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Review: TKO Presents: Tales of Terror

TKO Presents: Tales of Terror brings together the series of one-shots release by TKO Studios in one entertaining graphic novel.

Story: Liana Kangas, Joe Corallo, Sebastian Girner, Steve Foxe, Alex Paknadel, Kelly Williams, Rob Pilkington, Michael Moreci, Erick C. Freitas
Art: Paul Azaceta, Baldemar Rivas, Lisandro Estherren, Ian MacEwan, Kelly Williams, Kit Mills, Jesús Hervás, Jelena Dordević-Maksimović, Jen Hickman
Color: Patricio Delpeche
Letterer: Jeff Powell, Steve Wands, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Chas! Pangburn, Ariana Maher, Simon Bowland

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TKO Presents: Tales of Terror – A Harrowing Comic Shorts Anthology

TKO Studios has announced a collected anthology of their bestselling harrowing comic shorts by a cadre of top creators. Customer and vendor pre-orders for TKO Presents: Tales of Terror are now open at the TKO website.

Tales of Terror collects all nine titles released to-date across the publisher’s TKO Shorts catalog and debuts digitally October 20th, in time for Halloween, and in-print via trade channels on November 30th.

Tales of Terror will chill the bones and curdle the blood of readers. Witness a soldier face a horror worse than death, a space pioneer’s false Eden, and a little boy’s insomnia that ends in tragedy, just to name a few.

SEEDS OF EDEN: When a space pioneer attempts to create a self-sustaining colony Jupiter, her visit takes an unsuspecting and deadly turn. From Liana Kangas and Joe Corallo (She Said Destroy) and Paul Azaceta (OUTKAST, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Punisher Noir).

THE FATHER OF ALL THINGS: The year is 1914 and Europe is at war. Idealistic 14-year-old Georg is ready to defend his country, but nothing cold prepare him for the supernatural horrors that await beneath the trenches. From Sebastian Girner (Shirtless Bear-Fighter!, Scales & Scoundrels) and Baldemar Rivas (Unearth).

NIGHT TRAIN: When Neal’s new baby brother begins to drive him insane with sleepless nights, Neal starts seeing a spectral tarin with a ghostly conductor offering to solve his problems by taking his baby brother far away. From Steve Foxe (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine) and Lisandro Estherren (Redneck: The Last Contract).

DAME FROM THE DARK: Magic isn’t always glitz and glam, and sometimes there are darker secrets lurking behind the trap doors and red velvet curtains. Private detective Tommy, and his spirit comrade Eve, have come to teach magician ‘Le Samson Fantastique’ that some acts aren’t always illusions. From writer Rob Pilkington and artist Kit Mills.

HAND ME DOWN: Reuben and Lyra are on the brink of a failing marriage when they are invited to a risqué soiree hosted by wealthy neighbors in their glitzy new suburb. But things take a demonic turn when they realize they will be taking home a lot more than a party favor. From Alex Paknadel and Jen Hickman.

KILLIAMSBURG: The snowstorm of the century is barreling down on Brooklyn, but that doesn’t stop a group of hipsters from throwing an ironic 90s themed party. The snow is different though… it speaks, it moves, it craves human flesh! Ca our flannel-wearing, craft-beer drinking group unironically survive the night? From Erick Freitas and Jelena Dordevic.

RIVER OF SIN: Children are being found dead and mutilated in the woods. Alonso fears this might be the fate of his daughter. In a desperate hunt for answers, he and the other grieving parents must take matters into their own hands. Could it be the suspected Bruja, hungry for young blood, or is there a bigger secret among the townsfolk? Discover the truth in RIVER OF SIN by Kelly Williams and Chas! Pangburn.

ROOFSTOMPERS: Far away from the pressures of being a surgeon in New York City, Cassie decides to take a solo hunting trip to Wyoming. There she is attacked and luckily rescued by a middle-aged couple living in an isolated cabin with their son. After weeks, she isn’t getting any better and she begins to question the couple’s motives and the strange nightly visits that they dismiss as the “Roofstompers.” From Alex Paknadel and Ian MacEwan.

THE WALK: Alice and her team of aquatic explorers are eager to study what lies beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Stationed at the Midnight Zone, 2000 meters below the surface; their supplies start to run out. In a dangerous expedition to survive, they must push through but soon realize that the ocean is more vast, dark, and mysterious than they could have ever imagined. From Michael Moreci and Jesus Hervas.

TKO Presents: Tales of Terror

Review: TKO Shorts: Dame From the Dark

A detective and spirit have to return a runaway to their family.

Story: Rob Pilkington
Art: Kit Mills
Letterer: Ariana Maher

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Top Cow Announces the 2019 Talent Hunt Winners

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Top Cow Productions has announced the winners and runners-up for the 2019 Talent Hunt. The semi-annual competition continues Top Cow’s tradition of giving aspiring creatives a hand up, paid work, and the opportunity to work on some of the most iconic characters like The Darkness.

This year’s competition garnered over 500 submissions, Top Cow Talent hunt judge Ryan Cady returned to help Matt and Marc pick the finalists.

The winners and runners-up will join the ranks of industry juggernauts that have reached critical acclaim like Isaac Goodhart (Catwoman), Tini Howard (X-Men), and Stephanie Phillips (A Man Among Ye).

The Top Cow Talent Hunt winners and runner-up in the artist category:


Artist Winner: Gabriele Falzone

About: Gabriele Falzone is a 24-year-old Italian illustrator from Siracusa. He attends the Scuola del Fumetto in Milan. He started his career in 2017 with Gamble, published by ALT!—and illustrated La Rabbia in 2018 through Shockdom.

“I’m truly honored to have been chosen among so many artists from around the world. Thanks to all the Top Cow team for this is a great opportunity!”

Artist Runner-up: Farid Karami

About: Farid is a 26-year-old artist who has worked in animation with the aspirations to work in the comic book industry.

“I still can’t believe it. Thanks to the Top Cow Production team for this opportunity and great honor. I am forever grateful.”


The Top Cow Talent Hunt winners and runner-up in the writing category:

Writer Winner: Adam Breen

About: Adam is a writer from Dublin, Ireland. He has a degree in English and Film. As a writer, he has an ever-increasing pile of comics to read that threatens to consume his home. He enjoys movies and using his bio to say hi to his wife, Hey Sharon!

“I am deeply honored to be one of the winners in this years’ Top Cow Talent Hunt! It was a massive shock that I’m still recovering from! I’m very excited to work with so many talented people and I cannot wait to collaborate with them and help bring the story to life.”

Writer Runner-up: Rob Pilkington

About: Rob Pilkington is an LA-based writer whose comic work is featured in Cloudscape Comics’ Life Finds A Way anthology, Red Stylo Media’s What Fresh Hell Is This? anthology, and a yet-to-be-announced project with TKO Studios. His screenwriting has been recognized in the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship semifinals and in Hollywood’s annual survey of buzzy unproduced genre screenplays, The Blood List.

“Even as a starry-eyed 90s kid in my local comic shop, Top Cow was always a boss-level presence. I’m beyond excited to be the Talent Hunt Runner-up and contribute a tiny part to the Top Cow Universe.”

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