Written by James Ferguson
Published on Friday, 21 February 2014 02:43
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Remender and Dwyer's Early Work Collected in Crawl Space Omnibus
This March, Image Comics will dig up the horror work of writer Rick Remender and frequent collaborator Kieron Dwyer in the Crawl Space Omnibus. The oversized hardcover will clock in at a whopping 616 pages and will include Night Mary, XXXombies, Sorrow, Creatures, and Sea of Red. This is the kind of book that you can use as a weapon should you get attacked by zombies. Crawl Space includes artwork from Dwyer, Francesco Francavilla, Tony Moore, Salgood Sam, Paul Harmon, and Peter Bergting. Here's a quick write up on each of the stories collected:
In Night Mary, a girl is trained to enter the dreams of the mentally disturbed to aid in their therapy. However, when Mary enters the labyrinthine mind of a serial killer, the boundaries between nightmare and reality begins to break down. Drawn by Kieron Dwyer, Night Mary is an unsettling work of psychological horror.
XXXombies is a grindhouse-style gorefest set in 1977 Los Angeles, where a man shoots his way through a zombie scourge to retrieve his runaway daughter from the drug-fueled underworld of pornographers and gangsters. Co-written by Tony Moore, XXXombies is drawn by Dwyer.
Sorrowalso draws from the grindhouse tradition, following a group of road-tripping friends who crash their car in small town and find themselves trapped in a bizarre, grotesque world cut off from civilization. Co-written by Seth Peck and drawn by Francesco Francavilla, Sorrow is a harrowing tale in stark black and white.
Creatures, drawn by Peter Bergting, and based on a painting by the master of fantasy illustration, Frank Frazetta, imagines Teddy Roosevelt as an adventurer who must thwart an alien plot to help an ancient Mayan demon destroy planet Earth.
The longest of the stories collected in Crawl Space is Sea of Red, drawn by Dwyer, Salgood Sam, Paul Harmon, and Francesco Francavilla. A shipwrecked Spanish sailor questions whether death at sea would have been preferable after he’s rescued by marauding pirates who hunger not for gold but for blood — and turn him into one of them. Nearly five hundred years later, Marco Esperanza will finally get his chance at revenge.
Rick Remender has been doing some dynamite work in comics as of late with things like Black Science and Franken-Castle. I have not read any of the stories collected in this tome so I'm looking forward to checking this one out.
Crawl Space Omnibus will be available at your local comic book store on March 12th and in bookstores on March 25th. It can be pre-ordered using the links below.
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