Monday, November 4, 2013

Lion Forge Comics Announces Night Trap


Despite Halloween being done for the year, there's still plenty of opportunity for horror to have a place on your bookshelf. It's a feeling that Lion Forge Comics subscribes to, as they're slated to offer Night Trap as their first horror property. The comic bolsters Lion Forge’s existing slate of 1980s and ‘90s-inspired titles, including Airwolf and Knight Rider, which launched earlier this month. The title is written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by JB Bastos (with colors by Robby Bevard).

"Growing up in the ‘80s, I spent a lot of time watching horror flicks, including slasher movies such as Halloween, Maniac and their ilk – those movies were nerve-wracking, chilling and fun, so long as you enjoyed being scared,” said Bunn. “I wanted to create a menacing, cruel, and unstoppable killer, and introduce a cast of young, likable victims. Along the way I've thrown in a few twists and surprises, but ultimately this is a tribute to the genre and to the killers who taught me that if you break the rules – the boogeyman will get you."

Night Trap pays homage to the notorious slasher films of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Although it bears the same name as the video game, Bunn creates an original story, influenced by the ‘90s Night Trap and other titles in the fear-filled genre. In the terrifying comic, a group of co-eds rents a beautiful lake house hoping to get some weekend relaxation and fun. During their stay, they encounter a murder-hungry madman who has watched a few too many splatter flicks. What follows is a gory maze of blood and pain, with death as the likely escape.

“Our digital comics catalog is a testament to the passion we have for the movies, TV shows, comics and video games that entertained and influenced us growing up, and we’re thrilled to add our first horror property,” said David Steward II, founder and CEO, Lion Forge. “Fans of everything from Friday the 13th to I Know What You Did Last Summer will get the full scare tactics with Night Trap – and with Halloween’s arrival, what better way for us to pay tribute to such a unique genre of entertainment than with a devilishly entertaining new horror property that all readers can enjoy.”

Full press release below.

CULLEN BUNN'S "NIGHT TRAP" CREEPS ONTO LION FORGE DIGITAL STORE IN NOVEMBER
Digital publisher Lion Forge Comics announced the addition of its first horror property, Night Trap, to its diverse roster of digital properties. The comic bolsters Lion Forge’s existing slate of 1980s and ‘90s-inspired titles, including Airwolf and Knight Rider, which launchedearlier this month.
Written by Cullen Bunn, author of the popular horror comic series The Sixth Gun, Night Trap pays homage to the notorious slasher films of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Although it bears the same name as the video game, Bunn creates an original story, influenced by the ‘90s Night Trap and other titles in the fear-filled genre. In the terrifying comic, a group of co-eds rents a beautiful lake house hoping to get some weekend relaxation and fun. During their stay, they encounter a murder-hungry madman who has watched a few too many splatter flicks. What follows is a gory maze of blood and pain, with death as the likely escape.
"Growing up in the ‘80s, I spent a lot of time watching horror flicks, including slasher movies such as Halloween, Maniac and their ilk – those movies were nerve-wracking, chilling and fun, so long as you enjoyed being scared,” said Cullen Bunn, writer of Night Trap. “I wanted to create a menacing, cruel, and unstoppable killer, and introduce a cast of young, likable victims. Along the way I've thrown in a few twists and surprises, but ultimately this is a tribute to the genre and to the killers who taught me that if you break the rules – the boogeyman will get you."
“Our digital comics catalog is a testament to the passion we have for the movies, TV shows, comics and video games that entertained and influenced us growing up, and we’re thrilled to add our first horror property,” said David Steward II, founder and CEO, Lion Forge. “Fans of everything from Friday the 13th to I Know What You Did Last Summer will get the full scare tactics with Night Trap – and with Halloween’s arrival, what better way for us to pay tribute to such a unique genre of entertainment than with a devilishly entertaining new horror property that all readers can enjoy.”
Night Trap is illustrated by JB Bastos, with Robby Bevard as colorist. The comic is scheduled to release in mid-November.
About Lion Forge Comics
Lion Forge is a St. Louis-based transmedia studio with a focus on digital publishing. With both original and licensed titles, Lion Forge brings together the brightest talent to acquire and develop content and character franchises within the comic book, television, film and interactive gaming industries. Lion Forge applies cinematic elements to each property to create compelling, story-driven experiences from start to finish, bringing unique entertainment experiences to both traditional and digital marketplaces. For more information, please visit www.lionforge.com or the Lion Forge Facebook and Twitter pages.

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