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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
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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