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Dark Horse Comics announces 1980s meta-horror TPB ‘Cold Bodies’

‘Cold Bodies’ is ‘Halloween Meets Jacob’s Ladder.’

Press Release

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new 1980s horror graphic novel from Magdalene Visaggio, Andrea Mutti called Cold Bodies. Set for release September 8th, it’s “Halloween Meets Jacob’s Ladder.” 

So what’s it about?

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Years ago, Denise Stokes was the sole survivor of the brutal Winter Man massacre, in which several young adults were slaughtered during a powerful blizzard in Wisconsin. Now, in present day, Denise has tried to bury the past behind her, while the world around her has become obsessed with the murders through a popular film franchise called Snow Day. And as the anniversary of the killings approaches, Denise finds herself in a dark place as she begins to see the Winter Man show up again and the difference between what’s real and what isn’t begins to collapse around her.

Dark Horse Comics announces 1980s meta-horror TPB 'Cold Bodies'

Cold Bodies trade paperback will be in comic shops on September 8, 2021 and in book stores on September 21, 2021. It is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstoreCold Bodies will retail for $19.99.

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 26, 2021)—From Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Calamity Kate, Kim & Kim) and creator of SyFy Channel’s Vagrant Queen, and illustrated by Andrea Mutti (Starship Down, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: War) comes Cold Bodies, a 1980s meta-horror homage graphic novel focusing on how trauma affects victims of slashers and never leaves decades later.

Years ago, Denise Stokes was the sole survivor of the brutal Winter Man massacre, in which several young adults were slaughtered during a powerful blizzard in Wisconsin. Now, in present day, Denise has tried to bury the past behind her, while the world around her has become obsessed with the murders through a popular film franchise called Snow Day. And as the anniversary of the killings approaches, Denise finds herself in a dark place as she begins to see the Winter Man show up again and the difference between what’s real and what isn’t begins to collapse around her.

Cold Bodies trade paperback will be in comic shops on September 8, 2021 and in book stores on September 21, 2021. It is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstoreCold Bodies will retail for $19.99.

Praise for Calamity Kate:

“Corin Howell’s artwork on Calamity Kate is popping with energy and Mags Visaggio imbues the characters with life. This book is fun, clever and eye-catching!”–Jeff Lemire

“Visaggio is a REAL visceral, dare I say, important voice in comics. Kate is another fantastic, fun creation and I’m all in the for the ride!!”–Brian Michael Bendis

“Calamity Kate is a chaotic sword lesbian with a dashing smile and we’re all going to fall in love with this gay disaster from page one.”–Leah Williams

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