Friday, September 30, 2011

FM # 71 is on the Prowl

Just received the news that Famous Monsters of Filmbook # 71 is now available--featuring my prose filmbook of Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. Truly a dream writing gig for me, finally appearing in my all-time favorite magazine from back when I was a little monster.

Spectacular painted cover by Joe Jusko!

What a perfect way to begin the Halloween season!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Sequential HALLOWEEN LEGION Cover

Thomas Boatwright's cover to my first HALLOWEEN LEGION graphic novel, entitled "The Great Goblin Invasion." Published by Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics in 2012.
The Halloween Legion © Martin Powell. Artwork © Thomas Boatwright. Logo by Ver Curtiss and Cover Design by Michael Hudson.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kolchak Returns!

The highly anticipated The Kolchak Compendium, a massive volume reprinting both out-of-print Kolchak prose anthologies, with over 40 stories by various authors, is on sale tomorrow. Published by Moonstone.

My own Kolchak tale from 2006 "The Abominable Ice Man" (which takes place at a sideshow on the midway, during the Minnesota State Fair) is also featured in this giant book.

Nice to see the story in print again, as it's a sentimental favorite of mine.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Where For Art Thou?

It's here! I just learned that my graphic novel of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has been published. Illustrated by Eva Cabrera. From Stone Arch Books.

Should be available on and in libraries and classrooms very soon.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A SPIDER Halloween Special Issue Interview

All Pulp has interviewed me about my upcoming Spider Halloween special issue.

On Sale next month.

Read all about it!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Not Quite My Greatest Wish...But Close

Ever since I was a kid my dearest wish has been to one day see a living dinosaur. Not likely to ever happen, but one thing my formal scientific education taught me, unlike the sadly skeptical majority, is that our planet still holds a lot of mysteries.

Even so, the second best thing has actually happened!

For the very first time in history the actual physical remains of dinosaurs can be seen by human eyes. Before all we had were fossilized bones, skin impressions, and tracks, but now we can see an actual organic fragment of theropod protofeathers--small dinosaurs related to Tyrannosaurus rex--preserved in amber.

Discovered in Alberta, these aren't mineralized remains like the other fossils--they are the real thing, a genuine part of the animal. For a passionate paleo-guy like me only the discovery of a live dinosaur could be more exciting!

(Many thanks to my old museum buddy, Paul, who graciously shared the news with me.)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bela Lugosi # 1 Still On Sale

It was an honor for me to write a horror story starring the legendary Bela Lugosi, and doubly so to have the tale illustrated by my frighteningly talented, long-time pal, Terry Beatty.

The publisher says this first issue is selling fast, so you might want to grab yours now if you haven't already!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Playing Dr. Frankenstein

While doing more unpacking for my studio (yup, still at it) I joyously found this old model kit!

I truly was beginning to think she was lost forever. Still not assembled after all these years, I think I'll be spending a couple happy hours this evening playing Dr. Frankenstein and building my own monster.

The Howl of the Hound

Incoming story pages for The Hound of the Baskervilles are looking phenomenal. Jamie Chase's atmospheric art expertly captures the eeriness of the unearthly moors.

Jamie and I are striving hard for this to be the definitive Sherlock Holmes graphic novel. We hope you'll join us.

Coming in 2012 from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.

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Artwork © Jamie Chase

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Invasion 2012

A brief, but very fun, preview of the art of
Lowell Isaac from our upcoming graphic novel, Martians, Go Home. Written by me and based on the sci-fi classic by Fredric Brown.

The invasion begins in 2012, from Sequential Pulp/Dark Horse Comics.

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Artwork © Lowell Isaac.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Dreaming of Loch Ness

Interesting dream last night. I was in Scotland, upon the shores of Loch Ness.

I've wanted to visit this mysteriously enigmatic lake since I was in sixth grade, and one day I will. I just want to kneel down and place my hands in its dark inky water, hoping, of course, that a pair of baleful reptilian eyes will be staring up at me.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

THE SPIDER # 2 On Sale Today!

The Spider faces a mastermind of monstrous power, The Thunder King, who wields the tempests of the heavens like a scythe, holding New York in a reign of unrelenting terror. In the flooding avenues below, Nita Van Sloan, the Spider's beloved, alone and against the odds, risks all to save the helpless victims of the drowning city.

Martin Powell, Writer. Hannibal King and Jay Piscopo, Artists. Cover by Dan Brereton.

Published by Moonstone.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Edgar Rice Burroughs

I know I speak for a vast multitude when I humbly say, we'd be nothing without you, sir!

Happy Birthday, ERB!