Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Five hundred years after the end of the world, mutated monsters prowl the desolate wilds, and savage marauders from the wastelands of Jerz scourge the helpless N'Yark tribe.

Samson, the strongest man on Earth, defender of the N'Yark, singlehandedly invades the forbidding fortress of Terra, Queen of the Jerz. Ten thousand hardened Jerz warriors swarm to her defense. The odds for survival look grim. If only the Jerz had more warriors!

On sale February 16, 2011.

Written by Jim Shooter & J.C. Vaughn
Illustrated by Patrick Olliffe
Cover by Raymond Swanland

Sunday, November 07, 2010


Limited to 250 copies, the Virginia Comicon Exclusive edition of Bedtime Stories For Impressionable Children #1 will debut at the November 20-21, 2010 show in Richmond, VA.

This new horror anthology features three stories, including "One of Those Mother-Daughter Things" by yours truly, J.C. Vaughn, with Gene Gonzales (Tales of the Cherokee) and Mark Wheatley (Lone Justice, Blood of the Innocent) on art, "Life Stinks" by James Kuhoric (Dead Irons, Army of Darkness) and Joe Keatinge (PopGun), and "Madman / Dead Man" by Robert Tinnell (EZ Street, The Wicked West) and Rich Woodall. The host segments are illustrated by Michael Malbrough.

The covers are by Mark Wheatley (Cover A) and Jacob Jordan (Vampire, PA, Cover B). The sketch cover variant is by Wheatley.

In many ways, this is a dream project for me. Bedtime Stories was the first real attempt I made at writing a screenplay... as far back as high school. It represents that first time I have worked with Gene Gonzales and Mark Wheatley on the same project, and we have a lot of great creators working on stories for future issues.


Five hundred years after the end of the world, amid the ruins of a once--great city scourged by mutated monsters, marauders, and savage subhuman predators, the primitive N'Yark tribe ekes out a meager, fragile existence. But from among them rises a champion, gifted with prodigious strength -- a warrior who can strike dead the most fearsome beast and stand alone against an army. Singlehandedly, he holds at bay the ravaging barbarian hordes of Jerz, thwarting the dark ambitions of beautiful, ruthless Queen Terra. At stake is the future of the world. Mighty Samson is the last, best hope of humankind.

Jim Shooter (Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom, Magnus, Robot Fighter and Turok, Son of Stone) is the writer, I'm the co-writer, and Patrick Olliffe handles the art.

It's due on sale December 15, 2010.

It features a regular cover by Raymond Swanland and a variant cover by Mr. Olliffe.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

VAMPIRE, PA #3 at the Printer

Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #3

Other than getting to read the script ahead of time, I don't have anything to do with Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom #3 from Dark Horse Comics, but it looks very much Jim Shooter and artist Roger Robinson really start clicking on this one...

And I'm sure that even Martha Stewart would think that's a good thing. Cover artist Michael Komarck rocks it, too.

Monday, September 06, 2010


VAMPIRE, PA #2 is scheduled to go on sale on Thursday, September 9, 2010.

Don't forget, new comics day is Thursday this week due to the Labor Day holiday.

VPA #2 includes a brand new 8-page back-up story featuring the return of ZOMBIE-PROOF!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


An all-new one-shot, stand-alone story picking up from the back-up features in VAMPIRE, PA and the original ZOMBIE-PROOF mini-series...

It's on Page 290 in the September 2010 PREVIEWS and should go on sale in November.

The one-shot is by yours truly and Vincent Spencer, with a cover by VS and variant cover by Jacob Jordan.

VAMPIRE, PA #2 is at the Printer

As soon as I have an on sale date, I'll post it!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 21-25, 2010) was a ton of work since it was the launch of the 40th anniversary edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, but it was also fun because it offered the chance to catch up with good friends.

Photo #1
Scoop photographer Michael Solof (right) and I had the chance to visit with our friend Ming-Na, star of Stargate Universe on SyFy (what was wrong with Sci Fi Channel I'll never know), who I've known since junior high and Mike's known since high school. It was a blast seeing her at the show, and it was funny getting stopped every 30 or 40 feet so folks could take pictures with her. It's cool when good things happen to your friends.

Photo #2
I did two signings (one on Preview Night and one on Saturday) with Insight Studios Group supremo Mark Wheatley (right) at his booth for Vampire, PA #1. We had about 100 advance copies on hand (it actually goes on sale in comic shops this week).

Photo #3
And though we work together just about every day, it was was the first time in a couple of years that I'd seen Bob Overstreet (center) because he lives in Mississippi. Mark Huesman (left) works in Timonium, Maryland (though I see him more frequently than I do Bob) and I work in New York. The online world makes so much possible!

There will be a LOT more photos in this week's edition of Scoop.

Thursday, June 17, 2010



A brand new horror anthology in the spirit of the classics!

Meet Alonzo Del Vecchio, a former construction work forced by the tough economic times to become, much to just about everyone’s regret, a babysitter.

Modern horror masters James Kuhoric (Dead Irons, Army of Darkness), Robert Tinnell (The Black Forest, The Living and The Dead), Mark Wheatley (Breathtaker, Blood of the Innocent) and J.C. Vaughn (Vampire, PA, Zombie-Proof) provide a series of terrifying tales the babysitter probably should have left at home.

Covers by Mark Wheatley and Jacob Jordan.

32 pages, B&W $3.99

In the AUGUST 2010 issue of PREVIEWS, on sale in October!

Gene Gonzales, artist on the acclaimed Tales of the Cherokee, is now on board for Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children #1. Gene and I have worked together many times over the years, most recently on The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics, which was Gemstone Publishing's Free Comic Book Day 2010 offering.

More news to follow soon.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


The concluding chapter of the first
Vampire, PA mini-series finds Dean desperate to track down the vampires who grabbed Dee-Dee, and he’s not about to let their minions stand in his way. It’s an all-or-nothing series of battles across Dormont with one life and many un-lives hanging in the balance. Also in this issue: two more chapters of Zombie-Proof: Zombie Zoo, leading into the upcoming Zombie-Proof one-shot! 30 pages of story and art. Covers by Brendon & Brian Fraim (75%) and Jacob Jordan (wraparound, 25%)
. 32 pages, full-color, $3.99

Look for it in the
August 2010 PREVIEWS, on sale October 2010!

Vampire, PA is written by yours truly, J.C. Vaughn, illustrated by Brendon and Brian Fraim, colored by Mark Wheately, lettered by Marshall Dillon and edited by Charlie Novinskie. The Zombie-Proof back-up feature is written by JCV and illustrated by Vincent Spencer.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


This will be featured on the inside back cover of Vampire, PA #2.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


From this month (May) through the fall, I'll have something out every month except September (hey, a guy's got to sleep sometime!). In addition to these projects, I have several more brewing at the moment.

The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics
- FCBD 2010 - May 1 (Gemstone Publishing)
Vampire, PA#1 - June (Moonstone Books)
Creepy Archives - Volume Six (Introduction) - July
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40 - July (Gemstone Publishing)
Vampire, PA#2 - August (Moonstone Books)
Bedtime Stories For Impressionable Children - October (Moonstone Books)
Vampire, PA#3 - October (Moonstone Books)
Zombie-Proof: Zombie-Zoo - November (Moonstone Books)

If you on Facebook, look me up under "Jeffrey Vaughn" and join see what's cooking.