Machinima has an all new animated series that unites Avenged Sevenfold with the producers of the hit show Metalocalypse. The six-episode series is based on the album of the same name that was released earlier this year from the rock giants. In conjunction with the release of the series, which debuts on December 15th, they will also be releasing a mobile video game, “Hail to the King: Deathbat”. Chances are if you dig the band, you will dig the show, but you didn’t need me to tell you that
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When it comes to classic horror anthologies nowadays, there simply is no competition. “Haunted Horrors” from IDW Publishing and Yoe Books delivers the very best pre-code horror comics month in and month out. Whether you’re a long time fan of the 1950s style, or you’re new to comics, “Haunted Horrors” will make you a happy camper. Check out the preview for issue #8 below. READ MORE
From the game writers that brought you Hitman: Absolution comes an exciting and new eComics experience designed to revolutionize visual effects and interactivity through an inventive application created for smartphones. Martin Brennan, Michael B. Jackson, and Simon Bisley’s “13 Coins” is the first comic to be published by Corinthian Productions, and the first to be developed with Inlifesize’s digital comics platform “Deep Paper” for the iPhone and iPad. This innovative technology boasts a remarkable display feature that utilizes an impressive 3D graphics engine to produce an array of visually engaging 3D covers for the series, and is ultimately transforming, and redefining, the face of digital comics as we know it. READ MORE
After finally resolving some long-running legal disputes, the series that some deem the best superhero comic ever written is getting a reprint from Marvel comics. The “Mircaleman” series in question was written by Alan Moore (who is credited only as “The Original Writer”) and was later taken over by Neil Gaiman among others..
Marvel will be re-releasing the series beginning in 2014 as a way to lead into a new series from Gaiman himself. Below, you can take your first peek at the remastered version of issue #1, which hits shops in January. READ MORE
Menton3′s (“Monocyte”, “Transfusion”) is a horror fan’s dream creator. His work is always as evocative as it is gorgeous, but more important is that he treats his readers with the utmost respect. He offers cerebral works of horror that go beyond the confines of the genre and forces us to question things about our world and ourselves. If you have yet to experience a menton3 book, “The Memory Collectors” is a good place to start as it seems to be his most accessible. Issue #2 drops this week and we’ve got your exclusive preview below. READ MORE
Steve Mannion has been quietly creating one of most entertaining and fun horror books in “Fearless Dawn”. It’s a laugh-out-loud monster mash which follows our female protagonist as she mixes it up with monsters, blasts off one liners, and throws haymakers. Mannion puts all the elements of classic horror and movie monsters into a blender and spits out a hilarious romp.
Steve Mannion is currently putting together the next installment of “Fearless Dawn” entitled “Eye of the Beholder” and has turned to Kickstarter to help raise the necessary funds to produce the book full-time and cover the cost of printing. Mannion sat down with Bloody-Disgusting to discuss his approach to horror, surviving in an industry that is geared towards superheroes, and what is looming on the horizon for “Fearless Dawn” in “Eye of the Beholder”. READ MORE
After a successful Indiegogo campaign, Evil Jester Comics just released their first comic over the weekend. The anthology series features International bestselling and award-winning authors such as Jack Ketchum, Ramsey Campbell, Jonathan Maberry, William F Nolan, Gary Braunbeck, Joe McKinney, Mort Castle, Gene O’Neill, and many more. READ MORE
Twenty years ago some of the hottest creators in comics, Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Whilce Portacio, and Jim Valentino, up and left Marvel in order to form their publishing company that would come to be known as Image Comics. Now, Image is the chief creator-owned publisher in the industry, continually pumping out hits like “The Walking Dead”, “Saga”, “Wanted”, “Spawn”, and more.
HOT documentary The Image Revolution tells the story of Image Comics, stretching back to its inception, all the way through to the 2000s. Directed by Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts), the doc features the ever-amusing Rob Liefeld and other Image founding fathers. Check out this clip below, as originally seen on Latino Review. READ MORE
The folks at ComiXology are really getting into the holiday spirit. Every day, starting today, a new free comic will be unveiled at comiXology.com. The first free book is Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Batman” #13, so make sure you head over to snag your free digital copy. READ MORE
With the release of Alex De Campi’s “Grindhouse: Doors Open At Midnight” earlier this week, Bloody-Disgusting thought it time to revisit “Smoke/Ashes.”
The collection released by Dark Horse houses both of De Campi’s adventures steeped in political intrigue and governmental issues in a world gone to shit: “Smoke” and “Ashes.”
Both series follow Reporter Katie Shah and assassin Rupert Cain as they team together to combat intricate terrorist threats. The English ruling class has thrown society into shit, and Cain and Katie find themselves the targets of very powerful men.
This week well focus on “Smoke.” Which tells the story of how these two unlikely heroes first meet in the midst of a global fuel crisis that threatens to destroy Britain. Over the course of the story they expose political corruption and diffuse a situation steeped in Cain’s past. It’s an action packed mystery brimming with social commentary that shouldn’t be missed. READ MORE
Marvel is one of the best in any entertainment business when it comes to marketing their creative material. They treat readers with respect and always stand behind their work. For the most part, with the exception of a few questionable legal debacles over the years, they manage to stay away from bad press.
