Entries by Stephanie Shamblin Gray

The Walking Chickens interview with Nyles Kirkland

Monsters Comics, Inc. today announced the upcoming release of their new book, “The Walking Chickens”. Written and penciled by comic legend Nyles Kirkland with a cover by Barbara Casey, the book is described as a survival horror comic centered on a chicken apocalypse, or more simply, “The Chickalypse”. The official description is below:

“A poultry epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the chickens to rise and feed on the humans. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no chicken in grocery stores, no mail delivery, and no Chick-fil-A ads on cable TV. Mick Heinz finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town poultry farmer who had never even killed a chicken himself and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family and his farm, he must now sort through all the death, confusion, and chickens to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the chickens, we are forced to finally eat vegetables.”

Staff member Stephanie Shamblin Gray caught up with Kirkland to discuss the upcoming book.

Check out The Walking Chickens interview with Nyles Kirkland.

The Five Most Ill-Fated Romances in Horror Comics

Valentines Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, and for most of us that means, flowers, chocolates, and greeting cards filled with endearments. But our lives tend to be pretty ordinary. Most of us are not dealing with zombie apocalypses, vampires, or any demonic force other than our respective employers. But for our favorite horror comic characters, life and love are not so easy. While Tennyson once said “’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”, it’s hard to believe that all of these protagonists would agree. Here is a look at five doomed horror comic romances.

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Horror-ble and Notable Moments for Comics in 2010

2010 Horror Comics

Staff member, Stephanie Shamblin Gray, took time to reflect back on the world of horror comics in 2010.

“‘Tis the season to look back over the year and reflect on what worked well in our lives and what did not work so well. Of course, it’s more fun to look back on what others have done and collect those successes or failures into a list. Once again, here is a year-end review prepared for the fans of horror comics with a few ComicMonsters.com flashbacks and notable moments thrown in for good measure.’

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Who Will Save the World Interview with Stefano Cardoselli

Who will save the world comic

Recently, co-founder of Azurek Studios Stefano Cardoselli, whose artwork can be seen in the new series “Styx and Stone” from Bluewater Comics, took a break to talk to ComicMonsters.com about his upcoming book, “Who Will Save the World?”. Stephanie Shamblin Gray would like to note that much of the interview was performed with the assistance of translation software (Cardoselli speaks Italian, Stephanie speaks English) and any misinterpretation is unintended.

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RIP M.D. interview with Mitch Schauer


RIP M.D. is an upcoming all-ages graphic novel introducing Ripley Plimpt (Rip),” an 11-year-old boy whose ordinary life is turned upside-down when he discovers that monsters are not only real, but are also in desperate need of his help to overcome their very real problems.” Written and illustrated by Mitch Schauer, Emmy award winning producer of “Freakazoid!”, this is a hot new title from  Lincoln Butterfield Animation and Fantagraphics Books that fans of classic monsters will definitely want to check out. ComicMonsters.com recently caught up with Mitch Schauer to ask him about the book.

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2010 San Diego Comic Con is Almost Here

San Diego Comic Con 2010

Stephanie Shamblin Gray has submitted her latest article as she prepares to cover San Diego Comic Con 2010.

Comic-Con International, formerly and more lovingly known as San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), kicks off this Wednesday, July 21st with a special preview night followed by the official opening on Thursday, July 22nd and three more massive days (and nights) of previews, panels, exclusives and excitement. The largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world, this event has been sold out for months with only the most diligent able to purchase a returned pass in the last few weeks.

Read the article: The 2010 San Diego Comic Con is Almost Here.

Revisiting the Beasts of Burden

Beasts of burden comic

Staff writer, Stephanie Shamblin Gray, has submitted her latest article: Revisiting the Beasts of Burden.

Founded in 1986, Dark Horse is no stranger to horror comics. As the third largest comic book publisher in the U.S. and a leading publisher of licensed comics material, Dark Horse is a favorite here at ComicMonsters.com with titles such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Hellboy”, and “The Goon”. Another Dark Horse comic, the re-vamped classic “Creepy”, was voted the Best Anthology in the 2009 ComicMonsters.com Horror Comic Awards. But that is not all that Dark Horse has to offer. Here is a look at another offering that is not as well known but may be a classic in the making, the “Beasts of Burden”.

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