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HIGH MOON gets new printing for 10th anniversary
HIGH MOON VOL. 1: "BULLET HOLES AND BITE MARKS"
In stores October 17th!
HIGH MOON was one of the first online comics and the winner of DC Comics's "Zuda" competition ten years ago. It later went on to win the prestigious Harvey Award for Best Online Comic. And now, this October, just in time for Halloween, and coinciding with the comic's tenth anniversary, Super Genius, Papercutz's imprint for mature readers, will release "Bullet Holes and Bite Marks”.
The series follows bounty hunter Matthew Macgregor as he investigates a series of strange happenings in the dusty Texas town of Blest, where drought has brought famine and hardship to most of the town and surrounding ranches. But that's the least of the town's worries. While the summer heat pushes the mercury toward further unbearable degrees during the day, the nights are haunted by strange unnatural creatures roaming the darkness. Macgregor seeks to uncover the town's dark secrets all the while trying desperately to keep his own dark secrets hidden. HIGH MOON is a thrilling horror-western mashup that is sure to send a shiver down your spine.
Papercutz will release HIGH MOON VOL. 1: "Bullet Holes and Bite Marks" in hardcover (ISBN: 97816299181748, $24.99) and paperback (ISBN: 9781629918419, $14.99) on October 17, 2017. To preserve Ellis's stunning artwork, the book will appear in horizontal ("landscape") format with a special slipcase so that booksellers can easily display in on their shelves. HIGH MOON is a truly original piece of art.
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…
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…
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…