The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has been pretty silent since its debut back in February. Developed by The Astronauts, a team made up of ex-People Can Fly devs (Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment), Ethan Carter is a “weird fiction horror game” that follows the story of a detective searching for an abducted child.
Today, they released a prequel comic, which you can find here. It’s unusual, and I mean that in the best way possible. I also have the game’s debut teaser after the break. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s gorgeous — and more than a little creepy.
With tons of zombie thrills and machete action, ’68: Jungle Jim #2 dives into the bloody goods and never looks back. The undead are about to meet their match in the sweltering heat of the jungle. In a confrontation you would never expect, a tiger takes on an army of zombies in the”’68″ series. READ MORE
Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”), is teaming with executive producer David Alpert, Fox International Channels and his Image Comics imprint Circle of Confusion to bring a new drama to TV screens sometime soon. Per THR, “the potential series is based on Kirkman’s upcoming comic series set in the world of exorcism.”
The currently untitled show, “centers on Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.”
Kirkman said in a statement, ““Sharon Tal Yguado and the entire team at Fox International Channels have been instrumental in making The Walking Dead the worldwide success that it has become. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to continue working with this forward-thinking and extremely talented group.”
I’m not sure about you, but aren’t exorcism movies enough of a slow burn? I sure hope they don’t dial back the pace even more to make it fit for TV.
Have you ever wondered how those wacky Unitologists could continue their zealous fight for rebirth through the Marker when all around them their friends are being transformed into pairs of murderous crazy legs with waggly tentacles protruding from their midsections? I don’t know about you, but as soon as that started happening I would’ve started weighing the pros and cons of converting to a religion with a lower death rate. Today, Penny Arcade took on Dead Space 3 by asking that same question. It’s pretty great. You should most definitely head on over to their site and check it out.
This week the guys of Pet Sock take on ‘The most terrifying film you will ever experience’. READ MORE
The Boys #71 is here, and with it comes the end of one of the best series in comics. I know, I know, there’s still another issue left, but that’s just the aftermath. For all intents and purposes, this is the last issue of “The Boys” as we know them, and it delivers in spades. HEAVY spoilers follow, so if you’re reading this to figure out if you should buy this issue, or start this series, do yourself a favor: close your browser and go grab every issue. Thank me later. READ MORE
It’s Thursday and that means it’s almost the weekend. Man, I can practically TASTE the opportunity to sit back and relax! You know what it tastes like? Cookies. That’s right, I said it. Cookies. But how does a man who is into heavy metal, such as myself, go about baking up some cookies? After all, I’m too busy being METAL AS F*CK to open up a cookbook and sort this dilemma out.
But wait a moment. What’s this? Is this…IT IS! It’s a step-by-step instructional comic that shows how I can both bake some cookies AND be totally heavy metal! No interrupting the lifestyle for me! Check out this badboy below and get to baking, my fellow metal heads! READ MORE
mention3 (AKA Saltillo) will be releasing a vinyl edition of Monocyte: The Lapis Coil, the soundtrack accompaniment to the comic of the same name. The vinyl will feature three tracks from the CD release, two remixes, and a brand new track entitled Necromancy. The album can be pre-ordered here.
If you’ve read the comics but haven’t heard the music, I highly recommend checking out my review and rushing to pick up a copy. READ MORE
Bava and Argento’s legendary horror film series, Demons, is being re-released and remastered at the end of April on Blue-Ray and DVD, but that’s not all. Alongside the Demons/Demons 2 films, the special edition package will include the official third installment to the franchise, presented as a two-part comic book series. Demons 3is written by Stefan Hutchinson and Barry Keating, with artwork by Jeff Zornow and Peter Fielding. Check out the insane 5-page preview below with the official press release!
Just about everyone knows how tough it is to break into the comics industry. It doesn’t make it any easier when the book you’ve got on your hands is full of blood, sex, gore, and focuses on people killing in the name of Christ. Writer Betvin Geant and artist Keith Draws have been trying to get their gorgeous book, Antichrist, off the ground without any help from publishers. Posting the almost-completed first issue on comic message boards, the creative team has been trying to find an audience for their controversial title. Betvin Geant took the time to chat with BD about Antichrist, offering some in-depth details about the project.
Geant and Draws have only just begun their foray into the comics industry, but they are looking for some help from the fans. This is a seriously incredible read, and in a world where Crossed is one of the hottest books on the market, nothing can be too controversial. Below you’ll find an interview with Geant, a link to their facebook page, a link to the first issue, and some teaser images. Let’s show them some love. Read on for the skinny…
EDIT: Make sure you head over to the Antichrist facebook page and ‘like’ their page!
Inspector Adye has recently slammed the book shut on his first of (hopefully) many “strange cases,” marking the release of this TPB. All four issues of The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde come together in a stellar collection from Dark Horse. I wasn’t able to fully invest in the series until its completion, so the trade gave me the perfect opportunity to see the entire story laid out at once. Read on for the skinny…
Cole Haddon interview
“The Box of Sorrows” continues to emanate ghastly sighs in the latest issue of Hellraiser, and, once again, they hum a haunting symphony of pain and lust. Kirsty continues her reign as High Priestess of the Configuration, and Captain Elliot Spencer continues to seek its destruction. Except, now, protocol has become obsolete, and even the highest levels of intuition won’t help either of them. Read on for the skinny…
This month marked the release of the third installment of Chris Roberson’s IDW series, Memorial. The book focuses around Em, a girl who awakes in the hospital remembering absolutely nothing from her past. After being drawn to a strange magic shop, her world is flipped completely upside-down as she discovers the existence of extraordinary lands that exist beyond the fabric of our world. Em quickly finds herself in the midst of a very strange battle between two metaphorical forces. Mixing together elements from children’s literature, science fiction, fantasy, and some horror, Memorial is a vast epic, and it’s only just beginning.
