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Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers (Graphic Novel)
By (author): Joe R. Lansdale By (author): Joshua Jabcuga Illustrated by: Tadd Galusha
9781684053339 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Horror Mar 05, 2019
$23.99 CAD
Active 6.63 x 10.25 x 0.3 in 128 pages IDW Publishing
Return to the world of the cult-classic film with this prequel from the mind of its original creator!

President Nixon has discovered an alien threat, and he knows there’s only one man he can reach out to for help: Elvis Presley. But will Elvis be enough to defeat a horde of Cosmic Bloodsuckers?

The 2002 Bubba Ho-Tep comedy-horror film based on the novella by Joe R. Lansdale is a fan-favorite that balances themes of aging with the all-out whackiness of a soul-sucking mummy. This all-new story takes readers back to a world when Elvis truly was The King!

Publication History: TR original

Collects the five-issue series.

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. Lansdale has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others.

Author Residence: Texas

Marketing: Promotion through a variety of Social Media: Facebook (128k), Twitter (98.8k), Tumblr (25k), and Instagram (19k) with a feature on IDWpublishing.com

Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)

Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)

Trade show promotion: Emerald City Comic-Con 2018, Wonder Con 2018, C2E2 2018, San Diego Comic Con 2018, New York Comic Con 2018, and more



Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts

Author and artist interviews, and exclusive content reveals in comics media (Bleeding Cool, CBR, Comics Alliance, etc.)

Special focus on horror and b-movie sites, blogs, and fan sites.

Advance copies mailed out for review: Heavy focus on Entertainment sites

“…a gem of a story from Joe R. Lansdale skillfully adapted for the funny pages by writer Joshua Jabcuga. It’s just as funny as Lansdale’s original "Bubba Ho-Tep” and, importantly, it’s got those same downbeats that ring true with the King’s history…” —Will Nevin, The Oregonian
 
“…Lovecraftian horror with sixties and seventies pop sensibilities…Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers burns up the pages with purpose.” —Heath Holland, Cereal At Midnight.com
 
Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers combines monster movie serials of the ’30s with the post Vietnam war sensibilities of the ’70s to create a thinking man’s comic for the 21st century.” —Susan Leighton, Editor - 1428Elm.com
 
Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood Suckers is a comic series that is starting to revitalize my love of comics…I’m hard pressed to think of any other comic series that is able to switch tone and design from issue to issue and still provide the reader with such a rich and amazing experience.” —John Edward Betancourt, Nerds That Geek.com

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