President and publisher of E-Comix, Vince Brusio, has announced that Halloween 2012 will be ground zero for the release of the company's second self-contained full-color comic book, Autopsy: Hell On Halloween.
As with the publisher's first title (Dying Fetus: Supreme Violence), E-Comix's Autopsy: Hell On Halloween is a fully-authorized title by one of the music industry's biggest names in metal. Shown the cover and told the plot for the book at the 10th-anniversary Maryland Deathfest, AUTOPSY gave Brusio their go-ahead to start work on the project and bring to life their brand of chaos in a ferocious full-color nightmare.
The one-shot comic book tells the twisted tale of teenage kids who make a terrible mistake that they must suffer dearly for. When they play with stolen property at an impromptu field party, they open a doorway that allows spirits into our material world. Friends are abducted. A rescue is planned, but none of this is made known to rival biker gangs who don't appreciate their turf trampled on by strangers. Seeking vengeance, they approach an old abandoned house to wreak havoc on their party crashers, and learn too late that once the door to Hell is opened, it can't be closed.
"AUTOPSY have driven the hearse bringing the masses death metal since the late '80s," Brusio quipped. "It was a natural fit to fuse their brand of music with a grisly ghost story. So we took the cover image of 'Severed Survival', expanded on it, and developed a story that takes place on Halloween night. It's pretty gory stuff. As it should be."
Vocalist/drummer for AUTOPSY, Chris Reifert, commented: "It was great to meet and chat with Vince at the Maryland Deathfest. We're damn excited about this, and know it will be a real killer when it's done!"
Details about distribution for the comic are to be announced in the upcoming months.