Chris Roberson took the time to sit down with BD to discuss the adventures of Em and friends, his inspiration for the series, the theme of memory, and he even offered his thoughts on Before Watchmen! Read on for the skinny…
Everyone knows the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but not everybody knows the story of Thomas Adye, the detective protagonist of Cole Haddon’s The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde… yet. But that will change very soon. Haddon’s creation brings together the infamous tale of Hyde, Jack the Ripper, and 1800′s style ecstasy, what more could you want?
In this interview Haddon dives into what makes his literary mashup of Victorian touchstones (plus some of his own inventions) a must-read graphic novel. Focusing on the philosophy that drives the novel, the inspired treatment of blood and color, and the evolution from screenplay to comic (and back again), this interview with Haddon will have those who have already read the book thumbing through it again, and sending others scurrying off to their local comic shop to pick up the trade that comes out on February 22nd from Dark Horse. Read on for the skinny…
She’s eighteen, she’s naive, and she’s a goddamn assassin. That’s the basic plot for Image’s upcoming title, Epic Kill by Raffaele Ienco set for release this May. Song must battle her way through swarms of enemies in order to find the man who sent them. I feel a Kill Bill vibe from this book, and Image promises to live up to the title with at least one epic kill in each instalment. Read on for the skinny…
Michael Mendheim, video game creator, is teaming up with world-rewound horror fantasy artist Simon Bisley to bring you a three-book series titled, The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. The first of which, Helldriver is set for release this coming April. As per usual, Bisley is exploring religious themes, the end of days for humanity, and scantily clad women all in the same messed up world.
The publisher, Heavy Metal, stated in a press release that the series aims to be “the Matrix meets Hellraiser”. While this may not be something you want your kids reading, it sounds like it’s going to be a top-notch horror comic with beautiful artwork to boot. Below you can check out the first preview images from the series. Read on for the skinny…
Yep, that’s right, you read it, the first ever Star Trek/Dr. Who crossover! How epic is that? For sci-fi fans, the only thing more epic than this would be a Star Trek Vs. Star Wars book, but hey I’m not complaining. Heading to shops this May is STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2, featuring the Borg and the Cybermen. Captain Picard and his crew must band together with the infamous Dr. Who to take on these deep space baddies. Check all the details from IDW below. Resistance is futile. Read on for the skinny…
With all this talk of the Evil Dead film remake, conversations are running wild for fans of the original series. But Jane Levy isn’t the only female making her way into the franchise. The new ongoing Army Of Darkness sees a new female “Ash” heading into the Deadite war. Of course, Ash Williams will also be there with his Boom-stick ready to fire. Check out the five-page preview after the break. If you haven’t read Army Of Darkness comics before, what better time than now. read on for the skinny
There is something that is always appealing about samurai and the point in Japan’s history that takes place immediately before guns took over. This is the setting for Dark Horse’s new comic titled, The Immortal, and it works perfectly. As with all good samurai stories lots of blood and guts are involved, as well as … heart eating demons? Ok, Heart eating demons may not be a staple in other samurai tales, but it works nicely for The Immortal.
Dark Horse Presents is simply one of the best anthologies around right now, offering wonderful comic snippets from an extremely diverse range of writers. There is something for everyone in each issue, and this month brings Hellboy into the action. Take a nice long gander at the preview ya jabroni!
Another brand new horror title is flying in your face from Dark Horse next week, The Immortal: Demon in the Blood. Dabbling in epic samurai action, this new title focuses on a warrior who loses it all and finds salvation in the ancient magic of tattoo art. sounds pretty darn good, right? The Immortal: Demon in the Blood is in fact an adaptation of the award winning Japanese novel, Ura-Enma by Fumi Nakamura. If you dig tattoo art and samurais (who doesn’t) then this little guy will have you jacked. Check the four-pager right here.
Stephen L’Heureux’s Solipsist Films has preemptively picked up the rights to the upcoming Top Cow graphic novel In the Dust, created by George Mahaffey and Christian Duce, with Mahaffey penning the adaptation, writes Heat Vision.
“The story is set against the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, when “black blizzards” obscured the Midwest and prairies. The plot sees a G-Man investigating the disappearances of entire families from small towns during these storms, uncovering the existence of an army of vampires that are using them as cover to ravage the countryside. The agent is forced to team up with remnants of Al Capone’s gang to save Chicago when the vampires turn their attention to the Windy City.”
The 165-page graphic novel is due out next year.
Now that I finally went broke and bought myself an iPad, reading comic books is once again the priority in my life (seriously, it’s amazing).
Making it’s debut at this weekend’s New York Comic-Con is Mondo artist James Flames’ comic book prequel to The Divide, Xavier Gens’ apocalyptic tale exploding into theaters January 13 from Anchor Bay. The film will be screening at NYCC this weekend and in honor of the event said comic will be available exclusively at Anchor Bay’s Comic Con booth, #430.
Inside you’ll find an exclusive look at pages 12 and 13 from the comic, which are actually kind of a spoiler for those of you looking forward to the film. Personally, having seen it, I’m DYING to know the origin behind these “specimens”. The cover art is also included.
Comic book writer Brian Wood updated his blog this week regarding television a adaptation of his Vertigo comic series “DMZ,” which is set in the near future, where a second civil war has turned the island of Manhattan into a demilitarized zone, caught between forces of the United States of America and secessionist “Free States.” It has apparently been scrapped:
“We also had a near miss with setting DMZ up as a television show, at a verrrry respectable network, and its a bit crushing. I had hoped the whole new “DC Entertainment” meant they’d be better about this sort of thing… and this deal seemed like a gift from heaven… but apparently not.
Here is an appropriate bit of art (leo fernandez, the plague widow)”