Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski, and Ben Kissel, the hosts of Last Podcast on the Left, recently made headlines earlier this year with the announcement that they were creating horror comic book series Soul Plumber for DC, but that's not all! Today, it's been announced that they have teamed up with Z2 Comics for a horror anthology comic book series that should have fans of Creepy and Tales from the Crypt very excited!
Titled The Last Comic Book on the Left, the first volume is due out in spring 2022 and features an all-star list of comic book writers and artists. We have the full press release below, along with a look at the cover art, and an exclusive reveal of Ian McGinty's Detective Popcorn print!
"After producing nearly 500 full episodes exploring the darkest corners of humanity and supernatural dread, horror-comedy connoisseurs Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski, and Ben Kissel are ushering their Last Podcast on the Left into the strangest realm of all: comic books. The trio has partnered with Z2 Comics, a publisher devoted to uniting trailblazing bands and entertainers with sequential art, to release a new series of graphic novels, beginning with The Last Comic Book on the Left Vol. 1, debuting Spring 2022.
The project will pay homage to the storied history of horror comics with a curated, interlocking anthology in the vein of Creepy, Eerie, Tales From the Crypt, and The Vault of Horror. Participating creators include the most innovative voices in the genre, including:
“We are excited to expand our comic bloodlust with Z2 and The Last Comic On the Left,” Henry Zebrowski notes. “We get to see many of our more ‘colorful’ ideas receive the evil MAD Magazine treatment. Z2 works with some of the most talented artists and creators in the comic business and it’s a privilege to be in their talented hands.”
"When I first got turned onto The Last Podcast On The Left a couple years ago, I was immediately hooked. As a lifelong weirdo with an obsession for crime, paranormal, and the occult, I learned to stifle talking about it in mixed company—listening to this podcast about the strange was an instant release valve,” Z2 Comics Publisher Josh Frankel explains. “To be able to work with the guys to bring their comedic vision to life, as well as to do so in a format that pays homage to some of the greatest publications of all time, is insane to me."
Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski will also contribute a story to the project, illustrated by legendary artist John McCrea (Hitman, The Boys: Herogasm). Eric Powell (The Goon, Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?), Martin Morazzo (Ice Cream Man, HAHA), and Bob Fingerman provide cover art.
Further embracing the podcast’s marriage of the sinister and silly, deluxe editions of The Last Comic Book on the Left will also come bundled with a series of prints, revolving around suspiciously erotic cryptids and other spooky surrealism. Artists and subjects include:
This deal was brokered by one of Z2's newest additions, A&R Liaison John Domingos, who joined the publisher following a decade plus working as a talent agent. "I am so genuinely excited to get to work with the Last Podcast team,” Domingos explains. “I’ve been a fan and supporter of their work for what seems like forever—it's unreal to help put this project together."