Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Contest, New Press!

It's that time again, time to gear up for the release of issue #1 and launch the ongoing Hoax Hunters series. Steve, Axel, Jim, and I are absolutely thrilled. We love our first arc and can't wait for everyone to read it. The first issue releases July 5, so please be sure to remind your LCS to order a copy for you!

In the meantime, here's some details on recent press and information on a NEW contest:

Once again, our good friends at TFAW are running a sweet Hoax Hunters contest. This time around, you can win a variant cover, painted by Steve Seeley. This is a one-of-kind collectible; Steve is literally painting the cover. It isn't a copy or anything like that. All the details on how to win can be found here.

Early buzz is already beginning to spread on Hoax Hunters #1. From the Tomb Magazine gave the issue a 4.5 of 5 rating, saying it has "great pacing and some killer mystery" and is " a fun read that plays with monster mythos."

Both Graphic Policy and Comic Monsters have seven-page previews on their sites.

The latest print edition of Rue Morgue has a nice preview and interview with Steve and I.

Speaking of interviews, Steve and I spoke with Westfield Comics about the upcoming launch of Hoax Hunters. And, if you pre-order the issue from them, you'll get it signed by Steve and I!

Our friends at the Well Watchers podcast had some really nice things to say about issue #1, calling it "pretty damn good...perfect mix of horror and investigation." They praise Axel's "fantastic art" and give the issue a solid 14/17 rating.

Over at Biff Bam Pop! I wrote a guest column on origin stories, and why I think they're dull and unneccessary (in the traditional sense).

And, finally, Horror's Not Dead expressed their excitement for issue #1.

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