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Book Title: In the Dark: A Horror Anthology|
The author of the book: Rachel Deering
Edition: IDW Publishing
Date of issue: May 20th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781613779347
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 27.52 MB
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As a backer of this anthology collection on Kickstarter, I may well be biased, but this is a generally excellent collection of 24 short horror stories told by a mixture of familiar and new names in the horror comics field, separated by dated adverts that evoke feelings of yesteryear when comics like Tales from the Crypt and The Haunt of Fear graced shelves.
In a tome this large - that features opening and closing essays talking about horror and its development through comics over the decades - there are inevitably going to be hits and misses for each reader. What is surprising is just how few of these tales were misses for me. Instead, I was regularly pleasantly surprised by how good each new tale was. The stand outs for me were Brian Keene and Tood Galusha's THE LOST VALLEY OF THE DEAD (not surprising, as it's based on a nifty short by Brian Keene called THE LOST CANYON OF THE DAMNED that appeared as a bonus story in An Occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley), THE UNSEEN by Justin Jordon and Tyler Jenkins, ALL THINGS THROUGH ME by Mike Oliveri and Mike Henderson, Scott Nyder and Nate Powell's THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, and finally, GESTATION by Marguerite Bennett and Jonathan Brandon Sawyer. There's even a killer gallery at the end of the collection that contains some jaw-dropping artwork.
Rachel Deering was the driving force behind this anthology and she deserves full credit for bringing together a huge array of talent that delivers in spades ... and with nary a Cryptkeeper in sight.
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Read information about the authorRACHEL AUTUMN DEERING is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated writer, editor, and book designer from Columbus, OH. Her debut prose novella, HUSK, was originally published in a limited edition hardcover by Brian Keene as part of his 2015 Maelstrom series of books from Thunderstorm Press. It is now available worldwide from Tiny Behemoth Press.
She has also written, edited, lettered, designed, and published comics and short prose for DC/Vertigo Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, Cartoon Network, and more. Her most notable works are IN THE DARK, CREEPY, VERTIGO QUARTERLY, and ANATHEMA.
Deering lives a quiet life in the suburbs with her wife, Jessica, their two dogs, and collections of monster masks, vinyl records, arcade machines, and books. Her favorite foods are pickles and pizza, her favorite band is Iron Maiden, and her favorite person is you. Whoever you are.
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