Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #4

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Ediano Silva | Wes Hartman Igor Vitorino | Ivan Nunes Derlis Santacruz | Sanju Nivangune Jason Metcalf | Ivan Nunes

Liesel thought an army of the undead was going to be trouble until she comes face-to-fangs with a big bad werewolf. The heir of the Van Helsing legacy must battle the beast to save the life of a vampire? Martial arts meets monsters and magic as the series explodes.  Action, carnage and a fight to the death in a remote monastery at the top of the world. Chuck Dixon (Bane: Conquest) continues this epic horror saga to its bloody finish.

Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artwork: Allan Otero
Colors: Robby Bevard
Letters: Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios
Editor: Dave Franchini
Production & Design: Christopher Cote

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Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #3

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Ediano Silva | Wes Hartman Jason Metcalf | Ivan Nunes Allan Otero | Vinicius Andrade Ian Richardson | Jesse Heagy

Stranded at the top of the world, Liesel Van Helsing works to uncover the source of centuries old vampire clan high in the frozen heights of the Himalayas. Newly allied with Chinese agent Wu Shen Hao, the greatest vampire hunter of them all faces a horde of the undead while a bestial lycanthrope stalks the mountain passes. Chuck Dixon (BANE: Conquest) brings all the blood, bullets and brutality you’re looking for as this horror epic builds toward its violent climax.

Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artwork: Allan Otero
Colors: Robby Bevard
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Dave Franchini
Production & Design: Christopher Cote

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Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #2

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Sean Chen | Ylenia Di Napoli Mike Lilly | Hedwin Zaldivar Richard Ortiz | Ceci de la Cruz  Jason Metcalf | Ivan Nunes

The furious action continues as Liesel finds herself stranded at the top of the world in a remote monastery under siege by an army of blood-sucking freaks! Her quest for the Sword of Heaven takes her into dual combat with a tough and sexy agent from a secret Chinese intelligence unit and a horde of the undead hungry for her blood! This new limited series features a story written by Chuck Dixon (Batman, Punisher, Bane: Conquest).

Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artwork: Allan Otero
Colors: Robby Bevard
Letters: Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios
Editor: Dave Franchini
Production & Design: Christopher Cote | Ashley Vanacore

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Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #1

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Drew Edward Johnson |  Ceci de la Cruz Netho Diaz | Jesse Heagy Richard Ortiz | Ceci de la Cruz  Allan Otero | Vinicius Andrade

A brutal werewolf attack on a high mountain ledge! A heist in the Forbidden City! An epic kung-fu brawl at the airport! A battle with a vampire at 35,000 feet! A horrific crash in the Himalayas! And that’s only the start of the newest Liesel Van Helsing adventure! The legendary vampire killer is on a global hunt for the Sword of Heaven, the ultimate demon-killing weapon. This new limited series features the Zenescope premiere of writer Chuck Dixon (Batman, Punisher, Bane: Conquest).

Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artwork:  Allan Otero
Colors: Robby Bevard
Letters: Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios
Editor: Dave Franchini
Production & Design: Christopher Cote | Ashley Vanacore

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Van Helsing vs. The Mummy of Amun-Ra #6

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Igor Victorino | Jorge Cortes Igor Victorino | Jorge Cortes Juan Carlos Ruiz Netho Diaz | Mohan Sivakami

FINAL ISSUE

Liesel Van Helsing enters into her grudge match the the Mummy of Amun-Ra, but she is unprepared when an entire army of undead royalty is unleashed on her. As she fights her away through these zombified pharaohs of ages past, the wicked power of the God Queen mummy waits on the other side. After surviving Dracula, Frankenstein, and the apocalypse itself… will it be the Mummy that finally sends the legendary vampire hunter to her death?

Writer: Pat Shand
Artwork: Marc Rosete & Roberta Ingranata
Colors: Walter Pereyra, Fran Gamboa, & J.C. Ruiz
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Dave Franchini
Production & Design: Christopher Cote | Joi Dariel

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Interview with Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf Author Chuck Dixon

We recently caught up with Chuck Dixon, comic veteran and writer of Liesel’s latest journey, to discuss his career as well as what to expect from Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf.

Zenescope Entertainment: As a veteran in the comic book industry, what keeps you motivated to keep creating?

Chuck Dixon: It’s an itch I have to scratch. I’ve been a daydreamer all my life. It’s in my DNA. So I need the outlet. My enthusiasm for writing and especially for writing in the comics medium has never waned.

ZE: Can you touch on some similarities and differences between writing for the Big 2 on books like The Punisher and Batman versus writing for an independently published book like Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf?

CD: Not much at all, really. Van Helsing may not be as old a franchise as Batman or The Punisher but there’s a framework and established characters and relationships. I’m not here to re-invent Liesel and her story. My task here is to provide entertaining horror action within the framework built by the original creators.

ZE: What is your favorite aspect of Liesel that makes her enjoyable to write?

CD: Probably the same as any character I enjoy writing. She’s a badass. And I like her British-ness and that her life spans several generations. The most fun was coming up with a consistent voice for her, something that “sounds” right to my ear. I have her speaking in a very Edwardian formal manner with more recent colloquialisms thrown in. I’ve also supplied her with a dry, acid wit. She’s fun to write!

ZE: For those who don’t know, you have your own publishing imprint of action novels, Bruno Books.  Do you prefer being able to write action that you see come to life through a comic artist, or is it more rewarding to be as visceral as possible through prose and hope that the reader feels the same impact in a novel?

CD: I’m a comic book writer first and foremost. Comics were my final destination not a stepping stone to another medium. I don’t have an unproduced spec screenplay I’ve written. And I never planned on being a novelist even though I’m currently working on my 21st novel!

ZE: As your first book for Zenescope Entertainment, what drew you to the company and to Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf?

