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Launching this fall: SHOOK! SONGS OF THE DARK SIRENS

Coming to Kickstarter this month, Second Sight Publishing has once again gathered an award- winning team of Black comic writers and artist in the follow up volume of its hit horror
anthology, SHOOK! A BLACK HORROR ANTHOLOGY. COO of Second Sight Publishing, Marcus Roberts, has announced the lineup for the follow up volume of the history making SHOOK! A BLACK HORROR ANTHOLOGY which will be coming to comic bookstores and other retail outlets JAN 2024 through Dark Horse Comics.

Roberts states that a Kickstarter for the project will launch this month. The volume, entitled SHOOK! SONGS OF THE DARK SIRENS will once again feature a group of the top Black writers and artist in comics along with talented newcomers and is continuing in the tradition of volume 1. “We have brought in people like Alitha Martinez, Tananarive Due, and Micheline Hess to name few, to pass the baton to and let them carry things forward.” Marcus Roberts states.

For this volume, Second Sight has brought in industry veteran editor Colleen Douglas, who will also be contributing a story. Colleen hails from Nottinghill, West London in the UK. She was Editor in Chief for Amigo Comics working on titles such as Call of the Suicide Forest, Nancy in Hell, Tales of Rogues, The Apocalypse Girl vol#1, Ghost Wolf and Phantasmagoria among others and edited for Sally Books based in Malaga as both submissions and project editor. She is currently an editor for Scout Comics on titles such as Oswald and the Star Chaser, Unicorn Vampire Hunter, and The Greylok. “ Bringing in a veteran like Colleen as editor on this project was definitely something we needed to push the envelope!”, says Bradley Golden, CEO Second Sight Publishing. “Colleen has been great to work with!”, Bradley Golden continues.

The super-talented line up of writers and artists include:
 Alitha Martinez- Artist- Cable, Iron Man, Voltron Defender of the Universe, Riverdale
One Shot, Mighty Crusaders, Omni, X-Men Gold Annual, Moon Girl and Devil
Dinosaur, Lazarus X+66, Hindsight, Foresight, Bat Girl, World of Wakanda, Superb,
Nubia and the Amazons, Nubia, Queen of the Amazons; Eisner Award (2018) GLAAD
Media Award (2018)
 Colleen Douglas- Writer- Silk Cotton; Vic Argas: Species Negotiator; Cthulhu Invades
Wonderland; Ringo Award nominee (2023)
 Julie Anderson- Artist- Spirit’s Destiny, Tides In Time, Nia Caler, Safari’s Secret, GI
Joe #285 (variant cover), 4 Pages 16 Bars Volume 5 (cover)
 Micheline Hess- Writer/Artist- Diary of a Mad, Black, Werewolf; Malice in Overland
Glyph Comics Awards nominee (2016), Glyph Comics Award winner (2017)
 Rebecca Wanzo- Writer- The Content of our Caricature: African American Comic Art
and Political Belonging, The Suffering Will Not Be Televised: African American Women
and Sentimental Political Storytelling, Eisner Award (2021)
 Raeghan Buchanan- Writer/Artist-The Secret History of Black Punk, Black Punk
Now! (story) releasing October 2023
 Shakealia “Shake MacAudacious” Finley- Writer- upcoming project with John
Jennings (2024)
 Tananarive Due- Writer (books)- The Keeper, The Reformatory, The Wishing Pool;

Film/TV (writer)- Horror Noire, Twilight Zone (episode A Small Town), Danger Word.
From Cape town with Love, (actor) Miles Underwater, From Cape town with Love,
(producer) Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, Danger Word; 2-time Bram
Stoker Award nominee, British Fantasy Award (2016), Ignyte Award (2020),
American Book Award, NAACP Image Award, Carl Brandon Kindred Award,
Glyph Comics Award (2023), Eisner Award (2022)
The main cover for the anthology will be done by Julie Anderson with Alitha Martinez adding
her talent for a Kickstarter variant.

The Kickstarter goes live Oct 10 th and will run for 30 days.


(Staff Writer) Lover of all things horror and metal. Also likes boobs and booze.

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