Mad Robot Comics and Madius Comics are proud to present Hell In Stalingrad, currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Find out more about the upcoming comic and get a sneak peek at some of the interior art...
Hell in Stalingrad is a black and white, 80-page pulp horror comic, in the vein of classic war story comics such as DC Thomson's Commando and other war time stories. It is a complete story, told in one A5 sized collection.
Set in the midst of the Battle of Stalingrad - with the Soviet Kessel slowly engulfing the German forces. We follow the story of a German soldier, Ernst, and Vassily, his Russian counterpart as they must set aside vast ideological differences in a bid to thwart an otherworldly threat.
Can these two men from such radically different backgrounds, caught up in one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War prevent a demonic force from crossing over into our world and plunging the entire world into the fires of Hell?
This is the first collaboration between writers Matt Hardy (Murder Most Mundane, Cadavers, Last Exit to Brighton) and Rob Jones (Griff Gristle, Tragic Tales of Horrere, Paperbacks and Inkstains). Add in gritty, realistic art from Horrere alumni Russell MacEwan, inked by Will McLaughlan, and an eye catching cover by 2000AD and Battle Tanks artist P.J. Holden, and you know it's going to be something very special indeed.
The Kickstarter runs until July 18th and is already at more than 100% of its initial goal so the comic will definitely go ahead. So why, I hear you ask, should you join the masses who have already pledged to the crowdfunder? Have a look at some of this artwork and find your answer...
If that's not enough to convince you, just listen to some of the perks on offer. As well as the comic itself, which, at 80 pages will be a beautiful behemoth, there are digital art books, gorgeous prints, comics back catalogues and a series of stretch goal guest prints from artists such as Lucy Sullivan, Iain Laurie and more.
Take a look at the Kickstarter video below and support Hell in Stalingrad. It says War Is Hell on the cover but rest assured the comic looks absolutely heavenly. We'll have a short preview review for you soon.
Cover Image - art by P J Holden, other images courtesy Mad Robot Comics and Madius Comics