Welcome to Showside Marks Creator-Owned Debut for Ian McGinty

With Halloween right around the corner, things are set to get hectic and spooky. Ahead of that spookiness is the release of Welcome to Showside on October 28 from Z2 Comics, marking the creator-owned debut of Ian McGinty. The book takes readers on the adventures of Kit, a lovable kid with a monstrous secret: his dad is the Great Shadow King and he wants Kit to take over the family business of destroying the world. With best friends Moon, a sorceress-in-training, and Belle, the latest in a long line of Southern demon-hunters, Kit fights a plethora of Nexus demons -- and finally stands up to his Dad.

“Kit is a fun-loving dude who wishes he didn’t have a care in the world," says McGinty. "But as much as he wants to skateboard, eat rad food, and hang with his buds like any kid would, well, his father is the Shadow King, Ruler of the Nexus, and that means sometimes Kit and his friends have to defend the town of Showside from ghosts, demons and monsters.”

"All-ages means for everybody," says Ian."I think kids are capable of handling and understanding much more than we give them credit for, and I wanted Welcome to Showside to have scary elements instead of being ALL rainbows and bubblegum."