Comic Crypt: New Vampire Action-Horror Series SURVIVAL #1!

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new horror-action series with bloodsuckers entitled SURVIVAL #1! The series is from writer Sean Lewis and artist Bryndon Everett. The comic is set in the Alaskan wilderness and is described as Red Dawn mixed with 30 Days of Night. Get more details on the comic down below.

From The Press Release

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 21, 2023)— Dark Horse Comics presents a new political horror-action comic set in the Alaskan wilderness with Survival #1. This new comic series combines the action-packed drama of Red Dawn and the horror of 30 Days of NightSean Lewis (King Spawn) and artist Bryndon Everett (Half Breeds) present a new invasion as supernatural Russian forces storm the coast of Alaska. But this siege isn’t just designed for political dominance and empire building—these invaders will literally attempt to suck the blood from their new target. Natalie Barahona (Kill Whitney Donovan) provides colors, with lettering by Ed Dukeshire, and cover art by Tomm Coker (The Black Monday Murders). The series is produced by 12-Gauge Comics (PlasticPlush). 

The debut issue follows Emma Reed on her journey back to her hometown in Alaska as she attends an annual military alumni gathering. She’ll have to endure more than a tense family reunion as a plane crash lands nearby, unleashing a vampiric military monstrosity that hints at a far more devastating confrontation.

Survival was written years before Russia invaded Ukraine,” writer Sean Lewis reflects. “Some would call it prescient, but it seemed obvious—old empires don’t like to fall. Survival merges a social aspect with a very fun, very pulp story of vampires and machine guns, survivalists and invaders.” 

“Not only did I grow up at the tail-end of the Cold War reading comics, pulp novels, and watching B-movies with my Dad, but my Grandfather was also a hermit on the Olympic peninsula,” artist Bryndon Everett explains. “I spent my summers with him on his mountain, learning bushcraft and learning the value of self-reliance. This is my world, so it was a whole lot of fun getting to be a part of this project.”

Survival #1 (of 5) will be in comic shops May 3, 2023. It is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop for $3.99. 

About Dark Horse Comics   

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Colleen Doran, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Kentaro Miura, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron’s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

About 12-Gauge Comics

Founded in 2004, independent comic book studio 12-Gauge Comics produces some of the most successful and critically acclaimed comic books in the marketplace. Specializing outside the superhero genre into blockbuster action, horror, and thriller books, 12-Gauge produces titles for premiere publishers including Dark Horse Comics and Image Comics, as well as under its own shingle. The studio established itself as a company dedicated to creating a library with the most progressive and dynamic artists in the medium; 12-Gauge’s debut title, THE RIDE, launched as the top-selling new black-and-white comic of the year upon its release. The studio continued to strengthen its reputation with each new comic series, working with prominent industry trailblazers (Brian Stelfreeze, Tomm Coker, Adam Hughes, Cully Hamner, and Jason Pearson, among many others), while cultivating tomorrow’s top talent (Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard, Chris Brunner, Rico Renzi). 12-Gauge has also developed projects with prominent voices across the entertainment spectrum (Rosario Dawson, Gale Anne Hurd, Trace Adkins, Mick Foley), and has nurtured a slate of projects currently in development for film and streaming. Over the last 19 years, 12-Gauge has carved out an oasis in comics, with a tradition of inspired creative excellence embraced by the industry and beyond.

About Michael Juvinall (6472 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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