Thursday, August 20, 2009
"The creative team behind SLG’s Haunted Mansion comic book turn their attentions to another spooky old house as they tell the story behind one of the Winchester Mansion and it’s owner and designer the enigmatic Sarah Winchester. A pair of curious adventurers go missing after trying to sneak onto the grounds and set things in motion which will reveal the mystery surrounding the old Winchester House. Legend has it that the house was haunted by the ghosts of all the people killed with Winchester rifles, and the only way to appease them was for the house to be continuously under construction."
The details of how all this happened are still fuzzy.
I remember looking up at SLG publisher Dan Vado sitting on his legendary thrown of aborted goblin fetuses. His devious smile peeling back as his voice rasped one single word - "Winchester."
That was a year ago.
I can talk about it now. I'm still a bit shaken from the experience, but that's what the vodka and cupcakes are for. They calm me. Enough so to show you what you, the reader, will be treated when you purchase a copy from your local comic provider in October.
Let's let some of the skeletons out of the closet, shall we? Here's a peek at some of the characters in the book...
Alberto Moran - the caretaker.
Rachel - the detective
Adam Coons - the psychic adviser to Mrs. Winchester
Bessie and the naked aborted screaming flesh sacks - one of the many haunts
... and Harry Houdini! It was rumored that Houdini debunked a "haunting" as a fraud when he was alive. Now he himself is a ghost in the mansion.
Here's a brief David Lynch-esque trailer that the SLG minions made...
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