Thursday, October 10, 2013

I'M SORRY MS. JACKSON I AM FOR REAL: Outcast Brings Exorism To Image In 2014

Last time the word 'outcast' was on everyone's lips, it was the name of a band (albeit with a 'K' not a 'c'), whose hit Hey Ya, forced clubbers and houseworkers alike to dance like people possessed. Come 2014, the possession stays but everything else changes. The 'c' is back.

Marking writer Robert Kirkman's return to monthly horror comics since launching The Walking Dead, Outcast will tell the darkened tale of a man shunned in society, plagued by possession and about to realise the evils that beset him plague the entire world.

The adventures of Kyle Barnes have been in development for almost two years, drawn by Paul Azaceta, the series has Fox International eyeing it as a possible TV project before the first issue even hits.

If you need to see people possessed in the interim however, just turn your computer speakers to the window and play this track as people pass by...

 What do you think?  


  1. Good times Dan, good damn times! I was in the midst of my next to last year in High School when this came out. That, "Sorry Ms. jackson", "Rosa Parks", "so fresh and clean clean" and "BOB" were all popular staples that got stuck in our heads back then. Miss em actually.

    The cover looks awesome though, and if the artwork matches, I just might give this a try.

  2. I was stunned by how much I loved the Walking Dead, not being a hug zombie person. But it's the personal stories in the book that grab you, and how they deal with the daily horror. This looks much more my speed from the outset, so I'm excited to see where it goes.

  3. O U T K A S T....

    Kirkman brought the best message imaginable to us in the walking Dead; if this new one is even close he has another hit on his hands, and we have intellectal entertaining reading in ours.

  4. And we can never have enough of those Tiger.

  5. Thanks guys, I'm actually glad Robert is returning to character driven horror, as Walking Dead hype aside, I think that's where his strengths as a writer, pacing, characterisation, twists, really show through.

    Random - I was even further surprised my Mum started watching the Walking Dead TV series, and recommended it/asked if I'd seen it! I think that is the best part of what has happened in that franchise - it's really shown people what basing horror around a well developed cast can do. Let alone that comics are more than capes.

    Tiger - I don't think I could have said it better myself mr. I'm sure eager to see where this goes.

    Dale, all I remember was living in the beach based suburb of Mount Maunganui the summer Hey Ya came out, and just hearing it blare from stereos and cafes everywhere as the tourists flocked in. You just couldn't escape it.

    Hey that sounds like the perfect balance doesn't it? You do my exams - I'll be at the beach. Thanks bud, knew you had my back.