Comic books are notoriously difficult to make scary. They don’t have the advantage of sound to build atmosphere, and there is no possibility of jump-scares. Creators must rely on storytelling, mood, and still images alone. It takes a talented team to create a horror comic book that gets inside your head, and stays long after reading. As Bloody-Disgusting continues to highlight the very best that the horror genre has to offer, the staff put together a look a list of the comics that we feel will truly terrify readers. READ MORE
A pro-shot acoustic performance by Matt Heafy (Trivium) covering Opeth‘s “Harvest” has been released and can be seen below. The song comes from Opeth’s fifth studio album Blackwater Park, which was produced by Porcupine Tree‘s Steven Wilson.
Heafy is a longtime fan of the Swedish progressive death metal band having performed acoustic covers before. READ MORE
We’ve been loving AJ Lieverman and Colin Lormier’s Harvest here at BD. The book even got some honorable mentions on our Best of the Year lists. The miniseries comes to a close this week as Dr. Dane is still in up to his wrists. Check out the preview below from Image Comics. “Harvest” #4 hits shops on January 2nd. READ MORE
Harvest is one of my favorite series coming out of Image in the past year. Not only does it offer a fresh idea of an intense, unexplored reality, but the art is mind blowing, packed with graphic imagery. In issue #4, story truly comes full circle from its first issue. A.J. Lieberman wove a comprehensive story line that seems to culminate with this book. With only one issue remaining in this 5-part arc, it’s no wonder this book takes it up a notch in its 4th issue with a fast pace story line, ample amount of bloodshed, and plot twists. READ MORE
AJ Lieberman and Colin Lorimer continue their dark surgical horror story in two weeks with the second to last issue of Harvest from Image Comics. “Harvest” has been one of the BD staff’s favorite miniseries this year, and we’re excited to see how Lieberman ties up loose ends. Below, we’ve got an exclusive preview of issue #4 which drops on November 7th, 2012. READ MORE
Harvest has been working to up the ante in twisted gore filled horror, and issue #3 certainly keeps this book’s stock on the rise. Co-creators A.J. Lieberman and Colin Lorimer are spinning a unique tale about a rogue surgeon trying to regain his lost humanity. The third issue starts to bring the story full circle; we’ve seen the protagonist Ben Dane go from cracked out surgeon to under the table organ harvester, and now he is striving to become the unlikely hero. READ MORE
It’s finally Halloween month, and there’s no better time to be reading horror comics. Major and indie publishers alike pull out all the stops to introduce their biggest horror stories of the year. This means loads of new titles, events, and special edition printings . This first week in October kicks off with the start of the “Animal Man/Swamp Thing” crossover, Marvel brings back Carnage in “Minimum Carnage”, a Lovecraft edition of “Creepy Comics”, and plenty more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE
AJ Lieberman and Colin Lormier are spinning a disturbing tale about the seedy black market of organ harvesting. Functioning alcoholic and former top surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Dane, find himself mixed up with the wrong people, and now he plans to exact a bizarre brand of revenge on those who wronged him. Harvest is a unique horror miniseries that dives into the darker side of the medical field. There’s also a creepy kid thrown in for good measure. Issue #3 drops on October 3rd to kick off Halloween Month, and we’ve got the exclusive preview from Image Comics. READ MORE
After an outstanding premier issue, Harvest is back to continue exploring the seedy black market organ transplant industry, and by the looks of it, the industry is quite nasty. Though this issue lacks excessive amounts of graphic operations that its predecessor provided, it advances the plot with a few twists and turns along the way to set up a big third issue. The co-creators A.J. Lieberman and Colin Lorimer are pulling out all the stops in this dramatic horror melange. READ MORE
Trivium guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy was in Florida last night at a benefit for the MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation, which provides free quality medical eyecare and eyewear for New York City’s “underserved populations” [source]. During the acoustic performance, Heafy did a rendition of Opeth‘s “Harvest”, which comes off their 2001 album Blackwater Park. You can watch the performance below.
Trivium’s latest album is In Waves. The band is currently on the Trespass America tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, and more. READ MORE
People of BD nation, the moment you have been waiting for is finally here! A book with intense gore, a realistic and intelligent plot, and killer artwork. Harvest, from Image Comics’ creative team of A.J. Lieberman and Colin Lorimer, is a breathtaking masterpiece that entwines the sinister black market, organ collecting world with a drug addicted surgeon. While it is a tad preemptive of me to say, the first issue alone puts “Harvest” in the higher echelon of modern horror. Much like “Witch Doctor” last year, this is the book horror fans have been waiting for. READ MORE
Everyone has heard nightmarish stories about unweary travelers waking up in strange parts of the world with a stitch line across their stomach and a missing kidney. This is exactly the terrifying, seedy underworld that A.J. Lieberman explores in his new organ-stealing miniseries, Harvest. “Harvest” is set to debut on August 1st from Shadowline comics, and it follows the exploits of Dr. Ben Dane, who goes on a vengful organ harvesting rampage. Lieberman said about the series, “I had always wanted to do a really sick and twisted book and this world has always fascinated me, so it seemed like a good fit. Especially for the revenge aspect of the story, which ‘Harvest,’ at its heart, is.” After the jump you can check out a BD exclusive preview courtesy of your friends at Image Comics. READ MORE
Earlier this month Image Comics’ Shadowline imprint announced AJ Lieberman and Colin Lorimer’s new horror book Harvest with a series if teaser images. Assembled together, the images formed one gatefold cover of a man strapped to an operating table being forced to watch as his own organs are stolen from his body by a demonic nurses with eyes sewn shut. The image is the equivalent of a lethal injection of terror, and left us desperately wanting more.
“Harvest” lands in comics shops in August and follows the story of Dr. Ben Dane, a drug-addicted surgeon that has his medical license revoked. Just when Ben thought things couldn’t get any worse he’s sucked into the world of illegal organ harvesting. As the series progresses Ben walks the tight rope between his addition and staying alive in a world filled with murder, violence and Yakuza enforcers who could strike at any moment. In a nutshell “Harvest” is the bastard offspring born out of a twisted 3-way between Dexter, ER and “100 Bullets”.
Bloody-Disgusting has had the pleasure of reviewing an advance copy of the first issue and it left us foaming at the mouth like rabid dogs for what’s coming next. In just one issue “Harvest” shows how terrifying horror comics can be.
AJ Lieberman jumped at the chance to sit down with Bloody-Disgusting to discuss the demented world of “Harvest”, and just how messy diving into the world of illegal organ harvesting can be. READ MORE
Image has been teasing us incessantly over the past two days for their upcoming horror story, Harvest, and the details are finally here! “Harvest” brings you to the illegal underground of organ harvesting to follow Dr. Dane and his mission to take revenge on his former patients. Along side the doctor is an enforcer, and a little boy (hence all those teaser images). The gruesome mini-series is written by A.J. Lieberman with art by Colin Lorimer, and it is set for release this coming August. It’s about time somebody examined the horrors of the medical world. Check out the full details and the final teaser below. READ MORE
Image has been racking up the previews for their new organ stealing horror series, Harvest (see here and here). They’ve just released a new teaser image, and this time it reveals who we can only assume to be one of the central characters. She’s young, tatted up, and she’s got a fancy gun. Check it out below. READ MORE
In a move of absolute awesomeness, Image’s Shadowline imprint announced a new 5-issue mini-series by AJ Lieberman and Colin Lorimer entitled Harvest , for release this August. READ MORE