It’s time: the last issue of Jeremy Robinson’s PROJECT NEMESIS adaptation has arrived, and we’ve got a sneak peek right here!
Nemesis has arrived seaside in Boston, ready to lay waste to some buildings that get in her way of revenge! And Hudson is still trying to stop her… but should he? An encounter with Alexander Tilly at the top of a high-rise might change Hudson’s outlook on the situation completely, and ultimately determine Nemesis’s fate.
Grab Issue 6 at your local shop or on comiXology to see how it all plays out!
Writer: Jeremy Robinson
Artist: Matt Frank
Colors: Diego Rodriguez
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Famous Monsters is making a star-studded comic book anthology of weird & terrifying tales in honor of Forry Ackerman's 100th Birthday!
The year 2016 marks what would have been the late Forrest J Ackerman's 100th Birthday. Famous Monsters and its comic book publishing imprint, American Gothic Press (AGP), are celebrating Forry's centennial with an original hardcover anthology called TALES FROM THE ACKER-MANSION, to be released in October at our ALIEN CON event in Silicon Valley, CA!
Who Is Forry?
Forrest J Ackerman is the founding father of the iconic Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine (est. 1958). For many people growing up in the '60s and '70s, Famous Monsters was their only insight into the world of filmmaking and special effects, and the magazine holds a very special place in the heart of many genre filmmakers and storytellers, including the likes of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Guillermo del Toro, and Stephen King.
But Forry's legacy extends far beyond the realm of Famous Monsters magazine. Uncle Forry, as many called him, was a compassionate collector of memorabilia, and allowed all manners of people to visit his home and share his love of imagination. He was the very first cosplayer when he wore a Spaceman costume from THINGS TO COME to the 1939 World Science Fiction convention. He encouraged fandom and a love for science fiction by serving as literary agent to many of the genre greats, including Ray Bradbury and L. Ron Hubbard. He's even credited for inventing the term "Sci-Fi".
Through his fostering of fan interaction and genre enthusiasm, Forry became the virtual godfather of current cultural geekery. Your conventions, cosplay clubs, anime news networks, and gaming tournaments all owe something to Forrest J Ackerman.
Above all, Forry appreciated good storytelling and the skills it takes to create good stories, whether that be tacking hair onto a werewolf or staying up past midnight with a pen in your hand. And to that end, we bring you TALES FROM THE ACKER-MANSION, a collection of comic stories and art pieces from contributors around the world that we feel Forry would have been proud of.
Comic books have always been an important part of Famous Monsters' publishing history. When the magazine was launched in 1958, it shared the Warren magazine imprint with two other popular publications: Creepy and Eerie, both of which came to boast iconic black and white comic book tales by the likes of Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth, Wally Wood, Richard Corben, and Bernie Wrightson. In 1969, Forry and Trina Robbins created Vampirella, who remains one of the most enduring comic book characters of all time. Forry was also one of the very first guests at San Diego Comic-Con and encouraged comic book culture throughout his life. So it seems only fitting that a tribute to "Dr. Acula" include both imaginative stories and breathtaking artwork.
John Carpenter, William F. Nolan, John 5, Richard Christian Matheson, Dan Didio, and Joe R. Lansdale.
But that only scratches the surface! Also included in this massive hardcover:
Check out the full Kickstarter info and detailshere and help support this awesome project.
FAMOUS MONSTERS AND AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS TO KICKSTART ‘TALES FROM THE ACKERMANSION’ ANTHOLOGY AND RELEASE PARTY
John Carpenter, William F. Nolan, Richard Christian Matheson, and John 5 are among the artists contributing to a graphic anthology in honor of Famous Monsters founder Forrest J Ackerman’s 100th birthday.
June 13, 2016—Los Angeles, CA
Famous Monsters of Filmland, the world’s longest running genre magazine, and its comic book imprint American Gothic Press are preparing to honor their late founder’s centennial birthday by releasing a hardcover comic anthology at the opening Halloween gala of Alien Con™ in October.
FAMOUS MONSTERS PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE ACKERMANSION is a salute to Forrest J Ackerman, who was instrumental in fostering the careers of so many luminaries, including Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Rick Baker, Stephen Spielberg, and many others. Ackerman was also known for enthusiastically encouraging creative pursuits such as conventions and cosplay.
Not only are comic books an integral part of Ackerman’s history and career, the medium allows a truly impressive roster of creators to honor him. Amongst the talent set to participate are filmmaker/composer John Carpenter, science fiction author William F. Nolan, writer Richard Christian Matheson, musician John 5, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, horror writer Joe R. Lansdale, and countless others, including Cullen Bunn, Ray Fawkes, and Buzz Dixon.
