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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."
EDITOR’S NOTE: Aftershock Comics publisher and chief creative officer Joe Pruett will make a guest appearance at Captain Blue Hen Comics in Newark, DE this Friday 11/03. He’ll be signing copies of his own BLACK EYED KIDS (B.E.K.) comic and Aftershock books as well as meeting and talking with fans and interested customers. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to attend, read below to learn more information about Joe Pruett . . . . . . . . . . Joe Pruett, 51, is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a veteran of the comic book industry. He’s previously worked as an inker, letterer, writer, editor, and publisher at various companies. His most recent work is at Aftershock Comics where he serves as publisher and C.C.O. as well as writer of the popular horror series, BLACK-EYED KIDS. Tracing Pruett’s career path in the comics industry is like taking a tour of indie comics publishers of the late 80’s and early ’90’s. Pruett was hired in 1989 as an assistant to…
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