RUE MORGUE spills BLOOD (colored ink) over THE REVENANT

The book featuring my creation THE REVENANT keeps gettin’ good press, this time from Rue Morgue Magazine! The “Quick Cut” featured in their Blood in Four Colours column isn’t online so I’m presenting it here:

“Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos is fertile ground for horror. The Revenant milks the holiday’s potential when the ghost of a murdered gang member returns to settle old scores. Cinematic in its telling, the book is at its heart a gorefest (the aquarium kill in particular is a gruesome treat), but with its whodunnit trail of clues it owes almost as much to Detective Comics and Dick Tracy as it does to Nightmare on Elm Street. Bright colours invoke the festival’s essence, and Mat Santolouco’s art, though sometimes cartoony, manages to keep things dark. Downsides? It starts slow and Fredd Krueger did the punny dialogue better. But the multiple twists will keep you guessing at the killer’s identity and make for a fun ride.”

— Mark Moyes


Gutwrencher #2 (JAN082075), The Revenant #1 (JAN082052), and the GRUNTS TPB (JAN083356, ISBN13: 978-0-9809204-2-0)…

Three upcoming books in PREVIEWS this month! THE REVENANT even got…(drumroll please)…THE SPOTLIGHT!!!!

On PAGE 218 from ARCANA STUDIO is the GRUNTS TPB (JAN08 3356) with Keith Giffen, Matt Jacobs and myself;

on PAGE 147 from Shadowline/IMAGE COMICS is my spotlighted title THE REVENANT #1 (JAN08 2052) with Giffen, Rob Worley, and Mateus Santolouco and myself;

and on PAGE 159 also from Shadowline/IMAGE COMICS is GUTWRENCHER #2 (JAN08 2075) with Steve Niles, Keith Giffen, Anthony Hightower and myself!

Happy New Year!