Okay, so the Hallowe'en ComicFest is coming. A kind-of Free Comic Book Day for Hallowe'en with a) less participants b) smaller comics and c) owned by Diamond Comic Distrubutors. One if its innovations is being able to get packs of mini-comics to give out to kids trick or treating.
But there's lots of cool stuff coming – including the first chapter of Viz' Resident Evil manga, The Marhawa Desire.
The terrifying 5-volume apocalyptic action thriller was created by Naoki Serizawa and serves as a prequel to the storyline of CAPCOM's bestselling Resident Evil® 6 game property. The manga series is rated 'M' for Mature Readers and will launch on November 18th under the VIZ Signature imprint. RESIDENT EVIL: THE MARHAWA DESIRE Vol. 1 will carry a print MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN.
So yeah, maybe don't hand that one out to the kids….
The highly virulent C-virus became a global disaster, but where did the outbreak start? In the series' opening volume, at the prestigious and elite Marhawa Academy in Singapore, a female student suffers a horrifying transformation. Called in to investigate, Professor Doug Wright and his nephew Ricky find themselves caught up in a deadly and growing tragedy. As things get rapidly out of hand, Chris Redfield and his team from the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance arrive on the scene, while behind it all a mysterious figure looms.
Not unless you are really cool and can get away with it, that is.
Along with tracing the source of the deadly viral outbreak, the manga series also presents the debut of Piers Nivans, who appears in the Resident Evil 6 video game as Chris Redfield's new partner.
So there's that too…