And we’re off and running! Here’s Moonstone’s solicitation copy for the second issue of the new Kolchak ongoing series:

KOLCHAK: The Night Stalker Files #2
Story: Christopher Mills
Art: Jaime Martinez
Covers: Woodrow Hinton, Jaime Martinez
32pgs, color, $3.50

Things are looking up for night stalking reporter Carl Kolchak – he’s got a new job in sunny South Florida with a fat paycheck and an editor who loves him. But deep in the heart of the Everglades, something inhuman is on the prowl; a terrifying creature with a taste for human flesh.

To go into a little more detail: this issue finds our intrepid night stalker taking a new job as a columnist for the World Bulletin, a weekly, national supermarket tabloid published out of Miami. I’m actually drawing upon my own decade’s experience working for the tabs in Florida (I was Art Director of the Sun for most of that time, though I also worked on The National Examiner and The Weekly World News on occasion), and my portrayal of the biz in the comic is less exaggerated than you might think. A few new characters are introduced to Kolchak’s universe – and one old one makes a surprise reappearance!

Once again, I’m not quite sure what the cover illustrations have to do with the story, but they’re certainly attractive and the artists are clearly extremely talented. I’m sure the publishers know what they’re doing.

This second issue of Kolchak: The Night Stalker Files is scheduled to ship in December, 2010, and I believe this solicitation will appear in the next issue of the Diamond PREVIEWS catalog.

Moonstone has a few other cool-looking titles shipping that month, including Rocketman: King of the Rocketmen #1, The Phantom Detective #2, The Northern Guard #2, Captain Action “Season Two” #4, and the Voltron: Defender of the Universe Official Art Book.

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