A reminder that I will be at the Pittsburgh Independent Comics Expo (PIX) this weekend. There’s gonna be a lot of cool guests and it looks like it’s being held in a pretty cool location. Here is the website.
A key, a runaway, a Sasquatch, a deserted campground, a mad scientist, and an ancient temple…all pieces to the mystery that is “Deadhorse I: Dead Birds,” the critically acclaimed self-published comic from creators Eric Grissom (ericgrissom), Phil Sloan, and David Halvorson. Now, in the beginnings of “Deadhorse II: Ballad of the Two Headed Dog” we a few new pieces…a hotel that never was and—of course—a two-headed dog. If you haven’t been keeping up, now is a great time to jump into the adventures of William Pike, who’s just been kidnapped by an all-girl rock band.
Yeah, I’ll bet you never thought you’d hear all those words together in a sentence; all the more reason you should pick up Ballad of the Two Headed Dog #2 before the mysteries of fourth dimensional transgression get any worse.
In this newest issue this fantastic work has acquired a new colorist, Marissa Louise (marissadraws), who builds on Halvorson’s work by pushing the color story even further. Throughout flashbacks and emotional upsets, Louise captures character moments perfectly. Sloan’s art continues to impress with the depths contained in the brevity of his style. Last, but never least, Grissom’s writing tells a particularly poignant story in this issue: Prior to the events of his son’s funeral, we learn more about Gadsworth’s drive to find Pike, who goes on to reveal an intimate understanding of the supernatural events in Deadhorse, Alaska, while his friends Elise and Edgar are in more danger than anyone realizes.
Here’s what I’ve got coming in January — including mooncalfe's much-demanded, never-before-seen SHUTTER cover!
SHUTTER #8 STORY: JOE KEATINGE ART / COVER A: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI - ORDER #: NOV140681 COVER B: ROSS CAMPBELL - ORDER #: NOV140682 JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50 Cambodia.
TECH JACKET #7 - ORDER #: NOV140690 STORY: JOE KEATINGE ART / COVER: KHARY RANDOLPH & EMILIO LOPEZ JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99 Tech Jacket’s first victory is overshadowed by the fact that Earth is completely and utterly screwed, while a strange visitor appears to make his personal life go bananas.
TECH JACKET, VOL. 3 TP - ORDER #: NOV140638
STORY: JOE KEATINGE
ART / COVER: KHARY RANDOLPH & EMILIO LOPEZ JANUARY 7 / 144 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99 Zack Thompson: community college dropout, lives with his parents… This is who protects us from what lies beyond our world?! But he’s also Tech Jacket, the self-styled “Galactic Guardian of Earth,” and when a big ass space ship enters Earth’s orbit, Zack will face the greatest challenge of his life! Collects TECH JACKET (2014) #1-6
Sean Frost and I have a 4-page Dr. Gravely and Billy comic in the back of SHUTTER #8. You should buy it anyway.