Issue 81: The Monster at the End of This Book

cover by M. Roberge and Safelybeds

Static on the Radio, by Hiwaru Kibi (火悪 木美)

In Ossa Venenum, by Iron Eater *

Instinct, by shukyou (主教)

Thaw, by Hyakunichisou 13 (百日草 十三)

The Tunnel, by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ)

All the Ways We Reform, by Ana Miruko (婀汝 美琉子)

* illustrated


What did that say? On the cover, what did that say? Did it say there will be a MONSTER at the end of this issue?

Listen, I have an idea. If you don’t click on any of the links, we will never get to the end of this issue. And that is good, because there is a monster at the end of this issue.

You clicked on a link! Maybe you do not understand. See, clicking links is what gets you through the issue, and there is a monster at the end of this issue. But this will–

You clicked another link! Don’t you understand what you’re doing? Don’t you see?

There. Maybe if I convince you not to share on social media. If you don’t spread the word about this wonderful free issue, filled with sexy queer spookiness, we will never get any closer to the monster at the end of this issue.

You did what? Well, then, maybe if you do not leave a comment thanking the creators for thier hard work! Then they will never return, and there will be no more issues, and there will be no more monsters. Problem solved!

Oh. I see where this is going.

Listen: The next line is the end of this patter text, and when it ends, the issue begins! And at the end of the issue is a monster! I’m so scared! Please, do not click any links, tell any of your friends, or tell the creators how much you appreciate all the time and effort they put into their creations! Please, please, please!

…Well, look at that! The issue is here, and the only monster is … the issue itself! Another heart-poundingly monstrous October issue of loveable, huggable old Shousetsu Bang*Bang! I told you there was nothing to be afraid of.

For summaries, authors’ notes, and more, see this issue’s entry on the Shousetsu Bang*Bang wiki.