James Tynion IV and Steve Foxe’s Razorblades: The Horror Magazine was a huge hit–with AIPT and at large–and it’s time for round two. Launching in July, the horror anthology is back for more today as the 80-page collection is now available to order in the pay-what-you-want format. Just go to ReadRazorblades.com. Check out our interview with Tynion and Foxe here.
Fans who want their comics in the physical format are in luck as the second volume can be purchased for preorder at ReadRazorblades.com. There is also a new $60 (plus shipping) subscription option for print copies of Razorblades #2 through #5. But wait, there’s more! Fans can also get a premium subscription for $80 (plus shipping) which will net you the same issues as well as a postcard-size print packaged with each issue, a collector’s box, and an exclusive Razorblades enamel pin.
So what’s in issue #2, you might be wondering? The 80-page collection of comics, prose, interviews, and illustrations, featuring creators like Zac Thompson & Jen Hickman (Lonely Receiver), Josh Simmons (Flayed Corpse and Other Stories), Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Gou Tanabe (At the Mountains of Madness), Tini Howard (Excalibur), Joshua Hixson (The Plot), Marie Enger (Regression), Matthew Rosenberg & Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank), and more.
Check out the cover and a few preview pages below.
For more on Razorblades, read the official press release below.
This past July, bestselling writer James Tynion IV (Batman, The Department of Truth, Something Is Killing the Children) and writer/editor Steve Foxe launched RAZORBLADES: THE HORROR MAGAZINE, an all-new quarterly horror anthology sold exclusively through Tynion’s own Tiny Onion Studios. Now, RAZORBLADES is back for its second issue—as well as a brand-new subscription program, so readers don’t have to fear missing out on future issues.
Available immediately, RAZORBLADES #2 is a nearly 80-page collection of comics, prose, interviews, and illustrations, featuring creators like Zac Thompson & Jen Hickman (Lonely Receiver), Josh Simmons (Flayed Corpse and Other Stories), Jen Bartel (Blackbird), Gou Tanabe (At the Mountains of Madness), Tini Howard (Excalibur), Joshua Hixson (The Plot), Marie Enger (Regression), Matthew Rosenberg & Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank), and more.
From now until Halloween at midnight Eastern Standard Time, readers can preorder a print copy of RAZORBLADES #2 from ReadRazorblades.com for $15 USD (plus shipping). For fans who want to guarantee their copies of future issues, Tiny Onion is offering a $60 USD (plus shipping) subscription that includes print copies of RAZORBLADES #2 through RAZORBLADES #5, as well as a special reprint of RAZORBLADES #1 featuring a new cover from Sirenhead creator Trevor Henderson.
The first two issues will print and ship in November, with future issues following every three months through summer 2021.
In addition to the single-issue and standard subscription options, Tiny Onion is also offering a Premium Subscription for $80 USD (plus shipping), which includes postcard-size prints with each issue, a collector’s box, and exclusive RAZORBLADES enamel pins.
All of the above print options are available for preorder from now until Halloween at midnight EST, at which time orders will be locked and print runs will be set. Future issues of RAZORBLADES will have similar print-order windows, but the subscription format is a limited-time offer. The digital edition of each RAZORBLADES issue will remain available through ReadRazorblades.com, for whatever price readers would like to pay.
“This all started as a simple dream of how to best create a platform to spotlight all of the incredible creators in the world of horror comics and horror illustrations, and let them loose,” Tynion IV said of the project’s gestation. “To bring together creators from every corner of our medium, and build something forward-looking and frightening. We never expected such an outpouring of support and interest when we launched Issue #1, and we wanted to learn from that, and prepare for what would come next. We’ve been doing a tremendous amount of legwork for the last three months to make sure we were ready for this launch, today, so that we can get our magazine into the hands of as many horror fans as we can muster. To that effect, and in celebration of Halloween, we wanted to give people a chance to buy in to the full year of RAZORBLADES: THE HORROR MAGAZINE.”
Born out of Tynion IV and Foxe discussing their mutual love of horror anthologies like Steve Bissette’s Taboo, which serialized the initial chapters of Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell, RAZORBLADES initially came together while creators navigated COVID-related publishing slowdowns over the summer. Now, Tynion IV and Foxe plan to continue the anthology for as long as possible. In service of that longevity, all contributors to RAZORBLADES maintain full creative ownership of their intellectual property, allowing them to potentially build on and spin off of ideas introduced here. The anthology also features several serialized stories, including Killboy from Tynion IV and Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (Hit-Girl), and Cinderside by Alex Paknadel (Giga) and Eisner winner Jason Loo (Afterlift), which debuts in this second issue.
“I know it’s cliché to say, but RAZORBLADES #1 really was a labor of (exceptionally gory) love,” Foxe added. “James and I swung hard to put the magazine out in the best possible way, and we’re taking all the lessons we learned in that process to heart, so we can swing even harder with each subsequent issue. And it does feel especially appropriate, of course, that this second issue comes out right in the shadow of Halloween, at a time when almost all of us could use a frightening escape from too-terrifying real life.”
RAZORBLADES #2, which features a cover by Eisner-winning Little Bird artist Ian Bertram and Something is Killing the Children colorist Miquel Muerto, is available now through ReadRazorblades.com, where readers can name their own price for a digital copy. Print editions are available to preorder in the above formats until Halloween at midnight EST. Future issues are planned every quarter, with the next issue launching in the early days of 2021.
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