Matt Miner is an avid animal rights activist and he makes no attempt to hide it. He’s passionate, driven, and outspoken. He brings these traits into “Liberator/Earth Crisis: Salvation of Innocents” #1 to tell a new story in the battle against animal horror. It follows a new beginning for vigilante justice in the world of animal testing. It’s grisly, frightening, and enlightening. Miner doesn’t shy away from the real terrors of the world, and in turn gives us a comic with a powerful call to action. READ MORE
Ghost Rider has always been one of my favorite heroes. I think I gravitated toward him as a child because he stood out as the resident badass of the Marvel Universe. Yet, his stories have always been somewhat lackluster as of late and hasn’t had the series he so rightly deserves. Well in less than two weeks the Rider will be reborn. the first issue hasn’t hit yet but we’ve already got a preview of issue two. Hit the jump for the full look! READ MORE
Bethesda has been one of the biggest powerhouses in gaming of the last few years. Their games are imaginative and full of scope. Really anyone else out there can barely hold a candle to their library of AAA titles. This year they are releasing two extremely anticipated titles “Wolfenstien: The New Order” and “The Evil Within.” We here at Bloody-Disgusting are already salivating over the chance to play “The Evil Within.” Luckily we won’t have to wait much longer, and these incredible art books will help ease the pain. Hit the jump for the full release from Dark Horse!
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with Bethesda to create three incredible art books – “The Art of Wolfenstein: The New Order”, “The Art of The Evil Within” and “Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives”. Each hardcover book, packed with art and game design details, will retail for $39.99.
The first in the collection, “The Art of Wolfenstein: The New Order”, features full-color artwork from MachineGames’ upcoming first-person action-adventure shooter as well as developer commentary from the team. The book spans more than 200 pages and covers all facets of the game’s design, including concept art, character designs, , settings and technology – all of which was inspired by Wolfenstein’s alternate 1960′s setting. Check out sample pages from the book on http://www.bethblog.com.
“The Art of Wolfenstein: The New Order” will available in North America at your local comic retailer on May 14th and your favorite bookseller on May 27th.
“The Art of The Evil Within” and “Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives” follow, with release dates in August and November respectively.
Wolfenstein: The New Order has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information on the game visit: www.wolfenstein.com
Have anyone checked out the horrific creature designs from “The Evil Within?”
Holy shit! This book cannot get into my hands soon enough!
BOOM! Studios has started a new press initiative where they want to focus on the work of specific creators. This week they’ve decided on Ed Brisson of “Sheltered” and his new upcoming Image series “The Field.” Brisson has some exciting new titles on the way from BOOM! that are sure to be a hit with fans of biker gangs or robotic cops. Check out the release from BOOM! after the jump! READ MORE
Dynamite just announced a new dark fantasy ongoing series, “Blood Queen”, which is slated for a June release. The series comes at you from writer Troy Brownfield and artist Fritz Casas and follows a young woman with magical powers who is hired to save a princess. It is apparently inspired by the true story of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, and combines elements of fairytale with the Renaissance era. Although it sounds steeped in generic fantasy tropes, there are definitely intriguing aspect to “Blood Queen”. The covers are taking a page out of the “Vampirella” tradition with plenty of cleavage and a less scantily-clad red suit. Check out all the information below as well as some preview art. READ MORE
Dynamite will be releasing a new “Vampirella” series in June to be penned by Nancy A. Collins, with art from Patrick Berkenkotter. Vampirella is in dire need of a modernization because, let’s face it, there’s not much going on other than blood sucking and thongs. Collins might be just what the character needs (though the covers haven’t changed) and I’m actually pumped to see where the series goes. Check out all the details below. READ MORE
…and nothing like Theodore Rex, I assure you…
THR is reporting that Tom McCarthy, the filmmaker known for his indies such as The Visitor and The Station Agent, is writing, with an eye to direct, Tommysaurus Rex, the adaptation of the Doug TenNapel graphic novel. McCarthy will co-write the script with John Bland.
