ROUGH HOUSE PUBLISHING

A RESURRECTION IN GORE!

Derek Pappas

ROUGH HOUSE PUBLISHING announces GORE SHRIEK® RESURRECTUS, THE ONGOING SERIES which promises a return to the “Fangoria Age” of America’s most infamous horror comic book property!

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ORIGINAL CROWDFUNDING ADVERT - FALL 2016.

ORIGINAL CROWDFUNDING ADVERT - FALL 2016.

Originally released in 2016 as a 30th Anniversary issue of the title, Gore Shriek® Resurrectus Volume One was specifically printed, packaged and released to the ravenous Gore Shriek® fans who participated in a crowdfunded campaign to resurrect the title after almost 25 years of dormancy.  For the chosen few, it was a welcome return to form, but many others were left Shrieking for more due to an extremely limited print run (less than 300 copies) which now are considered highly collectible.

GORE SHRIEK Vol. 1 #4 52PP RELEASED 1988.

GORE SHRIEK Vol. 1 #4 52PP RELEASED 1988.

DRAWING FROM THE PAST

For the uninitiated, GORE SHRIEK® was originally published back in 1986 and with its trademarked cautionary banner, “WARNING: Contains disturbing material and is not intended for children!”, knocked the independent comic book circuit on its severed head with a contemporary, splatterpunk horror anthology that kept teens bloodthirsty for more and sent parents reeling in collective disgust. GORE SHRIEK® was also responsible for breaking artists like BRUCE SPAULDING FULLER (Hollywood FX Artist) and GREG CAPULLO (Batman) with heavy contributions from legendary artists, STEPHEN R. BISSETTE (Swamp Thing) and the late, great CHAS BALUN (Deep Red) before ending its run in 1991.

Now in 2019, all incantations will be answered when ROUGH HOUSE PUBLISHING releases the officially licensed, GORE SHREIK® RESURRECTUS ongoing series, beginning with a newly minted VOLUME ONE complete with brand new extras to boot!  Each issue will be limited to 1000 copies and are expected to be devoured as fast as they are printed.  And once gone, they are gone! The Resurrectus series is all about the future of the series, while honoring it’s past and the creators who made it all possible. While the old issues that fans remember are still out there to be sought after, Rough House Publishing is more interested in adding to Gore Shriek’s incredible legacy!

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“Once again, the fans have spoken!” states comic book artist and Rough House CEO, DEREK ROOK, who reassures that, “No one’s going to bed hungry with all the Gore Shriek® goodness we have in store!  Between what we and Tom have cooking, it will be a Gore Shriek® smorgasbord of gory-gluttony for everyone! The fans are in for a real treat.”

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: GORE SHRIEK CHRONICLES (2017); GORE SHRIEK DELECTUS II (2019)

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: GORE SHRIEK CHRONICLES (2017); GORE SHRIEK DELECTUS II (2019)

 And by “Tom”, Rook is referring to FantaCo Enterprises and series Creator, TOM SKULAN, who in addition to licensing the main Gore Shriek® series to Rough House, is producing his own Gore Shriek® Special Editions, beginning with last year’s GORE SHRIEK® CHRONICLES and following up with GORE SHRIEK®DELECTUS 2 in 2019.  Both can be purchased at the official FanaCo Enterprises website, WWW.FANTACO.NET.

PREVIEW FRONT COVER - GORE SHRIEK RESURRECTUS VOLUME TWO (COVER A - THE GURCH). COMING SPRING 2019.

PREVIEW FRONT COVER - GORE SHRIEK RESURRECTUS VOLUME TWO (COVER A - THE GURCH). COMING SPRING 2019.

 A SHRIEK INTO THE FUTURE

And keeping with the “Resurrection” theme of GORE SHRIEK® RESURRECTUS, VOLUME TWO and THREE are also slated for a 2019 release and will feature the “back from the grave and ready to party” return of fan favorite Gore Shriek® artist, …THE GURCH!!!!! Gurch is 100% on board for Volume Two and far beyond!

GORE SHRIEK®RESURRECTUS VOLUME ONE is the premiere issue of the ongoing series and available in three separate, highly collectible front covers by original Gore Shriek® artist, BRUCE SPAULDING FULLER, PUTRID MATT CARR (Deep Red) and DEREK ROOK (Lucio Fulci’s Gates of Hell).  Volume One is a 48-page premium “Silver Age” cover-to-cover splatterfest, featuring additional artwork from ERIC ROT(Deep Red), MARK BLOODWORTH (Deadworld), JEFF ZORNOW (Godzilla), MICHAEL BROOM (Lucio Fulci’s Zombie) and AUSTEN MENGLER (Black As Your Soul – NIN) with MIKE “CORPSE MONGER” WASION (The Dead Omnibus) and STEF HUTCHINSON (Halloween - Nightdance) writing their way directly into your worst (or best) nightmares!

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GORE SHRIEK® RESURRECTUS VOLUME ONE will also be shipped with these awesome extras:

  • A Full Color, Double Sided 10” x 13.5” Centerfold Poster.

  • A Collectible Lobby Card (Three Different Designs; One per cover design).

  • A  Double-Sided, Signed and Numbered Slipcard.

  • 2 Commemorative Stickers.

2019 will be a GORE SHRIEK fans, bloody wet dream that you don’t want to miss!

What makes GORE SHRIEK different from the lot of horror anthologies that have paved the way before lies within its own unapologetic commitment to be what it is. It doesn’t rely on the old mcGuffin that the malevolent of this world will be punished, even if by forces much darker than themselves. It doesn’t wink at it’s audience to remind them that it’s only a comic book. GORE SHRIEK doesn’t play by the rules, and as a result, no one is safe. One minute it can have you laughing, the next it could be ripping your heart out so you can see it better. GORE SHRIEK RESURRECTUS is the real deal and the one promise it guarantees is that you WILL always SHRIEK and SHRIEK again!! 

PRE-ORDERS for GORE SHRIEK® RESURRECTUS VOLUME ONE begin

FRIDAY JANUARY 11th 2019. 7PM EST. 

EXCLUSIVELY AT: WWW.ROUGHHOUSEPUBLISHING.COM

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