Blending elements of Halloween and Jacob's Ladder within its own creepy and compelling story, writer Magdalene Visaggio and artist Andrea Mutti's new graphic novel Cold Bodies will explore the haunting effects of trauma on the only survivor of the vicious Winter Man massacre, and we're thrilled (and chilled) to exclusively reveal the graphic novel's release details and cover art that's reminiscent of an ’80s horror movie poster.

Dark Horse will release Cold Bodies in comic shops on September 8th and in bookstores on September 21st, just in time for the Halloween season!

Below, we have the cover art and official press release with additional details, and be sure to keep an eye on Dark Horse Comics' website for more information!

Press Release: MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 16, 2021) — From Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Calamity Kate, Kim & Kim) and creator of SyFy Channel’s Vagrant Queen, and illustrated by Andrea Mutti (Starship Down, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: War) comes Cold Bodies, a 1980s meta-horror homage graphic novel focusing on how trauma affects victims of slashers and never leaves decades later.

Years ago, Denise Stokes was the sole survivor of the brutal Winter Man massacre, in which several young adults were slaughtered during a powerful blizzard in Wisconsin. Now, in present day, Denise has tried to bury the past behind her, while the world around her has become obsessed with the murders through a popular film franchise called Snow Day. And as the anniversary of the killings approaches, Denise finds herself in a dark place as she begins to see the Winter Man show up again and the difference between what’s real and what isn’t begins to collapse around her.

Cold Bodies trade paperback will be in comic shops on September 8, 2021 and in book stores on September 21, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, TFAW, and at your local comic shop and bookstore. Cold Bodies will retail for $19.99.

Praise for Calamity Kate:

"Corin Howell's artwork on Calamity Kate is popping with energy and Mags Visaggio imbues the characters with life. This book is fun, clever and eye-catching!”–Jeff Lemire

“Visaggio is a REAL visceral, dare I say, important voice in comics. Kate is another fantastic, fun creation and I'm all in the for the ride!!”–Brian Michael Bendis

Calamity Kate is a chaotic sword lesbian with a dashing smile and we're all going to fall in love with this gay disaster from page one.”–Leah Williams


About Dark Horse Comics 

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Under a new partnership with Vanguard Visionary Associates, Dark Horse is positioned to further expand its reach globally with publishing, products, and filmed entertainment. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron’s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.