Published on June 27th, 2016 | by Richard Boom
Amigo Comics June 2016 Solicitations
From the ancient times of… well, only five years ago, we rescue and compile one of the horror books that El Torres is most proud of… We talk about the Voodoo-Santeria horror story DRUMS which was first released at the incredible publishing company Image Comics. But never in trade paperback, so the copies remaining are few and expensive.
But let’s not forget about the bodyguard from the future ALAN DRACON, who is having certain dire problems…
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Writer: El Torres
Artists: Kwaichang Kraneo, Abel García
Cover Artist: Raul Allen
At last, the whole story in one volume! FBI Agent Martin Irons is tasked to investigate the bizarre deaths at a Santeria ritual in the heart of Florida. As a foreboding storm swarms over the city, one of the victims comes back as a zombie and put Iron’s case in a whole new category. With the Santeria drums beating as the thunder rolls, Irons and his team look to find answers for the deaths, while also trying to prevent more tragedy!
This trade paperpack compiles the acclaimed and impossible-to-find miniseries DRUMS, published at Image Comics back in 2011, now for the very first time in trade paperback!
And, DRUMS has earned a “Spotlight on” in the Previews catalog! Read below the first 7 pages.
“The horror is excellent as well with heightened tension through use of environment (i.e. storms) and mystery. Recently, there has been a renaissance of scares in the medium and this has the potential grab a piece of that.”—Eric Whitman, Daily Blam
“What begins as an investigation into ritual mass suicide during a severe thunderstorm turns into the creeping doom of a supernatural ancient evil. El Torres’ religious research is thorough, completing this mini-series with elements real enough to scare even the most rational of us.” —Christian Sager, CNN.
Story and art by: Stefano Martino
There’s no rest for a bodyguard in the near future! Alan Dracon has proven himself a threat for the Yakuza. And the Japanese mafia has an unique way to get rid of problems: Killer Kanoo is out for Alan`s blood!
Don’t miss the awesome art in this book!
“With outstanding pencil work and a hell of an entertaining story, Alan Dracon is the fun, new must-read book that reminds us how good comic books can be.” —Carl Boehm, Comic Bastards
UPC Code: 708022654125—00411
32pgs, B-W (4 of 6) $3. 99
“The story inside was anything but common. El Torres strikes again (…) If you’re into horror or maybe you just like stories about the insane, then you’ll definitely want to check out Straitjacket.”
—Dustin Cabeal, Comic Bastards
“Horror is hit-or-miss for me, more so the cinematic kind. The absolute best depictions are the ones that play with your mind, have you delve deep into your psyche, so much so that you question reality as we know it after viewing.(…) The first entry to this four-part tale deserves an 8.5 out of 10 on the crazy scale!”
—Paul Miranda, Comic Asylum
“Considering that Torres is the current best horror writer in comics (yeah, I said it), it’s kind of neat that he takes one of his older horror comics (The Veil) and puts it in the same universe as this one. I love shit like that.”
—Greg Burgas, Comic Book Resources