Thursday, July 20, 2017

NEW! The Scream and Misty Special is coming this Halloween!

Just like a good spooky story, this was unexpected! Classic supernatural comics Scream! and Misty return this October in one combined Halloween special, featuring all-new stories! (Cover by Henry Flint.) The two comics never merged back in the day (they weren't even around at the same time) but they're a perfect match for this special! 

Cover image taken from Facebook's Hibernia Comics page. Seems it's public knowledge now so I thought readers of this blog would be interested.

Scream! and Misty are just two of the fan-favourite comic titles that Rebellion acquired a while back. Until now, Rebellion have been reprinting classic strips in their Treasury of British Comics books, so it's fantastic news that the Scream and Misty Special will contain brand new stories! 

I understand the special will be on sale in newsagents and has a cover price of £3.99. According to the date on the bar code it'll be on sale from 18th October until 13th December.

Here's the story info. (Thanks to Neil Taylor for sourcing this.)

Two of Britain's best-loved supernatural comics have been resurrected this Halloween and merged into one terrifying tome featuring all-new stories! 

Max the crazy computer makes a welcome return in The Thirteenth Floor by Guy Adams, John Stokes and Frazer Irving; the fangs are out in The Dracula File by Grainne McEntee and Tristan Jones; weirdos, warriors and weasels plucked from the pages of various 70s and 80s British comics congregate in Death-Man: The Gathering by Henry Flint; Kek-W and Simon Coleby collaborate on Black Max, the German World War One fighter pilot that's descended from a race of bat-people; the high-rise horrors of Birdwood are back in Return of the Sentinels by Hannah Berry and Ben Willsher; and fairies can be frightening in Fate of the Fairy Hunter by Alec Worley and DaNi.

It sounds like quite a variety, and of course Black Max is a character that used to appear in Thunder (and later Lion and Thunder). It'll be great to see him back! 

I'm sure this comic will be greeted very enthusiastically by fans old and new! Great news, chums!

10 comments:

Neil Taylor said...

Here's the official blurb from previews.
https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/AUG171919

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks, Neil! That's great! I'll add that info.

SID said...

Woohoo! Thanks, Lew. I know it's a pipe dream but wouldn't it be great if this eventually leads to a regular publication.

Will definitely get a copy.

Lew Stringer said...

I didn't even think an all-new special would be likely so who knows? Anything's possible, but it really depends on how well this sells. I hope it has better distribution / display than when Egmont did their Buster one-off a few years back.

Big D said...

This looks fantastic. Thanks for the heads-up.

Stevie.H said...

Thanks for the post. Looking forward to this, hopefully Rebellion could produce more specials like this one! Maybe something from the 80s Eagle.

Lew Stringer said...

Eagle is owned by the Dan Dare Corporation but there seems to be some leeway with strips that transferred over from Scream!

Caz Comics said...

Great plan to reintroduce characters and strips through "specials". Less costly route for Rebellion to test the market than publishing books and cheaper for readers to get a taste. Looking forward to it.

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, I hope they do something similar with a humour special next year. Haven't heard of any plans yet though.

David page said...

oh man the things writers of today could do with the thirteenth floor

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