October 31st, 2015. I sit on the couch watching a hockey game, while giving out candy to the 10 kids that ended up trick or treating at my door. Obviously my complete focus was occupied keeping up with the sugarcane supply, but after the candy bar craziness died down I was able to watch a horror flick and pack it in early. Is this the way Halloween has always been? I remember it being so much more eventful. It used to be epic. Magic. A night where I dressed up like whoever I wanted, or more accurately whoever my mom could sew together. The possibilities were endless, anything could happen. As I enjoyed my relaxing Halloween evening, I wistfully reminisced my youth on the crazy Halloween streets. A few days later Paper Girls #2 hits my finger tips and I am again transported back to my childhood as Vaughan and Chiang have captured my youth. Aside from the future zombie ninjas, the giant pteranodons, the futuristic devices, the time travel machines, the wandering werewolves and the mentally fragile stepmothers. Not to mention I was 2 years old in 1988. However, I had brothers who were 8 and 10 years older than me; here lies my legitimate love for the 80s. If you are like me you will be hooked from the first neighborhood watch sign you see in the pages of Paper Girls.
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Joe Golem, Occult Detective #1 “Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden bring their second collaboration from a novel to the world of comics, this time with art from Patrick Reynolds. Like Baltimore before, Joe Golem takes place outside of the Mignolaverse, but in a world where the occult and strange happenings are still occurring. At this point, if you’ve enjoyed all the other offerings from Mignola and company, you should probably just buy this.”