Indiegogo the Week(end) with Nocturnal Commissions: A macabre monster mystery!

By: Nicole D’Andria A werewolf, a vampire, and a zombie walk into a bar… I mean, open a detective agency in Nocturnal Commissions! This latest Indiegogo project is a cross between X-Files and Monster Squad. Learn more from the creative team themselves!

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Kickstart the Week with The Damned Knight

  By: Nicole D’Andria A comic book over 10 years in the making, The Damned Knight is a black-and-white origin story of a medieval knight’s journey through life, death and the afterlife. I spoke with the writer about his passion project. Nathan Webb (Britformers) wrote and drew The Damned Knight over a decade ago. This 28 page medieval era story is set in the Avebury stone circle. It is a necromantic fantasy horror comic book that pursues the themes of love, war, betrayal and mystery. The project has already reached…

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Kickstart the Week with Amelia Sky #3: The Monster Within Tells You

By: Nicole D’Andria We’re back in the apocalyptic world of Amelia Sky! This time I’m interviewing the entire creative team, from writer to artist to letter to editor, about the alien happenings in this horrifying world! Amelia Sky #3 continues the sci-fi/horror story of the titular Amelia, a young girl who wakes up in a world nearly devoured by terrifying Shriekers. Suffering from amnesia, Amelia must travel through this dangerous world to find her parents. Along the way she’ll make (and maybe lose) friends, fight for her life, and learn…

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The Thrilling Conclusion To Harrow County Begins This Spring!

In May 2015, readers from across the world accepted an invitation to visit a town called Harrow County. And despite countless haints, witches, monsters, and murderers, we hope you’ve had a pleasant stay. The beloved horror fantasy penned by Cullen Bunn with devilishly delightful art by Tyler Crook has been a tentpole series at Dark Horse for the last two and a half years. And it is with bittersweet pride that we announce the final four-issue arc of Harrow County beginning in March 2018. “Seeing Harrow County come to an…

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New Nailbiter Story Arc Begins in November

By: Nicole D’Andria The latest story arc for Nailbiter, the ongoing series about a town famous for being the birthplace of serial killers, will be starting this November. What mysteries and scares have the creative team thought of for this arc? The writer of the series is Joshua Williamson (Ghosted, The Illuminati) and the artist is Mike Henderson (Masks & Mobsters, Venom). In this story arc, beginning with Nailbiter #17, a new serial killer is introduced. According to Williamson, “This arc we’ve nicknamed ‘The Devil went down to Georgia,’ and…

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Kickstart the Week with Silver Volume 2

By: Nicole D’Andria This time I’m kickstarting the week with vampires from the 1930’s! Silver Volume 2 is a vampire tale set in Bram Stoker’s Dracula universe. I was also able to speak with the creator, animation director Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Despicable Me). Silver Volume 2 is the follow-up to the award-nominated graphic novel about vampires. The story takes place in Bram Stoker’s Dracula universe 50 years in the future in the 1930’s. The story follows a team of troubled and talented members which includes master thief James…

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Kickstart the Week(end) with Black Suit of Death #1

By: Nicole D’Andria This week I am showcasing the Kickstarter for Black Suit of Death #1. This is a satirical comic book series with elements of both science-fiction and horror. The story is about society, mental health and the Grim Reaper in an alien bio-mechanoid suit. I interviewed writers Ed Ellsworth and Benjamin J. Kreger and artist Dexter Wee. The protagonist of Black Suit of Death is a graphic design student named Edd.  He suffers from depression and social anxiety, leaving his outlook on life bleak. When Edd attempts to…

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Kickstart the Week: Year of the Goat #1

By: Nicole D’Andria On this Monday’s “Kickstart the Week” I’m showcasing a comic book project from the creative team of Time Stop #1. This time he needs your help funding Year of the Goat, a horror comic about killer goats. No, that’s not a late April Fool’s day joke. The year 2015 is the Year of the Goat and that’s not a good thing for the human population! Goats all over the world are becoming demons bent on killing human beings. The writer calls it “Walking Dead meets Planet of…

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H.P. Lovecraft’s Reanimator Returns in Mini-Series

  Jae Lee Cover By: Nicole D’Andria Doctor Herbert West, H.P. Lovecraft’s reanimator, will be staring in a Reanimator mini-series written by Keith Davidsen and drawn by Randy Valiente. The mini-series will be four issues long and will be published by Dynamite Entertainment. As a fan of the Reanimator movies inspired by the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, I’m looking forward to seeing mad scientist Herbert West get into some trouble with the undead… and the living too of course! I’m not surprised he has gotten his own mini-series since West…

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SDCC: Action Lab Entertainment to Create New Puppet Master Comic Series

By: Nicole D’Andria It was announced today at the San Diego Comic Con that Action Lab Entertainment, known for their award-winning series Princeless, will be publishing a new Puppet Master comic book series. Puppet Master was a horror movie that spawned sequels and a cult following. It was about living dolls with a penchant for violence. The puppets were created by Andre Toulon, a puppet maker who brought his creations to life with an ancient Egyptian potion. During WWII, Nazis wanted to get a hold of Toulon’s formula so he…

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Spike: Into the Light Advanced Review

By: Nicole D’Andria Written by James Marsters, the very actor who portrayed the role of the vampire Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike: Into the Light is a 72 page hardcover that takes place during the seventh season of Buffy. This story has action, romance, and an enjoyable protagonist. Spike, along with his newfound soul, pays a visit to Greenville, California. There he enjoys getting whacked by a broomstick and fighting a demon that craves children. The only downside is (wait, those were all downsides…) his boots are falling…

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Victor Krall Creates the “Perfect Woman” in Madame Frankenstein

By: Nicole D’Andria Madame Frankenstein is an upcoming Image Comics series. This vintage-style horror-drama takes place in 1932. Victor Krall’s lover has died but he’s not about to let that be the end of her. He decides to re-animate her. Unfortunately, that never seems to end well. The series will be written by Jamie S. Rich (Madman Atomic Comics, Archer Coe) and drawn by newcomer Megan Levens. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Rich does with this since I enjoyed Archer Coe. According to Rich, Levens brought him the…

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 1 Review

By: Nicole D’Andria Inspired by the Buffy Challenge, I’ve been enjoying some of the Buffy comics. Specifically, the very first season after Buffy went off the air and into the comic book panels. For those not in the know, when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was called off after season 7 on TV because Sara Michelle Gellar was done with the role of Buffy and talked to writer Joss Whedon about it, the story continued with an eighth and ninth season in comic books. Issue one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer…

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First Look: Angel & Faith Season 10 #1

By: Nicole D’Andria In anticipation of the Buffy Challenge, let’s take a look at the first issue of the upcoming series Angel & Faith Season 10. This is a continuation of Angel & Faith, a series that lasted 25 issues and was a spin-off continuation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8. In this season, which will run alongside Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 (just like its predecessor ran alongside season 9), London has been taken over by magic and Angel needs to protect everyone. At the same time,…

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Scott Snyder Takes Horrific New Approach on Wytches

By: Nicole D’Andria Witches have become popular recently thanks to American Horror Story: Coven. It seems like the perfect time for Scott Snyder to unveil his latest horror comic book series Wytches. Snyder (Batman, Superman Unchained, American Vampire, Severed) and comic book artist Jock (Batman, Wolverine), are the creative team responsible for this new horror series. They previously worked together on “The Black Mirror” story arc for Batman. It was announced at Image Expo that they would be working together on a horror series that will prove everything you thought…

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