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Comic Books 

Fringe With Benefits: Comics That Aren’t Quite Horror

As horror fans, we all know about “the fringe.” Those movies that ride the line of the genre, that are just weird and bizarre enough, maybe they offer enough dread or tension, perhaps they have a random practical effects monster, the reasons vary. For decades, film has rode a dizzying line between “horror” and some […]

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From SWAMP THING to PREACHER: The History of Vertigo Comics

Karen Berger started working at DC Comics straight out of college in 1979. Smarter than most of her peers, and twice as dedicated, Karen was the assistant to Paul Levitz, who was a wunderkind himself. Levitz had spent the 70s building his name at DC, and would become one of the most important writers and […]

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DC Comics And Gerard Way Are Getting Weird With Young Animal

In 1993, DC Comics saw a hole in the market. The core audience of comic readers was getting older and many were moving away from the cape and cowl comics. Superheroes weren’t giving these readers the stories they were looking for. Karen Berger, a DC editor who had recently been spending her time working with […]