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There are so many comics set in New York.  It's about time that other cities get some time in the sun...or maybe the shadows.  Corktown, an upcoming three-issue mini-series from Alterna Comics puts the city of Detroit in the mix from creators Mario Candelaria, Scott Ewen, and David Ganjamie.  The comic, set for release in 2016, is set in the Corktown area of Detroit and follows the disembodied spirit of a fallen detective as she fights to stop her bloodthirsty reanimated corpse's killing spree so she can finally rest in peace.  You know, that old story.

"I've always wondered what happened when vampires died,” says writer Candelaria. “Their bodies are still animated, but they are always referred to as 'being dead' and that inspired Scott and I to tell this story. I am glad that Alterna gave Scott, Dave, and I an outlet that allows us to tell it our way."

Ewen is a lifelong Detroit resident, so he's been able to bring a local perspective to the book. “In the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit is a huge, spooky abandoned train station, and every time I drove past it with my wife she would talk about how she it looked like a setting for a horror movie. I told Mario about it and we had a perfect setting for the story.”

Corktown is part of Alterna's 10th Anniversary celebration kicking off in 2016.  No specific release date has been announced for the project just yet, but this sounds like a pretty cool book.  I love the premise and I'm looking forward to it.

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James Ferguson
Lord of the Funny Books
James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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