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Preview: There’s Nothing There Vol. 1

THERE’S NOTHING THERE, Vol 1

Art by: Maria Llovet
Written by: Patrick Kindlon
In Stores: December 13, 2017

Heading your way on December 13th, Black Mask is proud to present THERE’S NOTHING THERE Vol 1, the collected trade paperback of this stylish and hallucinatory horror comic book mini-series illustrated by Maria Llovet and written by Patrick Kindlon (We Can Never Go Home, SHIELD: Quake).

THERE’S NOTHING THERE is a smart-sexy thriller that takes place in the upper echelons of celebrity culture where power brokers treat young starlets like cattle, but in this twisted tale the world is presented through the prism of the paranormal, the paranoid, and those Hollywood Babylon legends of occult celebrity-sacrifices that might just have a few kernels of truth to them. THERE’S NOTHING THERE gives us a sharp new heroine who plays the game without being anyone’s pawn.

Maria and Patrick’s storytelling is brave and provocative while staying nuanced and sophisticated, bringing us slowly into a surreal world that feels all to real.

Preview: There’ Nothing There #5

THERE’S NOTHING THERE #5

Illustrated by: Maria Llovet
Written by: Patrick Kindlon
Lettered by: Jim Campbell

All troughs of blood run downhill to this place and moment. Reno confronts her tormentors, but finds there’s more than one lion’s den to stumble into. All her problems and all her friends are in the same cage now.

It’s up to her to pry the door open.

This is the conclusion!

Preview: There’s Nothing There #4

THERE’S NOTHING THERE #4

Illustrated by: Maria Llovet
Written by: Patrick Kindlon
Lettered by: Jim Campbell

Reno’s efforts to stay in the public eye leave her feeling, ahem, exposed. It takes a lot to stay relevant, and high-risk activities are what sells. Kailee is just as big a pain for her kidnappers as she is for the rest of the world. Devin gets proactive about the murder and decides to smoke out his prey. Reno and the gang are left with nowhere to hide. The end is near.

Preview: There’s Nothing There #3

THERE’S NOTHING THERE #3

Illustrated by: Maria Llovet
Written by: Patrick Kindlon
Lettered by: Jim Campbell

Reno’s apartment is invaded by her aloof mother, an angry Instragram weed model, sleazy paparazzi, and a deranged celebrity stalker. She seeks answers from a television psychic, but ghosts have some questions for her. Meanwhile, her friends start to realize being close with a human target has its drawbacks.

There’s Nothing There #1 Has Sold Out and Gets a Second Printing

There’s Nothing There, Black Mask‘s stylish and hallucinatory horror comic book mini-series illustrated by Maria Llovet and written by Patrick Kindlon, has sold out at distribution and re-orders are piling up.

Don’t worry if you missed it, a reprint is on the way!

Celebrity-socialite Reno Selleti doesn’t believe in very much beyond Instagram comments, hipster drugs, and the flash of paparazzi cameras, so when a friend invites her to an EYES WIDE SHUT-type party she goes along mostly for the lulz. But the joke doesn’t feel as funny when she realizes it’s an actual occult ritual, and suddenly she’s seeing things… horrifying apparitions trying to warn her. “RUN.”

here’s Nothing There is a stylish & hallucinatory thriller about losing yourself in the bright lights and finding yourself at rock bottom.

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Celebrity-socialite Reno Selleti doesn’t believe in very much beyond Instagram comments, hipster drugs, and the flash of paparazzi cameras, so when a friend invites her to an EYES WIDE SHUT-type party she goes along mostly for the lulz. But the joke doesn’t feel as funny when she realizes it’s an actual occult ritual, and suddenly she’s seeing things… horrifying apparitions trying to warn her. “RUN.”

There’s Nothing There is a stylish & hallucinatory thriller about losing yourself in the bright lights and finding yourself at rock bottom by writer Patrick Kindlon, artist Maria Llovet, and published by Black Mask Studios.

Patrick joins Brett and Elana for a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio to discuss the series and more.

Patrick Kindlon is a comic writer whose credits include a decade of struggle in other artistic fields, some notoriety among people who get caught shoplifting from Whole Foods, and a few really great comics (due largely to collaborations that elevate his work). His breakthrough book was We Can Never Go Home with oft writing partner Matthew Rosenberg and artist Josh Hood. His most recent work, There’s Nothing There with artist Maria Llovet, ups the darkness in his earlier work to pitch black. He is admittedly out-of-touch.

