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Story from Strange Horror spins off into Caliber graphic novel
EDITOR’S NOTE: When last we heard about him, friend of BC and sometimes contributor Gary Scott Beatty just finished a successful Kickstarter campaign to finance the first three issues of STRANGE HORROR. Now, Caliber Comics has picked up Gary’s story “Wounds” for a full treatment. Read on for details and a preview . . . . . .
Wounds asks, "Is Madness a Way to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?"
A new Caliber Comics graphic novel asks the question, "Is madness a way to survive the zombie apocalypse?"
"Wounds," a 56 page GN now on Amazon and Comixology, is written and illustrated by Gary Scott Beatty, who revealed comic shop owners' humanity in "Number One" and dropped us into 1957 in "Jazz: Midnight."
"I always enjoy stories that force me to pay attention," writes Beatty in the intro to the Free Preview. "The X-Files. Lost. Grant Morrison's 'Invisibles.' Alan Moore's 'Watchmen.' Great classics, sure, but they are missing something: Zombies."
Beatty promises a jarring story with an orbiting space ark and death in a tuxedo. "The whole thing may just be a fever dream by a Black Death sufferer. All will be explained, I promise."
"The whole book began with me thinking about how to make comics more exciting. I ended up with this 'eternal waking' style of storytelling that doesn't allow readers time for boredom."
Beatty's book was picked up by Caliber Comics after it ran serialized in three issues of Strange Horror, a digital comic Kickstarted at 142% of goal.
For those who think the zombie genre may have run its course, Beatty promises that "Wounds" "drags the zombie genre, kicking and screaming, into new territory."
Wounds: One man's descent into madness accompanied by death in a tuxedo during the zombie apocalypse, is now on Amazon and Comixology.
"Worlds" throws us into a world where nothing is beyond doubt, except a father's concern for his wife and daughter. Beatty says if you enjoy that "What th-?" factor in graphic novels, you'll enjoy "Wounds."
SANDMAN Vol. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES TPB: Sandman Vol. 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artist: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg
With Neil Gaiman revisiting the Sandman universe with his new mini, Sandman: Overture, this seemed like a good time to review his original masterpiece. In the first volume, the Sandman is captured by a rich occultist who endeavors to capture Death and make it do his bidding. Instead, he captures the Sandman whom he imprisons for 70 years. Eventually escaping, he learns that the symbols of his office have since been turned into powerful relics used by the mystical community. On a search for the symbols of his station from which he draws power, the Sandman must deal with Constantine, go through Hell itself, and stop a deranged inmate of Arkham who suddenly has power and the sick mind to put it to use. Neil Gaiman likely needs no introduction if you’re familiar with Sandman. It’s his best known work and one of the few graphic novels ever to make the New York Times Bestselle…
SINK #3 (Comix Tribe, December 20, 2017 release date) “A Head Full Of Wasps”. Story by John Lees. Art and Colours by Alex Cormack. Letters by Shawn Lee. Logo by Tim Daniel. Sink #3 will make you see red. Blood red. It’s splashed all over the pages of this story, seeping into each and every panel, even before the violence begins. “A Head Full Of Wasps” speaks to the buzzing that occurs in so many brainpans in these troubled and violent times - - and the red that is visualized when some of us experience injustice, brutality, cruelty, or abuse and then seek retribution, revenge, and bloody justice. If only everyone could read this story, and then remember it whenever their cheeks flush with anger - - and think before they act. Yeah, I’m a pipe dreamer. I also just set out to write a review. Don’t know why I’m treating SINK #3 like this is a morality fable. Have you ever read a simple but well-written story that leads to your thinking outside the box about oth…
I’m not going to dwell on the real world here (not my expertise), just share some high points of 2017 from the BC Refugees blog . . . . . .It was a busy year for BC Refugees, with 383 articles posted to the site in 2017. The big majority of those were news releases and special previews from various publishers, as detailed below. We don’t post every single press release received, just the ones I believe will be of interest to my readers. Of course, some publishers send me more content than others. Some send me nothing. These included:Valiant Entertainment (70 posts), IDW Publishing (69), Papercutz (11), Alterna (9), Comixology (7), Aazurn/Gary Scott Beatty (6), Amigo (5), ComixTribe (4), Tidal Wave (3), Pro Se Press (3), Sequart Org (3), Marvel (3), Aftershock (2), Devils Due (2), Tinto Press (1), Ramon Gil (1), Chapterhouse (1), Red Stylo Media (1), American Mythology (1), Starwarp Concepts (1), and Lotus Enterprises (1). I also covered several c…