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It's hopefully deeply horrific for readers and will stay with them once they've put it down, but it's also a nostalgic look back at ‘70s horror tropes—not to mention it's nostalgic for me, as I got my start with short twist-ending horror stories in the UK. So at the heart of it all is a fun celebration of the genre. -- Al Ewing



















Date: 2019-02-21 05:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
I'd certainly enjoy for Al Ewing to write a horror anthology ongoing like this.

Date: 2019-02-21 05:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dcbanacek
Clifford the big red dog got mean. :(

Date: 2019-02-22 03:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
That's kind of a neat take on the whole "Vengeful Ghost gets revenge from beyond the grave."

In this case the vengeful ghost being "A post hypnotic suggestion implanted by my Psychiatrist wife that goes off when I need to go to my happy place." I mean it kind of stretches beliveability, but I can dig it.

Date: 2019-02-22 07:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alliterator
I loved this issue. It was great genre throwback to those '70s horror anthology comics -- the only thing it was missing was a horror host (although I'm not sure if Marvel had any horror hosts, that was more DC's thing).

Date: 2019-02-22 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] astrakhan42
Marvel should have a horror host! Maybe bring back the Terror as their version of the Crypt Keeper and/or Satana as an Elvira spoof.

Date: 2019-02-23 02:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bruinsfan
Death was the host/narrator for some of those War Is Hell anthology comics in the 70s.

Date: 2019-02-22 09:04 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
I'd say '50s. This feels pretty EC, though updated with a few modern narrative techniques.

Date: 2019-02-22 10:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
Eh, House of Mystery felt a lot like this. They even did the whole "narrating a story even though I died at the end" thing this comic pokes fun at.

Date: 2019-02-22 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
Sure, but so did EC stories when they weren't using one of their usual hosts. It's not a big thing, I just don't think the attribution's going where it should.

Date: 2019-02-22 02:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
Well, Ewing probably read 70's horror before the EC stuff, so he's referring to the stuff he experienced first and thus has more emotional value to him. When people talk about space opera's that they emulate, they usually mention Star Wars instead of Flash Gordon because they encountered the former first even though the latter came out much earlier and influenced the former.

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