Horror Comics

Comic Review: Tomie, Volume I – Junji Ito

Tomei, Volume I is a collection of the first six Tomie stories by Junji Ito. Ito is a master of the horror manga genre, author of three aclaimed series, Uzumake, Gyu, and Tomie, which spawned a series of movies, running nine strong

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The Sixth Gun and the Problems of Polish

It may seem perverse to fault a work for feeling too perfectly crafted, but the polish of Oni Press’ comics series The Sixth Gun, the sense of every element being in its ideal place, hindered my enjoyment of the series’ first volume, “Cold Dead Fingers”—but that dissonant experience says more about the media age in […]

Frontier #1 Uno Moralez

Review: Frontier #1: Uno Moralez

Frontier #1: Uno Moralez Publisher: Youth in Decline Pages: 32 Price: US$8 Buy If you have a broad enough media palate, you’ll recognize the buildings blocks of Uno Moralez’s art and comics—but there’s also nothing quite like it. Even though its touchstones—the films of David Lynch refracted through Junji Ito-style horror manga and pixel art, seasoned with Soviet flourishes—may […]