This week we are going to take a good, hard look at two titles that YOU, the reader should be reading. Don’t take this personally, Daddy isn’t yelling, he’s just emotional today and feeling rather chipper. Believe me, no amount of caffeine, nicotine, and or other form of mind altering method will shake this terrible thing from my bones. Someone, anyone, a Doctor for the dear Editor, please. For the love of all things holy man hurry, before it’s too late!
For a long time now we have been telling you that Image’s “GREEN WAKE” is one of the single best (Yes, better than your copy of “FLASHPOINT”, kids. Sorry)monthlies currently running, and by far the best mini-series in the genre all year long. But the sands of time are unforgiving little devils, and this week Riley Rossmo and Kurtis Wiebe will be ending the story with the most grotesque, bloody, and disturbing thing the likes of which you haven’t seen since the 2011 Betty White Calendar. Inside you’ll find a 5 page peek under the curtain and see if you catch anyone missing a top…or a face.
For fans of “GREEN WAKE” who will be undoubtedly spending the next several days picking their minds up off of the floor, the wall, and the ceiling, now would also be a good time to check out another more HIDDEN gem from Image entitled, “SCREAMLAND”. The series might be the literary version of comparing apples and oranges, but with a great mystery, great pacing, and an excellent cast of characters Christopher Sebola and Harold Sipe are able to bring to the table you would be hard pressed to find much better. So just in case you need any more convincing (Trust me: I’m an expert) you can check out a separate 5 page preview of the third ish in the series, which will also be hitting shelves tomorrow. Read on for the skinny…
Being a breath of fresh air is hard to do in any industry right now, much less one as cluttered as comics. That is why it is always refreshing to see a story like Image’s “SCREAMLAND” doing well on the monthly sales sheets. The team is back this week for issue #2 of the monthly, and beyond the break you can get a first look at the book with a 6 page preview. Read on for the skinny…
When it comes to horror, we have to respect the pioneers in the genre, whether they worked with film or comics. Though that is kind of hard to do when the pioneers are actually a group of flabby, aging movie monsters trying to find work in an industry that doesn’t want anything but “young and pretty monsters” (read as ridiculous creatures being played by lame prostitot fodder) that turn shiny in sunlight. This is where Screamland comes into play. Written by Harold Sipe and Christopher Sebela, with illustrations by Lee Leslie, the Image Comics publication Screamland shows us what happens when the REAL movie monsters find themselves facing the dark side of Hollywood’s entertainment industry. Issue #1 of Screamland pulls no punches when satirizing movie monsters, the film industry, and even comic book nerds. (If you are reading this, that means you. Yes, I called you a nerd, deal with it. I have.) This comic is nothing short of humorous, and the guys behind it are just as amusing to interview. Read on to see what I mean, unless you are mad I made fun of Twilight already, because there is more of that in this interview…
Working off of one of the more original and entertaining ideas we have seen in quite some time, Image’s “SCREAMLAND” tells the story of down and out horror icons and monsters who are just trying to make ends meet in modern day Hollywood. The series, penned by Harold Sipe and Christopher Sebela, begins June 9th, but inside you can get a special 4 page preview if you make the jump. Read on for the skinny!