CD: Fun material and creative freedom. The editors are leaving me alone to create an international horror action epic with lots of wild scenes and dark humor.

ZE: Who or what are some of your influences when it comes to writing?

CD: My earliest influence in comics was Archie Goodwin. My mom probably thought I was too young to be reading Creepy and the Eerie but she let me but them anyway. Later I discovered guys like Frank Robbins and Harvey Kurtzman. In recent years I’ve learned more and more about early comic writing greats like Carl Barks and John Stanley; the geniuses behind Uncle Scrooge and Little Lulu, respectively. Kind of weird when I think of it. My earliest influences were comics too mature for a ten year old and my most recent are “kid comic” authors.

ZE: I read in an interview where you said, “I feel a comic writer’s task is to be invisible. If you notice the writing then I’ve failed. The artist tells the story. I leave them all the room they need,” which I think is a very interesting and humble outlook.  Can you share how that belief came about?

CD: From Archie Goodwin mostly. Archie would write these seamless horror stories that had just enough narration and dialogue to help the art put the story across. Never a wasted word. It took me a while to draw a connection between the stories I liked most (and read and re-read ad infinitum) and Archie’s name in the credits. I decided that the best comics writing is where the writer takes a back seat to the art, guiding the visuals from behind the curtains. I think I was looking for approval from my peers rather than from fans. Archie had a saying common to him whenever he pointed out exemplary work by a comics pro. He’d say, “Do you see what this son of a bitch is doing?” It was him schooling others on the unseen efforts beyond the art that lifted a common comic book story to an excellent one. I have always strived for that kind of quality in my work, a more sublime effect than the “look at how clever I am!” brand of writing.

And it was a decision based on craft. Humility had nothing to do with it.

ZE: Do you have anything else you’d like to say to your fans?

CD: Just to give Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf a chance. If you liked my work on Nightwing, Batman, Punisher or others then you won’t be disappointed with how much trouble I get Liesel and her new allies into.

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Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #1 hits shelves July 2017.

 

 

Van Helsing vs. The Mummy of Amun-Ra #5

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Igor Vitorino | Jesse Heagy Marc Rosete | Erick Arciniega Andrea Meloni | Ylenia Di Napoli Jason Metcalf | Ivan Nunes

Captured by the crime families of New York, Liesel Van Hesling must escape before the Mummy of Amun-Ra is able to rise to ultimate power. But even if she escapes the mobsters, the mummy’s cult of fascist supporters, all of whom are heavily armed, mystically empowered, and prepared to die for their God Queen.

Writer: Pat Shand
Artwork: Marc Rosete & Roberta Ingranata
Colors: Walter Pereyra, Fran Gamboa, & J.C. Ruiz
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Dave Franchini
Production & Design: Christopher Cote | Joi Dariel

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Bane Creator Makes His Zenescope Writing Debut with New Van Helsing Series

Veteran comic book author Chuck Dixon (Batman, Punisher, Bane: Conquest) has signed on to pen Zenescope’s next Van Helsing mini-series: Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf.

Liesel Van Helsing, daughter of famed vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, faces a terrifying new threat in Zenescope’s fifth installment of the comic book series that features one of its most popular characters. From a brutal werewolf attack on a high mountain ledge to an epic kung-fu brawl at the airport to a battle with vampires at 35,000 feet, the world’s greatest steampunk vampire hunter ventures across the globe in search of the Sword of Heaven, an ancient weapon that may be Van Helsing’s only chance at stopping one of the most dangerous enemies she has ever faced!

“Between the comic book and the new SyFy channel series that was inspired by her, Van Helsing has quickly grown into one of our most beloved characters,” said Zenescope’s Ralph Tedesco. “And we’re thrilled to have a writer of Chuck’s immense talent continuing her story with us.”

Van Helsing vs. The Werewolf #1 is set to be in comic stores everywhere July 5th.  The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is June 12th.

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Praise for VAN HELSING

“Zenescope does it again: this series captures horrors and heroics perfectly.” – SciFiPulse

“To put it simply: this is one of the best-looking books at your local shop.” – SnapPow.com

“That’s what we want!  We crave that sweet, gooey, slightly fish-smelling monster blood.”

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“The comic is truly an engaging piece that brings together supernatural elements with those of science fiction, ensuring that lovers of either genre will be pleased.” – Project-Nerd

Van Helsing vs. The Mummy of Amun-Ra #4

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Sheldon Goh | Ivan Nunes Andrea Meloni| Mohan Sivakami Noah Salonga | Ceci de la Cruz Jason Metcalf | Wes Hartman

Liesel Van Helsing on the run! After being framed for attempted murder, Van Helsing finds herself on the wrong side of the law. Now, as the Mummy of Amun-Ra united the crime families of New York, Van Helsing has to make a choice… protect the city or protect herself?

Writer: Pat Shand
Artwork: Marc Rosete & Roberta Ingranata
Colors: Walter Pereyra, Fran Gamboa, & J.C. Ruiz
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Dave Franchini
Production & Design: Christopher Cote | Joi Dariel

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Van Helsing vs. The Mummy of Amun-Ra #2

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Allan Otero | Ula Mos Jason Metcalf | Ivan Nunes Renato Rei | Wes Hartman Antonio Bifulco | Vinicius Andrade

When an old foe rises in modern times, Liesel Van Helsing must look to her past to see how she can fight this deadly adversary. The Mummy of Amun-Ra has returned, and even those who brought her out of her centuries-long slumber will not be able to contain her power!

Writer: Pat Shand
Artwork: Marc Rosete & Roberta Ingranata
Colors: Walter Pereyra & Fran Gamboa & J.C. Ruiz
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Pat Shand
Production & Design: Christopher Cote | Joi Dariel

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