Saturday, September 30, 2017

Variant cover for the Misty and Scream Special

 As you may have already seen on the Forbidden Planet website and other places, the Scream and Misty Halloween Special out next month will now have a variant cover by Glenn Fabry and Adam Brown, which features a title switch to Misty and Scream Halloween Special

The variant edition will only be on sale from comics speciality shops, while the standard edition (shown below) will be on sale in newsagents. Collect 'em both!
Cover by Henry Flint.

When originally announced, the cover logos caused some controversy because the Misty logo was so small, despite Misty being the longest running of the two comics. Perhaps this variant cover will balance things a little.

The contents are...

The Thirteenth Floor by Guy Adams, John Stokes and Frazer Irving.
The Dracula File by Grainne McEntee and Tristan Jones.
Death-Man: The Gathering by Henry Flint.
Black Max by Kek-W and Simon Coleby.
Return of the Sentinels by Hannah Berry and Ben Willsher.
Fate of the Fairy Hunter by Alec Worley and DaNi.

The special goes on sale on October 18th for £3.99.

11 comments:

Manic Man said...

"a variant cover by Glenn Fabry and Ryan Brown, which features a title switch to Misty and Scream Halloween Special."

erm... Ryan Brown is the real name of 'Adam Brown'? as the credit is signed 'Glenn Fabry and Adam Brown' ^_^

Lew Stringer said...

My mistake. As Glenn and Ryan are mates my brain must have misread the signature. Corrected it now.

Big D said...

I plan to pick up a copy of this. I'd prefer to get that top cover though. Very cool.

Lew Stringer said...

I think I'll buy both, although that does make it rather expensive.

Brian Meenan said...

i think most comics fans will buy both covers one to go with mistys and one with the screams if they are lucky enough to own both titles lol

William Kane said...

Adam Brown is not Ryan Brown he is his brother though and a colourist and artist.

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks William.

the_beyonder said...

Just read this. £3.99 for a few badly written 'stories' that function simply as adverts for forthcoming Rebellion reprints, with the page count padded out by, yep, even more ads for Rebellion reprints. Cynical rubbish.

Lew Stringer said...

I think calling it "rubbish" is a bit strong, but you're hiding behind anonymity so I guess it gives you bravado. It makes sense that if they're going to revive characters from 40 years ago that they'd want to lead the readers towards books that reprint those stories. Three pages of house ads in a 52 page comic is hardly "padding".

the_beyonder said...

Hi Lew! Not 'hiding' intentionally - just chose a Google name or whatever years ago and never changed it (real name is Matt - hi). I was just really disappointed in the comic. The stories didn't really go anywhere, and most ended in open-ended and/or vague fashion, followed by an instruction to check out some forthcoming collection or other. I've been reading British comics for nearly forty years now, and this 'Special' really was just cynical fluff. It's the sort of thing I'd expect to come across as a free handout at a convention or mart. Anyway, just wanted to clarify. Love the site!

Lew Stringer said...

Fair enough, Matt. I agree to an extent but I think it was a good way to introduce new readers to those strips. Some worked better than others, admittedly. The one with all the old characters was too overloaded to create any sense of connection with them, but I'm intrigued as to where it'll be continued. In 2000AD?

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