Talking There’s Nothing There with Patrick Kindlon LIVE this Monday

Celebrity-socialite Reno Selleti doesn’t believe in very much beyond Instagram comments, hipster drugs, and the flash of paparazzi cameras, so when a friend invites her to an EYES WIDE SHUT-type party she goes along mostly for the lulz. But the joke doesn’t feel as funny when she realizes it’s an actual occult ritual, and suddenly she’s seeing things… horrifying apparitions trying to warn her. “RUN.”

There’s Nothing There is a stylish & hallucinatory thriller about losing yourself in the bright lights and finding yourself at rock bottom by writer Patrick Kindlon, artist Maria Llovet, and published by Black Mask Studios.

Patrick joins Brett and Elana for a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio to discuss the series and more.

The show airs LIVE this Monday at 10pm ET.

Patrick Kindlon is a comic writer whose credits include a decade of struggle in other artistic fields, some notoriety among people who get caught shoplifting from Whole Foods, and a few really great comics (due largely to collaborations that elevate his work). His breakthrough book was We Can Never Go Home with oft writing partner Matthew Rosenberg and artist Josh Hood. His most recent work, There’s Nothing There with artist Maria Llovet, ups the darkness in his earlier work to pitch black. He is admittedly out-of-touch.

Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy. Listen in live this Monday.

Preview: There’s Nothing There #2

THERE’S NOTHING THERE #2

Illustrated by: Maria Llovet
Written by: Patrick Kindlon
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
In Stores: June 14

Reno puts ghosts on the back burner to walk the red carpet. But hauntings aren’t scheduled things, and she soon finds herself visited by another restless spirit. Meanwhile, more corporeal threats begin to form around her as a stalker and an angry sex cult jockey for position. It’s beginning to feel like nowhere is safe.

Review: There’s Nothing There #1

Celebrity is a weird thing in the current day and age. So is fame. An awkward mix of privacy invasion and cult following with a healthy dash of myth and unrelatability. Throwing some straight up occultism into that mix can really muddy the waters and it’s unclear if it’s for the better.

That’s the unusual conundrum that There’s Nothing There from Black Mask Studios finds itself in by the end of the first issue. We take the strange and impersonally personal world of celebrity in a big city and throw in… something. An occult ritual that takes place at a party for the rich and ostensibly famous has some unforeseen consequences for our socialite protagonist Reno.

Maybe the problems with There’s Nothing There start in Patrick Kindlon’s writing. We don’t quite know the rules and norms for this world like ours but clearly not quite. Everyone knows about celebrity, sure; but not everyone experiences it in the way Reno does. On top of that, there’s a niggling sense that the writer has at least a little disdain for Reno and her ilk in a way that makes everything about her come off as overly pretentious. The premise feels like The Simple Life mixed with Supernatural or maybe more Two Broke Girls plus Teen Wolf but with none of the fun those could have, taking itself far too seriously to be truly enjoyable.

The art of Maria Llovet, while gorgeous and fashion flat-inspired, is just too loose to do the writing any favors when it comes to holding everything together and making it work. It does fit the socialite setting and add a certain floatiness to the weirdness we see though. A perfect fit married to an imperfect partner.

Long story short, it’s going to take a bit for this series to prove it’s worth the time and money to pick up. Even for someone who like horror thrillers of the rich and famous. With so little to work with, it’s near impossible to tell if it will be worth it in the end.

Story: Patrick Kindlon Art: Maria Llovet Cover: Maria Llovet and Alexis Ziritt
Story: 5.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Stall for more issues and maybe a trade

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

Preview: There’s Nothing There #1

THERE’S NOTHING THERE #1

Art by: Maria Llovet
Written by: Patrick Kindlon
Cover A by: Maria Llovet
Cover B by: Alexis Ziritt
In Stores: April 26, 2017

Celebrity-socialite Reno Selleti doesn’t believe in very much beyond Instagram comments, hipster drugs, and the flash of paparazzi cameras, so when a friend invites her to an EYES WIDE SHUT-type party she goes along mostly for the lulz. But the joke doesn’t feel as funny when she realizes it’s an actual occult ritual, and suddenly she’s seeing things… horrifying apparitions trying to warn her. “RUN.”

Like Darren Aronofsky remaking DRAG ME TO HELL, There’s Nothing There is a stylish & hallucinatory thriller about losing yourself in the bright lights and finding yourself at rock bottom. By new artist Maria Llovet and writer Patrick Kindlon (We Can Never Go Home, S.H.I.E.L.D.: Quake).

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