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The Legends are True – C’thulhu Lives. Broken Moon: Legends of the Deep #3 Preview.

The ocean holds many secrets… and in the post-apocalypse, they’re coming into the open! First gill men, then the demented creatures known as “Tok-tok”… and now, David, Avery, and Keeney — survivors of the attack on Vampire City — have come bearing tales of mysterious “Depth Dwellers” who speak of an ancient god.

A sudden explosion has sent Korbin and To’klace’s group of gill men scattering for cover, and the culprit is none other than Lorren! But even the crazed gang leader is given pause when something enormous rises from the water, bringing truth to the legends and madness to all living things.

Don’t miss the newest installment of the hit series created by Philip Kim and written by Ben Meares, with moody artwork by Nat Jones.

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WonderCon 2016: American Gothic Press’ Announcements

At their first ever WonderCon panel, American Gothic Press took the stage and talked about their first year they’ve had with titles like Gunsuits, Broken Moon, Project Nemesis, Monster World, and the more recent success in Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space: The Lost Adventures.

The discussion then focused on the upcoming action title Killbox, with writer Tom Riordan and artist Nathan Gooden on hand to talk about the process and the decision to keep the comic in black and white. They revealed the cover of the upcoming third issue (see below). The comic drops April 20, 2016.

KILLBOX

After Killbox, the conversation switched to Lost in Space, with discussion of both the current story arc “The Curious Galactics” and the upcoming “Malice in Wonderland” (LOST IN SPACE #4-6). It was announced that colorist and cover artist Patrick McEvoy will be taking over art duties for the second arc.

Lost in Space

The discussion then focused on the upcoming Tales From the Ackermansion Kickstarter launching in May. To celebrate Forrest J Ackerman’s 100th birthday later this year, Famous Monsters of Filmland is putting together a graphic anthology to honor their founder. The list of contributors so far includes Kirk Hammett, Ray Fawkes, John 5, Richard Christian Matheson, Dan DiDio, Matt Frank, Christian DiBari, Charlie Benante, Juan Ferreyra, Darick Robertson, Bob Eggleton, Ben Meares, David Weiner, Holly Interlandi, Joe Moe, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Travis Williams, Dave Kelly, Trevor Goring, Buzz Dixon, Mark L. Miller, Jim Terry, Jonathan La Mantia, Lara Antal, Victoria Lau, and Patrick McEvoy.

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Looking towards the future, the cover for Island 731 by Jeremy Robinson and Kane Gilmour was debuted, illustrated by Jeff Zornow. The first issue solicits in May 2016.

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Gunsuits will return later this year with Gunsuits: Alix, a one-shot with Philip Kim, Holly Interlandi, and Dennis Calero as the creative team.

GUNSUITS

Finally, it was announced that Broken Moon will also be returning, with Nat Jones returning on art duties. The cover was shown, featuring a sinister looking Gill-Creature.

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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: Broken Moon #3

Broken Moon #3

Story: Steve Niles
Art: Nat Jones

In dire need of an army, werewolves and humans searched for Frankenstein—and found him… in a city alongside scores of other patchwork people he’s sewn up along the way. But this mad, broken doctor is only interested in experimenting—quite possibly on Rantz’s and Avery’s friends—and it will take a dangerous journey to the Vampire City to convince him that the destruction of the world is at hand.

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Review: Broken Moon #1

Broken Moon #1 coverAfter explosions on the moon cause the earth’s tides to wipe out most of humanity and civilization, monsters of legend rise to take their place. Broken Moon opens in a massive city of vampires who have taken to polluting the skies to block out the danger of the sun. A human spy, Avery, escapes the city with valuable information about the vampires’ plans and reconvenes with her small tribe—few of whom escape with their lives following a confrontation between the vampires and a pack of werewolves.

Steve Niles and vampires, go together like peanut butter and jelly. In contrast to his other his other well known works 30 days of Night, this book has werewolves as well. While the vampires in this may have a heavy a more thought out system of ruling their cities. Using humans more like cattle, and factory workers than just slaughtering them like madman. However, there is some human resistance who live outside of the vampire cities. Even the werewolves have various stages of their change. Which defiantly works with the story, giving the story a classical blend of monsters.

The art by Nat Jones is dark, yet realistic. For the most part there is very little use of color. Most of the world is done as various shades of black, and grey with only a little red and oranges. However there is some demonstrations of color as the story progresses. It injects some color into a very dark world. The series begins a bit more colorful, with those reds and oranges, but progresses to a gray color palette, playing more with the idea that humans literally break the moon, hence the title Broken Moon.

This is a new take on the classic monsters we all grew up with.

Story: Steve Niles Art: Nat Jones
Story: 9.0 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

American Gothic Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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