Monocyte is like nothing I’ve ever seen in a comic book before. Terrifically creative, smart and terrifying. The writing is complex and mythological, the art will simply blow your eyeballs out of your skull. Artist Menton3 has out done himself this time by introducing a musical backdrop to accompany your trip down scary lane. I’m super excited about this series, and I think anyone with an interest in the horror genre, comic book fan or not, will be too. So, here’s what to expect from Monocyte #2:
From the Official Press Release:
Monocyte begins his death march towards the Olignostic city, fending off relentess attacks in his path to destroy their immortality machinery. Meanwhile, a powerless Olignostic seizes on Monocyte’s appearance to acquire power.
Art by menton3 (ZvR: Aventure, Silent Hill) and co-written by Kasra Ghanbari with a B cover by Riley Rossmo (Proof, Green Wake), an incentive cover by the legendary Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters), and side stories by superstar Ben Templesmith (Wormwood, Fell, 30 Days of Night) and newcomers Alan Hubbard(w)/Chris Newman(a).
“MONOCYTE creates one of those awesome edge-of-the-psyche disturbance fields. You sick bastards. I LOVE IT!” – BILL SIENKIEWICZ (Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters)
“MONOCYTE is a fantastic new addition to the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Filled with menton3’s beautiful artwork, MONOCYTE combines cerebral complexity and entertainment in one damn fine package.” – ASHLEY WOOD (Hellspawn, Zombies vs Robots, Lore, Popbot)
“MONOCYTE is like Deadwood being sodomized by HR Giger in a cathedral, as narrated by Tom Waits.” – BEN TEMPLESMITH (Fell, Wormwood, 30 Days of Night, Hellspawn)
“MONOCYTE is a beautiful excursion into the belly of the beast. I highly recommend taking the trip. Hell has never read so well or looked so stunning.” – STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre)
“menton3 and Ghanbari have woven a tale that entertains the senses, and yet threatens the sensibilities, with MONOCYTE! A true, artistic vision whose images and concepts will delight and disturb you simultaneously! Don’t miss this.” – BOB LAYTON (EIC of Valiant, Founder of Future Comics, writer/artist at Marvel/DC
Saltillo is the solo music project of menton3. Their first album was entitled Ganglion, and you can find most of the tracks on YouTube.
Saltillo: MONOCYTE will be a sonic complement to the comic book series. It will be a 12-track LP put out by Artoffact Records in early February, available on iTunes or directly here: Storming the Base
MONOCYTE #2 is available for pre-ordering and can be found on page 160 of the October Previews, order code OCT110381.
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