Dear minions, I am happy to bring you an interview covering “SEVERED”. The story brings together the talented comic book veteran Scott Snyder with comic newcomer Scott Tuft and the amazing artist Attila Futaki to create something truly different in the genre. I look forward to this comic, and I hope you minions do to; in the meantime I will give you this interview. Read on for more…
Dear readers, you would have to be a pack of simpletons if you haven’t realized by now that THEoDEAD and I have a liking for Scott Snyder’s writing, then again, you would also have to be simpletons to wonder why. Nonetheless, my pick of the week is “AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST”.
It’s 6 AM and for all practical purposes I should be asleep. Instead, I have decided to throw you all a bone and give you my staff pick of the week. It’s Wednesday, and as usual I am excited about quite a few comics; including new issues of comics I have talked about in my older staff picks such as Joe Casey’s “BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER” as well as Scott Snyder’s “AMERICAN VAMPIRE, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST”. However, this week I have chosen Issue #1 of “WITCH DOCTOR” published by Image.
This week is going to be filled with awesome titles gracing the shelves of our local comic shops. That being said, I plan on dropping a lot of money on comics this week. However, I have chosen Scott Snyder’s “AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST” Issue #1 for my pick of the week. (This was originally tied with “GREENWAKE” for the staff pick.)
What is there for me to say about ’68? The day Issue #1 hit the shelves I had to drive to three different comic shops before I found one that hadn’t sold out, and that pretty much speaks for itself. What do creators Mark Kidwell, Jay Fotos, and Nat Jones have to say about this four-issue series being released by Image? Well Pvt. Snowball, keep reading to get the intel on this comic and all of the lovely gore that comes with it…
Last week I was tempted to post a crudely drawn hand turkey for my pick of the week. However, THEoDEAD advised against it. Now most of the time that doesn’t really affect what I do, but I listened to my editor for a change. Why a hand turkey? I have no idea, but the thought amused me. Which is probably why I do most of the things I do, despite knowing it goes against my better judgment. However, this week I picked an actual comic book, “BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER” Issue #3. Now, if you are willing to take the plunge down the rabbit hole, I will explain myself.
WARNING: I Have A Potty Mouth. Deal With It.
Debuting this week from Image Comics, “DRUMS” (Review) has already drummed up (See, I can make bad puns, too.) quite a bit of acclaim from critics and readers alike for its unique and often times completely ingenious take on the days old voodoo horror sub-genre. From the mind of El Torres (“NANCY IN HELL”) and the illustrating team of Abe Hernando and Kwaichang Kraneo, the story follows FBI agent Martin Irons as he is given the unsavory assignment of solving the deaths of several deaths that take place at a voodoo ceremony. From there the story takes more twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalyan flick, and with twice the balls. Inside you can check out my interview with El Torres and Abe Hernando, as they take us behind the scenes of their newest mini-series.
Mike Huddleston (“GEN13″, “THE COFFIN”), the artist behind “BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER” talks about the world he has teamed up with writer Joe Casey (“UNCANNY X-MEN”, “ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN”) to create. Published by Image Comics, “BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER” gives us a NEW superhero that stands out in a genre full of the ridiculously old and played out crime-fighters that should have hung up their capes long ago. You may be reading this wondering “Doesn’t Johnny_Trouble know that this is a horror website and this isn’t a horror comic?” I can assure you I know that, and this interview has nothing to do with horror, this has everything to do with awesome. Read on boys and girls, and see what I mean.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Following Interview Is Uncensored, Contains Strong Language, Some Story Telling, A Dash Of Insanity, And Two Guys Talking About Comics. READ MORE
Ever read a horror comic or novel and been so opinionated on the story that you wished that you could share your opinions with millions of the genres most loyal fans? Have you ever visited the Graphic Content page and said to yourself, “Man…I could totally do this!”? Of course you have, and now is your chance. The Bloody-Disgusting.com Graphic Content section is looking for a few good men/women to donate weekly reviews here to the section, and work alongside Johnny_Trouble, Lonmonster, Kerabastos and myself. Sound good? Here’s how to do it…
(2) Full-Time Comic Book Reviewers (3 Reviews Per Week)
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Reviewers must have a firm grasp of the English language, basic knowledge of HTML, and the ability to donate the required amount of reviews each week.
