Werewolf Wednesday: Sword and Sandal Sensations

In the latest instalment in my Killer Horror Critic column on werewolf cinema, I’m looking at Hercules, Prisoner of Evil! It doesn’t sound like a werewolf film and, truth be told, I’m not sure if it actually is a werewolf film, but it was interesting enough to include…

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Spending Halloween with the Midnight Widows

Gabriela’s having zombie trouble — and you wouldn’t want to leave her hanging, would you?

Lately, I’ve been jamming with my ever-lovely art crew Marcela Hauptvogelova and Jio Butler to get Midnight Widows issue 2 finished by the end of the year. It’s coming along well, and I’m looking forward to having the issue done and dusted so I can share it with everybody. The story involves a flashback to Berlin in 1918, and will clue you in as to what the Widows had been getting up to before their present-day adventure seen in issue 1.

And for those of you who haven’t yet met the Widows, well, don’t forget that you can still get ahold of issue 1 as a digital copy simply by donating to my Patreon or Ko-Fi. If you like your Halloween reading to come in sequential art form, then Midnight Widows will be the title for you…

“Circus Girl, The Hunter, and Mirror Boy” by Neon Yang (2020 Ignyte Awards)

The Ignyte Awards have come and gone, but I haven’t quite finished covering the short stories and novelettes that got nominated. Today, I’m looking at the Best Novelette contender “Circus Girl, The Hunter, and Mirror Boy” by Neon Yang…

The main character of this story, Lynette, grew up in the circus, her mother being a performer. After she was orphaned as a teenager, Lynette was left at the mercy of a harsh environment: “The other women in the circus tried to project me as much as they could, but I eventually found out what people were willing to do to young girls when they no longer had the protection of a lion tamer.” Alfous, an escape artist, tries to rape her; when she struggles against him, he throws her into a water tank. Nearly drowning, Lynette meets a strange sight:

I thought I was going to die, until I saw that there was a boy in the water. He looked my age, with dark eyes and dark hair and skin yellow as the moon. “You can do it,” he said. I didn’t know him, but seeing I wasn’t alone calmed my panic.

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Werewolf Wednesday Meet the Mexican Mash-Up

Face of the Screaming Werewolf has one of the best titles in b-movie history, but how does it stack up as a film? Find out in the latest instalment of my Killer Horror Critic column on werewolf movies!

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The House of Eddas: Thor Helps to Create Humanity in Journey Into Mystery #103

Journey_into_Mystery_Vol_1_103While Journey Into Mystery’s back-up stories had introduced more mythological figures to play with, the main stories were, at this point, still using a very limited cast of Asgardians: Thor, Odin and Loki, plus some extras (if you’re feeling generous you could maybe count Heimdall as a significant character, although his main role was simply to fail at preventing Loki’s escape from prison).

That changed with issue #103, which introduces two more Asgardians into the Marvel Universe. Which ones, you might ask? Well… let’s just say you won’t be recognising them from anything Snorri wrote.

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