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I mean, just LOOK at that little guy:

Are you strong enough to handle that kind of horror? Well, all right then...

ELDRITCH! #3: "The Instruments of Fear"

Anya Sobczek is locked in a Chamber of Horrors. A surgical table. Rusty scalpels. A tank of roiling black blood, dozens of mean-looking machines, and the hissing head of Medusa herself. CLACK - the door opens, and Anya the Unbeliever gets ready to start a war...


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It's why you don't let your feet dangle over the bed while you sleep. It's the reason you feel dread while passing dark alleys and why you lock the deadbolt at night. It's already inside you.... and it's HUNGRY! Welcome to Autumn's Grove, a normal little town where your fears manifest, then devour you whole!

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Thank you for all your support, folks! ELDRITCH! #4 will shamble over and say hello on Wednesday, October 19th.
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Date:September 16th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
Preview of review from whenever I get the current batch of stuff done (the previous review in the file is about DC Digital):

Eldritch #3: HeartShapedSkull.com - This is how you do digital delivery. 99 cents for a full issue (1/4 or 1/5 of what it'd cost in print),
a simple PDF you can download and view on anything that can do PDFs. Anyway, story. Alexovich treads a fine line here, with Anya being a bit too quick to dismiss magic in a setting where it might be real, setting herself up to be a potential strawman skeptic, but she does at least seriously examine the supporting evidence. And there never really was a chance for a "rational" explanation, something she recognizes. The beginning part of the issue drives home the idea of the banality of cosmic evil...the mother of the demon baby isn't some crazed cultist, she doesn't even have any particular derangement other than what's necessary to act like it's okay that her baby is a crawling netherbeast (insert humor about all babies being like that). She's just a painfully normal suburban wife who got caught in something really nasty and is coping as best as she can. In that respect, she's much like the protagonists of many of Lovecraft's stories, most of whom are just everyday folks (at least, as everyday as H.P. could convey, given that he wasn't all that social a fellow). When Anya stumbles across the dark secrets, the horror has faded for the people most closely involved, replaced by a weary boredom. Tired of the strangeness. Tired of the aggressive denial. Flirting with the idea of suicide simply as a way to get out of the grind. Mind you, it's still possible that there are genuine Evil Plans behind it all, the ennui a facade to throw off the one person who's gotten too close to the truth, but Aaron seems to be setting up more of a "terrible things happen because people are just stupid sometimes" story here. Recommended. 99 cent PDF.
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Date:September 17th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
Thanks, Dave! And if you like your evil banal, issue 4 should be of particular interest...
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