Monsterverse books nominated as Best Horror Comics 2012!
(Los Angeles) Monsterverse gets a great start to a Happy New Year!
THE GHASTLY AWARDS announces its nominees for excellence in horror comics in 2012. Independent publisher MONSTERVERSE receives its top nominations for BEST HORROR ANTHOLOGY, BEST ORIGINAL HORROR GRAPHIC NOVEL and BEST WRITER for FLESH AND BLOOD's creator ROBERT TINNELL.
The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the 2012 Ghastly Award Nominees. The nominees, which were chosen by the entire comic creating community, reflect the wide range of horror material being published in print and web comic form today.
Named after acclaimed comics creator “Ghastly” Graham Ingels, the awards are now in their 2nd year. Created to honor excellence in Horror Comics, every comic creator had a say in who the nominees were by nominating their favorites throughout the year.
Fan and Creator Voting will be open from January 1, 2013 until January 31, 2013. You may only vote once for the 2012 Nominees, and Fans will decide the winner of the Best New Series Award. Please vote here:
Winners will be announced in February 2013.
BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE #2 with the cover by seven time Academy Award winner RICK BAKER (Baker just received his star November 31st on Hollywood Boulevard!). This is a double-sized issue (52 pages) with the best in horror stories by the top creators in the film and horror comics world. Inside is work by Kerry Gammill, Neil Vokes, Mike Hoffman, Jack Herman, Sam Park, James Groman, Kamil (Kurt) Kochanski, Joe Freire, Mike Dubisch and more featuring five new tales of freakish horror and blood-curdling terror and all twisted with black humor as delivered by the supreme horror master, BELA LUGOSI!
GHASTLY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Anthology:
Bela Lugosi’s Tales from the Grave (Monsterverse)
Creepy (Dark Horse)
Fubar: Summer Special (Alterna)
Indie Comics Horror (Aazum)
Flesh and Blood Book 2 . Vampires! A Werewolf! And Baron Frankenstein collide in the second book of the award-winning (BEST HORROR OGN at Ghastly Awards & ComicMonsters.com 2011) graphic novel series from Monsterverse! Superbly written by Robert Tinnell. Illustrated with eerie elegance by Neil Vokes! Colored with a master's passion by Matt Webb. Plus two back-up features! OPERATION: SATAN by Tinnell and artist Bob Hall and the new FRANKENSTEIN by Tinnell and Adrian Salmon. No graphic novel series delivers pure unadulterated horror entertainment like FLESH AND BLOOD!
GHASTLY AWARD NOMINEE - Best OGN:
Flesh and Blood Book 2 (Monsterverse)
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Book 1 (Heavy Metal)
Riven (Dark Horse)
The Hive (Pantheon)
Whispers in the Walls (Humanoids)
Along with the Ghastly Award nomination FLESH AND BLOOD's ROBERT TINNELL was named BEST HORROR WRITER of 2012 at horror journalist Dan Royer's site!
GHASTLY AWARD NOMINEE - Best Writer:
Robert Tinnell (Flesh and Blood Book 2, Riven)
David Hine (The Darkness, Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath)
David Lapham (Ferals, Crossed Badlands, The Strain, Caligula)
Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Justice League Dark)
Steve Niles (Criminal Macabre, 30 Days of Night, Transfusion, Frankenstein Alive, Alive, Lot 13)
The first review of FLESH AND BLOOD Vol. 2 from SCOOP said the graphic novel "transcends their inspiration"!
"It has been frequently said about Book One of this graphic novel series – including by us – that writer Robert Tinnell and artist Neil Vokes have steeped this title in the old Hammer Studios horror films. That, however, is an unfair comparison. Unfair to Tinnell and Vokes, that is.
What these two frequent collaborators have done is nothing less than transcend their inspiration. Horror fans, particularly Hammer fans, will read this latest volume and at least some of them are bound to realize that the films that the creators saw as children and young adults were simply never as good as what’s happening on these pages.
Monsterverse doesn’t get a lot of press, but this graphic novel series is the kind of thing that could change that if word keeps getting out."
FLESH AND BLOOD VOL. 1
Last year FLESH AND BLOOD won BEST ORIGINAL HORROR GRAPHIC NOVEL 2011 at ComicMonsters.com (as voted on by the public) in TWO top awards for BEST HORROR GRAPHIC NOVEL of 2011. One from the public and one from the pros!
2011 GHASTLY AWARD for BEST ORIGINAL HORROR GRAPHIC NOVEL under the creative team of writer Robert Tinnell, artist Neil D Vokes and colorist Matt Webb. Cover by the uber-talented monster artist Dan Brereton. Publisher and editor Kerry Gammill with assistant editor Sam F. Park work to guide each book in production and its release.
MONSTERVERSE COMICS. Made by the top professionals that know great horror stories for themselves and the readers and fans that crave the same.
Comics from the MONSTERVERSE are NOW AVAILABLE at finer comic shops in the US and Canada and on Amazon.com!http://www.amazon.com/shops/monsterverse
Please note that MV books are available in the UK via Hemlock Books.
MV books are also available in the US on FACEBOOK via the Monsterverse Store.
You can also download our books at iVerse, Amusedom and GRAPHICLY.
Monsterverse on GRAPHICLY presents the best in modern horror stories told in the classic horror comics tradition. Publications include BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE and the graphic novel series THE BLACK FOREST and THE FACELESS. Download now on your computer or mobile apps.
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MONSTERVERSE ENTERTAINMENT is a transmedia company publishing comic books and devoted to producing horror in all mediums.
Kerry Gammill is publisher and editor of Monsterverse and a noted comic book and film design artist.
Sam F. Park is the west coast editor and a writer/designer at Monsterverse along with working as a producer/screenwriter in Hollywood.