Lot 13 is a prime example of how horror comics work in ways that films cannot. The premise thus far is a fairly simple ghost tale that involves your typical suburban family, however, the way it is presented on the page is such an efficient use of the medium. Niles script flows nicely, and Glenn Fabry’s artwork is so complimentary to the story it’s hard to imagine anyone else drawing this book. Without having to rely on CGI or practical effects, the story holds onto a Gothic mood rather than feeling like a modern low-budget horror film. Issue #2 drops today, November 28th, and I strongly recommend you check it out. READ MORE
As publisher Archaia continues to push the envelope and bring comic book fans everywhere some of the newest and most original voices in the genres of horror and sci-fi, they also seem to be bringing readers some of the most promising stories as well. Case in point – Mike Kennedy, creator and author of the upcoming hardcover graphic novel, “BLEEDOUT”. The collaborative effort matches Mike up with some of the genres best and brightest illustrators, such as Howard Chaykin, Ben Templesmith, and Glenn Fabry, just to name a few. Mike was kind enough to take the time to sit down and chat with myself and Johnny_Trouble over the weekend at C2E2, and inside you can see the interview in its entirety. Read on for the skinny!
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