'THE CHAIR' - DEFINITIVE EDITION GRAPHIC NOVEL

We've covered 'The Chair' in the past, what with its gritty style, social commentary, and strong horror elements, as fans of the genre (and the comic book medium), there was no way we'd miss it. To top it off, there's a film in the works that (we hope) will capture all the aforementioned elements to deliver something truly disturbing. So fast forward a few months and we now get to relive the insanity via a third release - the DEFINITIVE release - of the graphic novel that caught our attention. Check out the press release below :

A horror graphic novel with strong social themes and a film on the way, THE CHAIR debuts a third and definitive edition this Fall

Peter Simeti and Kevin Christensen's psychological horror thriller from Alterna Comics has been a critically acclaimed fan-favorite since 2008.

"On Death Row, the Only Monster is Man."

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Alterna Comics is set to debut the third edition of one of its most popular releases - THE CHAIR. A flagship title of the company, THE CHAIR was created, written, inked, and lettered by Alterna founder/publisher Peter Simeti with pencils by Kevin Christensen.
Witnessing savage killings at the hands of the prison's sadistic Warden and his cruel guards, an innocent man must match their brutality and confront his own horrifying past if he hopes to survive. Described as a psychological horror thriller that takes place on death row, the graphic novel has recently spurned a film adaptation.
Simeti states, "I think there's a central theme to THE CHAIR that really resonates with people. Sure, it's a psychological thriller with horror overtones but at its heart it's a story about the powerful versus the powerless. Even when the story seems to take one twist and turn after the other, that theme is always present."
This latest edition of THE CHAIR is available for preorder exclusively through the book market via IPG($17.99, BW, 232 pages) and is set to debut in stores this September, just in time for the Halloween season. There are currently no official plans to solicit the book through Diamond's PREVIEWS catalog though.
"We've solicited and re-solicited various editions of THE CHAIR through PREVIEWS over the past few years, so while a part of me would love to solicit the book again for the fourth or fifth time, I feel that it might be a bit of overkill at this point." Simeti goes on, "With that said though, if there are comic shops that would love to stock the latest edition, I'm more than happy to be of service and work with them directly. Otherwise, we'll probably hold off and solicit it once the film is officially released everywhere."
For more information on the upcoming film starring Roddy Piper, Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Noah Hathaway (NeverEnding Story), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Tim Muskatell (Deadgirl), and Bill Oberst Jr. (Daytime Emmy Winner for "Take this Lollipop") can be found at thechairhorror.com

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WOLF COP - TRANSFORMATION FROM FILM TO COMIC!

And we couldn't be more thrilled! The hilarious (and often bloody-violent) film from 2014 will see it's lovably flawed fur-ball of the law (Lou Garou), continue his adventures in comic book form!

Press Release - 

The Canadian horror comedy WolfCop follows the exploits of a small town cop with a big time secret: He’s a werewolf! Now, Dynamite Entertainment will have everyone’s favorite alcoholic, lycanthropic lawman tearing out of the big screen and into the comic shop with an all-new series! Written by Max Marks with art by Arcana Studios, the WolfCop comic book series will pit Lou Garou against bigger, badder, and meaner monsters than anything that has threatened Woodhaven before!

Ever since hard-drinking local Woodhaven police officer Lou Garou had a late-night bender and stumbled onto dark magic, his life has been turned upside down. Now he moonlights as WolfCop, a rage-fueled, bourbon-swilling, magnum-toting, rabid warrior for justice!

“From the moment I created WolfCop, I saw him as a larger-than-life character that could exist in many formats,” says Lowell Dean, writer and director of WolfCop. “To date we’ve made two WolfCop movies – and I couldn’t be happier that we’re now bringing him into the world of actual comics! In comic form WolfCop will be truly unleashed, no longer constrained by the budget of an independent film. More explosions! More monsters! More road trips! I’m so excited to bring Lou Garou and friends into this new realm with Dynamite. The WolfCop adventure is truly just beginning…”

“Dynamite’s love of horror comedy can be traced back over ten years to the first comic we ever published,” says Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “When we saw WolfCop, we knew it would be perfect for comics! I think this badge-wielding beast will be right at home alongside Ashley ‘Ash’ Williams and our other tongue-in-cheek horror licenses!”

“The first time I read the script for WolfCop, I thought that this was a character that belonged in comics,” says Max Marks, writer of the upcoming WolfCop comic series. “He’s a wild, larger-than-life hero with the classic feel of the 80s but with enough of a modern edge. He’s a werewolf, sure, but he uses guns, and his strength comes from liquor. When you see this character, you just want to see what he’s going to do next… and what he’s going to fight next. Naturally, when I was approached to adapt WolfCop into comics, I knew the fans didn’t just want a screen-to-page adaptation. They wanted more WolfCop. More ass-kicking, more booze, more big guns, and bigger monsters. That’s what we’re delivering in this WolfCop comic book series, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring it to his fans.”

WolfCop #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2016 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of WolfCop with their local comic book retailers. WolfCop will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

 Couple sample pages below:

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EL GIGANTE - Graphic Novel Free Preview

We've covered plenty of Luchagore Productions sick work in horror; each having been of the short film variety. Well, it looks like that's changing real soon, as the violently awesome 'El Gigante' will be making its way back to print in the form of a graphic novel. If you've had the pleasure of viewing the short film, then you're probably as giddy as I am right about now; more so when Hiro Fujii and Daiju Kurabayashi are directly involved.

