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In the Book of Lies, a trove of chilling tales, each more frightening than the last, awaits for the next reader brave enough to turn the cover…

This horror webcomic is a collection of short horror fiction collaborated through the efforts of writer Paul A. Newman and several different artists. The stories tackle a variety of subjects, including murder, the supernatural, possession, friendship, love, and revenge.

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  • Art Shift: The art style changes from chapter to chapter, due to different artists handling different stories.
  • Creepy Child: The Girl in the Tower starts out as one and only gets more disturbing from there.
  • Dark Is Evil: Somewhat literally in “Beasts”.
  • Deal with the Devil: In City of Demons, the people promise their firstborn children to a demon in exchange for its help in ridding their town of other demons. Then they try to screw the demon over, but he still gets his revenge by tricking the children he was promised into paying their debts.
    • Later in Businessman in Hell, this is inverted—the devil makes a deal with a Corrupt Corporate Executive only to find he’s a little too efficient.
      • Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: At which point, the Devil uses his OPLZNERF powers to instantly liquify the businessman's soul, reconstitute him as a ghost slave, and orders him to get back to work; man may be ruler of Hell now, but he is STILL the Devil's plaything.
  • Eye Scream: The entire chapter “Eyes” revolves around this.
  • Grave Robbing: The man in “Fillings” steals gold tooth fillings from graves.
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  • I'm a Humanitarian: Present in several stories.
  • Medium Blending: The comic sometimes uses a mix of comic art and traditional writing.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Averted “The Tower”. Despite being a Rapunzel Expy, the girl’s hair isn’t remarkably long.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: The boy and the mermaid Anea.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Book of Lies itself is meant to be this.

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