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Issue No. I: Letter from the Editor

This year, I began a new ritual. I read Joan Didion’s book of essays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem and I began keeping a notebook. The idea, she wrote, was that one uninspiring morning, we will “simply open notebook and there it will all be, a forgotten account with accumulated interest, paid passage back to the world out there.” 393 more words


The Spirit #1: Breathing New Life into Old Noir

The cover of Francesco Francavilla’s says it all, “A Mystery Tale”, and that’s exactly what is established in the first chapter of The Corpse-Maker. The story opens with a seemingly unspectacular death in Central City on a dreary night. 371 more words

Hulk #1: Sensational, Incredible, Adjectiveless...?


Since crashing onto the Marvel scene in February of 1980, Jennifer Walters has  carried a lot of descriptors. She’s been savage, sensational, and always the She-. 811 more words

Comic Books

Charlton Comics Throwback 09: Backfire/Yellowjacket

It’s the official first episode of Charlton Comics Throwback! This episode, Vance and Jay read and review the Captain Atom story “Backfire” from Space Adventures #38  49 more words

Captain Atom

101 Ways to Die in Cameroon

By: Sarah Price
(with input from Becca Wood, Abby Gwinn, and Lucy Miller)
1. snake bite
2. spider bite
3. ant attack
4. malaria
5. typhoid… 607 more words

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Words Worth

 People all around,

 always asked me why I write?

I guess I’ll finally explain some reasons tonight.


I write,

because it eases my soul

when the world all around me… 136 more words

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Barrier to Development

Every wet season the people of Ekajoh-Bajoh are cut off from the world due to this river flooding and pinning them against mountains.

Submission by John Chapman

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