It’s October, the scariest month of the year!
Leave it to Vertigo Comics, the mature and sophisticated publishing imprint of DC Comics, to help us celebrate the spooky season. And you don’t get to celebrate any better than when you’re holding the first issue of a new, ongoing monthly comic book in your hand called, affectionately, Coffin Hill.
That’s a freaking great, spooky title, isn’t it?
Here, let me tell you why…
Written by: Caitlin Kittredge
Illustrated by: Inaki Miranda
Published by: Vertigo Comics
Vertigo Comics is undergoing a bit of a renaissance these days. Just when you thought they were down and out with the cancellation of their tent-pole title, John Constantine: Hellblazer, the publisher has gone out and started releasing brand new and exciting fantasy and science fiction based comic books and graphic novels like Hinterland and Trillium.
Of course, horror hasn’t been too far. Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy’s The Wake has been an excellent story thus far. And today, the latest salvo in Vertigo’s resurgence hits comic book store shelves everywhere.
Coffin Hill is written by adult and young adult novelist, Caitlin Kittredge, author of the Black London and Nocturne City series of books. She’s got her finger on today’s shadowy zeitgeist as she writes about werewolves and ghouls, with a sharp interest in steampunk and H.P. Lovecraft.
What’s not to love?
Now turning to monthly comics, Kittredge tells the story of ex-Boston cop, Eve Coffin, rediscovering a darkness that she helped unleash as a teenager ten years ago! We’re talking witches (a personal favourite), curses, secrets, sex, hauntings and the black thirst for power. All of the things that make for atmospheric October reading.
Make the run to your local shop today and pick up Coffin Hill #1. It’s a sure bet to be a spooky treat for you this Halloween season!
Every Wednesday, JP makes the after-work run to his local downtown comic book shop. Comics arrive on Wednesdays you see and JP, fearful that the latest issue will sell out, rushes out to purchase his copy. This regular, weekly column will highlight a particularly interesting release, written in short order, of course, because JP has to get his – before someone else does!