Author Archive | D. Jason Cooper


Hellboy’s A Christmas Underground

We stand upon the earth, the gods are above us, the demons are below us. That is pretty much as close as you can get to the common basic theology of humankind. Of course the gods are usually bright and the demons are usually dark, but not always. In comic books, the same rules apply, […]

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The Grim Ghost as “Good-Guy” Horror

Comic books basically invented the superhero genre, and that genre spread to prose and especially movies. Comics didn’t create good-guy horror, but they made the topic a genre and gave it a home. By good-guy horror I mean horror in which the reader’s sympathies are with the monster. Naturally, Mary Shelley seems to have invented […]

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Welcoming the Future, Treasuring the Past.