Famous Monsters, the long-running entertainment fan magazine, is returning to the comic world with a new series called Gunsuit. The publisher has a long history with comics having shared the Warren imprint in the 60s and 70s for the cult classic Creepy and Eerie and of course was the first home for FM Editor Forrest J Ackerman's creation Vampirella.
This new comic book division, American Gothic Press, will feature such creators as Steve Niles, Paul Tobin, Nat Jones, Darick Robertson, and many more. The first series, Gunsuits, is set to debut in June written by Paul Tobin (Colder), with art and cover by P.J. Holden (Judge Dredd) and an alternate cover by Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan).
Gunsuits is a whirlwind ride of mechs, monsters, and alternate universes, adapted from the short story "Wormholes". The story follows Cassandra "Potts" Potter as she battles gigantic, scaly bio-weapons while simultaneously searching every available dimension for a way to win.
"I always try to keep in mind that heroes [like Potts] are regular people," says Tobin. "They've been forced into a situation, but 'Serve justice!' isn't what's paramount in a hero's mind. It's more 'don't get shot or eaten' and 'don't let my friends get shot or eaten'."
The first issue of Gunsuits will hit comic shops in June with a main cover by Holden that will ship equally with a cover by Robertson.
Coming in July from American Gothic will be Bornhome, also scripted by Tobin and pencilled by Jeff Johnson (Green Lantern). September will bring Broken Moon by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Nat Jones (Spawn), an apocalyptic tale about creatures of legend and how they have come to control the fate of the world.