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The Greatest Fictional Villain Of All Time By Many Is The Joker Here His Psychological File As A Mass Laughing Murderer

Have you ever thought about the psychological state of Batman’s villains? I do. So, let’s dive in and learn more about the worst that Gotham has to offer!

How It Started For Joker

In Spring 1940, the Joker made its first appearance in Batman #1. A few of us don’t know that he was meant to be a one-issue villain. We know that he is Batman’s archnemesis, but he is also a criminal mastermind. So, let’s see about the Joker’s psychological file!

However, due to his popularity, the prankster continued his journey in the comic book. Despite his popularity, reinvented as a harmless villain, the Joker fell into the abyss until the 70s.

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Black Twilight By Lefki Symphonia Reviewed

Gothic Bite Magazine loves to give a platform to every type of artist, and that includes musicians. Our reviewers cannot wait to hear what the Gothic world has to sing about, and Mary listened well!

Reaching Out To GBM

Lefki Symphonia reached out to Gothic Bite Magazine, and in doing so here is the review and if you are an artist who wish to be on our website, proceed by sending us an email. Back to the review!

Lefki Symphonia is not a band I had heard of before. That excited me a bit. I love finding new to me bands and music. 

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A Real Vampire Burial

It was customary to bury them differently than people. Back in the day, when populations believed in witches, werewolves and vampires, one was never safe from gossip or vampires.

Vampires In All History

The word vampire might have had various meanings throughout human history, but it did travel the world. Since the dawn of time, creatures with mortal bites have made it into legends and folklores. But what about a real vampire burial?

Find in all civilizations known to humankind, even those that never met, a vampire-like creature made it into history.

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“Your Nightmare” by Vampyrëan featuring Chris Pohl Review

I enjoy checking out new music blind to me. Vampyrëan was one I had not heard before.

A Solo Project

Vampyrëan is the solo project from Vlad Janicek, a former member of Nosferatu. That right away got my attention.

I am familiar with Nosferatu and really enjoy their gothic rock-infused music. I then saw that Chris Pohl from Blutengel is featured on the track. That made me even more excited to listen.

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The Hu

Move Over Pete Townshend There Is A New Who In Town!

Come read about the foreign group that is inspiring our YouTube Addict, James Vaughan! Come over and discover music you might not have heard of before!

Mongolian Wolves

Biters, I think it’s obvious at this point I’m a bit of a hard rock, metal fan. So, I’d like to tackle the Mongolian throat singing metal band The Hu.

The Hu was introduced to me a few months back by one of my gaming friends. It happened through what must be their most well-known song and the center piece of this article, Wolf Totem.

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The Never Ending Mystery Behind The Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer, or simply Zodiac or The Zodiac, is the pseudonym of a serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s — Wikipedia.

The Popularity Of An Unknown Killer

Every few years, theories surrounding unsolved mysteries revolving around faceless serial killers gain in popularity. For that reason, I have decided to spotlight the infamous Zodiac Killer

Many know of The Zodiac, who became a famous serial killer in pop culture with movies etc. 

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GBM Interviews Author Ava Lynn Wood

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Ava Lynn Wood!

Patient Name: Ava Lynn Wood

Ava is an insomniac who writes to calm the voices. When the voices get too loud, stories are formed.

Ava was born and raised in Texas. Spending most of her years far from the city, she learned at an early age to create new worlds and characters as a form of entertainment. It was her cure to loneliness as an only child and led to her career as a writer today.

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GBM Interviews Indie Author Mandi Konesni

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Indie Author Mandi Konesni!

Patient Name: Mandi Konesni

I’m Mandi Konesni, a paranormal romance author. I’ve always been a “jack of all trades” crafty person. Soaps and toiletries? Okay! Jewelry? Hey, why not? Drawing? Eh, I’ll give it a shot, even if I could mangle a stick person. My first love, however, has always been writing.

I started reading young and haven’t stopped to this day. Eventually, you start imagining your own little worlds, which got me into roleplaying and gave me the courage to try my hand at writing for myself. It’s been a long journey filled with a lot of life lessons. 

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Webtoon Somnium Theatre by _Mirach_

Webtoons are gaining popularity and here, at Gothic Bite Magazine, we have an amazing reviewer, Kayla Krantz to let us know her thoughts!

Somnium Theatre

WRITTEN BY #1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR KAYLA KRANTZ

After an encounter with a masked stranger, Stephanie is set for a request to solve one mysterious case in a parallel universe! But there’s only one way she can reach it, by using a less known technique of lucid dreaming…

WEBTOON

Somnium Theatre’s genre is Crime, Mystery and Fantasy.

NOTE: This comic is also available at WEBTOON

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Witch’s Corner: A Brief History of the Devil, Demons, and Witchcraft

Devil, demons, and witchcraft are three things that we absolutely enjoy over at Gothic Bite, and our amazing witch, L.A. Maciel, is tackling the overall subject!

Ah…The Good Ole Burning Times!

