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Preview: Monster World #2

Monster World #2

Story: Philip Kim, Steve Niles,
Art: Piotr Kowalski, Dennis Calero

What started out as a routine investigation has derailed into a dance with demons, and Barrymore is determined to find out the truth—about World Studios, about the woman calling herself Shirley, and what really happened to studio exec William Forrester, Jr. But when he sticks his nose where it isn’t wanted, Barrymore and his reporter friend Buck find themselves at the mercy of a mysterious cult that seem to have control over actual monsters!

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Preview: Broken Moon #4

Broken Moon #4

Story: Steve Niles
Art: Nat Jones

It’s come down to this: an all-out attack on the vampires’ city stronghold, with the fate of the planet hanging in the balance. But will Frankenstein’s army be enough for the humans and werewolves to tip the scales in their favor? And how will they stop the vampires’ ocean pollution from toxifying the air itself? Don’t miss the epic finale to the horror series critics are raving about!

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Preview: The October Faction #12

The October Faction #12

Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)

This is where all of Geoff and Vivian’s training finally pays off as they battle the zombified hordes of Gristlewood in order to save their father and foil Merle Cope’s plans to destroy the Allan family.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Monster World #1

Monster World #1

Written by Philip Kim and Steve Niles
Art by Piotr Kowalski
Colors by Dennis Calero

Something sinister is lurking behind the cameras of world-famous World Studios, and it may not be human. When Detective Henry Barrymore is approached by a mysterious woman to investigate her husband’s disappearance, he hardly expects to be embroiled in the workings of a mysterious cult who seem to have control over movie monsters. It’s CASABLANCA meets CROWLEY in this supernatural noir miniseries!

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American Gothic Press Shows off Broken Moon #3 Motion Trailer

Written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Nat Jones, Broken Moon #3 will be available on comiXology, Captain Co., Amazon, and your local comic book shop on December 9, 2015!

Preview: The October Faction #11

The October Faction #11

Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)

With a zombified Fred Allan on the loose, it’s up to the rest of the family to save him and all of Gristlewood. But even that might not be enough to stop Merle Cope and his evil Momma—who is finally revealed this issue!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: The October Faction #10

The October Faction #10

Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)

The Allan children are still struggling with the fact that Fred killed their real parents. And while the family is split, an old enemy returns to take his revenge.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Steve Niles returns to American Gothic Press with new title Monster World!

Following the apocalyptic mayhem of Gunsuits and Bornhome and the monster spectacles Broken Moon and Project Nemesis, it’s time for something a little bit quieter at American Gothic Press, and that creepy hush will come from new series Monster World.

Monster World, which unites Steve Niles—in his second title for American Gothic—and AGP publisher Philip Kim in a joint storytelling venture, falls on the mysterious end of the horror spectrum, following the investigations of one Henry Barrymore into the intracies of a major film studio and what it might be hiding behind the monster makeup.

The concept comes from the mind of Publisher Philip Kim, who asked himself, what if a horror movie makeup guru got his “special effects” from real monsters, and what kind of sorcery would it take to control them?

In addition to haunting covers by Piotr Kowalski and colorist Dennis Calero, the four issues of Monster World will each ship with a retailer incentive cover of interlocking images from an occult painting by artist Nigel Sade.

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Preview: The October Faction #9

The October Faction #9

Steve Niles (w) • Damien Worm (a & c)

In their first day of training as monster hunters, the Allan children must now face the most fearsome monster of them all… their mother! And in the process, a terrible secret about their real parents is revealed.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Review: The Disciples #4

The race to colonize the planets has begun. A wealthy tycoon turned cultist has landed on one of Jupiter’s 63 known moons and has taken his disciples with him, among them, a certain senator’s young daughter.

The crew, Dagmar, Rick and Julian are hired out to get her back.

A daring space adventure turns raw with horror after the crew nears our galaxies biggest moon, Ganymede.

The characters are punk inspired, perhaps taken from writer and creator Steve Niles’ background in the DC punk/hardcore scene.

The story is set in the near future, people are not exploring the furthest reaches of the universe, but instead, our own galaxy. Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and all their moons are the subject of curiosity and the ever expanding search to stake one’s claim in new territories. There is talk of some holding water, others hosting weird,tiny creatures. What will the crew encounter in the cold reaches of these yet explored icy planets?

I must say, I love this comic. The story does not cease to surprise and astonish, breaking from the traditional trajectory that many comics go. Prepare to be kept guessing. Also, having a  alt-punk female lead does not hurt.

Artist and co-creator, Christopher Mitten has outdone himself, the pacing is well set, and the inking, clean yet not without grit, truly suits the horror genre. Check out his Tumblr, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by his prints, pages and other works.

Colorist Jay Fotos, and production artist Philip W. Smith III make for a great team and a well done new project by multi talented Steve Niles, and Christopher Mitten. The art team deserves applause.

The aesthetics are done so well–staggering craters, rock walls and machinery– that there is almost a blue silence that permeates the comics, sliding under dialogue and action, bringing to mind deep space and what, perhaps, early settlers once experienced in the shadow of great forests. The excitement. The horror.

This is a definite Buy.

Story: Steve Niles Art: Christopher Mitten
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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