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Where Monsters Lie #1 kicks off a twisted and funny concept

Where Monsters Lie #1

Where do those unkillable monster go in-between their murder sprees? What are their lives like when they’re not wracking up a body count? They’re at Wilmhurst-a gated community in the middle of nowhere where they relax-or try to-until they get the call to go out and kill again. Where Monsters Lie #1 takes us into this twisted world delivering a hell of a lot of laughs.

Written by Kyle Starks, Where Monsters Lie #1 is both a spoof and love letter to the slasher genre. With a quick punch, or really a stab, we’re invited into a world of twisted characters each with a gimmick that’s over the top silly. But, the silliness works so well. Starks plays off of them, and the concept so well, with a first chapter that sucks you in and leaves you wanting more.

The concept is simple, slashers live in a community together and must follow the rules. But, rules get broken and what was once a quiet community is going to have some issues. The debut issue is such a fantastic start with jokes coming at the readers quickly, much like the stabbing motion of one of these wannabe franchises.

The art by Piotr Kowalski is fantastic. With color by Vladimir Popov and lettering by Joshua Reed the art plays the absurdity of things rather straight. The characters are so goofy, it’d be hard to not laugh at them as they were about to kill you. But, the comic’s visuals deliver it all like there’s nothing amiss. It’s all normal in this community. It’s a comedy played out straight with little laughs, which makes it all the more funny.

What stands out about Where Monsters Lie #1 is the fact it is a comedy. It’s funny. Really funny. Like, you will really laugh out loud type of funny. The comments are quick and the characters are bizarre and it all works so well because it’s playing it all straight. If you’re looking for a twisted laugh or a fan of the slasher genre, this is a must get.

Story: Kyle Starks Art: Piotr Kowalski
Color: Vladimir Popov Letterer: Joshua Reed
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Steve Foxe and Piotr Kowalski deliver a new vision of horror in All Eight Eyes

Steve Foxe and Piotr Kowalski present a new vision of creature-feature terror in their new horror series, All Eight Eyes!

This brand-new series reunites the team of Foxe, Kowalski, colorist Brad Simpson, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou following their collaboration in Razorblades: The Horror Magazine, a taboo-busting anthology of terror co-created by Foxe and multiple Eisner-winner James Tynion IV. All Eight Eyes takes readers back to the forgotten corners of post-9/11 New York City, where college dropout Vin Spencer floats through life in a drug-and-party-fueled haze until one terrible night sweeps him into a drifter’s reckless war against the giant eight-legged horrors stalking the city’s most vulnerable residents. 

All Eight Eyes issue #1 (of 4) skitters into comic shops April 19, 2023 along with a variant cover by James Stokoe.

All Eight Eyes will be collected in a paperback edition, including all four issues, a pinup section with art from James Stokoe, Martin Simmonds, David Romero, and Trevor Henderson alongside a bonus sketchbook section. The All Eight Eyes TPB will be available November 8, 2023 and is now available to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and indie bookstore.

Preview: Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #3

Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #3

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Harvey Tolibao
In Shops: Nov 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

NEW COMIC SERIES BASED ON THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GOTHIC GAMING HIT, BLOODBORNE!

Enter the city of Yharnam through the eyes of its citizens, when new hunters take to the streets to fight against the cruel and unusual epidemic that has gripped the city. In the black of the night, families and faith will be tested…

Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #3

Welcome to Wilmhurst, the best gated community for slasher in Where Monsters Lie

Have you ever wondered where the mindless unkillable monster or the serial killer trapped in a doll go between their murder sprees? Kyle Starks goes behind the scenes to deliver all the gory details and more in his brand-new meta-horror series, Where Monsters Lie.

Connor Hayes survived his first slasher in summer camp. A handful of years later, he barely escaped a serial killer in an orphanage. Since then he’s been training and planning for when he inevitably runs into these creatures again. He’s a respected special agent. And now he knows where the monsters lie and he’s planning for war.

Where Monsters Lie will feature art by Piotr Kowalski, colors by Vladimir Popov, and letters by Josh Reed. The first issue will also offer a variant cover by James Stokoe.

