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review 2017-08-22 20:21
Optical Delusion - Hunter Shea
Optical Delusion - Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea has tapped into our childhood for his latest offering of fear. Remember those ads in the backs of comic books? Muscles like Charles Atlas. Sea monkeys. Joy buzzers. Fake ice cubes with a fly in the middle. Gum that turns your mouth black. Oh, and the ever popular, X-ray glasses. I certainly remember them. More specifically, I remember wanting them and my mom saying "absolutely not". Well, what would happen if she did allow me to get those x-ray glasses and after 10 minutes of making my eyes hurt, I tossed them aside only to have my dad pick them up and put them on. And, what if, in between the fuzzy-eyed headache it produced, he saw a glimpse of a girl's panties she had on underneath her clothing? And what if, in desperate attempts to get more than a glimpse or two of what the females looked like under their winter clothing, it caused something else? Something more hideous, more macabre, and it wouldn't let you turn away?


Optical Delusion was a fun ride into every boy that grew up in the 1970s and 80s past and warped it with a Twilight Zone twist and an EC Comic turn. My last couple of reads from Shea have been my favorites. He's honed his chops the last few years and is churning out nothing but quality lately. So much so, that he's quickly become one of my go to writers that can't miss.



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* This ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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text 2013-08-09 17:53
Fans of old comics will love this one!

Bill Gaines, yes the publisher of Mad Magazine for over 40 years, also published a line of horror comics called EC Comics with titles like Tales from the Crypt (remember the TV show based on that?) and Vault of Horror. By the late '60s, EC was long out of print but the tradition of horror comics was continued by James Warren with his black and white comics Eerie, Creepy and Vampirella. EC looks kind of dated now, but Dark Horse is about to give them a fresh coat of ink with a new collected works in book form. Read all about it here: 




Source: www.darkhorse.com/Blog/1444/dark-horse-publish-ec-library-tales-crypt-coming-h?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=August+DH+Newsletter&utm_content=August+DH+Newsletter+Version+A+CID_de18add04d36bc916c42c2b03bc039ce&utm_source=Campaign%20Moni
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