Sunday, April 19, 2009
FROM THE TOMB back from the dead!
As regular readers of this blog will know I'm a big fan of Peter Normanton's horror comics feature magazine From the Tomb. (See reviews of previous issues here and here.) Therefore I was concerned to hear recently that as part of a controversial streamlining measure on smaller publishers Diamond distributors have decided to drop the magazine from their catalogue. As many comic stores across the Western world use Diamond as their exclusive supplier it effectively means that From the Tomb will no longer be available in many comic shops. This was the final nail in the coffin for the publication, if you'll pardon the pun, and the mag was cancelled.
However, the good news is that like any good zombie From the Tomb has risen from the dead, due to an anonymous benefactor who stepped forward to pay for the print costs on the next issue (No.27, cover above). From the Tomb is available by subscription and the upcoming issue will be limited to just 500 copies at £6.00 each ($17.00 overseas). A three issue subscription will cost £17 (UK) or $50 (overseas).
More details are on the flyer below. If you're a fan of horror comics old and new, or are interested in the history of comics in general, or just want to learn more about the horror comics genre, please subscribe and support this very worthy publication. Some copies will appear in UK comic shops from a different distributor but under the current economic climate shops are likely to cut back on such independent titles, so it's probably best to subscribe and make sure of your copy.