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Previews for Holmes vs Houdini #1 AND The Mask of Night #1

For those excited about the release tomorrow of SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. HARRY HOUDINI #1 and THE MASK OF NIGHT #4 then here’s a bit of a sampler for you…

ComicBookResources.com posted a preview of the first issue of HOLMES v HOUDINI at this link.

They also posted a preview of the final issue of The Mask of Night at this link.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

So head over to get excited about our double-release!

 

First two pages of The Mask of Night #4

In anticipation of the release of The Mask of Night #4 (in comic shops everywhere next Wed, Oct 1st), here are the first two pages (with incredible artwork by Andy Belanger and colours by Shari Chankhamma)…

Page 1 - Young Lucius' ship attacks survivors of the Boreas...

Page 1 – Young Lucius’ ship attacks survivors of the Boreas…

Page 2 - The attack continues.

Page 2 – The attack continues.

 

Two books released next Wednesday (October 1st)!

Well, when it rains, it pours…

Next week is going to be a busy one for us as we are releasing on Wed, Oct 1st not one but TWO comic book issues on the same day!

First off, we are releasing the fourth and final issue of our latest Kill Shakespeare mini-series, THE MASK OF NIGHT. Betrayed by the vicious cannibal Captain Lucius, Viola and Hamlet must undertake an odds-defying mission to punish a murder most foul.  It’s an ending that features adventure, romance, revenge, amazing art (by Andy Belanger) and death – all the good parts of a Shakespearean tale.

And we’re quite proud to release the debut issue of our new series with Dynamite Comics, SHERLOCK HOLMES vs HARRY HOUDINI. In this first issue, famed detective Sherlock Holmes and brash showman Harry Houdini must combine forces to defeat a mysterious mystic dedicated to destroying Houdini’s career and anyone who gets in his way.

We quite enjoyed the ability to bring these two larger-than-life figures together and see what happens when they first meet.  Do they become BFFs? Do they get under each other’s skin?  And who is worthy of doing battle with both (if there is anyone at all)?  We are working with talented Carlos Furuzuno and the talented team at Dynamite Comics to bring our story to life.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

The Mask of Night #4 cover by Andy Belanger; Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini Cover B by John Cassady.

To read a preview of the first couple pages of Holmes vs. Houdini, click here.

 

So go to your local comic shop next Wednesday and check out both issues!

 

Exclusive first look at Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini (via Bleeding Cool)

Just saw that BleedingCool.com has posted a few of the pages from our upcoming new comic series with Dynamite Comics, SHERLOCK HOLMES vs HARRY HOUDINI! You can check out the artwork at this link.  We’re quite excited about how this series is shaping out – we’re in the midst of writing the latter issues and the artwork is coming in for the first couple issues.  Should be great.

The reveal of... Sherlock Holmes! Art by Carlos Furuzono.

The reveal of… Sherlock Holmes! Art by Carlos Furuzono.

It’s not too late to pre-order your copies at your local comic shop – go in this week and use the pre-order code of AUG141286. It’ll be out in mid-October so only a month away!

Page #1 of The Mask of Night #3

We’re quite chuffed about the next issue of THE MASK OF NIGHT, released next Wednesday (the 27th).  And in anticipation of it, here’s a side-by-side image of the final inked Page #1 by Andy Belanger and the final colored lettered page (coloured by Shari Chankhamma, lettered by Chris Mowry).  What do you think?

Page #1 of The Mask of Night #3!

Page #1 of The Mask of Night #3!

Mask of Night #3 is out next week (Aug 27th)!

Yes, the headline is correct… After a slate of very positive reviews for Issue #2, our third (and penultimate) issue of THE MASK OF NIGHT  is out next Wednesday (the 27th)!

(And yes, it’s also an exciting day as it’s my birthday… But I digress…)

Here are the two covers for the issue… Which one do you like best?

The Mask of Night #3 Cover B by JK Woodward

The Mask of Night #3 Cover B by JK Woodward

The Mask of Night #3 Cover A by Andy Belanger

The Mask of Night #3 Cover A by Andy Belanger

 

 

 

Hard Cover BACKSTAGE EDITION to come in October!

We’re quite excited to announce that the long-awaited BACKSTAGE EDITION, which collects the original twelve issues of our tale, will be released in October of this year to comic book shops (and book stores)!  With a leather hard cover, annotations by some of the top Shakespeare scholars in North America, an original Kill Shakespeare story, and original artwork designed by Andy Belanger, it’s perfect for the biggest fans of our series!

This is just a mock-up of what the cover will look like (we’ll have it finalized in the next month):

What do you think?

What do you think?

You can pre-order copies at comic book shops this month (go now – order code is AUG140500!) or pre-order it online or with a book store.  We’re excited to see it first-hand in the very near future!

Caption Contest

We just posted a caption content on our Twitter and Facebook pages – hop on for a chance to win signed copies of the first two issues of The Mask of Night.  Deadline is Wednesday.

The image is:

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First Pages of The Mask of Night #2

With only a couple days before the release of The Mask of Night #2, here are the first three pages for your reading pleasure…

Page 1

Page 1

Page 2

Page 2

 

Page 3

Page 3

Cover B of THE MASK OF NIGHT #2 Revealed!

Yesterday I posted the first cover THE MASK OF NIGHT #2. Today I’m posting the special sub-variant cover (aka really rare), created by artist J.K. Woodward for our upcoming Kill Shakespeare board game.

Guilty or innocent? What says you?

The Mask of Night #2 by J.K. Woodward

The Mask of Night #2 by J.K. Woodward