Brian Keene Posts Final 4 Teasers For Mysterious DC Horror One-Shots

Posted by June 16, 2017 Comment

Pictured: Brian Keene tries to get a job at Marvel before landing at DC.

Yesterday, we speculated that a series of teaser images posted by award winning horror novelist Brian Keene on Twitter signified a series of eight horror one-shots from DC Comics, possibly coinciding with Halloween. Keene had previously announced an upcoming project at Marvel or DC, and the first four teasers, each pairing the cover of a horror novel with an image representing a DC comics character, seem to confirm that DC is the company in question. Will each of these horror novelists be writing a one-shot story about the character they’re paired with? Keene hasn’t confirmed or denied our guess, as he vowed not to:

But there are some things we know for sure about the project, which are that it will be a one-shot or series of one-shots:

And that they don’t tie in with DC Metal or Dark Matter:

You can read about the first four teasers here, but let’s take a look at the final four teasers posted by Keene today:

The first of today’s teasers pairs The Bighead by Edward Lee with Superman, or baby Superman to be precise. For Lee, the king of “Extreme Horror,” this wouldn’t be his first comics work. Lee has written for Glenn Danzig’s Verotika. The Amazon description for The Bighead should give you some idea:

Rape. Murder. Brain-eating.

Never before has a work of fiction dared to delve so deeply into the realms of perversion, sexual dementia, and bad taste…

Who is he? What is he? An inbred homicidal pervert? A supernatural psychopath? Who or whatever he is, he’s on a roll now, raging out of the Virginia backwoods and leaving in his wake a trail of blood, guts, and disgust far beyond the limits of your reckoning.

JERRICA…

Sex-addict, drug-addict – a woman so far out of control she would make Linda Lovelace look like a schoolmarm. And little does she know, The Bighead is coming… for her.

THE ABBEY…

Closed for years, Wroxeter Abbey is back in business, haunted by two nuns… from hell. Erotopathic, clinically demented, gross beyond belief. To the faithful priest, Father Alexander, they will do things that absolutely beggar description…

In this teaser, Ronald Malfi’s Little Girls is paired with some Green Arrows, which is pretty on the nose, so we’ll leave that to you to figure out. Little GirlsAmazon description reads:

From Bram Stoker Award nominee Ronald Malfi comes a brilliantly chilling novel of childhood revisited, memories resurrected, and fears reborn…

When Laurie was a little girl, she was forbidden to enter the room at the top of the stairs. It was one of many rules imposed by her cold, distant father. Now, in a final act of desperation, her father has exorcised his demons. But when Laurie returns to claim the estate with her husband and ten-year-old daughter, it’s as if the past refuses to die. She feels it lurking in the broken moldings, sees it staring from an empty picture frame, hears it laughing in the moldy greenhouse deep in the woods…

At first, Laurie thinks she’s imagining things. But when she meets her daughter’s new playmate, Abigail, she can’t help but notice her uncanny resemblance to another little girl who used to live next door. Who died next door. With each passing day, Laurie’s uneasiness grows stronger, her thoughts more disturbing. Like her father, is she slowly losing her mind? Or is something truly unspeakable happening to those sweet little girls?

 

In this teaser we find Seal Team 666 by Weston Ochse and the logo for Captain Marvel– sorry, we mean “Shazam.” Seal Team 666 on Amazon:

Weston Ochse’s SEAL Team 666 follows Cadet Jack Walker. Halfway through SEAL training, he’s still green but showing incredible promise when he’s whisked away to join four SEALs—and their dog—for a special ops mission. Walker soon finds himself in a whirlwind of otherworldly creatures and events as he finds out the true nature of this “special ops” team: SEAL Team 666. Battling demons, possessed humans, mass-murdering cults, and evil in its most dark and primeval form, SEAL Team 666 has their work cut out for them. And it’s not long before they realize that the threat isn’t just directed against the U.S.—an ancient and deadly cult has bigger plans, and Walker is at the center of a supernatural conflict with the entire world at stake.

And finally, this last teaser breaks the pattern, featuring three images instead of two. This time, we have Go Kill Crazy! by Bryan Smith

Blood! Bullets! Killer babes!

“It’s a man’s world,” according to the old saying. But a girl gang with no inhibitions when it comes to sex and violence would disagree. Dez, Echo, and Lana are former strippers with lethal curves and bad intentions. Together they embark on a wild cross-country orgy of crime, leaving rivers of blood and piles of bullet-riddled bodies in their wake. Knowing they are destined to die young–and probably violently—the girls get their kicks while they can, never suspecting they are on a collision course with notorious cult guru John Wayne de Rais and his fanatical followers. Buckle your seatbelts and hang on tight, because things are about to get crazy for the sexiest thrill killers the world has ever seen.

..but also another novel, Brian Keene’s own The Complex:

For fans of Garth Ennis’ “CROSSED” and “THE EVIL DEAD” comes a new novel of savage terror.

There was no warning. No chance to escape. They came suddenly. Naked. Bloodthirsty. Sadistic. They descended upon the Pine Village Apartment Complex, relentlessly torturing and killing anyone they could find.

Fearing for their lives, the residents of the complex must band together. A young trans woman, a suicidal middle-aged writer, a lonely Vietnam vet, a newlywed couple, an elderly widow, a single mother and her son, two on-the-run criminals and the serial killer known as The Exit. Eleven strangers. The only thing they have in common is the unstoppable horde that wants to kill them. If they are to make it through the night, they must fight back.

From World Horror Grandmaster Award winning author, Brian Keene, comes an ultra-violent and action-packed horror thriller.

And these are paired with an image of a familiar looking baseball bat. Two authors, one one-shot, starring Harley Quinn?

We’ll find out when “next month’s Previews” hits stores, but feel free to speculate yourselves below.

(Last Updated June 16, 2017 1:13 pm )