It is a gritty, modern re-imagining of the headless horseman from the Sleepy Hollow legend. After taking a hit of a strange new ecstasy-like drug at the Daytona Bike Week festival, the rebellious teenage daughter of a police officer begins seeing ghosts and is stalked by the Reaper, a headless Hell’s Angel on a motorcycle that hunts down sinners. Chopper combines themes and elements from such past successes as Seven, Halloween, and Constantine.
On Free Comic Book Day, Arcana Comics released a teaser for their updated Oz tale, “The Steam Engines of Oz”. Jumping on the bandwagon to bring a modern twist to the classic magical world, Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Erik Hendrix show us a steam-punked version of Oz where Victoria Wright and her pals try to escape the great and powerful land.
The tale continues in a new series from Arcana this June, despite the fact that it’s still being Kickstarted. How is it being solicited when it’s still seeking crowd funding? Your guess is as good as mine. You can read the FCBD teaser on ComiXology for free.
UPDATE: I spoke with series Erik Hendrix Re: the whole Kickstarter thing. Apparently the first three-issue arc is set for release and the Kickstarter campaign is to determine whether the series will continue after that. They are hoping to put the fate of the book in the hands’ of the readers rather than the retailers.
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Arcana can’t stop giving this holiday season! Last week they offered up the first chapter of their horror hit, “The Evil Tree”, and now they are happy to give out chapter one of “The Book”.
“The Book” features The Skinless Man, who you can check out Christmas-style below. If you dig the chapter, you can pick up a copy of the full trade paperback of “The Book” for 25% off from the Arcana Store by entering code “ARCANAWINTER” at checkout through January 31st. READ MORE
The kind folks over at Arcana are spreading some holiday cheer, offering up the first chapter from their acclaimed horror graphic novel, The Evil Tree, for free. The publisher is feeling particularly jolly this Holiday Season, by also offering the entire trade at at 25% discount through their online store (promo code “ARCANAWINTER”).
The original graphic novel is written by Erik Hendrix with art from Daniel Thollin. It follows the story of Misha and her friends who venture into the woods to escape their busy city life. When they arrive at their desolate cabin in the woods, they uncover the startling secrets from the past owners, waking their ill-fated spirits. Taking cues from films like Evil Dead and The Others, “The Evil Tree” tells a splendid winter ghost story. After the break, you can find the links to the first free chapter and a special holiday teaser image from artist Daniel Thollin. READ MORE
Arcana announced that Bluegrass Films has optioned their graphic novel, The Order, which falls under their ArcanaBenderspink line. Bluegrass set writer Brian Nathanson (The Many Deaths Of Barnaby James) to write the screenplay. The graphic novel, written by Erik Hendrix and Sean Patrick O’Reilly is still in development over at Arcana, but the set plot follows a group young Vatican taught men who join the elite team that travels the world in order to destroy evil. READ MORE
The level of imagination and skill that went into Lucas is not only impressive, but enough to put David Murdoch at the forefront of all horror graphic novel collectors’ minds. The book started off as a crossbreed art-book that amassed the work of numerous illustrators to tell one horrific tale of terror. “Lucas” quickly transformed into a short horror narrative that’s more novel than graphic. Murdoch boldly takes on the roles of creator, writer, illustrator, and colourist for “Lucas”. Finding a home with Arcana Studio, Murdoch’s story is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets Dexter. Only, this killer of killers is just as terrifying and psychotic as the family of cannibalistic sadists he destroys. READ MORE
Historically the amount of danger involved in your line of work has an impact on your pay rate; mining, oil rigs, and king crab fishing is just a few of these hard work load, but high wealth employment opportunities. Erik Hendrix and Michael David Nelsen take this to the next level in “Deadly Harvest” where the aim is mining asteroids and other space debris for a highly combustible ore known as Klip. The tough part? Klip explodes with kinetic energy making it one hell of a deadly harvest. Of course, it isn’t the only hazard involved in this industry, and over the course of this intergalactic thrill ride, many other deadly obstacles present themselves. READ MORE
Arcana Comics has just announced that they will be releasing a brand new ling of comics falling under the SteamPunk Originals, which is set to debut at San Diego Comic Con. There will be plenty of titles released this year, but at SDCC it kicks off with John Henry’s “The Steam Age SDCC Exclusive Preview Book”. Check out more details and some previews below. READ MORE
Arcana Comics is teaming up with The Asylum, the movie studio responsible for ridiculous movies like Mega Shark Vs. Crocosaurus, to deliver a very limited edition, exclusive to San Diego Comic Con, Guide to Cryptozoology, which will offer an in depth look a monsters from films made by The Asylum. Check out more deets below. READ MORE
A Sicilian widow earns her living as a clairvoyant, in Milan, but she hasn’t got any power at all. Her son instead holds supernatural powers and with the help of his mother he becomes a strong sorcerer. But he fails perhaps to understand the real strength he possesses inside and unbinds uncontrolled forces that lead people that surround him to go mad.