Official Press Release
Digital Webbing and Alias Enterprises will be bringing forth the
supernatural thriller SOULCATCHER, a one-shot graphic novel written
by SWORD OF DRACULA creator Jason Henderson with art by Lou Manna
(PHANTOM) and Terry Pallot (SWORD OF DRACULA), with colors by Leslie
Ann Barkley (SYLVIA FAUST).
SOULCATCHER tells the story of a young, smart and sexy widow (Roma
Canto) who comes to New Orleans, the “the most haunted city in
America,” in search of the ghost of her dead husband. Instead she
discovers she has the power to absorb the abilities of the recently
dead-and uncovers a mystery the spirit world will kill to
protect. Roma Canto meets Chris Lockman, the latest in a long line
of “Witchfinders,” guardians since ancient times. Chris can
see the ghosts around every corner-and he begins to guide Roma
through the city when Chris realizes the ghosts are gunning for her.
Preview critical responses were very positive- – website “Comic
Fanatic” called SOULCATCHER’s first chapter “one creepy,
extremely well written ghost story that will leave you begging for
more…if your heart can take it!” while the site “Broken
Frontier” called it “a stylish, creepy story… a brilliant
book… enriched by the history of the Most Haunted City in America.
SOULCATCHER easily rivals J. Michael Straczynski’s MIDNIGHT NATION
and Frank Miller’s SIN CITY.”
Henderson spent time as a travel writer in New Orleans, gathering
authentic ghost stories to put into the tale. “That was the
challenge we set for the team-the book had to look right and feel
right. For instance, the house where the “Crab Lady,” the
ghost who hides in an attic and keeps track of the goings-on of the
spirit world, is a real house. The coffee-shops Roma and Chris visit
and the ghost in the tea shop and streets are real. I wanted to show
the real New Orleans, to give a real tour of the Most Haunted City
The book marks yet another lead female protagonist for Henderson,
whose most recent series have included SWORD OF DRACULA, which has
been optioned for media and game development and features female
commando Ronnie Van Helsing, SYLVIA FAUST, a romantic comedy about a
young witch in Greenwich Village, and STRANGE MAGIC, a Marvel Comic
about the mysterious Sofia Strange. “My goal is to eventually
team them all up,” said Henderson.
More information about Jason Henderson, SOULCATCHER, and his writing
can be found at http://www.jasonhenderson.com .
About Alias Enterprises, LLC
Alias Enterprises is a comic book publisher that has partnered with
many creators and studios within the industry to produce a line of
fun, high-quality titles. Founded by comic book industry veteran
Mike S. Miller (X-MAN, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, JLA, G.I. JOE VS..
TRANSFORMERS, THE HEDGE KNIGHT, and others) and LampPost Publishing
owner Brett Burner, Alias is on its way to becoming one of the
industry’s foremost publishers with an unprecedented launch of 12
titles in April, 2005.
Some of Alias’s titles include THE IMAGINARIES, DEAL WITH THE
DEVIL, ELSINORE, KILLER STUNTS, INC, LETHAL INSTINCT, TED NOODLEMAN:
BICYCLE DELIVERY BOY, DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN and SIXGUN SAMURAI.
Alias is also partnered with Blue Water Productions to bring forth
TENTH MUSE VOLUME II and JUDO GIRL.
More information about Alias, its projects and partners, can be
found at http://www.aliasenterprises.com.
About Digital Webbing
Digital Webbing (http://www.digitalwebbing.com), created by Ed
Dukeshire, is the acclaimed source of comprehensive information on
comic book-related websites. In addition to providing daily comic
book news and columns, Digital Webbing is well known for its “talent
engine” – matching writers with artists, both amateur and
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