Every element of this first issue makes it clear that for all involved, this is a project built around love for the genre and a long gone but never forgotten part of its history. The way Deering and company twist and reconfigure the cliches of the genre -- from vampires, to werewolves to witches -- shows they've done their homework but that they aren't chained to it and are more than capable of crafting their own story within those confines. The history enables the story to avoid feeling instantly dated, but it's that passion that enables it to be so entrancing and readable, the way great horror works always are. Last year gave us Echoes and Green Wake, but there's a strong chance horror in 2012 will belong to Anathema. Read Full Review
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