Richard Sala comic
Just a couple of months before his tragic passing in March 2020, cartooning master of the macabre Richard Sala completed his final book ― or, actually, his final four books. Poison Flowers and Pandemonium collects all four of these original graphic novellas in one beautiful hardcover worthy of Sala’s legacy. First up in Poison Flowers is “House of the Blue Dwarf,” a 125-page thriller featuring master criminal the Bloody Cardinal, who leaves a wake of mayhem and madness everywhere he goes. “Monsters Illustrated” is a fun, 64-page monster movie riff that showcases Sala’s visual imagination. A young woman in a dusty bookstore reads a strange bestiary ― the “book within a book” showcases a series of Sala’s gorgeous watercolor and ink drawings. But when she gets to the end, she finds the bookseller drives a hard bargain. “Cave Girls Of The Lost World” is a campy, 60-page romp about a team of young women whose plane crashes in a land forgotten by time and rife with dinosaurs, carnivorous plants, and apemen ― but these intelligent, brave, and resourceful women are ready to rumble! Rounding out the book is “The Amazing Adventures of Fantomina Fantomella,” a 45-page graphic novella of violence and non-stop action. Priest and his mob thought Fantomina was dead. So how is it that she's come back with a vengeance? Poison Flowers & Pandemonium is a perfect showcase of Sala's gorgeous watercolor artwork and his love of B-movie horror, silent film-era archetypes, and femmes fatale.
Eyes are watching from a hidden room... An unknown killer is prowling the night... An evil chuckle echoes down a shadowy corridor... In the tower, the bell is ringing. It's... Thirteen O'Clock, the latest deranged pulp nightmare from alternative-comics maestro Richard Sala! You've seen his fevered visions in the pages ofRaw, Blab, and Buzz, and his animated serial, "Invisible Hands," mesmerized a nation of video slaves on MTV's Liquid Television! Thirteen O'Clock collects the exploits of Sala's mysterious figure of the night, Mr. Murmur, from Deadline U.S.A. along with new Murmur material seen nowhere else on this planet! Follow Sala's masked avenger as he descends into the city's stygian depths to unlock the unholy secrets behind the Corkscrew Murders! Join Mr. Murmur, Eve E. Vee, The Wheezer, Lt. Sedan, Dr. Verlorene, and the head of Zolok in this tableau of dread, death, and darkness!
- Issue # Full (18 days ago)
In this original graphic novel, when the carnival comes to town, parents in the town of Obidiah's Glenn began to get sick, followed by the teachers, doctors, and the sheriff's department. The children of Obidiah's Glenn become suddenly wild, roaming about at night with crazed looks in their eyes. Sixteen-year-old Paisley Curtain realizes she has to do something to stop what she sees is happening - but there isn't anyone left in town that seems to be able to help. So she sends a letter to someone she hoped might listen, someone who would know what to do - a friend of her late sister's from college, a self-styled 'girl detective' with a questionable reputation named Judy Drood. Her only hope is that Judy will arrive in time to save her town, and to prevent her from ending up as yet another exhibit in the dark carnival's Hall of Embalmed Abominations!
- Issue # TPB (18 days ago)
Take a walk down a crooked pathway, past the strangely-shaped shadows, the ghostly apparitions. Try to avoid that peculiar gent with the ax. You're searching for some club, some missing piece of the puzzle that's got you perplexed. Duck down that ominous alley, before you know it, you've arrived — at Black Cat Crossing.This is where you'll find over a dozen of Richard Sala's best comic strips.
- Issue # TPB (18 days ago)
In this graphic novel, a series of grisly murders echo the work of the master criminal, the Bloody Cardinal. But, he’s dead! Or is he? He was trapped by police in an abandoned asylum which burnt to the ground. The charred remains found in the ashes were presumed to have been his. However, he left behind a journal which has been tied to a string of violent, unsolved murders. Who is behind these crimes? Full-color illustrations throughout.
- Issue # TPB (4 years ago)
"Let there be no mercy or forgiveness for they have shown none." With these words, whispered into the wind, a mysterious young woman leaps into action with wild abandon, twin automatics blazing. Is she a brave and reckless heroine taking on a monstrous evil? Or is she a deranged angel of death? One thing is clear: whether she is dropping from a high window into a crowd of red-robed fanatical cultists, or facing down a horde of psychotic hillbillies, you don't want to get in her way. Fast moving, Violenzia is a blast of pulpy fun, told in scenes of audacious action and splashes of rich watercolors. With elements of golden age comics and old movies mixed with Sala's trademark humor and sense of the absurd, Violenzia is a bloody enigma masked as eye candy, a puzzle box riddled with bullet holes from comics' master of the macabre.
- Issue # TPB (4 years ago)
A mysterious traveler gets off the train in a small village surrounded by a thick sinister forest. He is searching for Delphine, who vanished with only a scrawled-out address on a scrap of paper as a trace. Richard Sala takes the tale of Snow White and stands it on its head, retelling it from Prince Charming's perspective (the unnamed traveler) in a contemporary setting. This twisted tale includes all the elements of terror from the original fairy tale, with none of the insipid saccharine coating of the Disney animated adaptation: Yes, there will be blood. Delphine is executed in a rich and ominous duotone that shows off Sala's virtuosity-- punctuated with stunning full-color chapter breaks."I adore Richard Sala's Delphine." - Junot Diaz
- Issue # TPB (6 years ago)