In a world where Werewolves were long ago hunted nearly to extinction by humans and thought only to be urban legends, the few remaining packs live among us in secret. But, the beast can’t be caged forever. Once a year: runaways, homeless people, anyone who won’t be missed… are captured and brought to a secluded private destination to be hunted for game by the last living Werewolves on earth.
Another horror book coming from Dark Horse in the Fall is Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s “The Occultist” (see the rest of Dark Horse’s 2013 horror lineup here). The book is being described as “Harry Potter meets Trainspotting”, which is as bizarre a mashup I’ve ever heard. The series is set to follow a man named Rob who is irrevocably bound to a magical sword and book of spells. Rob has to learn how to control his new partners before the evil witch doctor steals them for his own bidding.
“The Occultist” #1 hits in October. READ MORE
Revival is beginning to feel the effects of trying to juggle so many characters and plotlines in its first few issues. It’s a difficult task, and the way “Revival” has gone about it – cramming at least three stories per issue, then leaving them alone for at least the next – has made it difficult to keep up with the myriad plot lines or significantly invest ourselves in any of the characters. What should have been a significant issue concerning the main characters instead becomes just another issue, where moments that should matter just get lost in the shuffle. READ MORE
There is no turning back now as Hack/Slash #25 hits its readers with this last issue. The slasher slayers make their last stand towards a somber and perfectly fitting conclusion. Longtime fans of the “Hack/Slash” series should be prepared for their favorite characters to meet some misery. READ MORE
As the slasher slayers reach their final issue today, the timing is right to reflect on the Hack/Slash series. For horror fans, this comic is a fun-filled tribute to the slasher genre. These unstoppable slashers were suddenly facing a masked giant holding a machete and the final girl carried a baseball bat wrapped in bared wire. READ MORE
After a really strong issue last month, Revival comes back with a fairly mediocre one. It’s a necessary issue that lays the groundwork for events to unfold later and – most importantly – serves to develop some ancillary characters. But by and large, there’s nothing particularly gripping about “Revival” #8, in large part due to a lack of focus on any one particular plotline. READ MORE
Mini Comics Included is now up on Kickstarter asking for your help. Creators Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley, and Michael Moreci get nostalgic on us, and attempt to bring back the fun we had as kids playing with toys and reading comics. The team is hoping to produce brand new mini-comics as well as limited edition toys that throwback to properties such as “He-Man”, “Toth”, and “G.I. Joe”. The rewards you can “back” are pretty amazing, ranging from original sketches to advice on writing. Hit the jump for more details. READ MORE
Hack/Slash #24 has the right amount of action to keep readers excited. As the slasher slayers make their last stand, no one will be left unscathed from battle. With just one issue left, horror fans should give the “Hack/Slash” series a look. READ MORE
The latest issue of Revival is perhaps the best in the series to date. While it has an interesting side plot that provides a visceral, shocking twist at the end, it’s the focus on the officer Cyprus and her pursuit of Mr. Hine, a reviver, which makes this issue so good. This book is at its best when it examines the impact revival has on the people who have to suffer with its consequences. With issue #7, “Revival” finally begins to live up to the potential we all knew it had. READ MORE
The best vampire love story on the market comes to an intense conclusion in the final chapter of the five part story arc of Tim Seeley’s Ex Sanguine. This story is flirted with a new type of vampire mythology and loaded with themes of forbidden love. Though this may seem a tad similar so many garbage pop culture vampire stories, it is anything but. It takes a lot of guts and creativity on Tim Seeley’s part to take a very taboo topic and make it into something that reflects well on the horror genre. READ MORE
As the countdown of the series’ last issues inevitably continues, Hack/Slash #23 promises lots of twist and turns, while the action heats up. With all the important players gathering, an epic war is about to take place. You definitely don’t want to miss out on the slasher slayers’ last stand. READ MORE
Revival is an excellent young series thus far, but it’s had a tendency to overwhelm the reader with so many different storylines. While this problem resurfaces again, it’s mitigated by a relatively strong focus on Officer Cyprus’ investigation of a recent reviver-related murder. This storyline has depth, intrigue, suspense, and twists. The rest of the issue manages to advance the plots of the rest of the characters, or at least provide updates on where they are, even if it feels cluttered. READ MORE
Readers should be prepared as Hack/Slash #22 triggers the inevitable countdown of the series’ last issues. At their weakest, the slasher slayers, Vlad and Cassie Hack, are about to face their deadliest enemy. The issue is riddled with questions about whether these two will ultimately make it to the end. READ MORE
