'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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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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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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NOVO Vol.1 Extended - Alterna Comics (PREVIEW)

A change of pace from the last few Alterna comics we've previewed, this one not really dealing in the horror genre, but instead leaning towards a sci-fi drama. If the synopsis is any indication, there's potential for a very emotional story here. Check out a sample at the bottom of this post.

NOVO Vol.1 Extended Edition
$14.99, 192 pgs, BW, 15+
(W/A) Michael S. Bracco

Diamond Order Code: FEB161058The Aquans and Terans spent their existences blaming each other for their own faults, warring until there was only one Aquan, a male, and one Teran, a female. Together in love and desperation, they created Novo — a savior born to a world that no longer had use for one. Now trying to discover a history he will never be a part of, can the mystery of his past give him the clues to his future?
— Alterna Comics Press Release