(September 2018)

Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
3.99 USD
Pages
32
On-sale Date
2018-12-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
SBI Press
Brand
SBIPress
Barcode
601707916887 00211
Editing
Simon Oré; Brendan Wright
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

A horror anthology inspired by folk tales from Mexico and the American southwest. Cover title is, "Holiday Special". The indicia states, "September 2018", while the cover states, "Winter Equinox 2018," the credits page states, "Autumnal Equinox 2018" and the UPC box states "Dec 2018". The UPC on the back cover hints this is the second in a series, but the indicia states #1. Note that an earlier issue of the same name states "Autumnal Equinox 2018" on the cover. In-house ads indicate that there is an intended follow-up issue.

The anthology's structure, especially the hosted interstitials and the composition of the cover's banner and gutter insets, embody a pastiche of pre-code horror/suspense titles from E.C.

Holiday Special (Table of Contents)

¡Fantasmagoría! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Inks
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Colors
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Nighttime melting of a snowman reveals a stylized jewel-encrusted skeleton within.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

¡Fantasmagoría! / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

These two pages contain the indicia, dedication, table of contents, as well as credits for the three stories and the Bruja interstitials.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

La Bruja / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric M. Esquivel (credited); James A. Fino (credited)
Pencils
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Inks
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Colors
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Letters
Gabriela Downie (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aye! Me asustastes! I didn't see you there.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
La Bruja
Synopsis
La Bruja introduces the first story.

Attack of the Snow Bear (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Eric M. Esquivel (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Pinto (credited)
Inks
Fernando Pinto (credited)
Colors
Kote Carvajal (credited)
Letters
Gabriela Downie (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Las Cruses. 1988.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Carlos "Charlie" Sanchez; Paco Sanchez; Jennifer Sanchez; Jeff
Synopsis
Charlie and his brother build a snow bear, but a third boy comes to bully the two orphans. The bear comes to life as the spirit of their dead mother and takes retribution.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

La Bruja / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric M. Esquivel (credited); James A. Fino (credited)
Pencils
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Inks
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Colors
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Letters
Gabriela Downie (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's one chilly eye for an eye, right?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
La Bruja
Synopsis
La Bruja inspects her collection of vintage desert scout badges as a lead-in to the next story.

Snipe Hunt (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Eric M. Esquivel (credited); James A. Fino (credited) (story; script)
Pencils
Javier Hernández (credited)
Inks
Javier Hernández (credited)
Colors
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Letters
Gabriela Downie (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've gathered you here today--under cover of night--for what might be the most harrowing adventure of your lives!
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
In order to graduate to chiefs, a group of junior scouts is tasked with finding a snipe. Prank turns to horror when one of the boys succeeds.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

La Bruja / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Inks
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Colors
Trevor Richardson (credited)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
La Bruja

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

La Bruja / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric M. Esquivel (credited); James A. Fino (credited)
Pencils
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Inks
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Colors
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Letters
Gabriela Downie (credited)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
La Bruja
Synopsis
La Bruja practices her piñata skills and sets up the next story.

Piñata Party Massacre (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
James A. Fino (credited) (story; script); Eric M. Esquivel (credited)
Pencils
Rafael Navarro (credited)
Inks
Rafael Navarro (credited)
Colors
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Letters
Gabriela Downie (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That supposed to be there?
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Construction workers unearth a set of Piñatas unleashing vengeful spirits. One worker's daughter is threatened, so he takes matters into his own hands, destroying the construction site. The grateful spirits recede.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

La Bruja / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eric M. Esquivel (credited); James A. Fino (credited)
Pencils
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Inks
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Colors
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Letters
Gabriela Downie (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you like those surprises?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
La Bruja
Synopsis
La Bruja concludes the anthology with pithy commentary.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

La Bruja / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Inks
Trevor Richardson (credited)
Colors
Trevor Richardson (credited)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
La Bruja

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

¡Fantasmagoría! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Oddwell / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Hellicious / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Gregory Graves / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

The Crawling King / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Synopsis
A few holiday lights adorn an otherwise bleak industrial skyline at night.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Holiday Special
    ¡Fantasmagoría!
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    ¡Fantasmagoría!
  3. 2. ["Aye! Me asustastes! I didn't see you there."]
    La Bruja
  4. 3. Attack of the Snow Bear
  5. 4. ["That's one chilly eye for an eye, right?"]
    La Bruja
  6. 5. Snipe Hunt
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    La Bruja
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    La Bruja
  9. 8. Piñata Party Massacre
  10. 9. ["Did you like those surprises?"]
    La Bruja
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    La Bruja
  12. 11. ["¡Fantasmagoría! Will Return April 2019 ¡Feliz Navidad!"]
    ¡Fantasmagoría!
  13. 12. ["The oddventure of a lifetime begins with a single hop..."]
    Oddwell
  14. 13. ["Welcome to hell, briggy bundy."]
    Hellicious
  15. 14. ["Kill your idols, or he'll kill them for you."]
    Gregory Graves
  16. 15. ["Born of a black pit..."]
    The Crawling King
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
This issue was modified by
  • CTGarry
  • Alan Hutchinson
  • Philip Young