Saturday, January 25, 2020

Weekend Headlines | Comic Book Preview Scout Comics April 2020

Written by Shad Gaspard and Marc Copani and Illustrated by Eder Messiah
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: April 15, 2020
April is WrestleMania season! Featuring the comic writing debuts of former WWE wrestlers, Shad Gaspard (member of Cryme Tyme) and Marc Copani (Muhammad Hassan)! ASSASSIN AND SON is a gritty urban-western set in present-day New York. Donovan Braddock is a one-man killing unit who works with a team of covert assassins known as "The Horsemen," When Braddock attempts to live a normal life and leave his old violent life behind he discovers that violence still follows him as his wife is cold-heartedly murdered in front of both him and his young son. Now with nothing to live for, this tragic event sends father and son on an epic journey of revenge and consequence that becomes their "Path of Vengeance."

ELECTRIC BLACK Volume One Trade Paperback
Written and Illustrated by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall
Full Color, 144 pages, $17.99
On Sale Date: April 29, 2020
Dare you step within the sinister halls of THE ELECTRIC BLACK? A doomed ship infested with demonic rats, an elixir of life that devolves people into blood craving monsters, and a nefarious necklace with apocalyptic properties all await you inside. The cursed antique shop calls out, appearing in any time or space, soliciting new customers that it hungers to corrupt or devour. The poor souls that enter never leave empty handed. Its dark light will shine on macabre mysteries, grisly murders, and other frightful occurrences. Julius Black is the store's enigmatic demonic proprietor and narrator. Along with his psychopathic employees, he regularly manipulates patrons for his own devious purposes. Inside the eerie emporium, all of the forbidden objects have secrets to unlock. This inaugural volume collects the first four issues of the quarterly, ongoing series, containing exclusive bonus artwork and a special cover gallery.

Written Blake Northcott and Scott Lobdell and Illustrated by Roc Upchurch
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
On Sale Date: April 15, 2020
A wrong turn down a dead end road. A car that won't start. An unspeakable evil emerges from the darkness. No phones. No weapons. No escape. Think you've seen this all before? THINK AGAIN. When a girls softball team takes a shortcut through the Florida Everglades, they veer off the path towards a night they'll never forget – drinking, dancing – one last hurrah before college starts and they go their separate ways. When they stumble into a trap set by a murderous cult, the stage is set for a night of blood-soaked carnage – but the cult has never dealt with victims who are ready to fight back. And while the girls might not have home field advantage, they have a game-changing surprise of their own.

TART Trade Paperback
Written by Kevin Joseph and Illustrated by Ludovic Sallé
Full Color, 160 pages, $19.99
On Sale Date: April 29, 2020
Special NONSTOP! Imprint trade paperback where Scout releases a World Premiere issue followed by the entire story in a collected volume at a special reduced price! Seven issues worth of art and story for the price of five! The Rulers of Hell have lost an asset of power, and they are willing to tear the history of the world apart to hunt it down. As a team of time-traveling demon hunters known as The Toxic Fruit work to thwart them, their newest recruit, Tart Acid, learns what it’s like to continually fight the Hordes of Hell in order to protect all we experience from crumbling into chaos.

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