Happy Swamp Thing Day! The torches that were lit by the late Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson will burn on forever. Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 was written by Tom King and illustrated by artist Jason Fabok, and it leads today's Comics Corner. We also have a look at two covers for 30 Days of Night #3, The Gravediggers Union #4, The Walking Dead #176, Crypt of Horror #35, four preview pages from Coyotes #4, Extremity #11, and Rose #8. Flashback specials include: Rapture #1 and Dead of Winter #1.

Swamp Thing Winter Special #1: My interview with Tom King had to be canceled, but his signing at Third Eye Comics last Saturday was incredible. The turnout was huge and the comic shop had early copies of Swamp Thing Winter Special #1, so I got a look at King's story and Len Wein's original script and Bernie Wrightson's artwork. This is something you don't want to miss. Trust me, friends!

"Tom King and Jason Fabok pay tribute to the legendary creators of Swamp Thing, writer Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, as they join forces for an earth-shattering Swamp Thing passion project!

In this new, square-bound one-shot, Swamp Thing is out of his element as he shepherds a lost boy through a blinding blizzard and other hazards of a strange, frozen tundra. In this touching and harrowing tale of survival, the pair must navigate countless threats throughout a bewildering terrain—with a bloodthirsty snow monster hot on their heels. But how long can they rely on each other? Separated from the Green and stripped of his powers in this dead world, Swamp Thing struggles to fight for their lives and deliver the boy to safety. Disoriented and decaying, Swamp Thing’s fading understanding of his surroundings forces the duo to confront their desperation and uncover the true identity of the snow monster that hunts them.

In addition, this special features the final Swamp Thing story from the monster’s co-creator, Len Wein. Originally intended as the start of a new series, it is presented here both in its original script form and with art by Kelley Jones.

Art by: Jason Fabok
Backup Art by: Kelley Jones
Backup Written by: Len Wein
Cover by: Jason Fabok
Written by: Tom King
Series: SWAMP THING 2016
U.S. Price: 7.99
On Sale Date: Feb 7, 2018
Volume/Issue #: 1
Color/B&W: Color
Trim Size: Comic
Page Count: 80."

For more information, head over to DC Comics.


30 Days of Night #3: "Shortly after a mysterious stranger arrives in Barrow, Alaska, the power goes out and the town falls into darkness. But having no electricity is the least of Barrow’s worries because new strangers are approaching… and they are very hungry. The reimagining of 30 Days of Night continues in an all-new and all-horrifying direction!

AVAILABLE: February 2018
Steve Niles (Author) • Piotr Kowalski (Artist, Cover Artist) • Ben Templesmith (Cover Artist) • Aurore Folny (Cover Artist) • Brad Simpson (Colorist)
CATEGORIES: 30 Days of Night, 30 Days of Night: Ongoing (2017)
TAGS: Action-Adventure, Aurore Folny, Ben Templesmith, Horror Comics, Piotr Kowalski, Steve Niles."

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

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The Gravediggers Union #4: "Story / Cover: Wes Craig
Art: Wes Craig, Toby Cypress, Niko Guardia
Published: February 7, 2018
Diamond ID: DEC170705

The Gravediggers hunt a reclusive superstar who was once the Black Temple’s prophet! Cole is desperate to find his missing daughter Morgan who’s somehow involved with the apocalyptic cult, unaware she’s actually their new prophet. But Haley gets in Cole’s way, unsure of their mission and worried it’ll get them in trouble with the Union. Meanwhile, Morgan risks death in her quest to unleash the Dark Gods when she faces the destructive force of a Ghost Storm that’s just decimated Florida!

Digital: $3.99
Print: $3.99."

For more information on this new series, visit Image Comics.


The Walking Dead #176: "Story: Robert Kirkman
Art: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn
Cover: Charlie Adlard, Dave Stewart
Published: February 7, 2018
Diamond ID: DEC170770

“NEW WORLD ORDER,” Part Two An audience with a different kind of Governor.

Digital: $3.99
Print: $3.99."

Get a look at this new world and all its villainy. Go to Image Comics.


Crypt of Horror #35: "(W) Carl Wessler, William Woolfolk, John Marvin, Irwin Shapiro, Margaret Isbell, Harrison Hendrix (A) Bernard Baily, Mike Sekowsky, Bob Powell, John Celardo, Mo Marcus, Jimmy Thompson, Ray Osrin, Rocco Mastroserio, Sheldon Moldoff, Ed Moline, Edvard Moritz, Jack Sparling, John Giunta, Manny Stallman (CA)


Twenty-three of the weirdest pre-Code horror stories from obscure 1950's publishers Standard, Fawcett, Story and others, including hair-raisers "The Vengeance Vat," "Satan's Bullet," "The Devil's Prize," "Deadly Diamond," "Sinister Santa Claus,""The Ring of Horror," "City of Fearful Night," and more. Artists include Baily, Powell, Sekowsky, Moldoff, and other greats.

In Shops: Feb 07, 2018
SRP: $29.95."

Love old-school horror storytelling and artistry? Visit Previews World on behalf of AC Comics.


Coyotes #4: "Story: Sean Lewis
Art / Cover: Caitlin Yarsky
Published: February 7, 2018
Diamond ID: DEC170683

The first arc ends with Red deep in Adlin territory and the werewolf Seff on the loose, wanting revenge on the men who chained him. Ancient enemies become allies in this exciting issue!

Digital: $3.99
Print: $3.99."

To learn more or to catch up on previous issues, head on over to Image Comics.

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    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).