From the press release -

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"El Gigante", the short film based on Shane McKenzie’s novel Muerte Con Carne, has been a massive hit for Luchagore Productions, playing in festivals worldwide and receiving insane critical acclaim.  We are pleased to announce that the famous short film has now been turned into a graphic novel by the extremely talented team of Hiro Fujii and Daiju Kurabayashi from Japan!  The vibrant colors and eye-popping visuals of the comic perfectly capture the tone of the film, and this is sure to be a huge hit with fans of the story.  The BLOOD and GORE ooze from the pages, and will leave the reader feeling dirty and filthy, yet satisfied!"

Check out the preview below and look for the full release this summer:

http://elgigantecomic.curse.jp/ 

Be sure to follow Gigi Saul Guerrero and the rest of team Luchagore at http://www.luchagoreproductions.com/

Alterna Comics - Trespasser #2 (PREVIEW)

From the Press Release -

TRESPASSER #2 

$2.99,  24 pgs, Full Color, Young AdultDigital Comic Book(W) Justin M. Ryan(A) Kristian Rossi(L) D.C. Hopkins

With their problems behind them, everything slowly returns to “normal” for Hector and his daughter.  But their moment of peace is about to come to an abrupt end as someone comes back into their lives. Someone Hector thought he'd never see again.

Out tomorrow (13th) , order here:

https://m.comixology.com/Trespasser-1/digital-comic/335935

 

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Inheritance: The Binding of Three (Graphic Novel)

From the Press Release -

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"Los Angeles, CA -- Creator James D. Schumacher III has unleashed Volume I of Inheritance: The Binding of Three. Working with graphic artist and co-creator James Burton, Schumacher has crafted a chilling tale combining a unique blend of abject horror and the very human struggles of coping with terminal cancer. Volume I of The Binding of Threeis available April 15 on Outpouring Comics as well as retail locations around New Jersey, Salt Lake City, and California.

Inheritance tells the story of Serling Normandy, a motorcycle mechanic who recently committed his terminally ill mother for severe schizophrenia and hallucinations. Suffering from his own growing delusions, the same his mother has claimed to see his whole life, Serling decides to confront the insidious family secret - his long-deceased evil great-grandfather, Walter. A man so vile and hated that even in death he still conjures fear and terror amongst those who remember him.

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Delving into his family's insidious lineage, Serling unleashes Walter, who returns to the world hellbent on eradicating the last remnants of his family: Serling and his mother, Bean. Can Serling save his mother's life and his own soul or is it too late?"

Trailer below -  

Order link - http://www.outpouringcomics.com/our-titles/network/inheritance

ALTERNA COMICS - All My Ghosts (PREVIEW)

From the Press-Release

Struggling to survive in a small-town economy, Joe Hale is forced to sell his family’s newspaper business. After the buyout, strange events begin to occur as Joe’s past comes back to haunt him – literally. Fan-favorite writer and artist Jeremy Massie crafts a powerful story about the burden of responsibility and the freedom of letting go.

ALL MY GHOSTS TPB
(available 3/23 in stores and online)

$9.99
120 pages
Graphic Novel
Mature (language)
Slice of Life
story and art by Jeremy Massie

ALTERNA COMICS - Satanic Hell (PREVIEW)

From the Press-Release

A bold and rambunctious rock’n roll tale” - Fanboy Comics … Broke and directionless, the three members of the metal band Satanic Hell arrive in Texas for a chance tour set up by a mysterious promoter. Death Priest, Dante, and Exodus quickly find trouble in the bizarre world of Texas, now controlled by a council of religious fanatics. The quixotic tour is Satanic Hell’s last chance to keep their rock’n roll dreams alive but doing so means going through their own version of hell on earth. Can three guys in a metal band save the Holy State from itself and survive? This is the complete seven-issue series of the metal band’s raucous tour through the dystopian Lone Star State. 200 epic pages with added bonus material!

SATANIC HELL Vol.1

$9.99,  200 pgs, Full Color, Mature Readers

Digital Graphic Novel

(W) Grigoris Douros

(A) Kevin Enhart, Newel Anderson, Jimmy Kerast

(L) E.T. Dollman

 

 

Alterna Comics New Catalog "Make Mine Indie" Debut Issue Date!

From the Press-Release

A FREE quarterly indie comics digital catalog & magazine.
Uniting print, digital, and web comics for readers and shops.

The goal of make mine INDIE is to provide a catalog that highlights comic creators and their creations, regardless of whether or not those creations are available in print, digital or web comic format. Part promotional catalog and part magazine, make mine INDIE aims to be a one-stop shop for comic readers and comic shops alike, showcasing as many comic creations as possible.

Featuring unbelievably affordable pricing on full page solicits for comics, regardless of distribution; publisher; or lack thereof - make mine INDIE is not a distribution service but an easier way to discover your next favorite indie comic book.

The first issue of make mine INDIE will debut on 6.20.16 through email, social media, downloadable PDF and CBZ links, and on comiXology.
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