Coming Soon: Dead Man Holiday

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Coming Soon: Dead Man Holiday

Colin Panetta wants folk to know that the premier issue of his self-published comic series Dead Man Holiday is to be released in June 2008, simultaneously as pamphlet and free digital download

Despite the near non-existence of the once popular format of genre based self-published comic books, a new ongoing comic book series named Dead Man Holiday, by first time writer/artist Colin Panetta, will have it's first issue released on June 25th, 2008. This will be the premiere issue of Dead Man Holiday, although it says # -3 (number negative three) on the cover. The issue will be released via Mysterious Transmissions, the author's own publishing company. Dead man Holiday is a science-fiction/ action comic, with storytelling sensibilities firmly rooted in independent film and small-press genre comics of the eighties and nineties. Dead Man Holiday # -3 is entirely black and white, with hand painted grey tones throughout, and runs 36 pages. The issue features guest art by Brandon Dawley ( and Jeremy Gregory (, available only in the print version. It will be made available in two formats simultaneously in June 2008; as a traditional pamphlet comic book, printed by POD comics printer Ka-Blam, and as a PDF download from DriveThru Comics, offered free of charge.

Dead Man Holiday # -3 concerns Thad Planck, a low-rent security guard in an imagined future where a section of the city he lives in has been flooded and abandoned. Thad's in charge of patrolling this area, referred to as Little Atlantis, and has a mysterious supernatural encounter with a bizarrely-dressed, living skeleton. A Mexican wrestler, classroom violence and canine defecation also factor into the plot of this issue.

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