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Exclusive news and covers/art: Cullen Bunn (“THE EMPTY MAN”) et al. open the “SHOCK SHOP” for Dark Horse Comics

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | Comics, Exclusives, News


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.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).