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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

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.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.