It’s been an entire year since we last saw a new publication from TKO Studios, the company that brought the Netflix trademark binge to comic books. Though not as striking and punch-packed as Round 1 from the publisher early last year, the second round of titles had promise. At last Round 3 is on its way, and pre-orders are now available. So what does the next incarnation of TKO hold? First, none of the original series will see their sequels just yet. But you will have the option to check out three new mini-series, and two new concepts: an illustrated prose horror book and three TKO “shorts.” Check out previews for all below.
As with the first two rounds (TKO calls them “waves,” but c’mon), these are available in a trade paperback or single, slightly-oversized issues in a box. The other books are single-issue items.
Here are descriptions of the main titles:
Lonesome Days/Savage Nights
Stu is a private detective with one hell of a trick up his sleeve…and a monster under his skin. When the one person he cares about is murdered, Stu unleashes the beast he’s kept hidden inside and paints the town red. From best-selling creators Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Salvatore Simeone and Szymon Kudranski (Batman: The Dark Night, The Punisher).
Ex-con Noah returns to find his hometown of Redfork decayed by opioid abuse. But soon he discovers a more sinister and dangerous supernatural presence lurking in the coal mines below town… From critically acclaimed creators Alex Paknadel (Giga) and Nil Vendrell (Shirtless Bear-Fighter!).
When the unstoppable cosmic force of the Undoer threatens the existence of Earth itself, Demm, a disgraced government agent, must shake off a lifetime’s worth of regret if he’s going to save us all. From superstar creators Steve Orlando (Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter) and Ricardo López Ortiz (Deadpool, Hit-Girl: Colombia).
Here are the prose story and single-issue comics:
Blood Like Garnets
A modern day witch can knit the dead back to life for a fearsome price. Follow a lone predator’s surprising night on a bloody hunt. Join a carefree karaoke night with friends that ends in blood, tears and dark revelations. Printed as a 160-page paperback at 8.5″ x 5.5″, this book of illustrated prose contains 8 spine-tingling horror stories written by Leigh Harlen and illustrated by Maria Nguyen.
Seeds of Eden
When a space pioneer attempts to create a self-sustaining colony on Jupiter, her visit takes an unsuspecting and deadly turn. From Liana Kangas & Joe Corallo (She Said Destroy) and Paul Azaceta (Outcast).
Father of All Things
It is 1914 and the world is at war. Idealistic 14-year old Georg is ready to defend his country, but nothing could prepare him for the supernatural horrors that await beneath the trenches. From Sebastian Girner (Shirtless Bear-Figher!, Scales & Scoundrels) and Baldemar Rivas (Unearth).
When Neal’s new baby brother begins to drive him insane with sleepless nights, Neal starts seeing a spectral train with a ghostly conductor offering to solve his problems by taking his baby brother far away. From Steve Foxe (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine) and Lisandro Estherren (Redneck, The Last Contract).
Take a look at this preview of Round 3 of TKO Studios forthcoming releases:
Pre-order any or all of these new TKO Studios titles at Elite Comics now. They are expected to ship the second week in November.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg