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Steve Niles's New Series, A TOWN CALLED TERROR, Coming to Image Comics

Legendary horror comics writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and artist Szymon Kudranski (Spawn, The Punisher) announce their new ongoing comic being published by Image Comics. The new series is called A Town Called Terror and Niles says the new series will feature a world full of horror. "I’ve always wanted to create a 'world of horror'—meaning there would be very little of the real world, or humans, in the story—and I’ve had that chance with Szymon. During the pandemic, he and I have been creating a new world of horror, and A Town Called Terror is the first installment. I’m thrilled with what we came up with and thrilled to be working with Image," said Niles. “I worked with Szymon when he was just starting out and I’ve been wanting to work with him again ever since. He’s an amazing talent and an incredible storyteller. It has been an absolute blast creating A Town Called Terror with him.”

In A Town Called Terror, we meet Henry and Julie West. Henry is kidnapped and awakens to a terrifying new reality, while his wife Julie tries searching for her lost husband. With no clues or evidence of Henry's abduction, Julie is left unable to search for him. "For years, Steve and I had planned to create more books together. When he initially asked what I wanted to draw, I mentioned that I visualised a 'city or town...' and Steve added, '...of monsters! Of terror!' From the get-go we knew this one would be something else in terms of collaboration," said Kudrański. "We let both our creativity melt into this single project and finished the first story arc in three short months! Reading [Steve's] scripts is like watching a movie—it's very easy for me to picture visually. In terms of style, we decide to stick close to the classic monsters of the '40s-'80s era. At first, we kept to a standard 22-page format... but I ended up stretching some scenes, adding art for cinematic effect in order to bring [Steve's] dialogue out of the frame and help the art jump out of the pages. In the end, we ended up settling on an oversized series, with each issue running to 26-30 pages. The biggest challenge was deciding how to get every monster we know to coexist in one 'place' and 'story.' Steve came up with some great ideas, and I hope readers will be as pleased as I am!" A Town Called Terror #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 13.

by Chris Rundt @FortressChris


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