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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Horror/Supernatural

Just a heads up that some of the books I'll be featuring over the next week might have just arrived at shops or are right on the verge of being released, but I didn't want to skip spotlighting them simply because I'm behind.

You'll see that I'll try to include a little order code with most items (ex:FEB211476). 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.

NECROMORFUS TP

(W) Gabriel Arrais (A/CA) Abel

Collecting the first four issues of the acclaimed comic book series recently optioned for a film. Harley Quinn artist Abel and Gabriel Arrais weave a story about Douglas, a young man who has the power to become anyone he wants, so as they've recently deceased, and he's okay with experiencing the pain of their final moments alive. JAN211227


Why this caught my eye:

Conceptually it sort of sounds like Kid Eternity so I'm interested to see how it plays with the idea. I also like Abel's art style so it looks like a fun package.

MODERN FRANKENSTEIN #1

(W) Paul Cornell (CA) Pippa Bowland (A/CA) Emma Vieceli


Discover the next thing in horror from award-winning writer of television and comics Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Wolverine) and acclaimed artist/writer Emma Vieceli (Doctor Who, Life is Strange), along with color artist Pippa Bowland and letterer Simon Bowland! Elizabeth Kleve is a brilliant young medical student, attracted to the waspish, charismatic surgeon James Frankenstein. He wants to further medical science... by all means necessary. So how far is Elizabeth prepared to go? A twisted horror/romance that walks a fine line between attraction and fear.

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Why this caught my eye:

I've enjoyed a lot of Cornell's work in the past (his Black Ring story arc in Action Comics is still a favorite), plus I'm liking Vieceli's artwork as well.

BEASTS OF BURDEN OCCUPIED TERRITORY #1

(W) Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer (A/CA) Benjamin Dewey


The eight-time Eisner Award- winning comic book series blending fantasy and humor returns in a historical adventure blending Japanese and Western occult!


An elder member of the occult-battling pack of Wise Dogs recalls a harrowing mission-in U.S-occupied Japan after World War II, a mysterious curse creates an army of crawling, disembodied heads which threatens to overwhelm the region. Emrys and a team of canine companions attempt to solve the mystery, bringing them into conflict with shape-changing tanuki, evil oni, and a horde of vengeful demons.

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Why this caught my eye:

I just love the Beast of Burden world, and it's always worth reminding people a new mini is up since it's so infrequent.

CELERY STALKS TP

(W) Patrick Rooks (A/CA) Patrick Rooks


Patrick Rooks has created a modern-day masterpiece with Celery Stalks. Rooks' graphic novel seamlessly blends elements of Silver Age horror and romance comics with the modern mystery twists of Twin Peaks wrapped in a visual language reminiscent of Steve Ditko.

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Why this caught my eye:

I'm unfamiliar with Rooks, but merging Twin Peaks with Steve Ditko is certainly a mood.

COJACARU THE SKINNER #1

(W) Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden (A/CA) Peter Bergting


Cojacaru the Skinner, the strange and enigmatic bane of Eastern European witches, has been dead many years. But from a bloodied French town in the throes of World War II, a plea for help carries across the winds of time. A desperate band of resistance soldiers and their white witch allies rest their fate in the hands of Cojacaru's ghost. And when she answers their call, it will be heard near and far.


Celebrated horror writers Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden return to tell the story of Cojacaru the Skinner, once a small girl named Crina who befriended a witch-hunting golem. Rejoined by artist Peter Bergting (Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective) and colorist Michelle Madsen, the tale they spin will be one of horror, desperation, and ultimately hope.

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Why this caught my eye:

This feels like it will sort of hit that Baltimore vein that I love, plus it's always worth highlighting a new Mignoalverse project.

YOU PROMISED ME DARKNESS #1

(W) Damian Connelly (A/CA) Damian Connelly


Approximately every 75 years, Halley's Comet orbits around the sun, and every time this happens people around the world are born with incredible abilities, special auras that grant them with supernatural skills, but those auras can also be cursed. Yuko and Sebastian, two siblings with special auras are constantly running from an evil being, known as the "Anti-everything," who feeds from these special auras, getting stronger with each intake. This being is obsessed with these brothers' auras and will not stop until he feasts on them.

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Why this caught my eye:

Connelly's art feels like it's channeling a little bit of that Bendis energy from his Torso and Goldfish projects. Plot wise it sort of sounds like a mix of Heroes and Night of the Comet sorta, which could be fun.

That's it for this batch, we'll hit some sci-fi next!

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