The silvery light of the full moon shines down on a circle of nude people, dancing hand-in-hand around a bonfire. From the flames comes a being with the head of a horned goat on a man’s body, where its feet should be are hooves… 

This is a typical scene when you look into the history of the Witch Hunts of Europe or if you’re part of the Neopagan movement, The Burning Times

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Mystical Menagerie – The Black-Eyed Children Folklore by Mandi Konesni

The Black-Eyed Children folklore is gaining traction in the horror movie industry. Did you know that Black-Eyed Children are part of a general belief around the world? Mandi Konesni dive into the subject in this week’s column!

Fear The Children

A child at your door or car window with a friend or two. Asking to come inside, to make a phone call, or for a ride. It seems innocuous, but your gut screams at you. 

Shrouded in shadow, something seems ‘off’ about the children. Chills race along your spine, the hair on your neck and arms stands straight up. You crack the door or roll down the window slightly… 

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Mystical Menagerie – The Mermaid Folklore by Mandi Konesni

The mermaid legend is making quite a come back in the horror movie industry. Did you know that mermaids are part of folklore around the world? Mandi Konesni dive into the subject in this week’s column!

A Siren’s Lure

A glint on the glassy sea. A trick of the eye. Nothing more than seafarers’ tales, they say. Yet, you swear you saw the glimmer of scales beneath the waves.

 Heard the barest of laughs and an ethereal voice from the fog, a siren’s lure you cannot erase from your mind. Are you going mad or being ensnared in a spell as old as time? Was that a beckoning hand, summoning you into the deep?

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GBM Interviews TikTok Sensation, JustHauntr

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. It doesn’t matter what creative field. They’re our patient now. This week, we welcome welcome TikTok Sensation, Just Hauntr!

PATIENT NAME: JUST HAUNTR

Hello Fright Fam, I go by JustHauntr, and I like to call myself a Dark Visual Story Teller. But if we’re getting technical, I’m a TikToker, Twitch Streamer, and Horror Content Creator. 

I’m a horror movie enthusiast as well as a big fan of survival horror video games. I enjoy special effects makeup and telling dark and compelling stories. It makes people find beauty in the world of the macabre. 

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Mystical Menagerie – The Reptilian Monster of California by Mandi Konesni

The phobia of reptiles go back millennia. However, we’ve evolved but did lizards evolved too? Mandi Konesni dive into the subject in this week’s column!

A Primal Fear

Move to the suburbs, they said. It’ll be safer, they said. Until you’re running through the maze of carbon-copy streets, heart-pounding, breathing frantic. The pup in your arms is getting so heavy, but you’re terrified to put it down. All you wanted was to take the pup for a quick potty break before bed. The quiet, tree-lined street was a haven, a refuge from city life. 

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What Are Familiars According To Western Demonology

Familiar is a word that starts gaining popularity among new comers in witchery and the paranormal. The popularization of the word comes from pop culture but it has a quite ancient meaning.

Familiars, What Are They? 

You may have heard of the term “familiar spirits” in paranormal shows like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or Supernatural, but this word is also mentioned nine times in The Bible. The first mention of this phrase is found in Leviticus 19:31

“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.” 

King James’ Bible
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Starro The Conqueror Vs. Shuma-Gorath 

Gothic Bite Magazine is a platform for all writers and we welcome the comic book world too! This week, two of the obscure characters from the Big 2 are going head to head in this fictional battle!

Round One Fight

After watching The Suicide Squad for the sixth time on HBO Max and Marvel Comics‘ What If…? on Disney+, I was pleasantly surprised to see two old-school comic characters. Starro the Conqueror and Shuma-Gorath. 

Both titans are showing up, and it puts a smile on my face. Think about it, twenty years ago, Warner Bros and Disney wouldn’t think of putting these characters on the big screen. 

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C.R.’s Rants and Reviews

Gothic Bite Magazine had the pleasure to work with Chris Taylor on an article. He reviewed the band Somberwind and their new release, which happened back in April 2021.

Give A Warm Welcome

Hello, and welcome to my corner of Gothic Bite Magazine.

This week, I was asked to review some new music by a new band, Somberwind. March of 2021 saw them release the video for their latest track from their album Remain, released through Sleazy Rider Records in April 2021.

The Spell song was released on the primary music streaming services and online stores in April. And what did I think of it?

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MJ’s Mayhem, Haunts, and Murder

We are so thrilled at Gothic Bite Magazine to have MJ Vieira to count in our family! She is a paranormal expert when it comes to haunting history. Now, come read her first ghostly article!

A Warm Welcome

Hello all! Welcome to my first article for Gothic Bite Magazine. I’d like to take a moment, spare some words if you will, to first thank the girls at GBM for taking a chance with me.

And, of course, I’d like to thank you, reader, for checking out my content. I’m new to this side of writing so, bear with me while I get my groove.

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The Man in the Walls of Buckingham Palace

We all have heard of stalkers, but how far back can we go? This time we are in the Victorian Era under a matriarch ruling of a famous queen.

The Badass English Queen

I’m sure everyone knows who Queen Victoria was. I mean, it isn’t called the Victorian Era for nothing. She was a badass who used herself as bait to catch an assassin, drank cocaine-wine, and practically invented the sext.

So, one could she deserved a nemesis with the same larger-than-life stature. Edward Jones went above and beyond typical stalker levels, not just following her around and watching her from the shadows. No, he literally lived inside the walls of Buckingham Palace!

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