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Update Rundown: “WOLFCOP”, Slayer Comic News!

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As comic fans squeeze of their cosplays and plan to get back to a post-San Diego Comic Con existence, comic companies have readied themselves in the form of tasty announcements. Dark Horse has recently revealed shattering news for both comic and heavy metal fans in the form of legendary metal band Slayer’s first comic title. Titled SLAYER: REPENTLESS, the three-issue comic will be helmed by the director and producer of Metalocalypse, Jon Schnepp, with illustration duties by Guiu Vilanova. Covers will be provided by Glenn Fabry with a variant by Eric Powell.

While they haven’t revealed the plot yet, it is promised to tie in with their new music videos “Repentless” and “You Against You” and will be a “straight up story of human terror.” In a Rolling Stone exclusive interview, guitarist Kerry King states that the bands comic contribution has been very limited, and that even the director of the music videos, BJ McDonnell, who had concepted the entire vision, let Schnepp run free with his script without any input. King wanted to give Shnepp the professional courtesy that he knew what he was doing. Only time will tell if his intuition was correct. The comic is scheduled for release in December.

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Riding along the terror train, Image has announced a new cannibal horror to be released just in time for Halloween simply called CANNIBAL. Set in the Florida, the comic will add a new twist to the tomes of southern gothic horror, where a town deep in the everglades suddenly gets struck by a virus that leaves its victims craving human flesh. While this may seem like another zombie story, the plot seems intent on keeping its cannibals mentally intact, just really, really wanting to eat a person. In fact, writer Jennifer Young bills it as “an anti-apocalypse story because mankind is too stubborn to give in.” Young will be sharing writing duties with author Brian Buccellato with art by Matias Bergara and will hit stands on October 5th.

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Finally, for admirers of cheesy werewolf cop movies, the movie WOLFCOP was a highly praised addition to the very limited genre. Picking up on the buzz, Dynamite Comics has picked up where the movie left off with a brand new story arc. For those who have yet to see the movie (and shame on you), the plot revolves around a small-town cop with a big-town problem, specifically, he got bit by a werewolf! Now a werewolf himself, Officer Lou Garou must get to the bottom of the dark secrets that have started plaguing city, even at the cost of his own self-control. The comic plans to pin the lycanthropic newbie against bigger and deadlier monsters.

IDW believes that the WOLFCOP comic will be right at home with their other horror-comedy titles and that lovers of EVIL DEAD’s Ash will quickly devour the new addition. Basically, be prepared for more booze-fueled, werewolf-raged, butt-kicking! The comic will be written by Max Marks with art by Arcana Studios and has a release date in October. For readers who prefer reading digitally, it will also be released online through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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About the author
Svetlana Fedotov http://facebook.com/vladkicksass

Svetlana Fedotov hails from the wild woods of the Pacific Northwest. She loves horror and comic books, and does her best to combine those two together at any cost. She also writes for the horror site Brutal as Hell and sometimes for the magazine Delirium. Svetlana has recently released her first novel, Guts and Glory, under the pen name S.V. Fedotov on Amazon digital.

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