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- Posted January 17, 2017
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- Posted November 4, 2016
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- Posted September 22, 2016
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- Posted April 13, 2016
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- Posted February 25, 2016
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- Posted September 23, 2015
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Pre-order the third installment of the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children now so...
- Posted September 12, 2015
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- Posted August 25, 2015
Alfred Packer: Legend of the First American Cannibal
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- Posted August 12, 2015
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- Posted August 7, 2015
Mothman’s Curse: A Children’s Book
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- Posted June 15, 2015
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- Posted April 27, 2015
Malformed: Forgotten Brains of the Texas State Mental Hospital
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- Posted April 7, 2015
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- Posted March 16, 2015
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- Posted March 13, 2015
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- Posted January 27, 2015
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- Posted January 14, 2015
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- Posted December 29, 2014
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- Posted December 23, 2014
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- Posted December 4, 2014
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- Posted November 20, 2014
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- Posted November 19, 2014
Goatman Comics: Minimal Art, Maximum Soul
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- Posted October 21, 2014
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- Posted October 8, 2014
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- Posted October 3, 2014
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- Posted November 25, 2013
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- Posted November 24, 2013
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- Posted September 29, 2013
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- Posted September 13, 2013
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- Posted July 17, 2013
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- Posted May 6, 2013
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- Posted March 21, 2013
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- Posted March 10, 2013
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- Posted April 23, 2012
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- Posted March 20, 2012
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- Posted March 19, 2012
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