I used to love comics, and though I've grown away from them, I still have a soft spot for them in my heart. In fact, the film Ghost World, based on the indie comic of the same name, ranks as one of my all time favorites. The follow-up film by the same creative team, "Art School Confidential", is also very good. (Despite the title, Ghost World is a non-genre, coming-of-age tale)
Anyway, horror comics have always been my favorites. EC reprints, Warren Magazines and Marvel horror mags were my constant companions during my formative years. So I still stop in the comic shop from time to time to see what's up.
Today I ended up ordering a collection, Son of the Gun, by surreal filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (see Santa Sangre, The Holy Mountain, and El Topo). Now I will buy ANYTHING by Alejandro -- I've even came close to buying "La Vida Tarot" -- his Spanish language book on 40 years of working with the tarot. I know I can't speak much Spanish, but I could learn, right?
So as the manager was placing the order for me, I began to wander, and before I left, here are some of the things I found:
- The first issue of the ALL-NEW tales of Stephen King's The Dark Tower will be released on February 7 -- the manager told me that some stores will be staying open until Midnight on the sixth so fans can get it! It's called "The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born".
- A new series of "Friday the 13th", "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" comics are in the shops now.
- A series of Legion of Monsters horror one-shots is about to be released. The first one is "Legion of Monsters: Werewolf By Night". It also includes a Monster of Frankenstein tale. (On sale 2/21/2007) This book is to be followed by one-shots about Man-Thing (plus a Zombie tale on 3/21/2007), and Morbius (plus a Dracula/Lillith tale on sale 4/21/2007), and possibly a Satana book.
Too much goodness!