Earlier this year we brought readers an exclusive first look at Monsterverse Entertainments upcoming horror anthology “BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE” that will attempt to resurrect readers’ interest in the horror icon. Inside you can find the cover of the very first issue that is illustrated by none other than the legendary Basil GoGos! Read on for the skinny. “The new full-color anthology to be done in the classic EC and Warren tradition will have each fantastic tale hosted by iconic horror film star Bela Lugosi. The book will be the premier publication from Monsterverse Comics, which will launch other horror and monster related titles in the months ahead. Editors Kerry Gammill (Powerman and Iron Fist, Deadly Foes of Spider-Man, Superman, THE OUTER LIMITS) and Kez Wilson (Hammerlocke, Scarlett, Power of the Atom, SPACE JAM) will be adding their artistic talents throughout the series, along with associate editor and writer Sam F. Park (Horror films: HALFWAY HOUSE, DEATH’S DOOR and the upcoming “The Need” for screenwriter turned producer Stiles White of BOOGEYMAN and KNOWING).”
Monsterverse fans, this is the Basil Gogos cover for issue one of “BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE.” It was commissioned by Rob Zombie and published only in the Gogos art book by our publisher Kerry Gammill and never used before as a cover. A version of this image on cards will be passed out at events and conventions. You can find MONSTERVERSE ENTERTAINMENT giving a preview of the Lugosi horror comic book at the top monster movie fan event, MONSTERPALOOZA, in Burbank, CA at the Airport Marriott from April 6-11, 2010.
No other publication can offer a “new” pristine example of Basil Gogos’s artwork at his very finest. “BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE” will go on sell at comic shops and online in late September, 2010, in time for the October month of Halloween. A major publicity campaign will promote the book across the mainstream press when Lugosi interest is at its most popular in every media.
MONSTERVERSE publisher Kerry Gammill was the creator/editor of the highly regarded art book covering Gogos’s entire career entitled, “FAMOUS MONSTER MOVIE ART OF BASIL GOGOS.”
MONSTERVERSE is publishing a horror anthology comic book series featuring the most sinister of horror icons, “Dracula” BELA LUGOSI along with THE most fantastic contributing artists and writers working in the comic and film worlds today. John (ASTONISHING X-MEN) Cassaday, Steve (30 DAYS OF NIGHT) Niles, Basil (FAMOUS MONSTERS) Gogos, Bruce (BATMAN/SUPERMAN/JLA ANIMATED SERIES)Timm, John (AM. WEREWOLF IN LONDON, THRILLER) Landis, Rick (8 TIME OSCAR WINNING MAKE-UP ARTIST) Baker, Joe (THE HOWLING, GREMLINS, MASTERS OF HORROR) Dante and many more.”
“BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE” Issue #1 Drops Later This Year From Monsterverse Entertainment!