Avatar Press recently announced its upcoming comic/graphic novel releases through the end of the year, and two in particular caught our eye: the season-celebrating Night of the Living Dead Holiday Special #1 and the much-anticipated new printing of Alan Moore’s critically-acclaimed psychological thriller A Small Killing.
From the Press Release:
Readers can expect more than just chestnuts roasting in the open fire with the early December release of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1, a “Featured Item” in Diamond Comics’ Previews catalog. In this one-shot shocker, a large family celebrates the season while a raging snowstorm buries their remote mountain farmhouse with no way in … and no way out. However, a dark, despicable family secret hidden in the barn will not stay dead, leading to an orgy of bloodshed, murder, and cannibalism.
Writer/artist Mike Wolfer (Lady Death, Gravel), Avatar’s reigning maven of horror, warns that this year it won’t be Santa Claus coming down that chimney! “For me, there’s always been something extra exciting about holiday-themed comics so I’m really thrilled about this one because, well, it’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. And not only do I get to continue my unbroken streak as the only Avatar writer to work on the franchise, I’m also drawing this one, too, so expect it to be extraordinarily gory and even a bit sexy … my specialties!”
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 is available in a wide selection of terrifying covers by Mike Wolfer, Raulo Caceres, and Matt Martin!
• NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 Regular Edition (OCT100815, $3.99)
• NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 Gore Edition (OCT100816, $3.99)
• NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 Wraparound Edition (OCT100817, $3.99)
• NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 Classic B&W Edition (OCT100818, Ask Your Retailer!)
Comic fans hungry for an additional dose of Alan Moore horror after Neonomicon can look no further than the return-to-print of A SMALL KILLING, a softcover, oversized graphic novel with lush, full-color paintings by artist Oscar Zarate. With completely re-mastered artwork and lettering to ensure a lasting future, the Eisner Award winner tells the tale of Timothy Hole, a successful adman who has been handed the biggest assignment of his life: marketing a major cola in Russia. But his smooth life unravels as he is stalked by a demonic child that makes him question not just who he is, but how he really affects those around him. This beautiful graphic novel, also coming in December, includes commentary by both Moore and Zarate on their creative collaboration.
• A SMALL KILLING Graphic Novel (New Printing) (OCT100804, $16.95)
For more on what the publisher has planned for the rest of 2010, visit the official Avatar Press website.
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