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”Why are you forgetting?”

Marble Hornets is a Psychological Horror webseries and one of the key players in The Slender Man Mythos. It ended in June of 2014, but has since been continued in a comic, written by Troy Wagner and illustrated by Jackie Reynolds. The first issue, Regards, received a digital release on February 25th, 2019, and with a physical release coming later. The second, Eyes Open, was released February 29th of the following year.
The story begins some time after the events of the webseries. Jessica Locke has a steady job at a shipping company and appears to have moved on with her life, but when she meets a mysterious masked person while on a delivery, it becomes clear that she can’t hide from her past forever.


The Marble Hornets comics provide examples of:

  • Ascended Extra: Jessica was a fairly minor character in the original series, only appearing in a few entries and having little bearing on the plot. She’s the protagonist here.
  • Bookends: The webseries ended on driving. The comics begin with driving.
  • Call-Back: According to bonus commentary, Jessica using a pipe as a weapon was a small callback to Alex doing the same in the original series.
  • Charge-into-Combat Cut: How the scene at the abandoned house ends. Jessica swings her pipe at Skully, and the scene cuts away to a woman finding Jessica lost in Rosswood.
  • Creepy Doll: The comic briefly features an old woman who collects eerie dolls. It isn’t particularly plot-relevant, though.
  • Cryptic Background Reference: Adam and the podcast Jessica listens to reference strange things happening in Rosswood before Marble Hornets.
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  • Don't Go in the Woods: In Marble Hornets tradition. The Operator first appears in Rosswood Park.
  • Dream Sequence: Jessica has one in Eyes Open, her dream being a twisted memory of being nearly shot by Alex. The hallucination sequence in Regards also may qualify.
  • Eye Motifs: Seems to be developing one. The title of Issue #2 (and a podcast Jessica and Adam listen to) is Eyes Open, and Jess herself is repeatedly seen with dark, sketchy circles for eyes.
  • Genre Blindness: Going into the spooky woods haunted by a monster to make a documentary about said monster? Sounds like a great idea, Adam.
  • I'm Melting!: Jessica hallucinates her doppelganger removing her face and melting into sludge.
  • Painting the Medium: During Jessica’s breakdown, the panels become jagged and erratically-shaped, with edges like torn paper.
  • Pipe Pain: Jessica briefly uses a discarded pipe as a weapon.
  • Through the Eyes of Madness: Jessica has begun hallucinating from Operator exposure, and it's often unclear what's real and what isn't.

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