This first Caliber Rounds preview issue clocks in at a large 38 pages with interviews from Kevin Van Hook on doing Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ben Sherrill and his Ballad of Rory Hawkins, Mayen Briem on the genesis of Horror City, and Steve Jones takes a look at Dracula and wants to know why the Count can't gain popularity ala Sherlock Holmes. Plus a look at all the releases from Caliber's first year since it returned to publishing. There's also a sneak peak at some upcoming titles.
The saga of events that led to the decline of the British Empire, especially in colonial Africa. Through arrogance and ignorance, the British find themselves about to suffer an incredible defeat. When the Zulus attack the main column of the British at Isandhlwana, to the surprise of the world, the Zulus annihilate the British army and ravage the dead. The British, after the humiliating defeat now realize that they only have about 100 men to defend Rorke's Drift against 1000's of attacking Zulus. The defense of Rorke's Drift is considered one of England's greatest victories and came within hours of one of their greatest defeats. Zulunation is the story of how a band of native warriors brought the world¡¯s greatest empire to its knees. Based on true events. In addition to the full length comic story, background information on the Zulu¡¯s, the birth of South Africa, and the rise of Shaka-Zulu is featured in text articles. Max Brooks (World War Z) picks Zulunation as one of his 7 best war graphic novels. And Atomic Avenue says Zulunation is "...a well-written recounting of the Zulu War of 1879. ...gets behind the story to analyze its root causes, the battles of the war, and its long-lasting effects..." Collects issues 1-3.
Caliber Presents is an anthology bringing forth new voices along with comic veterans to provide an eclectic mix of quality and diversity. From drama to horror to science fiction, each edition of Caliber Presents has all new material along with some previews of classic Caliber material and an Artist Sketchbook. In this issue, Ghost Sonata is previewed and artist Sami Makkonen provides the sketchbook along with regular tales of horror, science fiction, action/adventure, and mystery.
The second issue of the FREE "magazine" of Caliber Rounds profiling Caliber's creators and titles. In this issue, we take a look at Caliber's war comics plus interviews with Wayne Vansant and Don Lomax. Also, a profile on the Sin Eternal series, which is a modern updating of Dante's Inferno. Tony Miello starts off his regular Gapo the Clown all new feature and for our bonus this issue, we have a very early tale of Deadworld in Gideon's: Guns for Sale.
This anthology features all-new stories set in Deadworld universe! In "The Quest", a woman searches for her husband even though he's a zombie. "The Coming of the Queen" reveals an old woman who somehow keeps zombies away. "Full English Breakfast" shows the horror on the other side of the Atlantic, plus many other stories. As a bonus, Mark Bloodworth presents a pin up gallery of "The Women of Deadworld" which spotlights both the living, the dead, and the in-between.
A collection of short stories from the pages of Deadworld, one of the longest running zombie titles in the comics market. It is a world that has suffered a supernatural holocaust and the dead rise to walk again. Yet this world also has intelligent zombies, such as the Harley-riding, chain smoking King Zombie and they threaten to drive humankind into extinction. Included in this collection is the very first Deadworld story, "Black Sabbath". The classic tales illustrated by the artist known as "the Deadworld artist", Vince Locke, are presented as is the introduction to one of Deadworld's most popular characters, the Dead-Killer. In Deadworld, death is only the beginning of the horror and this action packed assemblage of tales set in this zombie infested world illustrates perfectly the dilemma the humans face, not only from the hordes of zombies but from other humans themselves. See why Tom Sniegoski, writer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, calls Deadworld, "the best, in my humble opinion, of the zombie comics."
An illustrated primer to the most infamous serial killer in history! The shocking unsolved murder of five prostitutes in Victorian London ripped apart the society of the civilized world and led to incredible social changes. In this narrative of sequential comic pages, facsimiles of letters and notes, pictures from the time period, a survey of the social setting, the victims, the investigators, and the possible suspects are all explored. An informative insight into the world terrorized by Jack The Ripper. "Pictures, drawings and text filled with the history of Jack the Ripper. If you love the legend of this serial killer, it's all here in this handy book!! The Illustrated Jack the Ripper is nothing short of spellbinding - fierce and compelling. You will come away as a knowledgeable Ripperologist! " - Paul Dale Roberts, Jazma Online
Born into a legacy she wanted no part of and pushed into a 130 year old battle recessed deep in the shadows of the night, Samantha Helsing is torn between two worlds, two allegiances, two families. The legacy of the Van Helsing family and their endless crusade against the night creatures comes to modern times with the most unlikely of all warriors. Mysteries unfold as a woman with no memory of her past life finds herself in a vendetta she doesn't understand and realizes she isn¡¯t sure which side she should be on in this tale that puts a new spin on the Dracula-Van Helsing relationship and the secrets that go much deeper than Bram Stoker let on. Written by Gary Reed, known for his acclaimed work on such titles as Baker Street, Saint Germaine, and Renfield. Art by John (X-Men) Lowe, Guy Davis, Craig Brasfield, and others. See why Paul Dale Roberts of Compuserve Reviews calls Helsing "Congratulations on this masterpiece.". Collects issues 1-4.
A young man is born with a rare gift, the ability to sense the feelings and thoughts of others. He is what is called a "Sunday Child". He can almost tap into the minds of others and judge their emotions, their fears, and their doubts. But it is not a power that he can control...it just washes over him. This is a tale of that young man plunged into a family of despair and secrets from years gone by within an old house. He becomes an unwillingly participant in the poisonous lies and deceit that have invaded the house. But then he falls in love with one of the occupants. Now he too, becomes part of the legacy of torment that plagues the house. The Comics Review calls author Gary Reed "One of the most underrated comic writers around.". Collects issues 1-4.