Canned Air Podcast
"This is fucking brilliant"
Undead Airlock podcast
Best webcomics list 2017
Sonar 105.3 FM
"An Old Man, Looking ...Â has painful things to say about the deep fear of losing someone close."
A Place to Hang Your Cape
"Not picking it up would be a disservice to yourself."
"The details grab you like a really vivid nightmare ...Â This one hit me right in the heebie-jeebies."
"Mixes haunting scares with great character development."
"'Termites in your Smile' still makes me shudder ...Â Iâ€™ve had nightmares like what happens ...Â 5 out of 5 blood spattered stars."
The Comics Alternative
"The variety of artists â€¦ is one of the strengths of Split Lip â€¦ [Costello] knows the essence of what you can do with a horror story."
Finalist, Best Web Comic 2014
Comic Monsters/Horror News Network
Winner, Best Web Comic 2014, Horror Comic Awards
"Stark, gritty, and unflinching"
Between the Panels
"AÂ little something for everyone, from creepy campfire stories and cryptids to overbearing mothers and the eerie feeling of being watched."
"Very unsettling ...Â much like the stories of The Twilight Zone."
â€œWill keep you wide awake all night.â€
â€œA kind of contemporary variation on E.C. Comics.â€
â€œI kinda don't want to read it. That sounds too scary.â€
Oct. 27, 2012
â€œCostello refuses to give us the comfort of an unambiguous ending.â€
Oct. 16, 2012
â€œIn a world where virtually all â€˜horror' web comics include actual horror more as an afterthought to their story or as a means of morbidly dark humor,'Split Lip is an anthology of pure horror tales akin to those of the'Twilight Zone or'Tales from the Crypt.â€
April 30, 2012
The Theatre of Terror
â€œOne of the finest horror comic websites on the interweb.â€
Feb. 29, 2012
The Broken Infinite
â€œThe art from David Hitchcock is very beautiful â€¦ Sam Costello knows how to weave a great tale of suspense â€¦ If you like the Twilight Zone meets the Outer Limits, then you will love this great site.â€
May 28, 2011
Comics Should Be Good
â€œAs far as I can tell, Split Lip is the best horror anthology on the internet.â€
Jan. 26, 2011
â€œThe only (webcomic) to ever give me the chills was Split Lip.â€
Oct. 20, 2010
â€œIf you're looking for something frightening that, at the same time, makes you ponder deep thoughts about mortality, the comic â€¦ is well worth the read.â€
Aug. 4, 2010
Storming the Tower
â€œCostello has a real knack for matching artists with his tales, and in Volume Two, they're especially up to the task.â€
July 25, 2010
â€œI'm enjoying it, if one could be said to â€˜enjoy' stories that deliberately induce discomfort. Let's just say they are very effective.â€
Feb. 10, 2010
Storming the Tower
â€œFor fans of horror, Costello â€¦ has plenty to offer.â€
Oct. 8, 2009
â€œThe webcomics answer to anthology series like The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery.â€
Aug. 16, 2009
From the Tombs ReviewÂ
â€œThis is such a solid collection of stories. The artwork and stories both compliment each other so well. 158 pages worth of content is worth it for the price. If you like the strange collections of horror stories you need to check this one out. It's worth it.â€
April 25, 2009
Comics Should Be Good
â€œThey're all very well-done, very professional stories.â€
Nov. 14, 2008
â€œOverall, Split Lip is a great horror comic with plenty of satisfying twist and turns. In a day and age when the cliffhanger endings of many box office thrillers leave us wanting our money back, Split Lip offers a terrifying anthology so engrossing we don't mind reading the tales again and againâ€
July 13, 2007
Damn Good Comics
â€œCostello writes in just the right tone to keep the reader off balance. He manages to track down artists from all over the world, each with their own style â€“ but always a style that fits the story perfectly. Always a style that captures the almost surreal imagery infusing the storyâ€¦â€
Oct. 3, 2007
The Horror Blog
â€œSplit Lip is the predominant original horror comic work on the internet.â€
May 14, 2007
Comics Worth Reading
â€œThis caught my eye not only because of its skill but because of its unusual subject matter: the relationship between two men on death rowâ€¦â€
April 4, 2007
â€œLovely feeling of building dread, the fear of mortality and our powerlessness in the face of it which has something of Poe about it.â€
Oct. 22, 2006
Larry Young, AIT/Planet Lar
â€œSam Costello and Brian Laframboise deliver a small little gunshot of a story with â€˜The Executioner is a Lonely Man.' With a deft touch, the two deliver a neat little magic trick of a tale that puts you in mind of good Twilight Zone, Jim Thompson noir, and that good ol' O. Henry sting. Even if you don't like reading comics on the web, make time for this one.â€