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Discovering the Science of Ghosts will be … Legendary!

26 Jun

The Science of Ghosts_Title Treatment (jpg)By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The paranormal is just that … something above and beyond what humanity recognizes in a world as its presently defined. Whether that’d be with entities that defy explanation, namely ghosts, or just learning about what drives us as individuals deep inside, Legendary Comics upcoming graphic novel, The Science of Ghosts, is certainly going to upend the tropes normally explored in this format.

This book is written by Eisner and GLAAD Award-nominated Lilah Sturges (Jack of Fables; Lumberjanes) and I believe her goal is to do just like what M.R. James did when he redefined the genre.

From the Press Release:

The story—centered around Joy Ravenna, a transgender parapsychologist—will feature art by veteran comic book artist Alitha E. Martinez (known for her work on the Eisner Award winner Black Panther: World of Wakanda) and will be available in stores and online in Summer 2021.

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There’s No Summertime Blues because of Emerald City Comic Con Delay

16 Jun

Emerald City Comic ConNobody should be surprised that Emerald City Comic Con 2020 is officially cancelled. ReedPOP realized that with all the chaos going on in the state of Washington and border closures still in effect for some countries–which is not likely to lift in time to make plans–the decision is for the best. When no proper announcements in the month of June, most fans easily guessed this event is not going to happen.

Instead, to keep people happy, a limited type of virtual event will take place.

From their official statement (full post can be read here):

We’re still here though! We will be putting on a digital event in August to support exhibitors and connect fans with as much of the content you love as possible. For more information on what is available digitally now, our next physical show in Seattle, and everything in between, keep up with Emerald City Comic Con’s social channels and YouTube.com/ReedPop.

All tickets transferred from ECCC March 2020 to August 2020 will be automatically refunded by June 29, 2020; no action is needed on your part. We will have more information on 2021 tickets and their on-sale date in the Fall.

ECCC will return. We will connect with our favorite artists and creators again. We will cheer for our heroes again. We will discover new fandoms and meet new friends again. We will wear and take pictures of awesome cosplay again. We will celebrate what we love with each other again.

Our hearts, as always, remain with you all. Thank you for sticking with us. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe, stay healthy and take care of yourselves and each other.

We’ll see you in August for our digital celebration, and we cannot wait to welcome you all home in person March 4-7, 2021.

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Ghosts is More than A Little Spooky

6 Jun

FEB201326 - JIM HENSON STORYTELLER GHOSTS #2 (OF 4) CVR A WALSH ...By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Ghosts anthology is the spiritual successor to Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts from two years ago. Both involve dealings with the occult and both offer a valuable lesson to be learned. In what makes reading both titles a delight is that the horrors to be revealed are not limited to a specific culture. We have fantastic reinterpretations of nearly forgotten legends and lore from other cultures.

Although the series of the same name only lasted a year (1987), I’m glad Archaia Entertainment is continuing the tradition. The fact this latest series is all about ghosts was all I need to say hit me with your best shot.

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Unravelling All That is … Frankenstein Undone #2

29 May

Available Now
Dark Horse Comics

Spoiler Alert

In the last issue of Frankenstein Undone, the beast swore to be consumed by fire not as an act of cleansing but to be rid of those dark impulses which defined him. In the second issue released this week, we look at the creature’s life turned around at an isolated Eskimo-like village. He’s at peace, and there’s people here who won’t judge him by his looks and now demure nature.

The human he rescued is a shapeshifter. Though they share a mutual bond, the question of whether his name, Arobas, can be etymologically traced to Ouroboros  (where life can be seen as cyclic) was being considered in the back of my head. When these two are seeking redemption from their past, the cues are certainly there.

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