This past weekend DC imprint Wildstorm made the announcement via their official blog that writer Steve Niles (“30 DAYS OF NIGHT”) would be teaming with illustrating mastermind Glenn Fabry (“PREACHER”, “HELLBLAZER”) for an all new original horror titled called “LOT 13″. When asked to talk about the series the artist seemed to have so much to say that he couldn’t find a way to convey it in a coherent manner, but from what we gather the series sounds like it is going to be bloody bit of fun just in time for the holiday. Details below.
Here’s What Fabry Says About The Title…
Glenn Fabry: “It’s the story of this poor unfortunate family who are having difficultly while moving house and they’ve decided they’re going to stop off at this motel in America. This motel thing kind of mysteriously appears. They’re tired, and they’re gonna stay the evening in this motel. But it’s haunted, and there are zombies and monsters — and zombie horses. I’m trying to find a way to get a zombie duck in there… We’ve got an enormous giant, who’s about four-hundred-feet tall. Little red people fall out of his chest into his crotch and land on the floor and explode. I’m basically trying for a combination of George A. Romero kind of horror and Spirited Away by Miyazaki, a germ of that kind of stuff. It’s actually the best work I’ve done for some years. I’m enjoying the project, and it’s looking really nice as far as I’m concerned. And it should be available in a couple of months, I think, the first issue. It’s gonna be six issues, and I’ve got my fingers crossed that it will sell well enough to be collected in a graphic novel. Then I can make a fortune and go away and rule the world from a private island.”
“LOT 13″ Drops Later This Fall From DC Wildstorm! READ MORE
If you have been paying attention to us here at Graphic Content then you are well aware that we are firm supporters of DC Wildstorm’s mini series “VICTORIAN UNDEAD” that ended earlier this year. The series never got stale like most mini-series do, and Edginton was able to deliver the goods with every issue of the run. When the last issue was released we speculated (more of an educated guess) that the series would make its return at some point, and thankfully someone else thought so too, and today the publisher announced an all new mini-series that will debut this November. This time the detective and his titular sidekick will be taking on Dracula himself, and you can get all the details on the first issue below!
WRITTEN BY: Ian Edginton
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Davide Fabbri
COVER BY: Ryan Sook.
“A year after the defeat of Professor Moriarty’s revenant horde and the fire-bombing of London, restoration is well under way. Yet, from across the sea, ancient eyes cast their hungry gaze upon the still vulnerable capital Dracula is coming! Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the wreck of the ship, the Demeter its crew missing, the corpse of its Captain lashed to the ship’s wheel and soon realize this is merely the opening salvo of war from beyond the grave! Don’t miss this start to a bloodthirsty new 5-issue miniseries!”
“VICTORIAN UNDEAD II: SHERLOCK HOLMES VS DRACULA” Issue #1 Drops This November From DC Wildstorm! (MSRP-$3.99) READ MORE
With all the rumors of a fourth installment in the popular “UNDERWORLD” franchise on its way you would think that screenwriter Kevin Grevioux would be too busy to be lending the pen to such things as a comic book. However, according to DC Wildstorm’s official blog the writer is hard at work penning an all new “WETWORKS” one-shot that is due out this September. Inside you can get all the details on “WETWORKS: MUTATIONS” and a first look at the cover art. Read on for the skinny. “Wetworks is a comic that follows the missions of a team of symbiotically-enhanced black operatives.
Who doesn’t enjoy some good ol’ fashioned mythological slaughter at the end of the day? I know I do, and thanks to “GOD OF WAR” I can enjoy all it all from the comfort of my own home without having to build that pesky time-machine to do so! And soon fans will also be able to get a bit more literary with their monster gutting as DC WILDSTORM will be releasing the first issue in the “GOD OF WAR” comic series in less than a week. But if you click on beyond the break now you can read the first 6 pages of the series, and get all the details on its release. Now, back to my PS3.