With the launch of All-New Marvel NOW! set to begin in 2014, Marvel has plans to increase their promotional means as a way to harvest more potential readers. This includes incentives for retailers, digital copies with physical purchase of every first issue, and a big online marketing campaign. See all the details below. READ MORE
IDW Limited is at it again, this time they are releasing an “ultra-exclusive” limited-edition hardcover of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s “Locke & Key: Head Games”. This edition comes with a tray case an exclusive photo portfolio, a Head or Echo Key, and a secret compartment containing pages from the Locke family journal. If you’re an avid “Locke & Key” fan and you’re looking to get yourself something special this holiday season, look no further. There are a few version of the release ranging form $175 to $600, each offering something unique. READ MORE
An epic supernatural tale about past mistakes and redemption, “To Hell You Ride” HC is an ambitious masterpiece of dark imagery and nonlinear storytelling. Brilliantly put together, this is a clever hybrid of the horror and western genres. From the mind of iconic actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens), “To Hell You Ride” is an unforgettable read that will stay with you for a very long time. READ MORE
After a decent hiatus “Hellboy in Hell” is back with its fifth issue following the fallen hero on his journey through the bowels of his forsaken kingdom. It’s no surprise that Mignola has waited to release this issue. There has been a lot of action since the inception of this book and even more since its break with the two companion titles, “B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth” and “Abe Sapien”. As these other titles have come to a big events, the Hellboy story continues. READ MORE
An action-packed spy thriller, “Velvet” #2 is a rewarding read full of plot twists and tons of action. This story has a gun-toting femme fatale, high-ranking shadowy agents, and trained assassins. How can you tell there is a traitor in the group when everyone is pretending to live a double life? READ MORE
As the end of 2013 draws to a close and the holiday season goes into full swing, Image Comics has been topping the charts on many “Best of 2013” lists. As a thank you to their readers for their support, Image is offering $1 off your entire cart purcahse from 10 a.m. to midnight PST on Friday December 6. Head to www.imagecomics.com and use the promo code 1OFFDEC13. READ MORE
“Shadowman” #13 is a new beginning as Valiant slaps a fresh coat of paint on Jack Boniface with a brand new creative team taking over. Writer Peter Milligan (“Hellblazer”) and artist Roberto De La Torre (“Daredevil”) shift the book into a Vertigo-esque direction with a move towards shedding the superhero’s shortcomings. READ MORE
An enjoyable sci-fi adventure, “Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle” #1 has a decent storyline that will keep readers engaged. This is a good effort to keep the “Terminator” franchise breathing. Though the comic has some good parts in it, “Terminator Salvation: Endgame” is focusing on the wrong things, just like the recent sequels. READ MORE
There’s liberation, there’s fighting, and there’s sacrifice. When one character does all that and more in one issue, you know you’re reading something memorable. With the “The Victories” #7 the series comes to a crescendo which will have a devastating effect for readers.
Don’t forget to check out our insane contest with Dark Horse Comics! READ MORE
McFarlane Toys has just released a new “Walking Dead” action figure of Negan, the infamous Saviors leader you may remember from his rather brutal entrance in issue #100. The figure includes his deadly barbed wire baseball bat. Negan also includes a hot iron and comes in two variations: full color, and black & white with bloody accents.
The figure is available exclusively at TheWalkingDead.com for $25. READ MORE
For the first time in over five years, David Lapham will be writing and drawing a new series, “Juice Squeezers”, which is set to kick off next month. The limited series screams 80s family adventure, telling the tale of a group of adolescents who ban together to protect Weeville against a swarm of giant insects.
You can read the first #0 issue for free from now until next week at the Dark Horse web store.
Dark Horse also announced that there will be a special issue of “Juice Squeezers” for Free Comic Book Day in May of 2014. READ MORE
To celebrate the release of Michael Avon Oeming’s “The Victories” #7 this week, we have a wicked contest running with our friends at Dark Horse Comics. They have three killer prize packs to give away, including signed copies of “The Victories” trade paperbacks as well as stunning original art from Michael Avon Oeming (see full details and images below).
TO ENTER: Head to Twitter, Tweet at @DarkHorseComics with the hashtag #TheVictories and let them know your reaction to the big shocker in issue #7, which hits shops this Wednesday, December 4th. If you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to use the comments section below. You will then need to send your FULL NAME and ADDRESS to me once winners are chosen. No PO Boxes. U.S. only. READ MORE
This month marks the beginning of “Prison Ship Antares.” Another fantastically trashy chapter of “Grindhouse: Doors Open At Midnight.” The story is perfect sci fi camp brought to life once again by writer Alex De Campi. The script is sure to shock, disgust, and positively entertain with fantastic art by Simon Fraser.
This entirely new chapter is fantastically paced. The quick story is deeply rooted in grindhouse cinema taking all the rules of normal film and throwing them at wall. This series is pure tongue in cheek fun that never lets up for a moment. READ MORE
Steve Niles continues the misadventures of Ashley J Williams in ‘Ash and the Army of Darkness’ # 2. The issue is ripe with action and the exposition is communicated through fluid panels that never stagger. The result is an issue that launches from a clunky beginning into a finish that is sure to please. READ MORE