A. Quinton — Mar. 7th 2013
Normally I try to make my post titles a little more articulate than this, but I can’t imagine the phrase “Nazi werewolf zombie inferno” being spoken aloud in anything less than giddy, slightly wall-eyed enthusiasm, so that’s how I’m writing it. In fact, three exclamation points don’t seem like enough. I might add some more later.
Oh! Right, aside from being a sort of grindhouse zen koan, Nazi Werewolf Zombie Inferno is a 176-page graphic novel by long-time collaborators Karl Jull and Chris Bradshaw. I’ve only seen three pages, but it sounds like the sort of thing I’d devour in a weekend, probably while listening to Rob Zombie’s last three albums on repeat. Hidden Nazi gold, cannon-fodder mercenaries, undead werewolves and a guest appearance by the corpse of Josef Mengele? I hope Chillsauce is taking notes for the next iteration of their werewolf hunting event.
Given that I haven’t read it and don’t have a copy yet, my only complaint for now has to be that the book doesn’t seem that easy to buy – I can only find it on Amazon US and Amazon UK, and it seems like the sort of thing that needs to be a $5 PDF on Gumroad. I’m also a little concerned that the “processed photos” style of art won’t hold up in scenes that aren’t mostly shadow, but Karl Jull has a background in three artistic disciplines concerned with light and contrast – painting, photography and filmmaking – so I’m betting he’s got the chops to make it work.
You can find more about Nazi Werewolf Zombie Inferno on the project’s web site, and here are three pages of lycanthropic action courtesy of Karl.