Tim Seeley is in a bit of everything, from our recent experience with The Occultist it’s a good thing though, moving from Hack/Slash to The Occultist and The Guild to something new, a new horror and thriller story called Ex Sanguine. When talking with Dark Horse he had this to say about it.
“Ex Sanguine is my take on the vampire-romance genre, but instead of being full of longing and anguished staring, it’s full of brutal flirtations between two savage predators, one a vampire, one a serial killer,” said Tim Seeley.
We don’t know everything though, Seeley was only willing to reveal the name of Saul Adams as the vampire in the story, he’s a bit lost from this current world, lost in the history he’s tumbled through at day’s end, well until the feds motivate him for some more pressing issues. The serial killer Seeley created is a natural-born killer that hunts and thrives on the pursuit of victims in an endless battle, as one might imagine it might be easy to confuse a vampire with someone who also hunts his victims in a blood lust state.
Saul finds himself right in the middle of “The Sanguine Killings” he ignores the accusations flowing his way until he picks up on a trademark of this killer, a form of art or craft in the process of this bloodshed, as a result of it, those hours and weeks of remembering are put aside, a new shift in his life is here that intrigues him.
While this sounds great and tempting, it’s also something we’ll see at the end of this year, Ex Sanguine #1 is currently slated to arrive on November 28, 2012. One can only hope we get some teasers to make that wait a little easier to take.
The Shade is heading into part 2 of the 3 part Times past series to learn more about The Shade, today we have cover art highlighting some of that goodness. While we could leave it at just that we also managed to find a clip of commentary from DC on the upcoming issue as he ventures into France.
“Darwyn Cooke did a beautiful job with the first one in issue #4, and Gene Ha will bring it all home with #12. And for #8, the one-of-a-kind Jill Thompson made room in her busy schedule not only to draw the issue, but also to provide this sweet variant cover. Brilliantly colored by Trish Mulvihill, it depicts The Shade mid-battle with a demon over the very soul of Paris in 1901! But hey, don’t fret too much — does The Shade look worried to you?”
James Robinson writes up issue #8 and Jill Thompson knocks out the art for the book. Expect the next chapter of this back story to arrive on May 16th.
Tough times for Image right now, with so many series heading back to the printers they’re losing presence on the shelves. The publisher just sent #3 and #1 back to printing with #2 already at the printers. Talk about some madness for sales, the recent deal with AMC to adapt the series probably didn’t help things as there has likely been a spiked interest since the announcement.
Those holding out for a new printing will have to sit tight until May 5th the same day that Thief of Thieves #4 and the third printing of #1` arrive on shelves. Kirkman of course is excited that a new property is taking off with so much success right now.
“We are bringing heist stories to readers with a new twist by showing the humanity of all of the characters, including the criminals,” said THIEF OF THIEVES creator/writer Robert Kirkman, “and we couldn’t be happier that people seem to be enjoying it as much as we are.”
The series is written by Robert Kirkman and Nick Spencer and Shawn Martinbrough mans the art station for the book. The tale itself follows a master thief who has left behind his working days for a shot at a regular life after all that time in the deep end. Hopefully we can get our hands on some of the issues to do some catch up reviews.