Joshua Hale Fialkov’s new series “The Bunker” with Joe Infurnari is currently killing it online. Proving to change the way creator owned comics are approached and distributed while also being a damn fine science fiction story in its own right.
Fialkov’s roots lie in horror. “Echoes” is a chilling story of a man who finds out that his father suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is a murderer. This deathbed confession shakes the protagonist’s entire world. Resulting in a finely crafted story that deals with mental illness, gruesome murders, and the fear of becoming what we dread most.
Brian Cohn isn’t a simple man. He is schizophrenic, expecting his first child, and now dealing with the revelation that his father was a serial killer. He is tormented by this news in fascinating ways. Brought to life by Rahsan Ekedal’s chilling black and white art that will have you questioning your own sanity with incredibly complex page layouts.
“Echoes” is a story about the danger of our own expectations. READ MORE
Sexuality and comics are good buddies. Have been for uhm…ever. Not all comics. Obviously. But a lot of them. If you don’t believe me, go look at the breasts of every female character in any given superhero comic. Actually don’t, because that’s weird.
But recently, we’ve been seeing the psychosexual genre trending upward in comics and graphic novels— “psychosexual” being the psychological issues that come with sexuality. For example, although the sexually intimate relationship between The Joker and Harley Quinn is merely implied, we see Quinn deal with psychosexual breakdowns on the regular.
Now for the real coup. Psychosexual Horror is really starting to find its way into comics. When you add horror to the mix, the psycho part of psychosexual changes a bit. Emotions and sensibilities change. They are emotions and sensibilities you’d have when confronted with horror. So psychosexual horror of a very interesting mix — I’ll just say it, it’s essentially getting turned on by horror.
Over the last five years, there’ve been five psychosexual horror comics/graphic novels released that I highly suggest reading. This is my list of “must read” psychosexual horror comics/graphic novels… so pay attention, you fiends. READ MORE
Before Joshua Fialkov was penning the pages of DC’s hit “I, Vampire” series, he wrote a little series for Image/Top Cow Comics alongside Rahsan Ekedal called Echoes. This book is horrifying, and scares you in ways you couldn’t imagine.
“Echoes” follows the story of Brian Cohn as he battles with schizophrenia. Unfortunately for Brian, the meds don’t solve all his issues as he discovers that he has inherited his father’s serial killer instincts. It’s an intense ride down a blazing road of insanity that will remain ingrained in your mind long after you’ve read the final page. The trade is available in stores now, and it comes highly recommended.
Read the entire first issue of “Echoes” for free courtesy of our friends at Graphicly below. READ MORE
Before Joshua Fialkov was penning the pages of DC’s hit I, Vampire series, he wrote a little series for Image Comics alongside Rahsan Ekedal called Echoes. This book is horrifying, and scares you in ways you couldn’t imagine. Brilliant artist, Rahsan Ekedal, offered BD an exclusive look behind the scenes of Echoes. After the jump, Ekedal takes you through the entire creative process, from full scripted pages, to layouts, to final lettered pages, plus some insightful commentary that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking to get into the comics industry, either as a writer or artist, you’ve just struck gold my friend.
Echoes follows the story of Brian Cohn as he battles with schizophrenia. Unfortunately for Brian, the meds don’t solve all his issues as he discovers that he has inherited his father’s serial killer instincts. It’s an intense ride down a blazing road of insanity that will remain ingrained in your mind long after you’ve read the final page. The trade is available in stores now, and it comes highly recommended. Read on for the skinny
Top Cow has teamed up with Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Rahsan Ekedal to present “ECHOES”. This sharply written story takes you inside the head of Brian Cohn, a man dealing with Schizophrenia among a multitude of other issues. The third installment of this five issue series is scheduled to hit shelves on the 23rd of this month.
WARNING: The Following Interview Contains Spoilers
This week Top Cow Comics will be releasing the first issue of an all new 5 issue miniseries even titled ‘ECHOES’ from the creative team of Joshua Hale Fialkov and Rahsan Ekedal, and thanks to the publisher themselves you can make the jump and check out an awesome 8 page preview of the story before it hits stores on the 29th. Read on for the skinny!
Alright, no I am not talking about the terrible Sega Genesis video game where you play as a dolphin avoiding every snail, eel, and urchin in the deep blue sea, we are referring to the all new original series from publisher Top Cow Comics titled “ECHOES”. The series isn’t due out until this December (big surprise) but if you scroll down you can check out all the newly released details on the story.
WRITTEN BY: Joshua Hale Fialkov
ILLUSTRATIONS AND COVERS BY: Rahsan Ekedal.
“The first shocking suspense series from Minotaur! Brian Cohn is a diagnosed schizophrenic leading a simple, uncomplicated life in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. He’s expecting his first child with his wife. When he goes to visit his estranged Alzheimer’s afflicted father on his deathbed, the dying old man confesses to being a serial killer. Now Brian is faced with discovering a horrifying new side to his father and left wondering if we ever really escape familial legacies.”
“ECHOES” Issue #1 Drops This December From Top Cow Comics! (MSRP-$2.99) READ MORE