The ever popular horror anthology “HOUSE OF MYSTERY” has been running strong for going on 60 years now, and it is still to this day one of the most popular horror titles on the market. This week the #30 issuer of the newest incarnation of the series hits store shelves, and beyond the break you can get a 2 page preview. Read on for the skinny!
So far I have had mostly positive feelings about Chris Roberson’s smash-hit debut arc of “I, ZOMBIE”, and for the most part so have critics. That has translated to above average sales for the little story the debuted all the way back on Free Comic Book Day, and thus further issues past the fifth installment which will be ending the first arc on September 1st. Beyond the break you can get a special 5 page taste of the issue as well as the full synopsis. Read on for the skinny.
The weirdest little horror title to come out of this past year’s Free Comic Book Day was without a doubt Chris Roberson’s ‘I, ZOMBIE” which hearkens back to the golden years of comics. Roberson’s title has been a runaway hit since then, and beyond the break you can check out the newly released 3 page preview of the 4th issue that goes on sale this Wednesday from Vertigo Comics. Read on for the skinny.
Well, it took him 23 years to do it, but according to Shelly Bond over at DC during the publisher’s panel at San Diego ComiCon, the consummate bachelor John Constantine will be walking down the isle in issue #272. The issue will be written by scribe Peter Milligan, but other than that details were slim. So, now the question becomes, who will be the lucky lady! Oh, come on, sure most every woman John falls in love with ends up dead or insane, but seriously folks who wouldn’t want to tie the knot with a character so permanently tied to a terrible Keanu Reeves film? (He knows kung fu!) Will it be Kit, Zatanna, Kathy, Epiphany Greaves? It looks like we have a regular The Bachelor: DC Comics going on here, so who has your vote?
Today publisher Vertigo Comics released new information on the next 5 issue mini-series based upon the popular flagship character “JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER”. The five issue, standalone story titled “CITY OF DEMONS”, will begin this October and will feature art from up and coming “JOE THE BARBARIAN” penciler Sean Murphy! Below you can get all the details as well as a look at the cover artwork.
“Written by Si Spencer and with art by red-hot sensation Sean Murphy (Joe The Barbarian) JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER–CITY OF DEMONS, a completely stand-alone 5 issue mini-series, begins this October!
When John Constantine is run over by a truck it takes a little while for England’s nicotine-fueled magus to realize that he’s perched between life and death. After a few weeks of hospital rehab, Constantine finds the London streets VERY different from when he left them behind as a series of occult murders and mutilations demands his attention. The common denominator points back to the ER where he was admitted…”
“HELLBLAZER: CITY OF DEMONS” Issue #1 Ships This October From Vertigo Comics! (MSRP-TBA) READ MORE
Now that Brea and Zane Grant’s ‘WE WILL BURY YOU’ has officially run its course you may be asking yourself ‘Man, what am I going to do to fill that void in my pull-and-hold list?”. Well here’s a bit of a hint: you’re going to add Chris Roberson’s fantastic ‘I, ZOMBIE’ to it, that’s what you are going to do! Ahem, sorry if that came off a bit pushy, but if you haven’t been keeping up with the scribe’s newest title (The first issue was free for crying out loud) then you are really missing out on the start of something special. Now that I have you feeling all bad about it you can begin to fix your mistakes by making the jump and checking out the full 4 page preview of the 3rd issue that is due out on July 8th. Read on for the skinny.
Ever wonder what it takes to bring the cover of a comic book to life? It isn’t easy, and often times an illustrator can find him/herself pulling their hair out over the cover to the book than the actual contents. It is hard to come up with something eye-catching that is going to pull new readers in month in and month out, but for the folks over at Vertigo and their ubber hit, “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”, things seem to come easy. The covers are always great, and thanks to their official blog you can make the jump to check out the process
I am officially intrigued. Most people know author Denise Mina (“HELLBLAZER”, “A SLIP OF THE KNIFE”) for her crime novels as she is a very celebrated and lauded novelist in the genre of literature, but later this year she will be making another foray into the world of comics with “A SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY”, an all new original graphic novel. The title looks to be very interesting, and inside you can get your first ever look inside the title. Read on for the skinny.
DC Comics offshoot company Vertigo Comics continues to build an ever impressive line-up of writers, especially in the field of horror, as the announced this week that they would be bringing readers an all new horror story from New York Times Best Selling genre favorite, Peter Straub (“THE TALISMAN”, “MR.X”, “THE THROAT’)! The story, titled “THE GREEN WOMAN”, revisits the story of the sadistic serial killer Fielding ‘Fee’ Bandolier, who readers were introduced to back in 1993 with “THE THROAT”. Inside you can get a 3 page look at the disturbing artwork for the story that is due out this October. Read on for the skinny.
Hot off the heels of the announcement that Jeff Lemire’s critically acclaimed original story “SWEET TOOTH” would be up for its first Eisner Award for Best New Series this year, Vertigo Comics has provided readers with a 4 page look inside the newest entry into the ongoing series. Inside you can read said pages, and don’t forget that you can still read the entire first issue online and find out what all the fuss is about. Read on for the skinny.
