If you like your graphic novels R-rated and filled to the rafters will innovative carnage then prepare to be introduced to your new obsession. Co-created by Happy Death Day writer Scott Lobdell, Everglade Angels mixes baseball, blood-soaked carnage, mystery, and lashings of inspirations from 90s slasher movies. A Kickstarter for the project launched this week and is already off to a flying start having been backed by more than 120 people in just a couple of days. 

Here's the official synopsis   

When a girls softball team takes a shortcut through the Florida Everglades, they veer off the path towards a night they'll never forget – drinking, dancing – one last hurrah before college starts and they go their separate ways. When they stumble into a trap set by a murderous cult, the stage is set for a night of blood-soaked carnage – but the cult has never dealt with victims who are ready to fight back. And while the girls might not have home-field advantage, they have a game-changing surprise of their own. This 48-page graphic novel is a double-header of murder and mystery that will crack you square in the skull ... it’s unfiltered survival horror like you've never seen before!

Co-created and written by Blake Northcott (international bestselling author of Arena Mode and The North Valley Grimoire), Everglade Angels is the first release from Northworld Publishing. Speaking about how the project came about and collaboration with Lobdell, here's what Blake Northcott had to say;

“I met Scott [Lobdell] at SDCC a few months before Happy Death Day hit theaters. We got to talking about our love of 90s horror – SCREAM, THE FACULTY, THE CRAFT – all the teen slasher films that defined the decade. A few years later we collaborated on the VAMPIRELLA HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, which was an amazing experience, but we wanted to do our own project. That’s when we started brainstorming for EVERGLADE ANGELS.

If you love horror, you’ll love this book. It has some twists and turns that will crack you right in the skull. If you want an alternative to the ‘Big Two’, this is it.”

Full Press Release:

A GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM THE CREATOR OF “HAPPY DEATH DAY” BLENDS BASEBALL, MYSTERY, AND SLASHER FILMS OF THE 90s

The R-rated book is the first release from Northworld Publishing,
 and is Scott Lobdell’s first ever horror graphic novel

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, JULY 13 – EVERGLADE ANGELS, an R-rated, 48-page graphic novel, is the first release from Northworld Publishing. It’s also the first horror graphic novel from Scott Lobdell (writer of X-MEN, and the writer/creator of HAPPY DEATH DAY).

The book is co-created and written by Blake Northcott (international bestselling author of ARENA MODE and THE NORTH VALLEY GRIMOIRE) – writing her first ever creator-owned graphic novel – and with art by Roc Upchurch, co-creator and artist of RAT QUEENS (the Eisner and Hugo nominated Image Comic series that won a GLAAD Media Award in 2015).

“I met Scott [Lobdell] at SDCC a few months before Happy Death Day hit theaters,” says Northcott. “We got to talking about our love of 90s horror – SCREAM, THE FACULTY, THE CRAFT – all the teen slasher films that defined the decade. A few years later we collaborated on the VAMPIRELLA HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, which was an amazing experience, but we wanted to do our own project. That’s when we started brainstorming for EVERGLADE ANGELS.”

“If you love horror, you’ll love this book,” Northcott continues. “It has some twists and turns that will crack you right in the skull. If you want an alternative to the ‘Big Two’, this is it.”

Featuring stunning artwork by Roc Upchurch, co-creator and artist of RAT QUEENS (the Eisner and Hugo nominated Image Comic series that won a GLAAD Media Award in 2015). Everglade Angels is available to pre-order now.