Famous Monsters and AGP will be launching a Kickstarter on June 15 to facilitate this once-in-a-century celebration at the first ever Alien Con™ in Silicon Valley on October 28, 2016. Alien Con, in partnership with HISTORY® and ANCIENT ALIENS™, is a celebration of all things science fact and science fiction in honor of the man who coined the term “Sci-Fi”.
From American Gothic Press
Welcome to ISLAND 731
Forget the Cayman Islands or Costa Rica — ISLAND 731 is the only choice for your next tropical vacation!
Accessible only by boat, the island is extremely secluded, making for a perfect getaway from your everyday responsibilities. Exploring the area, you will find flora and fauna that are as diverse as they are captivating. Daily activities include exploring the underwater ecosystem via snorkeling, touring the island, uncovering ancient ruins with our experienced guide, rock climbing, morning yoga on the beach, guided meditation, and more.
So don’t delay! Book your ISLAND 731 vacation today. You could be on the next flight to the ultimate island paradise and the experience of a lifetime!
Please note that any reports of dangerous creatures on the island have been grossly exaggerated by our competitors.
A little note from the editor: don’t listen to the tourism board. Jeremy Robinson and Kane Gilmour’s ISLAND 731, coming in August from American Gothic Press, is crawling with hybrids and landscapes designed by the illustrious Jeff Zornow. The art previewed above is only the beginning…
American Gothic Press (in association with Famous Monsters of Filmland) announces their next collaboration with international bestselling author Jeremy Robinson. After the success of PROJECT NEMESIS, Robinson’s first novel-turned-comic book, the monster-themed publisher is releasing a second story, adapted from Robinson’s work: ISLAND 731. The comic, penned by Jeremy Robinson with Kane Gilmour, will feature art by Jeff Zornow (GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH).
Publisher’s Weekly, in a starred review, had this to say about the Audible.com bestselling novel, “Robinson puts his distinctive mark on Michael Crichton territory with this terrifying present-day riff on The Island of Dr. Moreau… One of the best Jurassic Park successors.”
ISLAND 731 begins with Mark Hawkins, former park ranger and expert tracker, out of his element, working on board the Magellan, a research vessel studying the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But his work is interrupted when, surrounded by thirty miles of refuse, the ship and its high tech systems are plagued by a series of strange malfunctions and the crew is battered by a raging storm.
When the storm fades and the sun rises, the beaten crew awaken to find themselves anchored in the protective cove of a tropical island…and no one knows how they got there. Worse, the ship has been sabotaged, one crewman is dead and another is missing. Hawkins spots signs of the missing man on shore and leads a small team to bring him back. But they quickly discover evidence of a brutal history left behind by the Island’s former occupants: Unit 731, Japan’s ruthless World War II human experimentation program. Mass graves and military fortifications dot the island, along with a decades-old laboratory housing the remains of hideous experiments.
As crew members disappear, Hawkins realizes that they are not alone. In fact, they were brought to this strange and horrible island. As Hawkins fights to save his friends, he learns the horrible truth: Island 731 was never decommissioned and the person taking his crew mates might not be a person at all—not anymore.
This six issue limited series will arrive in local comic book stores in May 2016.
ISLAND 731 #1 (OF 6)
(W) Jeremy Robinson, Kane Gilmour (A/CA) Jeff Zornow
From the author of Project Nemesis! While studying the Great Pacific garbage patch, the Magellan and its crew are blown hopelessly off course… and into the bay of a strange island that seems to be uninhabited by unnatural creatures. Jeremy Robinson and Kane Gilmour take The Island of Dr. Moreau and give it a kaiju twist in this series based off the best-selling novel!
In Shops: 8/10/2016
Hudson, Collins, and the DHS-P have tracked Nemesis's origins while fighting a fiery helicopter battle-but they're not the only ones with a mission. An extremely mutated General Gordon has made his way to Boston to have a word with Maigo Tilly's father, although in Gordon's case, the conversation might entail more killing than talking. It's a race to the top of a Boston high-rise in this penultimate issue of kaiju madness.
From Beware Of Monsters.com
The madness continues!
With more stellar art from Matt Frank and variant cover from Bob Eggleton, Project Nemesis continues to be one of the best looking comics available (in my humble, yet extremely biased opinion). Check out the sample pages for issue and just try to disagree. Grab your copy tomorrow! In this issue, Nemesis brings the smack down on Portland, ME, before making her way south, while Jon Hudson and the FC-P start figuring out where Nemesis came from, and what she’s after.
Publisher: AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS
(W) Jeremy Robinson (A/CA) Matt Frank (Inc/CA) Bob Eggleton
It's here - the final showdown between man and monster of vengeance! Nemesis is rampaging through downtown Boston as a scourge of military fighter planes pummel her with ammunition, but the kaiju has one more growth stage before she carries out her verdict on Alexander Tilly. Can Hudson stop her? Should he stop her?
In Shops: 4/20/2016 SRP: $3.99
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