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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Horror

Time to check out some upcoming horror titles that caught my eye in the order forms!

You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:JUL200019). Show some love to your retailer and use those codes when you can, it saves a lot of time on the data entry end of things.



(W) Mirka Andolfo (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Artgerm

When the placid mining village of Woodsburgh is disturbed by a series of brutal murders, the settlement is in turmoil. And as the first snow covers the chaos in a white blanket, a mysterious woman in black arrives, eliciting a totally different kind of unrest. But who is Lady Hellaine, really? And what's her secret agenda? Acclaimed UNNATURAL creator MIRKA ANDOLFO presents a sensual Victorian gothic horror about otherness, damnation, redemption, and what it means to be a monster in a horror tale perfect for fans of Penny Dreadful, Crimson Peak, The Alienist, Parasol Protectorate, and Dark Shadows.



Why this caught my eye:

I really enjoy Andolfo's artwork and the first few issues I read were really engaging. Plus she made it a point to visit our store even though she had to cancel her signing event for the first issue due to Covid19. It was incredibly nice to meet her, so I'm all about supporting and pushing her works.



(W) Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez

If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming! The epic crossover between two of the most beloved fantasy universes in comics begins here. John "Jack" Locke is ten years dead, but that hasn't stopped him from posting the occasional letter home... from Hell. Now Mary Locke will do anything to save her brother's soul, including cut a deal with Roderick Burgess-the most evil man in England-to search for answers in the House of Mystery and risk the walking nightmare known as the Corinthian to find help in a disintegrating Kingdom of Dreams!


Why this caught my eye:

All of the math points to this being exceptionally well done, but it still feels like such an odd choice (and slightly unnecessary) for a crossover. The curiosity factor is the real draw for me, but I'm a big fan of Gabriel Rodriguez's artwork so regardless it will look great.



(W) Paul Cornell (A/CA) Sally Cantirino

In Jacey's past is the Important Man who took away her brother. Now Jacey has David, who sometimes transforms into a terrifying beast. Together, they've found a way to live to hunt, sniffing out men who prey on the vulnerable. But Jacey and David are about to run into the Important Man again. From Paul Cornell (Wolverine, Doctor Who, Elementary) and Sally Cantirino (Last Song, We Have To Go Back) comes a haunting story about the monsters that walk beside us all, and sometimes lurk within. SEP201561

Why this caught my eye:

This could just be me, but I feel that for the most part Paul Cornell's comic work of the past decade has been kind of forgotten. Like, his run on Action Comics starring Lex Luthor was a joy, but that was back in 2010 and DC made it a point to kill all joy in 2011. I never really felt that Marvel utilized him well either. All of this is to say, hey, he's a great writer who has fun, so this should be worth checking out.



(W) Rich Douek (A/CA) Alex Cormack

Deep sea adventure with a horrific twist! From the creative team behind last year's hit horror series, ROAD OF BONES, comes an all-new tale of bone-chilling terror! In the aftermath of the Great War, the North Atlantic is ripe for plunder by independent salvage crews. When a former naval officer hires the SS Vagabond, he leads the ship to a sunken U-boat, and a fortune in gold. Tensions mount as the crew prepares to double cross each other, but the darkness of the ocean floor holds deeper terrors than any of them have bargained for! Plunge headfirst into the icy waters of dread with another historic tale of terror from writer Rich Douek, and artist Alex Cormack. SEP200463

Why this caught my eye:

I'm a sucker for underwater horror, and any solicit that says 'Plunge headfirst into the icy waters of dread' wins for just going for that horror schlock.



(W) Ana Lily Amirpour (A/CA) Michael DeWeese

Written by the director of the film of the same name rated 96% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire, The Girl, stalks the town's most unsavory inhabitants.


Why this caught my eye:

I think this was originally supposed to be printed back in 2014 when the film came out, so it's interesting to see it released after a 6 year hiatus. It will be interesting to see how Amirpour's scripting translates into this medium.


That's it for this batch! We'll focus on Sci-fi in the next installment!

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