Horror Comics

Hack/Slash 30 preview

Hack/Slash comic

Cassie and Vlad’s most bizarre mission yet! Meet The Alternative, a group of teens who have decided to outfit themselves in costumes and defend their city against crime. But before they start bashing bad guys, they’re going to have one hell of a debaucherous party! Now someone wants them dead, and the killer knows how to make a gory mess out of Spandex-clad sidekick wannabes! It’s teen superheroes meets teen slayer in Super Sidekick Sleepover Slaughter part 1!

Check out the Hack/Slash 30 preview.

General Jack Cosmo returning in 2010

General Jack Cosmo

Writer, Aaron Shaps, let us know that there WILL be at least two new Jack Cosmo adventures this year. Shaps has a two-part prose adventure–illustrated prose, similar to a pulp magazine–the first issue of which will be making its debut at C2E2 (the second half will be out for Chicago ComicCon in August, along with a collected edition). The story is comic-sized, and features a number of stylized, black & white illustrations. The story, titled GENERAL JACK COSMO AND THE GHOST MEN OF ZUR, features all kinds of cool alien creatures.

Comment on the General Jack Cosmo returning in 2010.

April is Dark Horse month on ComicMonsters.com

Dark Horse comics

Dark Horse Comics is joining forces with ComicMonsters.com to showcase their horror titles throughout the month of April. ComicMonsters.com will be featuring interviews, behind the scene materials and exclusive sneak previews of upcoming Dark Horse releases. Each day will there will be a new Dark Horse feature for horror comic fans to check out.

In addition to news, interviews and features, Comic Monsters has plenty of Dark Horse prizes to give away including trade paperbacks and original art.

Read more about Dark Horse month.

The Littlest Zombie #1 review

Littlest Zombie

In the madness of the Zombie Apocalypse, amid the throngs of living dead and terrified victims, the littlest zombie roams. He’s just an inquisitive chap filled with curiosity about the world on fire around him. Pushed around by his fellow undead (who always get to the brains first), and positively frowned upon by the remaining living citizens, the poor little guy just wants a friend. And maybe something to chew on. Like your face.

Read the The Littlest Zombie #1 review.

Zombie Bomb from Terminal Press

Zombie comic

Terminal Press have definitely placed their stamp on the Zombie genre before and with their newly released, “ZombieBomb! Dead Not Dead,” they have set their sights on completely blowing it away.

The reanimated brainchild of Adam Miller and Rich Woodall, “ZombieBomb! Dead Not Dead” is the first in a series of ZombieBomb! anthologies featuring top creators putting their spin on the cranium-chomping, lumbering legends. Each creative team involved has crafted their own unique interpretation of the subject matter, ensuring fans a diverse and original experience. From classic horror to offbeat alternative to whimsical comedy, the stories and artwork manage to breathe life into the undead and keep the rotting corpses fresh.

Read more about Zombie Bomb from Terminal Press.

Impaler #5 preview

Impaler comic

This fresh, new take on the vampire mythos from International Horror Guild-nominated writer William Harms concludes with an oversized issue!

Vampires have taken over the East coast of the United States. The few survivors are stranded where they have taken refuge while those watching on the news have abandoned their homes in a bid to outrun the vampire swarm. Now the vampires are marching West and nothing can stop them. The only thing standing in their way is Vlad Tepes, the historical Dracula, and the suicidal homicide detective Victor Dailey. But when events take a turn for the worst, will Victor be able to take up Vlad’s mantle as Vampire Hunter?

Check out the Impaler #5 preview.

Eternal Descent #1 preview

Eternal Descent comic

Welcome to a city where lost souls lurk in every shadow and darkness veils sinister designs, where heavy metal could be the key to salvation…or the gateway to destruction. A fallen hero, a twisted demon, one gorgeous succubus, and an army of chart-topping guitar heroes: the pieces are in place. The Descent begins. Created in conjunction with ESP Guitars and Marshall Amplification.

Check out the Eternal Descent #1 preview.

GARTERS & GHOULS interview with Harold Sipe

Garters and Ghouls comic

IDW’s Garters & Ghouls comic chronicles The Thrum, a dark force churning under the twisted streets and elaborate architecture of Washington DC. The only thing that stands in its way is a group of outlandish geniuses known as The Society and their all-female squad of undead warriors, The Dead-Butantes.

We caught up with writer, Harold Sipe, to talk about Garters & Ghouls.

Read the GARTERS & GHOULS interview with Harold Sipe.

Terminator 2029 #1 preview

Terminator comic

The year is 2029. It’s the year that John Connor, leader of the Resistance, sends Kyle Reese to 1984 to save Sarah Connor from a T-800 with a grudge.

But before all of that happened, Kyle Reese was just another man fighting to survive in a world overrun by a technology that had taken on a life of its own and annihilated civilization.

Who was Kyle before he met John Connor and was thrust through time to face off with a T-800 and fall for a waitress with a destiny? And who were his comrades in arms?

In this three-issue series we’ll meet Kyle Reese and his closest allies as they take on T-600s, T-800s, and HKs, in a world where there is little in the way of food, water, or hope.

Check out the Terminator 2029 #1 preview.

FROM HELL – A look at an Alan Moore classic

From Hell Alan Moore

Staff writer, RJ Young has contributed his latest article, From Hell.

Alan Moore has given us some of the greatest works in the comic genre over the last 30 years, including Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and his unforgettable run on Swamp Thing, a masterpiece of the horror genre. Another excellent horror tale written by Moore is his often overlooked 1989 thriller From Hell.

Read the FROM HELL article.