Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Beware the Red Ripper! My Horror Short Story is Coming Soon From Gray Haven Comics (The Gathering: Horror V)
(Originally Published on Nov 6, 2018)
So a while back, before I decided to write prose, I took a stab at writing comics. I made it into a couple of anthologies, and it's largely thanks to these that I got my start as a writer.
The story is a riff on the classic "teenage boy becomes superhero" story, only said superpowers turn him into a slasher killer! Can Raul Garcia stave off the slow but inevitable transformation into a masked monster? Or can he save a piece of his humanity?
It's worth noting here that I'm credited as "Alex Moya," which...is my real name. Yes, Martin J. Ashwood is a pen name. Not for anonymity's sake, but because I designed some mockup (novel) book covers and the name "Alex Moya" looked like garbage on all of them. Not exactly the most exciting Secret Origin of my author superhero name, but it is what it is.
The Gathering: Horror V will hit comic store shelves soon, so keep an eye peeled for the Red Ripper if you enjoy some horror/urban fantasy goodness. And check out the Gray Haven Facebook page for more info on Horror V and all their other comics anthologies!