The lads behind IDW’s hit Kill Shakespeare series are getting ready for the release of their latest installment in the series, “The Tide Of Blood”, which hits shops on February 20th.
“The Tide Of Blood” is a new five-issue miniseries that will bring back some of your favorite Shakespeare heroes and villains as they travel to a forbidden island to save the world from the deranged “master of books”, Prospero. The creative team says, “The island is filled with cannibals, magic and madness – as well as ghosts from the pasts of many.” Check out the first look after the jump. READ MORE
The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the Winners of the 2012 Ghastly Awards. Nominees were chosen from entries nominated by their professional peers: Comic Book Artists, Writers, and Publishers. Winners were chosen by the Ghastly Awards Judges, Comic Book Creators and the Fans. The Ghastly Judicial Panel congratulates all 2012 Winners and Nominees. It is an honor to be recognized by your fellow professionals for such outstanding work in horror comics. Hit the jump for the full list of winners. READ MORE
We all know it’s only a matter of time before Joe Hill’s Locke & Key comes to an end, and the author took to tumblr to speak about his upcoming projects. Hill responded to a user comment stating he is working on a 5-issue series called WRA1TH with artist Charles Wilson III, which will work as an intro to his upcoming novel, “NOS4A2″ (these are license plate numbers).
On top of that Hill also noted he plans to do more work with Gabriel Rodriguez, as well as something coming up with Marvel or DC, though he did not specify. See his full answer below. READ MORE
With tons of blood-splattering action, Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night #2 kicks up the excitement, boasting a great crossover of two horror titles. One of these two franchises won’t make it out alive from the war between vampires and humans. From the looks of it, we’ll be kept guessing who will be left standing in the end. READ MORE
John Byrne has a brand new mini-series coming out from IDW titled DOOMSDAY.1. The series will follow the “tale of seven adventurous astronauts, who watch in horror, aloft in the International Space Station, as most of Earth is annihilated by a titanic solar flare.”
The first of four issues will be released on May 19th, 2013. READ MORE
Bleeding Cool announced that IDW was launching a new X-Files series this June. That series will take place immediately after the second X-Files movie. They are also going to be re-printing and collecting all the old issues in special edition trades. READ MORE
A major delight this week is Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters. It comes with a witty brand of horror comedy. This issue will certainly give fans of the “Ghostbusters” and “Mars Attacks” franchises something sweet this week. READ MORE
The latest collection of short stories from the Womanthology series boasts a trio of works from writers Devin Grayson, Jody Houser and Christine Ellis. Like previous installments of “Womanthology”, the collection is a bit uneven in quality, but each of the three short works have virtues that make them worth reading in their own right. READ MORE
I’ve been lucky enough to be exposed to all sorts of new and different books in 2012. I concede that my list has more super than horror but who knows what will be on here in 2013? Now that I look at my list, I still see quite a bit of the darker, murkier side of some of what mainstream comics offered. I have a mix of monthly, mini-series, and collections on this list. If you try something new in 2013, I hope it’s one of these great series. My top 12 of 2012 list is in no particular order because they’re all winners. Enjoy and Happy 2013! READ MORE
Difficult to put down, Locke & Key: Omega #2 continues to be a remarkable and touching family drama. If you didn’t think it were possible to feel more for he flawed Locke family, you will by the end of this issue. Hill and Rodriguez are making it hard to come to terms with the fact that these are the last issues of the “Locke & Key”. READ MORE
The big day is just a week away, and I know a lot of you have yet to complete your holiday shopping. Lucky for you, we’ve sifted through all the comics, trades, toys, and collectables so you don’t have to. The BD Comic Book Crew (as we are henceforth to be known) has put together a naughty list of (mostly new) gift ideas for the comic lovers in your life. It ranges from Christmas tree ornaments to compendiums to charitable donations. Without further adieu, The 2012 Comics Gift Guide. READ MORE
This April, IDW Publishing melds together aliens and the undead in a new fou-issue miniseries, The Colonized, from writer Chris Ryall and artist Drew Moss.