Taking cues from Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” “Rex,” published by Image Comics in 2004, “tells of a boy who, after losing is pet dog, moves in with his grandfather for the summer. Bullies just compound his already miserable existence. When he discovers a T-Rex in a cave, the boy’s life changes as he must prove to the townpeople that this new pet isn’t the harmful beast they think he is.”
Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing via their Disruption Entertainment banner. READ MORE
strong>”Afterlife With Archie” #4 continues to be one of the best horror titles out there. The zombie apocalypse has wreaked havoc upon the sleepy and wholesome town of Riverdale. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla know how to pour on the scares with every single panel. This one is simply a must. READ MORE
Max Bemis’ “Evil Empire” #1 accomplishes exactly what a first issue in a series should accomplish. It introduces the main players, sets up vague and mysterious connections, inexplicitly details what conflicts are to come, and drops an atomic bomb on us in the final panels. If you come away from this issue armed with a list of questions, you’re not alone. But it’s that type of enigmatic opener that makes me clamor for the next issue. READ MORE
Jonathan Maberry’s “Bad Blood” #3 continues in the same vein of the previous issues, utilizing hyperrealism, meta elements, and ordinary tropes of our daily 21st century lives (mixed with a mild fantasy bent) to make this vampire comic nauseatingly lifelike. It’s going to be the drugs floating through blood that kills off the vampire race. It’s going to be the irresponsible club kids, the partying college kids, the terminally ill who will be their ultimate demise. This concept is so brilliant, it reminds me of T.S. Eliot’s famous line: This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper. READ MORE
Harold Perrineau (“Lost”), pictured above, Lucy Griffiths (“True Blood”), pictured below, and Charles Halford (“True Detective”) have joined NBC’s supernatural graphic novel pilot “Constantine” as series regulars, rounding out the cast, TheWrap reports.
Perrineau has been cast as series regular Manny. The network describes the character as an authoritative figure assigned to watch over Constantine (series star Matt Ryan). Griffiths will play the role of Liv, Constantine’s partner with supernatural abilities. True Detective’s” Charles Halford has been cast as Chas, Constantine’s oldest friend and staunch companion with possible supernatural survival skills.
“Constantine” is based on the DC Comics graphic novel “Hellblazer” and the character created by “Watchmen” writer Alan Moore, as well as Steve Bissette and John Totleben.
Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, based on a story by Cerone and David S. Goyer. READ MORE
“Veil” is a beautiful book soaked in mystery and subdued neon. The characters are bold with poetic and haunting dialogue it’s the type of book that pulls you into the abyss of human behavior. Centered on a enigmatic girl who wakes up in the subway with ridiculous strength and a constant rhyming ramble. Its goading is irresistible. READ MORE
“Art Monster” #2 beautifully deals with the nature of the struggling artist who wants to say something valid, but who’s mind can’t decide what that thing is. Holt grounds this struggle in drunkenness. Victor embraces disorder and lets his mind wander. In a moment of desperation and clarity Victor finds the inspiration he needs: death. READ MORE
Well if you were expecting “Drumhellar” to close out its first arc with a bevy of answers you will be sorely disappointed. Instead Riley Rossmo and Alex Link bring a new level of appreciation to the story by reveling in the cosmic unknown. This isn’t a story about answers. Instead its an experiment in the nature of existence and the role stories have in coming to define us. READ MORE
The doors close on the third arc of ‘Grindhouse: Doors Open At Midnight.’ This month sees yet another blood soaked descent into madness. The issue is jam packed with typical De Campi charm and topped with a flair for the theatrical. “Bride of Blood” doesn’t shy away from the grisly details. Artist Federica Manfredi shows the brutal reality of medieval death in all it’s disgusting glory. READ MORE
It all started when Titan Comics acquired the rights to bring the English translation of “Snow Piercer” to North America, a book we’ve been waiting to read for three decades (review here). Now, Titan continues their awesome initiative to bring in more well-known European comics, the first of which are “Elric: The Ruby Throne” and “Void”.
