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The mostly American-made “Tijuana Bibles” are widely considered to be the first underground comic books. These small 8-page comics were sold in tobacco shops, barber shops, bars or other places that were frequented by a largely male clientele in the early to mid 1900s when they were produced. Local artists

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We’ve stumbled across a gold mine of perverted, blasphemous graphic storytelling from some of comic art’s greatest! A one-off comic published in January, 1973 by Last Gasp, Tales From the Leather Nun is a cult classic sought after by collectors of works by the six sick minds behind it: Dave Sheridan,

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Last night, Covenant Festival’s third incarnation began its devilish workings upon the fair city of Vancouver – an event that we here at CVLT Nation have been anticipating since it closed the doors on 2016’s ritual. Since it’s inception in 2015, we’ve watched this beautifully curated and thoughtfully presented event

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From the socially rigid pre-WWII era came the post war, free loving, society-rejecting era of the 1960s and 1970s, and the rise of Satanism as a part of popular culture saw the occult seeping into the mainstream. It only made sense that the smut mag industry would capitalize on a

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The Black Metal Antiquarium page is a treasure-trove of images of the darkest days of dark music – when Quorthon was glam and the forefathers of today’s most kvlt just had their voices drop. Anyone who’s a fan of black metal will enjoy the daily offerings brought to the altar of Satan

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While the gnarly genius of pre-comics code authority horror comics is gone we can be thankful that their influence has lived on to this day. Excellent series like EC’s horror comics have got their influential tendrils into all sorts of mediums. Right of the bat I think of a film

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