Uzumaki (2000) by Junji Ito

More unsettling, deranged body horror from Junji Ito. Things spiral out of control awfully quickly. Ito mixes the realistic and fantasy elements in a way that’s so horrifying because it feels genuine, visceral. A lot of the story is very b-movie, but the concepts and images really stick in your head no matter the weird…

Gyo (2002) by Junji Ito

Nauseating, disturbing, horrifying. It’s amazing how well Ito evokes scents just through art and dialogue. The descent (de-scent, rather?) into unbridled insanity and body horror just goes on and on beyond any point I’d have thought possible. It’s impossible to look away from, and the speedy, well-maintained pace makes sure it never outstays its welcome.…

Dishonored: The Wyrmwood Deceit (2016) by Gordon Rennie, Andrea Olimpiere, & Marcelo Maiolo

This four-piece comic run is the second piece of tie-in media released in the months prior to “Dishonored 2”, along with the novel “Dishonored: The Corroded Man”. Since so many of the series’ strengths are visual in nature, with the creative worldbuilding and aesthetics far more impressive than the more meagre characters and stories, the comic inherently had…