“Elic: The Ruby Throne” is the first collected edition of an adaptation of comics featuring Michael Moorcock’s infamous character, Elric. “Void” is a sci-fi thriller from the minds of Sean Phillips and Herik Hanna. Both are expected to ship in September, with a wave of other Euro books to follow. Check out all the details below. READ MORE
Okay, seriously, if you’re not reading this series by now, you’re making a mistake. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla have taken one of the most innocent and iconic series in the history of western comics and turned it into a horror masterpiece. Aguirre-Sacasa is weaving a splendid tale and Francavilla is delivering some sublime Argento-influenced art.
“Afterlife with Archie” #4 drops today. Hit the jump to take a look at some pages and a trailer. READ MORE
Dark Horse continues to expand the Buffy-verse in 2014, and this April kicks off “Angel & Faith” Season 10. As the new chapter begins, Angel finds himself at the top of the magical community while Faith spends her days slaying the undead along Buffy. Head below for a preview of “Angel & Faith” Season 10 #1. READ MORE
An action-packed thriller, “Moon Knight” #1 delivers top-notch writing and stylish artwork to reinvigorate a hero that has had a tough time in the past. This is a clever and wicked take on the costumed vigilante genre, and it’s exactly what Moon Knight deserves. An awesome team-up, writer Warren Ellis and artist Declan Shalvey have done something bold, fresh, and new with the “Moon Knight series. READ MORE
I know for a lot of you, it doesn’t get better than this. Two of the most beloved, and insane, characters from the 90s duking it out. “Deadpool Vs. Carnage” is coming at you in April (though the release below says March) from the creative team of Cullen Bunn and Salva Espin. Check out the preview for issue #1 below. READ MORE
Nearly a month ago, we announced the start of Menton3’s new Kickstarter campaign for an art book based on his first solo show, KATABASIS (show coming in April). The campaign quickly passed its monetary goal, bringing with it a slew of new rewards for various pledges including original Tarot Prints and additional pages added to the book. Pledges have been treated to multiple video updates via Menton3 detailing his artistic process. Overall, it’s been a kickass campaign.
Now, in the final days, Menton3 takes some time to dive deep with BloodyDisgusting into his studio, his mind, and the world of KATABASIS. He treats us to some invaluable words of wisdom and dares us to take a closer look at our own dark psyches. READ MORE
While Monkeybrain comics may not specialize in horror, they do specialize in quality comic books. For those of you looking to expand your palette this is “Monkeybrain Monday” showcasing some of the digital titles this smaller publisher has to offer.
Cullen Bunn has recently taken the comics world by storm with “Sinestro”, and the new “Magneto” ongoing from Marvel launching this week. “The Remains” follows two young girl’s horrific encounter after their struggling father decides to take in a rat-like drifter. The dusty art style of A.C. Zamudio lends the book a homespun feel that is filled with skittering scares. READ MORE
Tony Moore is one of the best artists working in the horror genre today. His detailed, hyper-violent artwork has produced some terrifying and stomach churning images that are now burned into the minds’ of his readers. Moore’s work on “The Walking Dead” and “Fear Agent” are both considered timeless classics.
Moore will be appearing at Toronto ComiCon March 7th-9th and he jumped at the chance to speak with Bloody-Disgusting about his work. Moore spoke in-depth about his love for the horror genre, the longevity of “Fear Agent”, as well as why he thinks Kickstarter will change the whole publishing paradigm. READ MORE
Garth Ennis and Facundo Percio have a new horror science-fiction series inspired by Ridley Scott’s Alien and Prometheus set for release this April (check out our interview with Ennis here). The series follows the crew of the Caliban space ship as they suddenly encounter a seemingly abandoned alien vessel. When they realize they are not alone, the real nightmare begins to unfold. It sounds a lot like Alien, but I imagine Ennis will pull the rug from under us as the series evolves. Check out the unlettered interior pages for “Caliban” #1 below.