If you’ve been keeping up with your Hack Issues, you already know that Famous Monsters has it’s own comic book imprint now, called American Gothic Press. As a fan of both comics and Famous Monsters, I was pretty excited when the news broke. I was even more excited once I got to see the solicits for the first few titles. I’ve been enjoying both Gunsuits and Bornhome, and thought the first issue of Broken Moon was fantastic. The next book from the imprint is titled Project Nemesis, and I got an early look at the first issue.
Project Nemesis is the comics adaptation of Jeremy Robinson’s popluar series of kaiju novels of the same name. Robinson himself is handling the writing, and states that while there will obviously be things that have to be trimmed from the books, this comic will absolutely be an extremely faithful adaptation. On the art side, Robinson is collaborating with Matt Frank, a well known Godzilla artist who should have absolutely no trouble bringing this story to life.
Jon Hudson, a government agent sent out in search of Bigfoot, arrives in a small town in the middle of nowhere, Maine. He’s greeted by the local Sheriff, a woman named Collins, who informs him that she’ll be working with him on his search. The two of them find more than they bargained for when they run across a secret facility in the middle of the woods, just as one of it’s inhabitants, a large creature, has broken free.
The first issue naturally raises more questions than it answers, but I’m already hooked. Having not read any of the novels, this is all new to me, and I’m excited to see where the story goes. This initial Project Nemesis series is only set for six issues, which will ship monthly with a cover price of $3.99 each, but this is obviously a much larger story and I can only hope we will get more of these comics in the future. Look for issue #1 in your local comic shop on October 28th, but if you don’t want to risk missing it, it’s available for pre-order now.