Here’s a preview of the first issue of my upcoming UNCANNY X-MEN run! Art by Greg Land, Jay Leisten, and Nolan Woodard! The book comes out in a few weeks. There’s still time to let your local comic shop know that you’d like to pre-order a copy! Don’t miss out!
Want some ideas for great gifts for the comic book lover in your life? Well, look no further! I’ve compiled a handy shopping guide to help you select the gifts your friends and family (or even you) will love!
If you have a local comic book store, I wholeheartedly suggest going there first for any of these books. If they don’t have something on the shelf, they can order it in for you. You might even find some other great ideas while shopping! If, however, you don’t have a comic book shop or the shop can’t seem to get the books in, Amazon has them in stock. I’ve included the links you’ll need. If you prefer to give digital gifts, I’ve provided links to ComiXology as well!
With that said, on to the suggestions!
Let’s say you know someone who loves spooky stories, creepy fairy tales, and/or movies like Pan’s Labyrinth. Well, they would probably love HARROW COUNTY Volume 1, which hits the shelves in December! You can pre-order it now to make sure you get your hands on it as soon as it comes out!
Or maybe you have someone in your family who is super excited for the upcoming Deadpool movie, and you want to get them some books featuring the character! Look no further than DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!
And if they like Deadpool and zombie stories like The Walking Dead, check out NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL!
Sticking with the Marvel Universe for a second, you might know someone who is interested in reading my upcoming run on Uncanny X-Men. You might introduce them to MAGNETO so they can get a taste of my mutant-focused stories!
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If you know someone who loves dark horror stories or edgy crime fiction like True Detective, you should introduce them to the twisted supernatural horror of THE EMPTY MAN!
If they like their horror with a heavy does of action and military gun play, they would likely be delighted with HELLBREAK, which just came out in trade paperback!
Or maybe they prefer tales of magic and swordplay, something more akin to the TV series Vikings or Game of Thrones. You’re in luck! Because there are two volumes of the vikings and black magic story HELHEIM available!
But what if you’re buying for a younger reader… maybe a kid (or kid at heart) who loves dinosaurs? TERRIBLE LIZARD is the story of a girl and her dinosaur that will entertain and warm their hearts!
And you can never, ever go wrong with getting the reader in your life a copy of THE SIXTH GUN. There are eight volumes of the trade paperback to choose from! Why not start at the beginning?
In addition to the trade paperbacks, three volumes of the deluxe hardcovers of THE SIXTH GUN are also available! Each of these editions collects two of the trade paperbacks. They make terrific gifts!
Tomorrow, the vampires run wild in the Ozarks!
BLOOD FEUD #1 (by Drew Moss, Nick Filardi, and some hick named Cullen Bunn) hits the stands this Wednesday! Hopefully, you pre-ordered it. Even if you didn’t, I hope you’ll give the book a chance! It’s a backwoods horror yarn with a lot of humor, heart, and spiders.
Here’s what a few people are saying about it:
This book is filled with twists at every corner, and some you even see coming yet a strong series that can easily be a TV show. The story by Cullen Bunn is departures from everything we have seem from him before, which […] shows his skills as writer who can tell superb stories no matter the genre. The art by Drew Moss and Nick Filardi is exceptional from their character designs to the intricate settings. Overall, a great entry into the genre, which looks to ramp up the action in future issues. (Graphic Policy) Read Full Review
Blood Feud #1 took me by surprise, and (as you can probably tell) I really enjoyed the comic; I’ll be adding this to my ever-growing pull list when I next go to my Local Comic Shop. Hopefully you’ll do the same. (Graphic Policy) Read Full Review
This issue was actually a pretty good build up issue. It felt like the start of a horror movie, it had everything you want from horror. I really enjoyed it. The art is great and for the first time in a long while all the characters were likable. It’s gonna be sad when we start to lose them one by one. If I’m being honest I have to say it felt a little like the walking dead. Almost like a prequel until the vampires. (Comic Crusaders) Read Full Review
And here’s a preview of the first few pages!
In October–just in time for Halloween–Oni Press will be releasing the first issue of my new horror/comedy series, Blood Feud. This is a story I’m pretty excited about. The lead hero, R.F. Coven, is modeled after my dad (who, to his family, was always Called R.F.). Some of the events that take place in the series are inspired by “real world” events my dad told me all about. And the setting–Spider Creek–is inspired by the town I lived in when I first set foot in Missouri.
And, yeah, there’s a lot of spiders.
When I first moved to the Ozarks (many, many blood moons ago), I was shocked to see thousands of tarantulas—Texas Browns—moving across the dirt roads as part of their annual migration. Seeing that many tarantulas in one place… and living among “country folk” for so long… and a “healthy” love of horror flicks… inspired this book.
Blood Feud is the story of a backwoods feud taken to a dark extreme. Imagine the Hatfields and McCoys… if the Hatfields were demon-worshipping sorcerers. That sums up the Whatley and Stubbs families. They’ve been at each other’s throats for as long as anyone in Spider Creek, Missouri, can remember. Now, though, the Whatleys have unleashed something terrible into the darkest hollows—something that will consume the Stubbs… and everyone else. R.F. Coven and a couple of poker buddies are the only Ozarks “good ol’ boys” standing in the way of ultimate evil.
I’m creating this book with Drew Moss (who worked with me on Terrible Lizard) and Nick Filardi (who worked with me on Helheim). I think it’s a book that’s scary and funny and even a little heartbreaking at times. It’s got vicious vampires (kinda), undead frogs, black magic, and—yes—lots and lots of tarantulas.
But Blood Feud needs your help! The shelves are packed with great comics, and retailers simply can’t order everything that’s coming out. The best way to make sure you get a chance to read the book is to contact your local comic book shop and pre-order the title! Here’s the order information:
BLOOD FEUD #1
Release Date: 10/7/2015
Order Code: AUG151627
Here’s a handy order form! Print this bad boy out and take it to your shop!
But make it quick! The Final Order Cutoff is fast approaching!
Every issue shows its “popcorn and Budweiser” horror movie influences with homages to movies like Friday the 13th, Evil Dead, and Fright Night, among others. If you liked The Sixth Gun, Helheim, or (another backwoods horror yarn of mine) Harrow County, I think they’ll get a kick out of this.
And here… in case you need to hide from bloodsucking beasts in your neck of the woods… is a Blood Feud vampire mask. Cut it out and wear it with pride (but maybe not into your comic shop… because that’s a good way to get shot in a state with lenient gun laws).
Thanks so much!
Spider Creek, MO (By way of St. Louis)