Reaper Comics has launched a new six-issue comic in the UK entitled Video Nasty, and we have a look at it for you here. It’s by Mario Covone, hailed as “an exciting new voice in comics with a cool new spin on a provocative subject” by director Jake West (Doghouse).
The comic explores the real world politics behind government censorship and media manipulation in 1980’s Britain while still maintaining the core of being a fictional horror story.
Covone, writer of the award-nominated web strip Circles, makes his published debut with Video Nasty. Mario is the former managing director of Apocalypse Comics and was an integral part of some innovative work with conventions and bringing more comic book variant covers to the UK than any comic shop before or since.
The artist, Vasilis Logios, makes his debut to comics outside of mainland Europe, but he has worked tirelessly for years in his native Greece on many comic book and graphic design works. He is also a member of the Greek hip hop group Tri.p.a under the Imiz Biz label.
All six covers for the series are painted by horror industry legend Graham Humphreys. Graham is responsible for some of the most iconic images in horror, including the movie posters for Evil Dead 1&2, the first five Nightmare on Elm Street films, Return of the Living Dead, From Dusk Till Dawn, and many more.
CLICK HERE to download a six-page preview of Issue #1, which is now available from MarioCovone.com as well as in stores though Diamond Comic Distribution and UK on Display. It is also currently under review with Comixology for digital distribution. Issue #2 arrives April 16th, followed by the rest each month thereafter until Issue #6 closes things out on August 6th.
England, 1983. Police Inspector David Gorely must solve a string of grisly murders in his usually quiet rural town whilst contending with pressure from his superiors to find a link between the killer and the recent influx of horror home videos. The race is on to solve the case before the death toll rises whilst still dealing with the burden of connecting these heinous crimes to video nasties.
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