Chapter 2: Page 25
October 12th, 2019
You give a guy one big lore dump, and you all of a sudden he thinks he deserves to chime in on all the others...
Chapter 2: Page 34
September 26th, 2019
Missing the Bloody Obvious
That feeling when you're forced to work on a team with two people who have no idea what you're supposed to be doing--but they think they do.
We've all been where Hex is at one point. Well, not the "having to sneak into a mad scientist's lab to stop your boss from being bound" part. I mean, that's kinda unique.
Chapter 2: Page 33
September 5th, 2019
Because calling a monster who also happens to be a witch "cute" ever works out in the end for anybody...
Chapter 2: Page 32
August 22nd, 2019
Shade's Declassified Supernatural Survival Guide
When you've got an entire hidden world of monsters, myths and magic, you've gotta come up with some way to keep the mundane masses from sussing it out...
Bane's idea of having his students work at a Halloween-themed novelty store was an absolute stroke of genius in this regards. Most weirdness can just be handwaved away as "just another product we're testing," and sleepers will buy it hook, line and sinker!
Chapter 2: Page 31
August 21st, 2019
: And kid-sized, too!
But hey, one of the first things the instructors at the Horror Shop teach their students is how to come up with plausible excuses to explain away any weirdness. Veil Breaches are headaches that are best avoided, after all!
Chapter 2: Page 31
August 15th, 2019
One door opens...
As if we needed more proof that Hex suffers from tunnel vision here...
Though this is indeed a rather extreme case of that. Try explaining away a Veil Breach caused by rolling a nat 1 on perception!
Chapter 2: Page 30
July 11th, 2019
Enter the Witch
It's not often that Shade gets one over on Hex, so let him have this moment.
Plus, we get to continue making Grey miserable, which is always a plus!
Chapter 2: Page 28
July 5th, 2019
: Well, if they did normal science, everyone would be able to use it! And, thankfully, we don't have folks running around with death rays and jet packs and robot minions.
Okay, in the world of Horror Shop they do, but that stuff gets covered up like post-haste.
Chapter 2: Page 29
July 4th, 2019
Blinded me with SCIENCE!
This is a page I've been excited for ever since I dreamt it up! A big ol' exposition dump about mad scientists in the world of Horror Shop! Not a full encyclopedia article, mind you, but it should provide a bit of history and insight into this group of oft-misunderstood people--even if that insight is from the very biased mouth of Grey.
And yes, his does indeed mean that in the world of Horror Shop, both Dr. Frankenstein and Captain Nemo were real. As are several other literary characters... but we'll get to them eventually, just you wait and see!
Chapter 2: Page 28
June 12th, 2019
Questions and Answers
Being in over your head is never fun. But at least Shade is handling this as well as could be expected: focusing on the immediate problem, and worrying about the rest when he's got time to think. And when he doesn't have a child with a potential death ray in the next room...
Chapter 2: Page 27
May 29th, 2019
Oh, Grey, what have you unleashed upon the world. Or at least upon the Horror Shop...
I believe Gloom is classified as a weapon of mass destruction in at least three states.
Chapter 2: Page 26
May 22nd, 2019
From bad to worse...
Mad scientists, gates to other planes, exploding warehouses, stolen blood, and now something back at the shop. The problems here just seem to keep on piling up, don't they?
Chapter 2: Page 25
May 14th, 2019
Yeah, that's about the last thing you want to hear in a world with magic: a mad scientist has got your blood. Grey's handling it pretty well, all things considered. I mean, it's not his blood that's been taken, but he's also a bit of a spaz, so it balances out.
Chapter 2: Page 24
May 6th, 2019
That might be rude, but when have you ever known a 10-year-old or a mad scientist to ever show propper manners.
Poor Grey, alone with a kid he's not allowed to scare, but who can apparently conduct experiments on him. I'd say it'd drive him batty, but, well...
Chapter 2: Page 23
April 3rd, 2019
That Moment When...
Yeah, Grey might not know a lot about magic, but he knows an occult ritual when he sees one. Somebody's working with some weirdness they really shouldn't be...
Chapter 2: Page 22
March 5th, 2019
That rising sense of dread
I mean, sure the mansion looks haunted...
And sure, the living room has brains and eyeballs floating in preservatives on the shelves...
But that doesn't mean "mad scientist," right?
Chapter 2: Page 21
February 26th, 2019
And I Would Drive 1,000 Miles
Poor Grey, stuck in a car with a bunch of Canadians who think that a 30-minute trek out into the hinterlands qualifies as a "short drive."
Just wait until it dawns on him that he has to do the same thing again to get back to the Shop...
Chapter 2: Page 20
February 19th, 2019
Grey might be one of the most grating wingmen in existence, but you can't argue with results like this now, can you?
Unfortunately for him, looks like it worked too well. Well, I hope somebody isn't afraid of travelling in cars...
Chapter 2: Page 19
February 13th, 2019
Out of the loop!
Yay, Mel's back!
And it looks like she wasn't the only person to miss something that was right under their nose. Poor Shade, guy just can't catch a break here, can he?
Spoilers: he can't.
Chapter 2: Page 18
January 31st, 2019
Go, Speed Racer
All things considered, it's probably not all that far from the quay to Quayside Street. That, plus the giant flaming wreck of a warehouse like a block away made them really easy to locate. I'm not saying Shade should've seen it coming, but... he should've seen it coming.
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