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Send your name, e-mail, phone, resume, and a sample of your work (Review) with the subject line “GRAPHIC CONTENT APPLICATION” to [email protected], with attention to “THEoDEAD”. All would-be writers will be contacted via e-mail if their application is under consideration for follow-up interviews. All applications will be reviewed fairly and extensively.
Once in a while I wake up with a hangover wondering, “Where the hell am I?” Luckily that hasn’t happened to me in a while, and I hope the answer will never be Green Wake. Kurtis Wiebe and Riley Rossmo have brought us “GREEN WAKE”, published by Image Comics, the tale of a mysterious town whose residents have started turning up dead. It is Morely Mack’s mission to figure out who is behind the murders and he isn’t the only one with questions, I have some too. So keep reading for some clues behind this unusual story of a man, a murderer, and a hell of a lot of frogs.
It is no easy feat to be able to take a story as lauded and respected amongst horror fans and critics alike such as “LET ME IN” (“LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”), and add your own spin to it. The original novel written by John Ajvide Lindqvist has now been adapted into two highly successful films, and thanks to Dark Horse Comics and writer Marc Andreyko the series has also made the leap from book, to film, to comics with “LET ME IN: CROSSROADS”. The series acts as a prequel to the Americanized remake of the Swedish masterpiece, and this week myself and Johnny_Trouble were fortunate enough to sit down with the series writer and talk to him about the four issue mini-series. Read on for the skinny…
The last time I brought you an interview with Jeff Zornow it was uncensored… with a picture of two dudes, a goat, and some good old-fashioned bestiality. This time Zornow brought Jay Fotos and Mark Kidwell along for the ride, and they were nice enough to talk with BD about Tyrannosaurus Rex. Released last February by Image this one-shot tells a story about a man, a journey, and a T-Rex that will kick the living hell out of everything in its path. Don’t just take my word for it. Read on to see what they have to say…
WARNING: The Following Interview Is Uncensored And Contains Language And Suggestible Material That May Not Be Safe For Work.
Hello darlings, I present to you my interview with Cole Haddon, a man that has woven together numerous works of horror literature and cinema to create “THE STRANGE CASE OF MR. HYDE”. Set in Victorian London, the combination of Haddon’s writing and M S Corely’s artwork give this story the correct look and feel of period. Additionally, this comic serves to present a completely new story, while simultaneously giving readers a feeling of familiarity due to numerous horror references and character cameos. Read on for all the details.
With C2E2 2011 ending, we had to get in one final interview for all of our readers before we could feel right about leaving the convention. That interview, of course, was with the always awesome Tim Seeley and Daniel Leister, otherwise known as the dynamic duo that bring you Image’s “HACK/SLASH”! The guys (who are always happy to update the hordes of Graphic Content faithful) sat down with myself and Johnny_Trouble to talk about ALL of their many projects, including “HACK/SLASH”, “WILD GAMES”, their work with Halo-8, and so much more. Inside you can check out the interview and get ALL the exclusive content, as brought to you the way only we can. Read on for the skinny!
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!
Myself and Johnny_Trouble were fortunate enough to meet some great new faces at the 2011 C2E2 convention over the weekend on our excursion to Chicago with photo journalist JerryBaker, one of which being Dark Horse Comics Publicity Manager and all around nice guy, Aub Driver. Aub was good enough to sit down and chat with us about everything that the company will be bringing readers in 2011, from “HELLBOY”, to “DOLLHOUSE”, and everything in between. Below you can check out the interview and catch yourself up on what looks to be an exciting year in comics for the publisher, and a very special thanks to Aub for taking the time to sit down and talk with us.
As with most great things in life, the past couple of days seem like a blur. After taking countless pictures (all of which will be available soon), meeting as many cosplayers, fans, and friends (new and old), myself, Johnny_Trouble, and JerryBaker are finally nearing the end of our stay in the Windy City. However, we aren’t out of the woods yet, because we still have another action packed day ahead of us. Below you can check out our intro to the rainy, cold day that is C2E2: Day 3.
xfAdmittedly, when I first heard of the precariously titled ‘BOY WONDER’, I was skeptical on many fronts. The first being that I didn’t foresee a film by such a ‘Batmanesque’ title as ‘BOY WONDER’ to be a dark, twisted, pulse pounding vigalante film with plenty of violence to go around. However, after getting a chance to see the film this past week I have to say that I joined the ranks of the many critics who have handed the Indie such high praise. The film, directed by Michael Morrissey, premiered today at The Con, and inside you can get our exclusive interview with Michael as well as stars Caleb Steinmeyer (‘LOST’), and Zulay Henao (‘FEAR ITSELF’, ‘S.DARKO’)! Read on for the skinny!