Where Monsters Lie #1 (of 4) will be available in comic shops February 1, 2023. It is now available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

Dennis Hopeless, Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson, and Chas! Pangburn’s The Karman Line kicks off Mad Cave’s Graphic Novels

The Karman Line is the first release from Mad Cave Studios’ original graphic novels, written by Dennis Hopeless with art by Piotr Kowalski, colors by Brad Simpson, and letters by Chas! Pangburn!

It’s all sex, lies and betrayal on a reality show streaming from space until the crew receives a message reading “ABORT MISSION AND GET HOME NOW”. Things unravel quickly as they find the shuttle damaged and a crew member dead. They’ll have to fight to survive and hopefully escape… While cameras record everything.

Following The Karman Line, Mad Cave Studios will be releasing 5 other Original Graphic Novels in 2023 with creators Dan Panosian, Liana Kangas, Amit Tishler, Ennun Ana Iurov, among others.

The Karman Line is slated for March 2023.

Preview: Bloodborne: Lady of Lanterns #2

Bloodborne: Lady of Lanterns #2

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Alison Sampson
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022
SRP: $3.99

NEW COMIC SERIES BASED ON THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GOTHIC GAMING HIT, BLOODBORNE!
Enter the city of Yharnam through the eyes of its citizens, when new hunters take to the streets to fight against the cruel and unusual epidemic that has gripped the city. In the black of the night, families and faith will be tested…

Bloodborne: Lady of Lanterns #2

There’s nowhere to run once Skinner finds you!

Dark Horse Books presents Skinner, an original horror graphic novel from Micky Neilson and Samwise Didier. Skinner features interior art by Piotr Kowalski with colors by Dennis Calero, letters by Frank Cvetkovic, and cover art by Samwise Didier.

Skinner is the terrifying tale of six internet celebrities who accompany a superstar survivalist on a one-week trip deep into the remote Canadian wilderness. After their plane crashes, the influencers and their guide are stalked by a mountain man of local legend—Skinner—who tracks, murders and skins his victims. When the celebrities mount a desperate counterattack, they discover that there is much more to the Skinner myth than any of them could have imagined—a nightmare creature that can assume any form.

Skinner HC will be available at comic stores May 3, 2023 and in bookstores May 16, 2023. It is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Skinner will retail for $24.99.

Skinner HC

Preview: Bloodborne: Lady of Lanterns #1

Bloodborne: Lady of Lanterns #1

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
In Shops: Jul 27, 2022
SRP: $3.99

New comic series based on the critically acclaimed gothic gaming hit, Bloodborne!
Enter the city of Yharnam through the eyes of its citizens, when new hunters take to the streets to fight against the cruel and unusual epidemic that has gripped the city. In the black of the night, families and faith will be tested…
Fan-favorite artist Piotr Kowalski returns to the series with Eisner Nominated writer Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Wolverine, Spider-Man: Season One)!

Bloodborne: Lady of Lanterns #1

Get a look at Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #1

Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Colorist: Brad Simpson
Letterer: Andworld Design
Cover A: Junggeun Yoon
Cover B: Abigail Harding
Cover C: Damien Worm
Cover D: Piotr Kowalski Co-Pic
Cover E: Blank Sketch Variant
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99
On Sale July 27, 2022

NEW COMIC SERIES BASED ON THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GOTHIC GAMING HIT, BLOODBORNE!

FAN-FAVORITE ARTIST PIOTR KOWALSKI RETURNS TO THE SERIES WITH EISNER NOMINATED WRITER CULLEN BUNN (THE SIXTH GUN, WOLVERINE, SPIDER-MAN: SEASON ONE)!

Enter the city of Yharnam through the eyes of its citizens, when new hunters take to the streets to fight against the cruel and unusual epidemic that has gripped the city. in the black of the night, families and faith will be tested…

Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #1

Get a look at the Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #1 covers

Titan Comics has released a look at the Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #1, based on the critically-acclaimed video game.

Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #1, written by Cullen Bunn, and art by Piotr Kowalski, and colorist Brad Simpson, features a range of covers by artists including Junggeun Yoon, Abigail Harding, and Damien Worm.

Bloodborne: Lady of the Lanterns #1 (on-sale July 27, 2022) spins out from the special Bloodborne Free Comic Book Day edition (which is available for fans to pick up at their local comic shop on Saturday May 7, 2022). 

In this brand-new comic series, new hunters take to the streets to fight against the cruel and unusual epidemic that has gripped the city. In the black of the night, families and faith will be tested… 

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