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An Online Trend Turns Deadly in Creeping

From writer Zack Keller, with an original story by Mike Richardson, and art by Doug WheatleyCreeping takes you on a horrifying journey where fun and mischief take a shocking turn into the ultimate fight for survival.

“Creeping” is sweeping across social media—a dangerous online trend that dares participants to spend the night at a frightening location—from crumbling cemeteries to derelict morgues. As more people join in, the competition increases—who can outdo the latest scary destination? One group of thrill-seekers is determined to find the most terrifying place in the world—and an abandoned medieval fortress-turned-asylum fits the bill, but they soon realize they are in for more than they bargained for.

Creeping will be in comic shops on October 13, 2021, and in book stores on October 26, 2021 and retails for $19.99.

Creeping

Alex De Campi and Erica Henderson are Out for Blood with the Pulp Horror Graphic Novel Dracula, Motherf**ker

Bestselling writer Alex de Campi and Erica Henderson team up for a pulpy, pulse-pounding, original graphic novel titled Dracula, Motherf**ker. This California-set, psychological horror story will hit stores from Image Comics in October.

Straddling two different timelines, Dracula, Motherf**ker travels between Vienna, 1889 where Dracula’s brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin and Los Angeles, 1974: wherein an ageing starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him… before he gets outlined in chalk himself? 

Dracula, Motherf**ker (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1700-0) will be available on Wednesday, October 7 and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 13.

Dracula, Motherf**ker

Preview: Nemo

Nemo

Bruno (w & a & c)

Jules Verne’s classic tale is reimagined in this graphic adaptation, which offers a subtle new interpretation of one of literature’s most famous captains. In this re-telling of the classic 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, NEMO offers an uncompromising look at life under the sea, where men are free of society and beasts roam the deep. Bruno delivers a nuanced adaptation of this literary masterpiece.

HC • FC • $19.99 • 160 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-031-4

Preview: Maze Runner: The Death Cure Official Graphic Novel Prelude SC

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Official Graphic Novel Prelude SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Eric Carrasco
Artist: Kendall Goode
Colorist: Valentina Pinto
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Price: $14.99

This all-new, authorized graphic novel bridges the gap between The Maze Runner hit feature films, The Scorch Trials and the upcoming The Death Cure.

They used to live and die by the Maze—a seemingly endless labyrinth of deathtraps that kept the Gladers prisoner and in fear. But the day Thomas arrived, he motivated them all to push back… and escape.

But what they discovered was far worse than any maze—a world scorched by disease and controlled by the oppressive organization, WCKD. Thomas, aided by a band of rebels, now readies to take the fight right to WCKD’s doorstep in the hope of finding a cure for the plague that’s ravaging mankind.

Holiday Gift Guide: Graphic Novels

With the holidays around the corner and folks deciding on what to get, or taking advantage of deals, we’re putting together our suggestions for what to get that geek in your life.

I picked out five graphic novels for people of all ages and interests. Below are some of the lowest prices we found for each graphic novel:

 

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Review: Asylum Volume 1 – New Born

asylumWow! If you are looking for a graphic novel that you can really get your teeth into then Asylum Volume 1- New Born is definitely one for you! Packed with contrasts and high level concepts, this black and white title is completely out of the ordinary.

The concept of Asylum is interesting, intriguing even, uniting religious and political ideas with ideas of freedom and justice. The main character, Eve, belongs to a gifted, elite group that follow the Father, whereas the un-gifted and ordinary are known as castoffs.  This social, religious and political divide is the backbone of the society and the background of the story.

The story-line centers around Eve and a group of castoffs who become companions. Although on occasion the conversation can seem a little stilted, forced or un-realistic, in general the plotline leaves you wanting to know more about what will happen. It sucks you right in there, taking sides and willing the good guys to win.  The writing is excellent at portraying the contrast between the two groups, particularly in terms of the language used, and for such a complex idea it is very well written.

Empathizing with the characters created is really simple as they are written in such a genuine way. The confusion and doubt that they feel is believable and the art really helps with this, especially at times when the dialogue feels slightly dry.  The situation the characters find themselves in, although possibly far-fetched is completely believable and I found the whole thing really gripping. The sharpness of the black and the white color tones really added depth, not just to the images, but to the story-line itself.

This graphic novel would not be complete without the epic fight scenes and the art really captures the movement of the characters, despite being a black and white piece.

Overall, this is a surprising and interesting read, one that you might continue to think about long after you have finished reading, I know I did!

Story: Gabriel Moore-Topazio Art: Gabriel Moore-Topazio
Story: 8 Art: 7 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

Wrought Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Peanuts: Where Beagles Dare OGN TP

Peanuts: Where Beagles Dare OGN TP

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writer: Jason Cooper
Artist: Vicki Scott

e, is on holiday in France but his leave is cut short when he’s recruited for a top-secret mission. Snoopy must dodge his way through no-man’s land, go deep behind enemy territory, and battle the Red Baron in the blackened skies above. Will Snoopy ever return home to quaff a few Root Beers with Woodstock and have dinner with Charlie Brown? Find out in this original graphic novel featuring Charles M. Schulz’s beloved Peanuts characters and starring Snoopy!

Peanuts_WhereBeaglesDare_TP_Cover

Dark Horse Delivers New Graphic Novel, LARP!

Acclaimed YA author Dan Jolley, writer Shawn deLoache and artist Marlin Shoop deliver a coming-of-age story for nerds and jocks alike!

Lifelong nerd Pete Ford’s been living two lives. In one, he’s a cool kid on the tennis team, and in the other he’s Lord Blackmane in the South Haven Action Roleplaying Club. Can Pete keep up both, especially once he falls for a fellow SHARC, or will his separate lives collide?

LARP! Volume 1 is out now.

LARP

 

 

 

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The Top 100 Graphic Novels of 2014

Previews has released a list of the top 100 graphic novels of 2014. Image Comics dominated the list, holding 9 of the top 10 slots. DC Comics had one in the top ten with Batman Vol. 1 at #9.

Marvel‘s best was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 which was #11, Dark Horse ComicsAvatar: The Last Airbender Volume 7: Rift, Part 1 was #41, and IDW Publishing‘s best was Locke & Key Volume 6: Alpha & Omega at #73.

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