Sociologist Margee Kerr takes a fascinating approach to understanding fear in her latest book, Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear, and we've been provided with one signed copy to give away to a lucky Daily Dead reader. Arriving in stores today from Roar Comics and Diamond Comic Distributors, we have a look at three covers as well as six preview pages for Madballs #2, as well as details on the Outcast short story contest, four audio plays for the board game Dead Things, and a Q&A with the director of Beacon Point.

Contest: Win a Signed Copy of Margee Kerr's Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear:

Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) copy of Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear signed by author Margee Kerr.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email with the subject “Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am EST on May 24th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

Synopsis: "No one studies fear quite like Margee Kerr. A sociologist who moonlights at one of America’s scariest and most popular haunted houses, she has seen grown men laugh, cry, and push their loved ones aside as they run away in terror. And she’s kept careful notes on what triggers these responses and why.

Fear is a universal human experience, but do we really understand it? If we’re so terrified of monsters and serial killers, why do we flock to the theaters to see them? Why do people avoid thinking about death, but jump out of planes and swim with sharks? For Kerr, there was only one way to find out.

In this eye-opening, adventurous book, she takes us on a tour of the world’s scariest experiences: into an abandoned prison long after dark, hanging by a cord from the highest tower in the Western hemisphere, and deep into Japan’s mysterious “suicide forest.” She even goes on a ghost hunt with a group of paranormal adventurers. Along the way, Kerr shows us the surprising science from the newest studies of fear—what it means, how it works, and what it can do for us. Full of entertaining science and the thrills of a good ghost story, this book will make you think, laugh—and scream."

To learn more about Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear and author Margee Kerr, visit:


A Look at Madballs #2 Preview Pages and Cover Art: "This month, our main story by Brad McGinty (Adventure Time) and Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend) continues as the divided Madballs prank each other into oblivion during the no-rules intergalactic competition known as the Bizarro Bowl. And if you remember the fabled Madballs Van -- that crazy, towering rat rod playset that was advertised but never realized -- you’re in for a treat! Two wild backup stories (and variant covers) by Gunsho and Sean Dove round out the issue, along with an illustrated history of the original toy craze, making for a packed little package the likes of which we rarely get for $2.99 these days.

by Brad McGinty, illo. by Brian Smith, backup stories by Gunsho and Sean Dove.
Pages: 32
Format: Comic Book
SRP: $2.99
Publisher: Roar Comics (an imprint of Lion Forge)
Distributor: Diamond Comic Distributors

Issue #2
Pub Date: May 18th, 2016
Item Code: MAR161564"

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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).