Asylum Press has announced the release of an all-new horror anthology entitled EEEK! by creator Jason Paulos. Shipping in Sept. 2010, it’s just in time to shake your bones for the Halloween season.
EEEK! is a homage from artist/writer Jason Paulos to the classic horror comics of his youth. Taking a pinch of black humor from EC comics and mixing it with the art stylings of House of Mystery and Warren comics, Paulos blends a heady broth that hits you like a burning incense stick to the retina.
“EEEK! is my love letter to cheesy ‘retro’ horror comics” says creator Jason Paulos, “… in particular Charlton, House of Mystery, Warren, and to a lesser extent 80’s stuff like Death Rattle and Twisted Tales. If you made a movie of EEEK! it would be described as the bastard child of Evil Dead and Austin Powers. One of the story titles is ‘Death Wears Hotpants,’ so you can draw your own conclusions from that.”
“We’re very excited to have EEEK! Join the ranks of the horror titles we have brewing at Asylum Press,” explains publisher Frank Forte, “Jason Paulos has a knack for bringing bringing back those morbid feelings I got when I read the old Eerie and Creepys, but he does it with a new twist.”
EEEK! VOL. 1 will be a soft cover TPB annual anthology. Standard comic book dimensions. 152 pgs, B&W with COLOR section, perfect bound. Retail Price: $14.95. Ship Date: Sept 2010.
Writers:Jason Paulos, Bodine Amerikah, Daren White
Artist: Jason Paulos
Cover Artist: Aly Fell
Back Cover Artists: Jason Paulos and Daniel Cox
This retro-style comic book anthology of all-new horror tales is guaranteed takes a pinch of black humour from EC comics and mixes it with the art stylings of House of Mystery and Warren comics. Over 15 tales of revenge, zombies, vampires, ghouls and monsters. Each tale drawn in a different style reminiscent of the B&W horror mags of the 70’s and 80’s.
In “Deadline of Death” you’ll witness rival comic artists dabbling with malevolent forces that arrive in the form of a chain smoking goatee wearing Satan. In “Lights! Camera! Murder!” a lovesick starlet and a ruthless film director embark on a doomed love affair that ends in pieces! In “Easy Prey” a helpless girl, lost in the wilderness … but is she all that she seems? In “Head Trip” a hippie’s love for music goes horribly wrong. Other titles include “Confessions of a Thrill Killer,” “Like Son, Like Father,” “In Too Deep” and many more. Includes full color section, cover gallery and sketchbook section.
You can catch a preview here: EEEK! Preview
And learn more here: EEEK! Official Website