By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The flip comic horror anthology series will be haunting you this fall.
RUE MORGUE got the first word and exclusive covers and interior art (see below) for Dark Horse Comics’ SHOCK SHOP, from Cullen Bunn (THE EMPTY MAN), Danny Luckert (REGRESSION) and Leila Leiz (THE LAST BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ). Set in a haunted comic-book shop run by a twisted retailer, the four-issue flip comic anthology will feature two terrifying tales each, with variant covers by artists including Francesco Francavilla, Fábio Moon, Caitlin Yarsky, James Stokoe, James Harren and Tonci Zonjic.
Details on the first two stories:
“In FAMILIARS, after a painful divorce and custody battle, Trevor rents a house and tries to rebuild his life. Soon, he discovers that his house appears to be ‘haunted’ by more than one spirit: the minions of a long-dead coven of witches. When the creatures begin feeding on Trevor’s feelings of anger and guilt, they lash out at those who draw his ire, whether he wants them to or not.
“In SOMETHING IN THE WOODS, IN THE DARK, a husband and wife who are going through a tough time go on a camping trip with a few friends into the deep woods. As they trek further into the forest, they realize that they are being stalked. Something in the woods starts killing the campers–a hideous, inhuman thing that may have more ties to the campers than any of them realize.”
Recommended for ages 14 and up, SHOCK SHOP will be available soon to pre-order at your local comics shop, with a retail price of $3.99.