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Kansas City, Missouri - Last year, Outland Entertainment announced Cullen Bunn’s horror imprint, Outer Shadows. Through Outer Shadows, three prose projects (SWORDS IN THE SHADOWS, RAZE, and CROOKED HILLS) have been published. While more terrifying prose projects are in the works, Outer Shadows will also be pushing into the comic book publishing arena with an aggressive, exciting, and horrifying initiative. 

“I’ve always envisioned Outer Shadows as the place for prose and comics,” said Bunn, who has written some of the most terrifying horror comic books on the market. “Now, we’re following through on that initial idea with a deep dive into the horror and dark fantasy comic market.”

There are dozens of comic books, trade paperbacks, and original graphic novels planned for the Outer Shadows imprint. First up, a dark fantasy/horror series titled THE FARAWAY, written by Bunn and illustrated by Vitalii Kalchenko. 

“THE FARAWAY,” Bunn says, “offers a clear premise. If you’re my age, you loved the old Dungeons and Dragons cartoon, where a group of kids get swept into a magical land. What happens, though, if those kids get trapped in a realm of fantasy and magic… that has been completely consumed by evil? In THE FARAWAY, a group of unlucky gamers finds themselves surrounded by a world of horrifying monsters and murderous cutthroats. And, while the book is gorgeously illustrated, the situation will not be pretty.”

The Kickstarter campaign for THE FARAWAY will launch on March 7, 2024. 

Several other comics are currently in production for Outer Shadows, with a variety of styles and horror subgenres being tackled. In addition to THE FARAWAY, a new erotic horror thriller titled BUMPING UGLIES (illustrated by Ann Marie Cochran) will be serialized under the imprint. This story follows a pair of police detectives on a descent into a sex-fueled nightmare as they investigate a new mind-altering drug with supernatural origins.

THE FARAWAY and BUMPING UGLIES will be series, but Outer Shadows will also be releasing one-shot horror tales titled NIGHTMARE FUEL PRESENTS. These stories will be self-contained tales of pulse-pounding terror. 

NIGHTMARE FUEL PRESENTS one-shots will include DEATH DUEL WITH THE CHAINSAW WITCHES (illustrated by Diogo Carvalho) which follows a group of heavy metal bandmates out to destroy the demon they helped summon. LONG PIG AND AZRAEL (illustrated by Emmanuel Casallos) follows a lonely hitchhiker and the demonic entity that is always following him. THE WINDOW (illustrated by Luay Garwan) features a down-on-their-luck family that moves into a new house… and discovers a passage to an alien world.  

Bunn and Joe Bocardo’s apocalyptic vampire epic NIGHTWALKERS, which was previously published in single issues, will join the line-up. It will be released in a collected edition and the series will be continuing through Outer Shadows. 

And Bunn promises even more. 

“We have several other comics and graphic novels in the works. Terrifying giant monster stories? You bet! Stories about infernally-possessed knickknacks? Of course! There are so many stories in the works, and I’m excited to make Outer Shadows a home for horror and dark fantasy comics.”

Outer Shadows publications will be released first as crowdfunding campaigns with Kickstarter. These campaigns will have options for every budget and reading preference. They will have low funding thresholds and, in many cases, shortened campaign duration's. The crowdfunding campaigns will offer readers the chance to help in the creation of these comics and score some product offerings only available during the campaigns. After the campaigns are funded and delivered, comics in the line will also be distributed to the direct market. 

Upcoming non-comics offerings from Outer Shadows include I’LL KILL YOU LAST, an anthology of horror tales inspired by 80s action movies; GOBLINVILLE, a dark fantasy novella series; and THE COMPLETE SHORT FICTION OF CULLEN BUNN, a three-volume collection of Bunn’s prose short stories. 

For more information about Cullen Bunn, visit https://www.cullenbunn.com .

For more information about Outer Shadows and Outland Entertainment, visit https://outlandentertainment.com/.

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