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Cullen Bunn and Rodrigo Zayas create A Foulness in the Walls

A FOULNESS IN THE WALLS

Writer: Cullen Bunn 
Artist: Rodrigo Zayas 
Colorist: Lorenzo Scaramella 
Letterer: Dave Sharpe 
Cover: Sami Kivelä 
Incentive Cover: Szymon Kudranski
$7.99 / 48 pages / Color / On Sale 11.16.22

A Horror Prestige Format One-Shock from the mind of Cullen Bunn! 

After a tragic loss, George hopes to rebuild his life. He moves to a new house. He gets a new job. He starts dating the girl of his dreams. Sometimes, though, guilt can be as malevolent as an evil spirit. Sometimes, ghosts follow you. Something is rotting in the walls of George’s new house. Something hungry.   

Written by Cullen Bunn (DARK ARK, UNHOLY GRAIL, Basilisk, Bone Parish) and illustrated by Rodrigo Zayas (Cyber Force: Rebirth), comes a story of loss, rot and hunger. 

A Foulness in the Walls

Review: A Town Called Terror #1

A Town Called Terror #1

A new horror series from Steve Niles is going to get me to take notice. Having Szymon Kudranski makes me even more intrigued. So, going into A Town Called Terror #1 I only knew the basics of the flavor text released and the duo’s previous works to set my expectations. A dark, brooding mystery, with an interesting build is what I thought the first issue would deliver and for the most part, I was right.

The teaser text for the series describes a story about a husband who is kidnapped and the wife that has no idea why and trouble proving that he has been. That alone had me hooked as a concept. Was she making it up? Is there something more? But what Niles has cooked up is something rather different. We generally know why the husband has been kidnapped. We don’t know why things were handled the way they were. It’s a mystery but not at all as to what I was expected. That teaser concept is there but A Town Called Terror #1 is far more different than just that.

The debut issue teases us with family drama and a “magical” world but the details are scarce. It seems to have to do with monsters and a son who wanted to get away from it all but beyond that, we’ll have to keep on reading to discover all of the details. It’s an intriguing start, just not what I was expecting.

Kudranski’s art, along with Scott O. Brown’s lettering, creates a dark and moody world. It has a feel in some ways of old-school horror comics and stories where the small details tell as much about the world as everything else. As our kidnapped victim is taken home, we’re treated to creatures, statues, plants, and more that tell us stories about the world he’s entered. The comic opens in a laboratory which too begs the reader to linger and attempt to discover what’s going on. The comic is visually nice but it’s the small details that really stand out here.

A Town Called Terror #1 is an interesting start. It’s not what I expected at all. I thought I was getting into a psychological horror story about a missing husband. While that’s there, there’s also elements of a pulp horror story about family. It’ll be interesting to see where it all goes but as far as starts, this is an intriguing one.

Story: Steve Niles Art: Szymon Kudranski Letterer: Scott O. Brown
Story: 7.75 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: comiXology/KindleZeus ComicsTFAW

Preview: Justice League #74

Justice League #74

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Emanuela Lupacchino, Szymon Kudranski

Justice League Dark crossover conclusion! Another full double-size issue crossover spectacular as Xanadoth, the original Lord of Chaos, has returned. With unlimited power and revenge against all on its mind, the Lord of chaos has taken the form of Black Adam and no. One. Is. Safe. The final chapter of the Eisner-winning Bendis Justice League run wraps up with brand-new status quo for all!

Justice League #74

Preview: Justice League #74

Justice League #74

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Emanuela Lupacchino, Szymon Kudranski

Justice League Dark crossover conclusion! Another full double-size issue crossover spectacular as Xanadoth, the original Lord of Chaos, has returned. With unlimited power and revenge against all on its mind, the Lord of chaos has taken the form of Black Adam and no. One. Is. Safe. The final chapter of the Eisner-winning Bendis Justice League run wraps up with brand-new status quo for all!

Justice League #74

Preview: Justice League #73

Justice League #73

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Szymon Kudranski, Emanuela Lupacchino

“Lords of Chaos” part two! The Justice League and Justice League Dark team up to navigate the remade world of chaos. All the heroes must come together to save what’s left of the world they have dedicated their lives to protecting. But has Doctor Fate gone bad? Oh no, he has.

Justice League #73

Preview: Justice League #72

Justice League #72

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Szymon Kudranski, Emanuela Lupacchino

The Royal Flush Gang has hatched one of the most elaborate plans in the history of the DC Universe, and now we know that all of it was a prelude to the crime of this and maybe even the next century. What in the Multiverse could the Royal Flush Gang be after? How does it connect to Black Adam’s trial? Find out here!

Justice League #72

Preview: Justice League #72

Justice League #72

Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Szymon Kudranski, Emanuela Lupacchino

The Royal Flush Gang has hatched one of the most elaborate plans in the history of the DC Universe, and now we know that all of it was a prelude to the crime of this and maybe even the next century. What in the Multiverse could the Royal Flush Gang be after? How does it connect to Black Adam’s trial? Find out here!

Justice League #72

Preview: Purgatori #4

Purgatori #4

writer: Ray Fawkes
artist: Alvaro Sarraseca
covers: Antonio Fuso (A), Szymon Kudranski (B), Russell Fox (C), Nerdy Nereid Cosplay (D), Szymon Kudranski (E-RI/BW), Russell Fox (F-RI/BW), Russell Fox (G-RI/Virgin), Szymon Kudranski (H-RI/Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | Horror, Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

Purgatori! She’s got the memories of thousands of people in her head! But who is she, really? She might be able to figure it out if only people would stop trying to kill her, eat her, become her, conquer her, feed themselves to her, die in entertaining ways, all of the above… literally ALL the time. But maybe that’s… someone’s plan? Maybe if she stops and thinks, everyone’s in real trouble. Let’s find out! IN THIS ISSUE.

Purgatori #4

Welcome to A Town Called Terror

Masters of the macabre Steve Niles and Szymon Kudrański present new cutting-edge horror in the upcoming, A Town Called Terror. This ongoing series will launch from Image Comics in April.

In A Town Called Terror, Henry West is brutally kidnapped in the middle of the night while his wife Julie watches, terrified. Henry awakens to the reality of his whereabouts, but Julie, with no evidence of the phantom crime, is unable to get help to search for him.

A Town Called Terror mirrors the dark, paranormal tones of Midnight Mass but with the criminal machinations of Ozark and is a must-read for horror fans to add to their wish lists.

A Town Called Terror #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 13:

  • Cover A by Szymon Kudrański – Diamond Code FEB220042
  • Cover B Tony S. Daniel & Kudrański – Diamond Code FEB220043

Criminal Macabre Returns with Spirit of the Demon

Dark Horse Comics and Steve Niles are teaming up again for more Criminal Macabre! Criminal Macabre: Spirit of the Demon is an all new original Cal McDonald story told as a self-contained hardcover graphic novel illustrated by Szymon Kudranski.      

Supernatural detective Cal McDonald, is ripped again from his self-imposed retirement to resume his monster-killing career after hunting down a serial-killing priest with a blood-draining knife on a trail leading him directly to the gates of Hell!

Criminal Macabre: Spirit of the Demon hardcover will be in comic shops July 6, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Criminal Macabre: Spirit of the Demon will retail for $19.99 and will contain an introduction from horror icon John Carpenter!

Criminal Macabre: Spirit of the Demon
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