It is always a nice change of pace when you get to discover new stories as well as old favorites. Take for instance Andrew Gaska’s ‘CRITICAL MILLENNIUM’. At the time that we were approached for the interview with the Archaia produced series, neither myself nor collegue Johnny_Trouble had heard of the Sci-Fi series before, much less read it. However, after reading all three books the night before, we both went into The Con this morning genuinely excited to sit down and chat with Drew, and we were not disappointed. Inside you can check out the full video interview with the scribe. Read on for the skinny!
After getting some much needed rest after the whirlwind that was day one, the fearless (except for men dressed as Emma Frost and Chicago streets after 2AM) Bloody-Disgusting.com Graphic Content crew hit the streets of the Windy City to head to the second day of C2E2. The crowds are predictably larger than that of Friday’s turn out, and if today is any type of barometer for what we can expect later on in the day, we are going to be in for a LOT of fun. Below you can check out our ‘pre-game show’ show of sorts where we get you (or make a valiant attempt) pumped for the insanity of Day 2…
Day one of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo was a lot like a tornado. It caught you up and refused to let go until it had its way with you, and it was just as violent as that entails. After meeting with countless fans, writers, artists, and publishers, myself, Johnny_Trouble, and JerryBaker made it out of the convention virtually unscathed. However, day one is ALWAYS the slowest day, and you can only imagine the intensity that will be Day 2. It was a day of meeting friends new and old, sore feet, fantastic interviewees, and audio malfunctions, but all in all a very successful day. Inside you can check out a few select photos from The Con, as well as a brief video. Read on for the skinny!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to sound difficulties beyond our control, the above audio is a bit rough. We apologize. READ MORE
One of the most prominent publishers at this year’s C2E2 Convention is without a doubt Archaia Publishing. The publisher, who has a massive set up right at the front of the showroom floor, was gracious enough to allow us to sit down with the delightful Chandra Free, writer/illustrator of their hit series “THE GOD MACHINE”. Inside you can see our entire sit down interview with Chandra as she talks about the trials of getting published, brevity in creativity, and how pressing forward and not giving up can sometimes payoff.
After a long 5 and a half hour drive, copious amounts of energy drinks, cigarettes, and random iPod playlists, the crew of Bloody-Disgusting.com’s Graphic Content made it to the showroom floor of the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo – C2E2! Thus far the convention has been a huge success, pulling in hundreds upon hundreds of passionate fans, talented artists/writers, and some of the industrie’s heaviest hitters. Below you can get a special look at myself, and interview contributor Johnny_Trouble live from the showroom floor just minutes before it was opened to the public, and inside you can get a look at some of the best (and worst) of day one so far. Read on for the skinny!
It is that time of year again. When the best of the best in the comic book industry descend upon the metropolitan Chicago area for the largest comic book convention in the Midwest. That’s right, we are talking about the second annual Comic and Entertainment Expo known as C2E2! This year the Bloody-Disgusting.com Graphic Content crew will be broadcasting LIVE from the convention floor, bringing you the latest breaking news, panel coverage, and video interviews with some of the leading names in the industry such as Tim Seeley (“HACK/SLASH”), Scott Snyder (“AMERICAN VAMPIRE”), Ben Templesmith (“CHOKER”, “30 DAYS OF NIGHT”), Cullen Bunn (“THE DAMNED”, “THE SIXTH GUN”), and many, many more! Myself, interview contributor Johnny_Trouble, and photo journalist JerryBaker will be braving the hordes of crazed fans, exhibitors, and cosplayers to bring you all of your comic and genre needs. On top of our nonstop coverage here on the Graphic Content main page, you can keep up with our LIVE Twitter updates all weekend long beginning tomorrow at 10 AM CDT! (Links provided below) Be sure to keep it locked here at BD and Twitter for all the insanity, and if we make it back alive Monday morning, you just might get some bonuses.