The mini will follow protagonist Huxley Robertson as a horde of aliens accidentally invade his small town, in turn resurrecting their dead. It was only a matter of time before this melding of creatures came about, and IDW is (one of) the first to jump on it. Check out the details below. READ MORE
The Crow: Skinning The Wolves is an odd comic. Despite its faults, it’s fun, full of action, says a lot without really saying anything, and what is said you don’t really understand. But what little you do pick up is what makes it so intriguing. With a minimalist script from James O’Barr and some solid, atmospheric art from Jim Terry, “The Crow” succeeds in both setting up a brief arc and drawing the audience in with a solid first issue. READ MORE
The threat of an upcoming war between vampires and humans is more real than ever in Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night #1. With an impending sense of danger, one of these two franchises won’t make it out of this war. Issue #1 of the epic crossover offers a promising beginning of the end. READ MORE
Killogy #2 continues to show promise with its cast of unapologetic pop-culture icons and hyper-realistic art style. This is a darkly entertaining read, packed with grotesque humor and ultra-violence to make one heck of a crime thriller. READ MORE
It’s time for another issue of IDW’s Haunted Horror, bringing you the best in pulpy 1950s horror comics. Whether you’ve been into horror comics for decades, or you just got into the game this anthology series serves as a perfect place to get your fix of classic horror tales from some of the biggest names in the industry. Below you can check out the full 8-page “Doomsmoke” story by Ken Rice. “Haunted Horror” #2 drops on December 5th, 2012. READ MORE
As a child of the 80s, my favorite part of watching “The Transformers” television show was The Dinobots. Any episode they showed up, I knew there was going to be some awesome Decepticons smashing. I confess, I never understood why Optimus Prime and The Autobots didn’t just send them into every battle and mop the floor with their enemies. I always wished they would somehow merge into some gigantic robot and destroy that punk Devastator…sorry, cartoon flashbacks.
Ahem. Where was I?
Oh yes, Transformers Prime: Rage of The Dinobots #1 showcases the new version of the Dinobots, and they’re not the ones I grew up with. READ MORE
Locke & Key: Omega #1 builds up on the oddly touching family drama, while capturing the sinister elements of the story. The suspenseful pacing is one of the comic’s best strengths as readers become fully invested with the flawed and relatable Locke family. It’s hard to read without wanting to go through the fantastic doors of the Keyhouse mansion. READ MORE
With the old Ghostbusters lost somewhere in another dimension, IDW is ushering in a new team of supernatural ghost catchers with a brand new ongoing comic book series this February. The new series will pick up right where the last series left off, written by “Ghostbusters” veteran Erik Burnham, with Dan Schoening on art duties.The series is set to explore a world without the Ghostbusters and those crazy enough to fill their shoes. Issue #1 is set for release in February 2013 in comic shops everywhere. Check out all the details after the break. READ MORE
Matthew Scott and Tim Westland are spinning a new tale on the terrors of kidnapping with IDW. Chasing The Dead follows the story of Sue and her daughter Lilly who is kidnapped by a faceless stranger. The abductor leads Sue on a wild goose chase in the middle of winter with plans to resurrect memories she has long since buried. Issue #1 drops on November 14th, 2012. Check out the lengthy preview below. READ MORE
A wicked blend of crime caper, humor, and action, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2012 is an absolutely easy recommendation to readers. During the fast-paced romp with ninjas, gangsters, and corrupt cops, there is an exuberant flair of adrenaline within these pages. You should expect plenty of laughs and clever plot twists with this terrifically well-written issue. If you’ve seen the live-action movies, played the videogames, and collected the toys, you are in for a special treat. READ MORE
With a parade of quirky visual gags, Mars Attacks: The Holidays is a hilarious collection of sci-fi comedy short tales. The Martian invaders are spreading chaos and mayhem over the beloved holiday season. Humanity will not back down and let their earth be taken over by the space aliens. For pure escapism and fantasy, the fun and excitement within these pages is highly contagious. READ MORE
Let’s Play God #1 is a stylish murder mystery laden with red herrings, possible suspects, and tons of deep-buried secrets. Readers will dive into an urban world filled with rapid-fire dialogue and punk rock music. This is a clever whodunit that makes it interesting to guess who the killer behind the mask is. READ MORE
Actress Brea Grant of Heroes and her brother Zane are co-writing a new comic series from IDW called Let’s Play God. The series is a punk rock murder mystery horror series that promises all sorts of screams. The first issue drops today, October 24th, 2012 and after the break you can check an extended preview. READ MORE