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    • CommentAuthorMerlin
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2008
    This is myself and Sean Azzopardi’s new webcomic serial, Necessary Monsters:

    Necessary Monsters page

    We’re calling the series a spy-horror thriller - if you were to imagine an episode of Mission Impossible staffed entirely by bizarre supernatural mass-murderers you wouldn’t be far from the mark.

    The series updates every Monday and Wednesday, with the first six pages of the story already up at the site. Please go to take a look see and, if you like what you read, tell someone else about it. Right now what we need is eyeballs and if those eyeballs could still be attached to their owners, all the better.

    Oh, and as you might noticed from the logo on the site, when NM is done it’s going to be an AiT/PlanetLar graphic novel. Until then it’s going to be (I think) the first regularly updating AiT/PlanetLar webcomic. Much kudos to Larry Young for getting behind us whole heartedly in our little web-serialisation-to-print-publication experiment.

    Necessary Monsters
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    Hey Merlin :) Good to see you on Whitchapel!
    I'll be looking forward to following this online. The mini had me hooked :D
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    Sign me up.
    Just added it to my Google Reader. Great title by the way.
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    This pleases.
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    Looks great Merl.
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    If you need any persuasion to read this, skip in straight at Page 4.

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    Love it. :) can't wait to read more.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2008
    This looks very interesting. I've added it to my Google Reader so I 'll remember to check it out when it updates!
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2008
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008
    RE: KG's advice

    is that a chainsaw wielding man with a chicken's head for a body?

    color me intrigued.
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008
    my google reader, too, is eagerly awaiting the next page.
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    Wow. Very nice. The black and white is great.
      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008
    • CommentAuthorSeanazz
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2008
    Just a quick heads up, part two has started at the NM site.
    That's all.
    Thank you.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2008
    @groonk: Chicken? I'm pretty sure it's a hamster or a rat.

    But yeah. That is...fascinating.
    • CommentAuthorSeanazz
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2009 edited
    Hot news!

    After a two week break Necessary Monsters
    returns with part four.
    • CommentAuthorSeanazz
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2009
    Richard Bruton has just reviewd monsters over at the Forbidden Planet blog.
    • CommentAuthorSeanazz
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2009
    Fuel up the chainsaw, unsheathe the rusty but dangerous machete !

    After a two week break Necessary Monsters
    returns with part five.
    • CommentAuthorSeanazz
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2009
    Necessary Monsters has now finished it's online run.
    Print details will be announced soon.
    Thanks for taking part :)
    • CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeSep 29th 2009 edited
    Ha! I like that Gravehouse lives on Sebago lake. My grandparents had a cottage there many years ago.
    Don't know how I missed this before. I can't wait for the dead tree version.