We have done a lot of coverage regarding Vertigo’s upcoming zombie comedy title, “I, ZOMBIE’ that is due out May 5th. (For only a buck!) Well thanks to Vertigo’s blog that shares our name, we have a 5 page look inside of the first issue a full month before it is due to be released. The title is being tauted as one of the most original zombie titles since “THE WALKING DEAD”, and early reviews are saying it definitely lives up to the hype. Judge for yourself beyond the break.
Today marks the release date of the long planned (often delayed) hard boiled crime thriller “AREA 10″ from Vertigo Comics. The trade paperback is a major throwback harkening back to the days of pulp thrillers that is bordering on the edge of a Alfred Hitchcock-esque plot line. Inside you can read 3 pages from the book that was released today, and also read the full synopsis. Read on for the skinny.
Out of all of the series’ running right now, and God knows there are thousands, Jeff Lemire’s (“ESSEX COUNTY”, “THE NOBODY”) dark, post pandemic fairy tale “SWEET TOOTH” is in this writers humble opinion ranked in the top 10 best. Lemire’s avant-guard style of story telling and his off the wall ideas make his work some of the most complex in comics, and “SWEET TOOTH” is widely regarded as one of the best pieces of illustrated fiction in circulation. The story itself is something between a Cormac McCarthy novel and a Coen Brothers film with enough violence, drama, and tragedy to keep almost any reader entertained. Written and illustrated by Lemire, the story is being pegged as a runaway favorite for the Eisner Awards. So to celebrate the upcoming release of the trade paperback that will collect the series’ first 6 issues (May 18th) readers are being treated to a digital copy of the first issue thanks to Vertigo Comics. To read the issue make the jump.
With all of the hype surrounding Stephen King and Scott Snyder’s vampire tale “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”, the teaser photos, the doting news coverage, the decidedly epic trailer, and the expectations of readers everywhere being so high, this past Wednesday proved to be one the most important of Vertigo’s year. After all, a lot of people can talk the talk when it comes to releasing a title from a name as legendary as King’s, but it is an entirely different thing to walk the walk. The horror author’s most famous work in the genre is undoubtedly is the classic “SALEM’S LOT” published all the way back in 1975. Since then King has dabbled in with bloodsuckers, but never has he come close to reproducing such a literary gem for vampire fans as he did with that title. So with all that said: what about “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”? Is it the ‘be all end all’ of horror comics this year? Is it King’s comic book masterpiece? Is this the story that is going to put Scott Snyder on the map? Read on to find out.
Yesterday we provided readers with a perfect review of the second issue in Brian Wood’s (“DMZ”) fantastic series of one-shots titled “DEMO” from Vertigo Comics, giving it a rare 5 skull rating. Now today we have a special 4 page sneak preview of the next issue in the series due out next month titled “VOLUME ONE LOVE STORY” that chronicles the life of a young woman who is obsessed with post-it notes, and the repercussions of what happens when the delicate balance of her system is sabotaged. Read on for the full preview.
Back in February we brought you a first look inside of Chris Roberson’s upcoming ZomCom throwback titled “I, ZOMBIE” that is due to be released in May. Well thanks to the Emerald City ComiCon that ran this past weekend we have yet another first look inside the book as many of Vertigo’s biggest names were in attendance including Roberson himself who was promoting his newest title. Read on for the skinny.
At times it is tough to decide what is horror and what isn’t with so many titles “claiming” to be the scariest thing on the shelf, but very rarely do they ever deliver. To me a real horror story doesn’t seek to gross you out or make you have to turn your head in disgust, but one that grabs at something inside of you and twists it like a knife in the gut. If a story is an inherently human one then I can guarantee it will have my full attention. And that is why when I was told to check out the newest issue of Brian Wood’s (“DMZ”) “DEMO” titled “PANGS” by my buddy Mark, who swore up and down that I would “love the damn thing”, I decided to give the book a shot. I was promised a very dark, unnerving, and intimate look into the life of a cannibal, but not the type of cannibal you’d expect to find in a Wes Craven film…I wasn’t disappointed. Read on for the full review.
While yesterday we brought readers a 3 page preview as well as the teaser trailer in our BD Pick Of The Week column, today the “AMERICAN VAMPIRE” train just kept rollin’ as another 3 pages of the hotly anticipated title were released early. Click on over beyond the break to check ‘em out and give us your thoughts on the title just hours before it is released!
Some weeks it takes a full 7 days to decide just which title to choose for this column, but this was not one of them. Since it was announced that Stephen King would again be teaming with writing partner Scott Snyder to bring readers his vision of the first American vampire the title has been the subject of talk among everyone in the industry. In a way that only the legendary horror scribe can, King singlehandedly grabbed the attention of readers across the world with the promise of delivering his next truly epic original title, and his first story written specifically for the medium. And now that the title is just days away from being unleashed on the world we have the first 3 full pages of the issue, and the teaser trailer that was released tonight by King himself. Read on for all the juicy details and why you should care. (As if we needed to tell you.)
Today Pamela Mullin over at Vertigo comics released a press release detailing plans for a slick and downright cool looking variant cover for Scott Snyder and Stephen King’s new vampire-western monthly “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”, to be released on March 17th. The hotly anticipated new series from the horror legend and his past collaborator Snyder, marks Kings first fully original monthly comic book series that tells the story of the first American vampire set against the old west. Read on for the preview of the first issue as well as the full press release on the variant cover by newly appointed DC head Jim Lee!