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Inkspot Fancy

Comics and fantasy and sci-fi, oh my!

Currently reading

The House on the Borderland
William Hope Hodgson
Dust and Light: A Sanctuary Novel
Carol Berg
The Dead
Jen Hickman, Robert James Maddox
Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand
David Gallaher, Jeff Mariotte, Jimmy Palmiotti
Ghost Hunt 2
Shiho Inada, Fuyumi Ono
Devil Survivor 1
Satoru Matsuba
Nightmares For Sale, Volume 1 - Kaoru Ohashi

Since it's the month of Halloween, I decided to dig into some of my more horror-themed manga and decided to start with Nightmares for Sale. It's the tale of a pair of demons running a pawn shop where they try to buy (or create and then buy ^.^ ) items with a lot of malignancy and negative emotions attached.


The entire book is full of episodic one-shots, and there's a few with genuinely surprising and somewhat horrifying ending, but the lack of cohesion from story to story combined with the relatively short amount of time they have to create the stories and the way some of the horrors are repeated keeps this from being terribly memorable. Still, it's a quick and enjoyable read if you're looking for some horror-lite.