Alright, folks! You’ve read all of our Bloody-disgusting staff picks for favorite comics of 2012, but now you get to hear what your favorite creators have been loving over the past year. Below are the Top 5 of 2012 lists from industry pros, Alan Robert (“Crawl To Me”), Tim Seeley (“Hack/Slash”, “Revival”), Jim Zub (“Skullkickers”), David Hine (“The Darkness”, “Crossed”), And Matt Hawkins (“Think Tank”). READ MORE
Tim Seeley’s wonderful horror series Hack/Slash is sadly winding down to its final issue in March. Since issue #1, “Hack/Slash” has embedded itself in the minds of horror fanatics, coming from a creator who loves horror as much as we do. Issue #22 is part three of the “FINAL” arc, and it hits shops on January 9th, 2013. Check out the preview below. READ MORE
Sick of lame vampire love? Yeah, well, we all are. Good thing Tim Seeley knows how to do vampire romance right. Ex Sanguine is a splendid little tale of vampire love mixed in with a serial killer and shocking amounts of gore. Seeley’s portrayal of vampires shows them as crude, blood-thirsty monsters, but begs the question, “is that really all that different from humans?” Check out the exclusive preview below from Dark Horse. “Ex Sanguine” #4 hits shops on January 16th. READ MORE
Romances don’t tend to find their way onto Bloody-Disgusting, lovey dovey bullshit doesn’t usually make its way into the horror genre (at least the horror we favor). There are exceptions to every rule however, and Tim Seeley has proven this by weaving the tale of love story between an ancient vampire and a young serial killer. Ex-Sanguine has captivated me from the get go with its fast paced story, fantastic art, and of course, its blood soaked romance. READ MORE
The opening pages of Revival, by writer Tim Seeley and artist Mike Norton, are some of the creepiest in comics and they serve as a powerful beginning for the series. The first volume collects issues one through six and Seeley’s story is so masterfully paced that you’ll have to talk yourself out of reading it all in one sitting. Or do. This tale of the risen dead and the living who have to deal with them in a small Wisconsin town is just that good. READ MORE
There’s no doubt that Revival is an intelligent, promising series from Image Comics. The pseudo-zombie drama has a unique approach to its subject and characters, with sharp dialogue and good art to boot. However, it has a tendency to overwhelm its narrative with too many intersecting plotlines, resulting in uncertain character motivations and muddled plot progressions. Unfortunately, “Revival” #5 succumbs to these flaws. READ MORE
After a kick ass debut, Tim Seeley and his partner in crime, Josh Scott Emmons, pump out an awesome second issue of Ex Sanguine. This issue expands on the relationship between the Sanguine Killer and the local vampire Saul Adams; the budding of a bloody romance and more eerie vampire mythology. Tim Seeley brings the romantic vampire pop culture fad back to the blood infested darkness, right where it belongs! READ MORE
Revival #4 is the latest entry in Tim Seeley’s fresh, intellectually intriguing take on zombies. This issue sees a number of developments in rural Wisconsin, where the series is set, as Dana Cypress begins to believe all “revivers” are inherently violent, her sister Em – a reviver – comes face to face with something that seems to have some tie to her, and a famous reporter gets a couple of, shall we say, shitty surprises. The issue can be somewhat confusing at times, as it jumps around a lot, but is mostly solid. Ultimately though, what makes this issue most appealing is the anticipation of what will happen in the next one. READ MORE
There is a Hack/Slash vs. Army of Darkness mini-series planned for next year from Dynamite Entertainment. Yeah, get stoked. Unfortunately, no full previews are available yet, but here’s the cover for the first issue, drawn by Hack/Slasher himself, Tim Seeley. READ MORE
here we go again with part 2 (part 1 here) of the cover reveals and solicitations from Dark Horse Comics’ January horror lineup. Dark Horse brings in the new year with a slew of creepy tales including: Ex Sanguine, To Hell You Ride, The Strain, and more. Check out the cover art and solicitations below. READ MORE
Tim Seeley has made it his mission to explore the world of horror for the past decade. Seeley is best known for creating “Hack/Slash” and unleashing sexy horror vixen Cassie Hack into the comics world. In addition to “Hack/Slash”, Seeley is currently in the midst of writing a run on “Witchblade” for Top Cow and has just launched “Revival” through Image with studio partner Mike Norton (“Battle Pug”).
Never one to rest, Seeley is launching his new vampire series Ex Sanguine through Dark Horse this October. “Ex Sanguine” is the story of a vampire whose bloodlust reawakend by a series of gruesome serial killings in his town. “Ex Sanguine” promises hard-hitting psychological horror that is one part Buffy and one part Natural Born Killers.
Seeley sat down with Bloody-Disgusting to give us the gory details on his new horror book, his take on the vampire genre, and where things stand on the development of the “Hack/Slash” movie. READ MORE