Jun 11, 2008
New Comic Book Out Today: Night & Fog #1
Okay, so it's not really a spy comic. But it's a comic I co-wrote (my first), so I'm pretty excited, and I guess I'd be stupid not to use this forum to promote it a little bit! And, of course, I couldn't leave the spying out of it totally, so there is an espionage subplot that crops up in future issues... Mainly, though, it's a horror book. A big, exciting, military vs. monsters in a confined space, got-to-survive-till-dawn kind of thing. While I blog about spies, Hammer movies are another passion of mine, and I got to pay tribute to those with this six-issue series, albeit in a much more contemporary style and context. Basically, we try to put a modern sci-fi spin on a bunch of classic monsters: Dracula, Mr. Hyde, zombies, the Invisible Man. Throughout the series, our creature continually adapts to suit its circumstances, and each iteration owes something to one of those guys. But it all plays out in a sensibility closer to Aliens than The Curse of Frankenstein, if that makes any sense. It's a lot of fun. When I'm not Tanner here or Brisco on various forums, I sometimes go under the alias of Matthew Bradford, and I co-wrote Night & Fog with Alex Leung, while Roberto Castro supplied the awesome art for the first issue.