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SCOTT PILGRIM MEETS SHAUN OF THE DEAD IN MIDNIGHT MASSACRE

Action Lab Danger Zone is set to release the collected edition of Midnight Massacre this June. Originally released digitally, the four-part series is written by John Matsuya and Ben Matsuya, illustrated and lettered by Ben Matsuya, and colored by Ben Matsuya, Erin Fekete, and Aaron Daly. It's set at a local amusement park that's about to get a satanic panic at its own. The term “dead end job” is taken quite literally in this fun horror tale.

When the corporate executives of a theme park conjure real monsters for their Halloween "Midnight Massacre" spectacular, all hell breaks loose - literally. It's up to a jaded games employee and her friends to terminate the devil and save the park.

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“If you've ever worked a job you hated, adore Halloween, or love haunted mazes and roller coaster rides, we wrote Midnight Massacre just for you,” said John Matsuya. "Our independent graphic novel is an action-comedy for people who know that sometimes there are things scarier than marauding zombies - like feeling stuck in a daily grind with the dumbest boss alive, wasting away your time on a starvation wage, questioning all of your decisions as you traverse forward towards an uncertain future. If that hits a little too close to home, I hope you'll read our original comic book for a roller coaster of a romp that will make you laugh, make you scared, and inspire to you shake things up a little.” 

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“This story is very personal to my brother and I,” said Ben Matsuya. “We wrote it while my brother was working a dead end corporate job: I was reflecting on a summer working a menial, seasonal theme park gig, and our father was being laid off from his job, of over 30 years. But it’s a funny story, I swear. In an effort to channel our rage and discontent into something productive, we started writing. The moment it clicked for us was when we saw the absurd parallels between corporate America and a Halloween theme park horror show. Sprinkle in a healthy dose of punk rock and horror movies satire and 8 years later you’ve got Midnight Massacre!”

Midnight Massacre was definitely a sleeper hit when it was first released digitally so I'm glad to see it get a collected edition. You can find it at your local comic shop on June 23rd, 2021 and on July 6th, 2021 at bookstores and Amazon.

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James Ferguson
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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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