Read the full article here: http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/81770/zombies-space-graphic-novel-containment-gets-re-release/
“Graphic novels had never much interested me, until I got my hands on First Comics, Inc.’s version of Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné in 1986. Now, having devoured Eric Red’s horrifically mesmerizing Containment, I see just how far graphic novels can be taken when produced by author/artist pairings such as Red (screenwriter for The Hitcher, Near Dark, and others) and Nick Stakal (Hyde, Silent Hill).
In 2025 a NASA vessel—the Explorer—200 million miles from Earth, and on year 26 of a 32-year mission, is in big-time trouble. A problem with the life-support system forces the 12 crew members to be “thawed” from hypersleep. Commander Stark soon discovers that not all of them have emerged from the pods in the same condition they entered 26 years ago. She and Trumbo, Tulsa, Langtry, and Hobbs find themselves in a dire situation, perhaps best captured by this poetic maxim: “…In space, nobody knows you’re dead.”
After several brutal encounters, the crew figure their violent mates have been rendered so by cryogenic fluid tainting their blood. And that’s not the only threat. Explorer has been damaged, and needs repair quickly, or else…well….
Red’s screenwriting experience obviously carries over seamlessly into this format, with Stakal’s detailed—yet somehow also impressionistic—illustrations the perfect match. The echoes of Alien and Aliens soon faded as I was yanked into this very dark, fast-moving tale—barely time to catch my breath between scenes. That Red and Stakal are able to sustain this pace (while showing the crew’s frantic discussions about what to do) is impressive.
Hats off to Paul Fry’s SST Publications for taking on Containment, and doing a visually striking job.” –Reviewed by William Grabowski
Read the full review on Hellnotes at: http://bit.ly/1IrkdoC
New book trailer for my zombies-in-space graphic novel, CONTAINMENT, available for the first time in hardcover and digital editions from SST Publications!November 27th, 2014
“It’s all in how you tell the tale, and Red tells the tale like a seasoned skipper surrounding a bonfire and his mates on a rarely visited island off the coast of No Man’s Land. The action is steady, the mystery is alive and the novel’s conclusion will leave your head spinning 360 degrees. There isn’t a base that goes uncovered in Red’s latest, and if terror on water tales float your boat, this is an absolute must-read.”
Read the full review at: http://horrornovelreviews.com/2014/10/31/eric-red-it-waits-below-review/
“IT WAITS BELOW is a page-turner, an action-packed, underwater thriller that packs a powerful punch, liable to keep you up all night, feverishly turning pages.” – Lansing State Journal.October 19th, 2014
My new novel, IT WAITS BELOW, is the Editor’s Pick in the Nov/Dec issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine!October 10th, 2014
“Eric Red’s latest novel from Samhain Publishing is a perfect follow-up to his werewolves vs. gunslingers tome, THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE. In IT WAITS BELOW, Red mixes a little Lovecraftian mythos with classic, big screen Sci-Fi as an ancient beast, buried deep under the ocean, has awakened after a long slumber. The book reads like a Hollywood blockbuster with all the fixings as a deep sea team battles both the alien menace and pirates in an attempt to save mankind!”
Read the full interview at: http://www.thebigthrill.org/2014/09/it-waits-below-by-eric-red/