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The Man in the Black Cloak http://kikomics.com.br/ is an 82-page, black and white, horror comic written and illustrated by Kiko Garcia and published by Kikomics.

An old storyteller starts this collection of tales off with a piece titled “Sleeping with the Deceased.” In it he remembers a not so pleasant time when he became trapped with an angry corpse! Next the storyteller’s rival “Hank” spins a yarn in “Quarrels and Prowess,” a tale about himself and his father taking matters into their own hands to settle things with a pesky werewolf! The storyteller and Hank compete with each other attempting to demonstrate which of them is the bravest by the events they describe in their stories. To finally determine which is the bravest they decide the title will go to the one that kills the “Saci,” an annoying, one-legged, magical prankster that lives in the marsh! Things don’t go as planned when the two men come face-to-face in the overgrown vegetation of the marsh. After the encounter the storyteller closes this comic with “Not Even a Patch Could Save Me” and “A Very Scary Bet,” both of which lead to an unforeseen and completely satisfying twist ending!

Kiko weaves an entertaining narrative full of twists through four horror stories within a larger, all-encompassing story! His bold black lines with heavy shadows contrast great against the white spaces and injects drama into the stories at a perfect pace. His characters are drawn with lots of attention paid to individual details, and his writing keeps the action moving with unpredictable outcomes! The Man in the Black Cloak is storytelling and art at its best!

You can walk with The Man in the Black Cloak at http://kikomics.com.br/ and find more from Kikomics at https://www.facebook.com/kikomicsquadrinhos/

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Gravely Unusual http://gravelyunusual.bigcartel.com/ “The Most Unusual Illustrated Magazine!” is a 72-page, Black and White, horror themed magazine featuring comics, fiction, and interviews. Published by Terror Nosferatu Propaganda.

In “Clamor of the Bells” by Matthew M. Montelione (words), Pedro Lajud (art), and Eduardo Camacho (letters), an 18th century gentleman finds himself in a hellish, dream-like place somehow familiar yet foreign. Unable to utter a sound and surrounded by silence, he follows the strange ringing of bells…into the dark unknown!

In “Welcome to the Black Church” we get a change of pace as musical artist JakProgresso (AKA Jak Tripper) sits down for an interview. During the exchange JakProgresso talks about music, reading, movies, and his personal history with witches, gypsies, and the supernatural among other things.

Next a weary traveler stops to help a couple of kids in “Treppegeist” by Matt McGrath (words) and James English (art). The children claim their cat has run off into an old building. The traveler agrees to enter the creepy place to find the kids’ kitty…but things aren’t what they seem!

Then come two written pieces. First Adrian Encomienda treats us to a story about a family curse with a dark twist in Blank Page 237! Then Scott Hughes brings us a tale of two friends that venture out into the night to learn the dark secret of The Bone Box!

Returning to comics, Scott Bryan Wilson (writer) and Tom Napolitano (artist) conspire to give us The Unswerving Honesty of Reflections! In this tale a young man re-tales of a disturbing fateful family reunion that leaves its ominous mark on all involved over the course of decades!

At the Lexington Comics and Toy Convention the powers behind Gravely Unusual had the good fortune to briefly interview James O’Barr (The Crow)! In this quick Q and A you get a real feel for the type of guy O’Barr is and his general view of the comic book industry.

And in the final offering of this collection of Gravely Unusual stories, interviews, and comics we end with Deflower by Edwin Gallihan (story) and Sean Kelley (art)! This touching tale revolves around a young girl growing up to realize her childhood dream of one day being given away by her beloved father to…Darkness!

Gravely Unusual proved to be a unique pleasure to read and feast my eyes on! The horror theme bleeds across all 72 pages in dark delights of black ink on glossy paper. Long shadows cast their reach throughout the magazine touching a variety of characters, pulling them all into glorious gory peril sure to please the dark hearted!

Find Gravely Unusual at https://gravelyunusual.bigcartel.com/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/gravelyunusual/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/gravelyunusual  and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gravelyunusualmagazine/

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Doppelgänger #4 http://alternacomics.com is a 24-page, standard size, full color, MATURE, suspense-horror comic created, written, and colored by Jordan Hart with pencils and inks by Emmanuel Xerx Javier. Published by Alterna Comics.

After a car crash leaves Dennis Zimmann with a concussion and a demon, he has only hours before he is erased from existence and replaced by his Doppelgänger! Can the real Dennis, with the help of his neighbor, defeat the deceptive demon? What peril has the situation placed his wife and daughter in? And exactly how do you kill a doppelgänging demon?!

The story in this series was full of unexpected twists and turns that kept the action moving from beginning to end. The characters were all fully developed and written with unique and believable personalities. The artwork captures a sense of realism that breathes life into each page complete with convincing backgrounds and true to life body types. The pale colors used throughout the series also contributed to the realistic look and subtly muted the action so as not to drive the story over the top.

You can follow Dennis Zimmann’s adventure in Doppelgänger at http://alternacomics.com and find more there from Alterna Comics too!

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Guillozine https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720635226 is a 23-page, ADULTS ONLY, B&W, illustrated horror zine created by K.M. Claude and R.E. Hellinger. Published by Two Dead Queers.

Here’s a well written and expertly illustrated zine! K.M. Claude and R.E. Hellinger serve up two unique stories that take readers down a dark road. First up is a brief exploration and personal identification to Caravaggio‘s Judith Beheading Holofernes. Next up is a longer piece about two brothers and a family secret. Both tales are interesting and effortlessly hold your attention from start to finish. Accompanying the stories are numerous, beautifully illustrated, grotesque drawings. The artwork in Guillozine is absolutely exquisite!

You can get Guillozine at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1720635226 and find more from Two Dead Queers at http://www.twodeadqueers.com

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A Nightmare on Egg Street https://buff.ly/2t9WKrj is a 28-page, full color, parody comic written, colored, and lettered by Chris Allen and illustrated by Juan Fleites. Published by Swampline Comics.

Eggs get cracked and scrambled when the kids prove they ain’t chicken and dare to nap on Egg Street! In their fowl slumber they meet up with the dagger donning Freggy Krueger and feathers fly as one bird after another gets plucked up! This comical take on a classic horror is choked full of funny frights and absurdities in the form of poultry personalities complete with a Johnny Depp inspired “Glen” transitioning through a few of his most memorable roles!

Experience horror like never before with this humorous rendition from Swampline Comics at https://buff.ly/2t9WKrj and find more from Swampline Comics at http://www.swamplinecomics.com