This week's Comic Corner is back with more horror-related goodness! Five preview pages and two covers for Pumpkinhead #2 by Cullen Bunn, Blacky Shepherd, and Kyle Strahm starts things off today. We also have a look at Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #13, Kong on the Planet of the Apes #5, Grimm Fairy Tales #13, Lord of Gore #4 from Devils Due/1First Comics, Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal #12, Curse Words #12, and impressions of Poser #1, which features the lovely artwork above!
Pumpkinhead #2: "Price: $3.99
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Kyle Strahm
UPC: 725130264787 02011
Cover B: Blacky Shepherd
UPC: 725130264787 02021
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Blacky Shepherd, Kyle Strahm (back-up)
Publication Date: March 2018
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 3/14
The demon of vengeance has been awakened, and the creature is stalking a group of backwoods drug kingpins responsible for the deaths of two children. Sheriff Andi Ferris is caught between an unstoppable killer and those marked for an agonizing end. But the would-be victims have some supernatural tricks of their own up their sleeves, and in their desperation to survive, they may unleash more pure evil into the world.
Plus: More of the continuing Haggis serial!"
For more information, visit Dynamite Entertainment.
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Year #13: "The weeping angels descend on the Doctor, but his companions, old and new, have a few tricks up their sleeves to help him out!
On Sale: 14 Mar 2018
Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artist: Pasquale Qualano
Series: Doctor Who
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Things work out when you are the Doctor. Go to Titan Comics for more details.
Kong on the Planet of the Apes #5: "Kong is taken in by Doctor Zaius, Cornelius, Zika, and General Ursus as they all seek to learn more about this mysterious creature and the natives of Skull Island.
CREATORS: (W) Ryan Ferrier (A) Carlos Magno (CA) Mike Huddleston
Gotta love these mashups! To see what Kong is up to now, go to BOOM! Studios.
Grimm Fairy Tales #13: "OCT172017
(W) Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco (A) Ediano Silva, Ario Murti (CA) Sean Chen
Powered by Skye's book the myths and tales of the Middle Ages have come to life. Merlin, the Black Knight, and the Three Musketeers have joined the Grimm Universe but whether they are friend or foe remains to be seen.
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
If you haven't read some of the Grimm Fairy Tales comics, they are a lot of fun and vibrant to boot! Visit Previews World on behalf of Zenescope Entertainment to learn more.
Lord of Gore #4: "(W) D.B. Stanley (A) Daniel Leister (CA) Stuart Sayger
In the wake of viewing the murder tape, Danny and Abby have some face time with Sebastian, who asks them to turn it over. When they refuse, he is quite disappointed, and Sebastian is not a man who takes disappointment well.
Meanwhile, Matt tracks second Headsman, Reed Daniels, to a farm north of the city. When the gang shows up with questions, the current, psychotic, murderous Headsman crashes the party. Somebody's not getting cake.
In Shops: Mar 14, 2018
To learn more—and believe me, you'll want to see more—go to Previews World on behalf of Devils Due/1First Comics.
Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal #12: "Thra will never be the same after their world is irrevocably changed by the events in the Fireling realm of Mithra.
CREATORS: (W) Simon Spurrier (A) Nichole Matthews, Kelly Matthews (CA) Mark Buckingham
So, it's finally come to this... the end. For more information on Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal, visit BOOM! Studios' website.
Curse Words #12: "Story: Charles Soule
Art / Cover: Ryan Browne
Variant Cover: Buster Moody, Ryan Browne
Published: March 14, 2018
Diamond ID: JAN180720
Age Rating: M
"THE HOLE DAMNED WORLD," Part Two Wizord's wizard-for-hire business has gotten itself a little competition as a mysterious new wizard opens up a shop down the way! Our hero is less than pleased, especially since he'd rather be searching for his still-missing friend Margaret. Meanwhile, Sizzajee lays out the surprising origins of the Hole World.
He's got the whole world in his hands... To learn more about the wonderful world of Wizord, visit Image Comics' website.
Poser #1: "Waxwork Records and Comics is thrilled to announce the debut issue of POSER.
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!"
For more information, visit Waxworks Records.
Two Track Preview:
Poser #1 Impressions: I was given the opportunity to check out a rather rad new horror comic, titled Poser from the fine folks over at Waxwork Records. I didn’t get the chance to give the vinyl that accompanies the comic a spin, but the company provided a sneak peek with two tracks that definitely set the mood for what was, for me, a gory trip as I mentally walked down memory lane.
I wouldn’t be born for another year when Poser takes place, but by the time the late ’80s / early ’90s rolled around, I was in the thick of it. Matt Miner nails the way the characters in this world speak. From start to finish, the dialogue as well as the slang feels so authentic, and that also goes for the way Clay McCormack and Doug Garbark chose to illustrate everything, as the lines and the coloring have a grittiness to them.
The story starts off with a group of punks hanging out next to a bonfire, and in one panel we see that one of the guys has the words "Black Flag" scrawled with what looks like pen on his arm. It reminded me of kids at my high school who would do stuff like that or paint their nails black with a Sharpie. The story itself is quite compelling, too. You would be hard-pressed to find someone in this world who hasn’t been picked on or felt like an outcast. I want to stay away from spoilers, so I won’t discuss plot points, but you really can’t go wrong with Poser. The cover artwork alone promises you that.