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Action Lab: Danger Zone has announced Midnight Massacre, a new digital first series putting horror in an amusement park. Written by John and Ben Matsuya and illustrated by Ben Matsuya, the comic is set at Calico Adventure Park during its annual Halloween extravaganza. The corporate executives conjure real monsters which does not go as planned. There hopes are pinned on a jaded teenage employee to save not only the park, but the world.

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"Midnight Massacre combines all the fun of waiting in line at a theme park with a horde of marauding monsters!” say creators John and Ben Matsuya. “If you’re looking for a comedic romp about a girl who’s working the Halloween shift at the amusement park, wasting away her talents and her passions, that’s extremely specific of you... But also, exactly what Midnight Massacre is about! We’ve got the undead, punk rock, roller coasters, Halloween, thrills, romance, late stage capitalism, and maybe… just maybe a moral?"

When speaking about their protagonist, they added: "I hope Amy strikes a recognizable chord with the readers and inspires them to shake up the system. Amy is a strong teenager coming into her own. The kind of teen we see a lot in our real world, but not enough in our media. She is intelligent, but discounted; she is postmodern, ironic, and smart, but like many in our millennial generation, she falls for the false narrative that she is incapacitated by circumstances out of her control. We want to connect with younger readers through the adventure and the world we create, but also with more sophisticated readers through our satire and comedy."

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The first two issues of Midnight Massacre are available right now on ComiXology with the second two coming on October 30th, 2019. A physical collection will debut next year.

"If you’ve ever been stuck at a dead end job (which I’m sure all of us have had at some point), you feel like something is wrong; that the system isn’t working for you.” the Matsuyas added “How is your boss the dumbest person alive? How are the least qualified people tasked with the most amount of responsibility? Have you felt like you were meant to do something bigger?"


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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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