Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Writers: Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Alexis E. Fajardo, Donna Almendrala Cover Artist: Vicki Scott, Nina Kester Colorists: Nina Kester, Nomi Kane, Denis St. John Letterer: Katharine Efird Price: $13.99
Snoopy’s Daisy Hill Farm is being torn down and Charlie Brown tries to be there for him. This and other heartwarming tales are in this collection of comic book stories based on Charles M. Schulz’s beloved PEANUTS Characters!
Classic horror was alive and well at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. The “Sixty Years of Famous Monsters” panel was packed and American Gothic Press used it to announce new series.
Nice is by Dagen Walker, Joseph Ettinger, and John Terlesky and is described as a “hipster assassin mystery.” The cover is by Tula Lotay. Also mentioned was a sequel to Monster World, one of the publisher’s most popular titles.
But Nice wasn’t the only thing Famous Monsters and American Gothic Press talked about. Three new titles, all obtained from Famous Monsters’ competition at the yearly Silver Scream Festival, were also announced. Denis St. John’s Whisper in the Woods will appear as a short story in an annual, released in October, before being completed as a print graphic novel in 2019. Two Best Graphic Novel Script winners — Black Sunday by Matt Dreiling with art by Polychrome, and Hag by Chad Stroup with art by Jon Clark — will debut as digital first issues before being collected in print. All three feature haunted personalities and uniquely designed monsters, as appropriate for a Famous Monsters-affiliated publisher.
Nancy A. Collins, Gail Simone, Devin Grayson, John Shirley, Steve Bissette, Elaine Lee, Denis St. John, Joe R. Lansdale, Eric Trautmann, Stuart Moore (w)
Jack Jadson, Ronilson Freire, Elmo Eklabuz, Bilquis Evely, Eman Casallos, Mirka Andolfo, Chad Shepherd (a)
Jay Anacleto (c)
FC l 160 pages l $19.99 l Teen+
Nancy A. Collins (Swamp Thing, Sunglasses After Dark) has called upon some of today’s finest creative talents — including Gail Simone, Steve Niles, Joe R. Lansdale, Devin Grayson, Stephen R. Bissette, and many more — to celebrate Vampirella’s 45th Anniversary by crafting an anthology of twisted tales, bizarre bedtime stories, and fearsome fables in the tradition of the original Warren magazines, each featuring everyone’s favorite sexy, kick-ass vampire-turned-monster hunter. While exploring the Transylvanian castle she’s recently inherited, Vampirella discovers a strange old book of “Feary Tales” that seems oddly familiar. Upon opening it, she is sucked inside its pages and lands in a weird alternate reality, where she is compelled by a disembodied voice calling itself ‘The Storyteller’ to live out each of the ‘feary tales’ if she ever hopes to return to reality.
Nancy A. Collins, Gail Simone, Stephen R. Bisette, Denis St. John (w)
Jack Jadson, Ronilson Freire, Bilquis Evely (a)
Jay Anacleto, Arthur Adams, David Roach (c)
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Vampirella’s only hope of escaping The Storyteller is to live out the twisted fantasies in his book. She soon finds herself cast as “Snow White” in a macabre re-imagining of the classic Betty Boop cartoon, as written by Stephen R. Bissette (Saga of the Swamp Thing) and Denis St. John (Monster Pie). Then, Gail Simone (Red Sonja) provides a fresh take on an old fishwife’s tale when she sends Vampirella to a thirsty Old West town to find out whether or not Sailor Jim and his mermaid bride really are living ‘happily ever after’.