Happy San Diego Comic-Con week, Daily Deaders! I hope you are enjoying all the coverage! Today's Comics Corner features a look at the penultimate issue of Judge Dredd: Under Seige #3, The Magic Order #2 from the legendary Mark Millar, and a really rad Q&A with writer Matt Miner from the new Waxwork Comics series Poser, in which we discuss the comic, his passion for the punk music scene and horror movies, creating an environment for "outcasts," and the record that accompanies issues #1 and #2 from Waxwork Records.

Judge Dredd: Under Siege #3: "Trapped in the Patrick Swayze Block with no outside contact, Dredd and Judge Beeny have been forced into an uneasy alliance with a local gang to stop a threat to Mega-City One that must be contained at all costs…

AVAILABLE: July 2018
Mark Russell (Author) • Max Dunbar (Artist, Cover Artist) • Alan Quah (Cover Artist) • Jose Luis Rio (Colorist)
CATEGORIES: Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd: Under Siege
TAGS: Action-Adventure, Alan Quah, Mark Russell, Max Dunbar, Sci-Fi."

To learn more, go to IDW Publishing's website.


*Recommendation*: The Magic Order #2: "Writer: Mark Millar
Artist / Cover: Olivier Coipel
Published: July 18, 2018
Diamond ID: MAY180197
Age Rating: M

A dark force is targeting The Magic Order, killing off its members one by one. Time is running out, and the death toll is rising. Will Gabriel return to the fold to save his family, and the world, from the forces of evil?

Digital: $3.99
Print: $3.99."

For more information on this rad new series from Mark Millar of Kick-Ass, the Kingsman series, and many more comics, head on over to Image Comics!


Poser Q&A: "Long thought to be an urban legend in the underground music scene of Redondo Beach, POSER is back to carve a gory slash through the heart of Los Angeles in this brand new multi-issue horror-comic book series!

Penned by Matt Miner and illustrated by Clay McCormack, POSER is a brand new punk rock horror-comic series that Steve Niles (30 Days Of Night) calls “relentless and brutal” and Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, Tokyo Ghost, Hellblazer) raves is a “master class in sequential storytelling”. POSER features colors by Doug Garbark and letters by Taylor Esposito.

In continuing with Waxwork’s acclaimed combination of original music with great storytelling, POSER features an all new companion soundtrack by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) pressed to colored 7” vinyl. Enjoy the Black Flag meets John Carpenter “Poser Theme”, and the climactic Discharge meets Tangerine Dream infused track “The Gig”.

A new slasher is born! POSER is here, and no one is safe!

Issue 1's deluxe edition with the record is available from Waxwork Comics at waxworkcomics.com and issues 1 and 2 without the record are now able to be ordered by comic stores and are in this month's catalog. We encourage interested readers to contact their comic stores and ask for the books. The order codes are JUL182295 for issue 1 and JUL182296 for issue 2."

After witnessing your work in Gwar: Orgasmageddon, these first two questions almost seem silly to ask, as Gwar and Poser share quite a few similarities, but what drew you to a project like Poser?

Matt Miner: I came up in the punk scene and have a continuing love of the music, the politics, the energy. It's the only place I ever felt accepted—really actually accepted. In school I was too smart for the burnouts and too geeky for the cool kids, so I really didn't find my place in the world until I discovered punk rock and found my crew of smart, geeky, and pissed-off kids who were angry at the injustices of the world. Hell, even now that I'm in comics you'd think I found "my people," but it's all the same, forever on the outside and looking in.

In fact, it's not quite announced yet, but I've found several other punk comic creators and we're starting a punk comics collective of folks like us that don't really fit in anywhere in the bigger world of comics. And that's what Poser is really about when you get down to it: finding your crew, the makeshift family dynamics in that crew, and trying to navigate a world that doesn't want to accept you for who you are.

The main character has a look that reminds me of the Smiley mask, but is somehow more gruesome. Are you a fan of slashers or inspired by horror films/television?

Matt Miner: There was a comedian once who made a joke about sex being like pizza, how even bad pizza is still pretty good and that's how he felt about sex, and that's how I feel about horror movies. Even the worst B-movie, cut-rate slashers have something to love about them, don't you think? A lot of them fall into that "so bad they're actually brilliant" category. So yeah, I'm a massive fan of slashers, and Poser is inspired by everything from Return of the Living Dead to Friday the 13th to Suspiria to Pieces to Get Out.

It’s rad to see so many diverse characters in the comic and even radder to see them be their authentic selves without any angles. How do you do it?

Matt: It's kind of a matter of thinking back to folks I know, and letting my real-life experiences and relationships inform the characters I create, from a place of honesty. The punk scene I know is an accepting and kind place where people from all walks of life—all genders, all races, all sexualities—are accepted. One of the things I can't stand about most slasher flicks is if there's a black person (and there's usually only one), then you know they're going to be the first or second to die, and generally they're going to be a walking offensive caricature during the time they're alive. Rest assured, that's not how our book's gonna go down.

It’s hard to ask questions about certain characters because I don’t want to spoil anything for the readers, but is there anything you could share, any hints, as to what they can expect from the series from issue #2 and beyond?

Matt Miner: You can expect that we take the slasher tropes and flip them on their head. You can expect to be surprised when the story all comes together. It's a wild and gruesome ride.

  • Tamika Jones
    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).