Comics Experience and Source Point Press announced a new mini-comic series called The Family Graves. The series will be a four issue miniseries created by Tim Bach, Brian Atkins, Dijjo Lima and Marco Della Verde. The Family Graves blends science fiction, adventure, family drama, and monsters.
Phil Hester called the new comic:
“A satisfying combination of ‘The Incredibles’ and classic Universal monster films.”
Phil Graves is an alchemical engineer who has recently turned into an unpredictably shifting werewolf. He and his dysfunctional, mismatched family of monsters must race across dimensions to collect a set of magical mirrors in order to stop a chronal vampire from devouring the space-time continuum and destroying reality. But can the family hold together even as reality falls apart?
It looks pretty interesting, like The Munsters/science fiction crossover. It also reminds me a tad bit of Doctor Who. From the preview pages, the Graves family go back to the Jurassic period.
The entire mini-series will debut at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) that is being held April 6 through April 8. It will be available at the Source Point Press booth at C2E2, as well as through retailers who carry Source Point Press publications, at Source Point’s convention appearances and Source Point’s online store. The series will be available digitally on ComiXology as well.
Praise for The Family Graves:
“How you made me like a family as crazed as this is a mystery to me – but I love them!”–Mark Waid (Avengers, Captain America)“One of those ideas you will beat yourself up for not coming up with yourself, told with humor and heart without falling into cliche. The Family Graves is a satisfying combination of The Incredibles and classic Universal monster films.”-Phil Hester (Mythic, Mother Panic)“A sci-fi twist of Munsters style proportions with a Fantastic Four vibe! The Family Graves made me feel like having an adventure with a little monster of my own! AW YEAH!-Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Itty Bitty Hellboy)“Chock-full of weird science and even weirder monsters, The Family Graves deftly balances horror, heroics, humor, and heart. If you’ve currently got a vacant spot in your read pile for a fantastic family of adventurers, this series is a perfect fit. Trust me, this is one clan you’ll be dying to join!”
-Marc Sumerak (The Art of Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket’s Guide)