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Preview: Dark Red #7

DARK RED #7

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Carlos Magual
Cover: Meghan Hetrick
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 10.16.2019

Battling a relentless monster hunter and faced with a horrific situation far beyond his control, Chip may have to do to the one thing he hates more than anything else…

GO TO THE CITY.

Tim Seeley (BRILLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

DARK RED #7

Exclusive Preview: Dark Red #7

DARK RED #7

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Carlos Magual
Cover: Meghan Hetrick
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 10.16.2019

Battling a relentless monster hunter and faced with a horrific situation far beyond his control, Chip may have to do to the one thing he hates more than anything else…

GO TO THE CITY.

Tim Seeley (BRILLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

DARK RED #7

Exclusive Preview: Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Reprint

Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Reprint

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Aaron Campbell
$3.99 / 32 pages / Black & White ON SALE 10/26 for HALLOWEEN COMICFEST

Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…

No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories ship jobs to Calcutta.

Chip is also a vampire.

Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.

SPECIAL BLACK AND WHITE REPRINT

Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH) and Corin Howell bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Reprint

Rom: Dire Wraiths Reveals the Terrifying Truth of the Moon Landing

IDW Publishing has revealed Rom: Dire Wraiths, a three-part comic book miniseries about Earth’s incomparable heroes – the astronauts whose mission among the stars brought them face-to-face with the Dire Wraiths, the shape-shifting scourge of the universe!

Written by Chris Ryall, the mastermind behind IDW’s Rom comic book renaissance, and gorgeously illustrated by Luca Pizzari, the Dire Wraiths story is guaranteed to be a creepy tale of a secret alien invasion happening on a rocky satellite 240,000 miles from home!

They made it past the initial nail-biting part of the journey, with a speedy liftoff from Merritt Island. They were thrown left and right against their straps in spasmodic little jerks as they rode into orbit and steered insanely fast into space. But that would not be the biggest challenge they would face. As they set foot on the moon, they found something inhuman waiting for them, ready to hitch a ride back to Earth! With Rom the Spaceknight seemingly nowhere in sight, only a handful of intrepid astronauts can prevent one giant leap for Dire Wraith-kind!

Debuting in October, Rom: Dire Wraiths includes a special back-up story with art by Guy Dorian and Rom legend Sal Buscema, answering the question of where Rom is during the crisis.

Rom: Dire Wraiths #1 will feature variant covers by Luca Pizzari, Corin Howell, and a collaboration between Guy Dorian and Sal Buscema.

Rom: Dire Wraiths

Exclusive Preview: Dark Red #5

Dark Red #5

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Aaron Campbell
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 07.24.19

Chip is trapped in an abandoned oil refinery with an army of Nazi vampires — his only allies are a sick woman and a fumbling alcoholic.

The end is near. Doom awaits.

And Chip — the angry, lonely rural vampire — finally gets his chance to be a good guy.

Tim Seeley (BRILLIANT TRASH, Hack/Slash, Grayson) and Corin Howell (Ghostbusters, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

Dark Red #5

Preview: Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 9

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 9

John Barber, James Roberts, Mairghread Scott (w) • Livio Ramondelli, Sarah Stone, Andrew Griffith, Marcelo Ferreira, Corin Howell, Alex Milne, Hayato Sakamoto (a) • Marcelo Matere (c)

The Autobots and Decepticons’ uneasy peace is threatened by the flames of war! Starscream, ruler of Cybertron, makes contact with Windblade’s homeworld—and the only defense against a new Cybertronian Empire is the Combiners—multiple Cybertronians joining together into huge, dangerous forms! Collects Transformers issues #39-43, More Than Meets the Eye issues #41-44, and Windblade, Volume 2 issues #1-5.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 312 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-484-8

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase Two, Vol. 9

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle

Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle

Cavan Scott (w) • Derek Charm, Chris Fenoglio, Kelley Jones, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, Charles Paul Wilson III (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)

How do a band of rebels distract themselves when sneaking into the creepiest place in the galaxy? Tell scary stories of course! Follow Lina Graf, Crater, and friends as they sneak—and fight—their way into the terrifying castle of Darth Vader! Along the way, they’ll trade spooky stories featuring the most terrifying villains and creatures in the universe!

TPB • FC • $12.99 • 120 pages • 6” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-407-7

Review: Dark Red #1

DARK RED #1 COMIC REVIEW – HEY THAT’S NOT KOOL-AID!

Charles ‘Chip’ Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are? No, Chip is one of the ‘forgotten men.’ He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta. Chip is also a vampire. Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored?and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH) and Corin Powell (Ghostbusters, X-Files Origins: Scully, Bat-Mite) bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America – one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

AfterShock Comics’ Dark Red #1 Sells Out and Goes into a 2nd Printing

AfterShock has announced that Dark Red #1 has sold out and is going to a second printing. The series is written by Tim Seeley with art by Corin Howell, lettering by Marshall Dillon, and the first issue features a cover by Aaron Campbell.

Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…

No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta.

Chip is also a vampire.

Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.

Check out the cover for the second printing below.

Dark Red #1 2nd printing

Review: Dark Red #1

Dark Red #1

Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…

No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories send jobs to Calcutta.

Chip is also a vampire.

Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.

The concept of a vampire story set in MAGA country to me sounds interesting and the potential for interesting commentary. Unfortunately, beyond a few bigoted characters Dark Red #1 doesn’t deliver much that’s new or interesting.

Written by Tim Seeley, Dark Red #1 introduces us to Chip and lets us know we’re in a “deep red” area by the locals who lament about the Democrats shutting down the refinery and how the Mexicans took their jobs. Rightwing bingo also gets a square when large cities are described as “not real America.” Seeley could be going somewhere with it, and I hope he does, but the first issue as presented comes off as a vampire story set in Republican country and that’s it.

There’s some interesting aspects such as how Chip gets his blood but the comic falls into tropes of vampires battling vampires to a point you can almost see where it goes. When there’s opportunity to explore the exploitation of individuals who live in this area, or how reality has been warped for them, or how they’re forgotten, the comic doesn’t do much at all to deliver on what makes it stand out. There’s some dancing around some of that but the comic never commits to it falling back on a typical vampire story.

The art by Corin Howell with lettering by Marshall Dillon is really good with some interesting character designs and ideas presented. There’s even times the art looks like Sean Gordon Murphy’s with the combination of character design and use of inking. But then there’s other times the style looks like Ryan Ottley but without his comedic flair.

There’s a lot of potential here and I want to read more and see where it goes. The comic could be amazing diving into the current zeitgeist and exploring a snapshot of the current American socio-political situation. As is, we just have a vampire story set in a place we don’t normally see in comics.

Story: Tim Seeley Art: Corin Howell Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

AfterShock provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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