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Human Remains by Peter Milligan & Sally Cantirino - Book Tour + Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the HUMAN REMAINS by Peter Milligan & Sally Cantirino Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: HUMAN REMAINS

Author: Peter Milligan, Dearbhla Kelly, Sally Cantirino (Illustrations), AndWorld Design, Adrian F. Wassel (Editor)

Pub. Date: September 27, 2022

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 208

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Alien meets A Quiet Place in this science fiction tale of terror for fans of Josh Malerman’s Bird Box and Tim Lebbon’s The Silence about a post-apocalyptic world in which monsters hunt the things that make us human – where feeling is a dangerous thing.

Live. Laugh. Love. Scream.
DIE.

Dax and Bisa love each other. But in this new and terrifying world, love is dangerous. Feeling anything is dangerous. Love. Hate. Joy. Fear.  Any of these in strong doses will bring a swift death. Earth has a new and terrible invader—monsters that smell the scent of emotion, salivate over the prey, and hunt the very feelings that make us human. A shocking tale of pent-up emotions and forced composure in the face of unspeakable horror…from one of the most celebrated writers in comics, Peter Milligan (X-Force, EnigmaShade the Changing Man, Hellblazer) and breakout horror artist Sally Cantirino (I Walk With Monsters, The Final Girls).

Collect the entire eight-issue series.


Reviews:

"I read this at a gasp, horrified by the bloody events as much as the too-familiar feel of a society self-destructing--even before the monsters come. A palpitating whirlwind of a start."  -- Daniel Kraus (New York Times bestselling author of The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Teddies Saga, and Vault Comics' The Autumnal)

"As brilliant and incisive as ever, Peter Milligan questions what makes us human,and what motivates us to make the terrible decisions we inevitably make.”-- Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Eternals; The Wicked + The Divine; Once & Future)

"Human Remains might be the scariest Vault series to date." – Gate Crashers

“a brutal, visceral, soul crushing world where the barest hint of emotion can lead to a violent and bloody death.” -- Multiversity Comics

 
Guest Post

 List your favorite graphic novels or comics from when you were a child and talk about how you see them as an adult.

Doom Patrol - I picked up Doom Patrol in the early 2000s because The Sandman trade paperbacks were always checked out from the library! I really hadn’t read superhero books before then. Doom Patrol was so weird and strange and full of esoteric magic, alchemy, gender and generally feeling at odds with your body, and all sorts of weirdness. I’ve gone back and read it as an adult and of course there’s things that are outdated now about it, but there’s something very earnest about it too.

Shade the Changing Man- Another comic I read in the early 2000s thanks to my local library. I remember it was psychedelic and strange in a similar way to Doom Patrol. I re-read it while working on “I Walk With Monsters” because I wanted to tap into the same sort of ways the art distorted reality using scale or warping. I’m happy to say I enjoyed it as much at 30 as I did as a teenager, and that it still blows my mind that I got to work on “Human Remains” with Peter Milligan.

Love & Rockets - The public library had the first big coffee table “Locas” book and I would take it out constantly to read. Before that I had read some graphic novels and some Vertigo or Image series, and this was totally different. Even though Love & Rockets was a huge story, it made drawing and writing comics seem like something I could do too. I wanted to tell stories like Love & Rockets, about punks and friends and love and heartbreak, with the weirdness of the Vertigo stories I was reading at the time.

Yu-Gi-Oh - Before Shonen Jump was a thing in the US, I would sit in my middle school computer classes and read scanslations of manga using the “fast” internet there. You-Gi-Oh was one of the series I would read and I remember it being really violent and weird, and also was my first exposure to TTRPGs as a concept. Recently the creator Kazuki Takahashi passed away, so I decided to get myself a Shonen Jump subscription and start reading it from the beginning again as an adult. I’m enjoying re-visiting it with my artist brain turned on- there’s so much to learn from Kazuki Takahashi’s dynamic art style.

 

About Peter Milligan:

Peter Milligan is a legendary British writer of comics, film, and television. One of Entertainment Weekly’s “it” writers of the early 2000s, Peter Milligan was at the forefront of the revolution in comics which were created for a more sophisticated, adult audience. 

Shade the Changing Man for Vertigo offered a skewered look at American culture, while Enigma, Face, The Extremist, and Rogan Gosh pushed the boundaries of what comic books could do. Milligan was the longest-running writer of the cult horror comic Hellblazer, and his take on Human Target inspired the TV series. For Marvel, the hugely-popular X-Statix was a radical reworking of the X-Man paradigm, described by Kevin Smith (CLERKS etc) as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page”.

Milligan is the screenwriter of  Pilgrim AKA Inferno (2000) and An Angel For May (2002) and currently is the co-creator and writer of Human Remains for Vault Comics

 

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About Sally Cantirino:

Sally Cantirino is a comic artist and illustrator currently based in New Jersey. She has been self-publishing comics and zines since she was a teenager. Her recent comics work includes I Walk With Monsters and Human Remains for Vault Comics,  “The Final Girls”, “Last Song”, and “We Have To Go Back”. She has also done artwork for World Champ Game Co and bands like La Dispute and Murder By Death.

 

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of HUMAN REMAINS, US Only.

Ends October 18th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

9/19/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Guest Post

9/20/2022

Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Spotlight

9/21/2022

Book Sniffers Anonymous

Guest Post/IG Post

9/22/2022

Jazzy Book Reviews

Guest Post/IG Post

9/23/2022

hauntedbybooks

Review/IG Post

9/24/2022

Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

9/25/2022

fairrryprose

Review

9/26/2022

Sadie's Spotlight

Guest Post /IG Post

9/27/2022

A Bookworms Garden

IG Review/TikTok Post

9/28/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

Review/IG Post

9/29/2022

Bookdreamr

Review/IG Post

9/30/2022

Jeff_of_allmedia

IGReview

10/1/2022

Books with Brandie Shanae

YouTube Review/IG Post

Week Three:

10/2/2022

Forthenovellovers

Review

10/3/2022

The Real World According to Sam

Review/IG Post

10/4/2022

See Sadie Read

Review/IG Post

10/5/2022

Wanderingwitchreads

TikTok Review/IG Post

10/6/2022

@lexijava

Review/IG Post

10/7/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

10/8/2022

Celia's Reads

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

10/9/2022

Laurenreads._

Review/IG Post

10/10/2022

Nerdophiles

Review/IG Post

10/11/2022

GryffindorBookishNerd

Review/IG Post

10/12/2022

A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post/IG Post

10/13/2022

onemused

Review/IG Post

10/14/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post


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