’s cultural phenomenon spans across media with a comic book juggernaut, multiple video games, a book series, and a hit TV show. Kirkman has described his […]