Back in 2010, Image Comics, through Jim Valentino's Shadowline imprint, published a horror miniseries I wrote called Fade to Black. The artist was Daniele Serra, who has since gone on to win a British Fantasy Award as best artist.
Now, several years later, Short Scary Tales Publications, a small press in the UK that specializes in terrific horror fiction, has chosen Fade to Black to launch their graphic novel line. They've collected the miniseries into a gorgeous hardcover book. Copies ordered directly from SST are signed by Dani and me.
Here's what some of horror's most respected heavyweights have to say about it:
"Fade to Black is a fun and gruesome story with a wicked sense of humor that will have you laughing while you cringe."
"A smart, swift and fresh new take on a trope too many writers get wrong. Strong and thoughtful characters and story."
"What [Fade to Black] is, however, is the darkest and most delicious kind of comic book fun. It’s EC Comics brought into the 21st Century and given a sophisticated spin. It’s midnight movie madness that unfolds in the stark brightness of a desert sun—and let me tell you, it’s damn hard to scare readers when the lights are all the way on. This one manages to do just that."
—from the Introduction by Jonathan Maberry.