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Jason Fischer To Mash 55 Monsters Into Upcoming ‘Monstroleum: Monsters Of The Dragon’s Keep’ Series [Art]

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Jason Fischer aka JFish has got his monsters on his mind and his mind on his monsters -- and he's transporting them to paper with Monstroleum: Monsters of the Dragon's Keep, a five-volume encyclopedia of sorts covering the characteristics of 55 total foes (11 per volume) that readers might encounter on a dungeon crawl. But that's not all. To expedite the process, JFish is offering three tiers of subscription preorders that will put even more mythological menaces in the hands of his fans.

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Ask Chris #168: (Mad) Science vs. (Spoooooky) Magic

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Q: Would you rather your vampires and other monsters explained through magic, religious, or scientific contexts? --@CineastBenRowe

A: You know, Benny, I was all set to dive into another question I had this week about what was the best Ghost-Type Pokémon, but the more I looked at the questions I was getting, the more this one stuck in my head. I guess you could say it... haunted me. Haunted me like a Gengar, which, while actually a dual-type Ghost/Poison Pokémon, definitely qualifies and is really pretty awesome and creepy when you start reading all the stuff about how it was originally intended to be a ghostly doppelganger of Clefairy back before kids decided that they liked Pikachu about a thousand percent more than any other Pokémon. I've had a keychain of one since the tenth grade.

Oh, right, your thing. It won't surprise you that I have a pretty definitive answer, but it might surprise you to find out what that answer is.

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Ask Chris #167: Monsters Unleashed (Once They Are Properly Categorized)

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Q: What makes a monster a Halloween monster? Why is Dracula okay but Godzilla is not? -- @chudleycannons

A: If you're following me on Twitter, then you may already know that earlier this week, I got into a heated argument with comic book writer and holiday enthusiast Benito Cereno over what does and does not constitute a "Halloween Monster." The whole thing sprang out of a Halloween-themed musical countdown that Benito's doling out over at his Tumblr -- stick around to find out how the Garfield Halloween special got him in trouble as a youngster -- that included Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla."

My argument -- which I posed to my ex-friend in a very civil and conversational manner that definitely did not start with "hey stupid" -- was that this song wasn't a good fit because Godzilla, while he is definitely a monster, doesn't fit thematically with Halloween. Benito's argument was that it was a fun song. But obviously, as we all know, you can't have fun without rules.

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Link Ink: Happy 2013, The Will Eisner Hall Of Fame And New ‘Killjoys’ Art

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New Year: Happy 2013, everybody... except mutants. According to the classic "Days of Future Past" storyline by Chris Claremont and John Byrne (specifically Uncanny X-Men #141, originally released on Janu

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James O’Brien Sketches Politicians and Animates Sad and Happy Monsters [Art]

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Outside of "snow day" and "free cupcakes," I'm not sure there are many pairs of words in the English language as wonderful as "happy monster." It's probably thanks to a childhood spent on Sesame Street, but there's something about goofy, smiling monsters that just makes me grin. But I'm

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‘Japanese Spider-Man’ Episode 8: ‘Strange Tales of the Past! The Cursed Cat Grave!’ [Review]

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Chris: Hello everyone, and welcome to this week's installment of Spider-Man Japan, our unnecessarily in-depth series on Toei's 1978 live-action Supaidaman show! This week... I think the only word that even

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Eric Canete’s Awesome Unused ‘Ben 10′ Concept Art Will Terrify Your Children

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Despite the fact that I'm a big fan of a lot of the people involved in creating it, I've never actually seen an episode of Cartoon Network's Ben 10. I am, however, pretty sure that I get the basic idea behind the show. It's about absolutely horrifyi

‘Yokai Monsters’ Pits Japanese Umbrella Spirits Against Vampires… Sort Of

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A few weeks ago I was talking to Aaron of Awesomed By Comics, and he described a film as being like Sid and Marty Kroft making a Japanese horror movie for children, and then told me that it was something I had to see. And he was right on all counts.

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Post-It Note Monsters: The Best Use of Office Supplies Ever

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On the header on his website, Danish artist John Kenn describes himself thusly: "I have a set of twins and not much time for anything. But when I have time I draw monsterdrawings on Post-It notes."

That's not all that out of the ordinary; at my old job w

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’90s Marvel Monster Mashup Toys Were Wonderfully Ridiculous

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Given the bazillion or so monstrous villains that inhabit the Marvel universe, it takes a special kind of creature to turn the sometimes apathetic stomachs of its fans. That's why Toy Biz will forever have our creature-loving kudos for concocting its own non-canonical brand of obnoxious superhero/monster hybrids for the ages

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