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Rachel Deering’s ANATHEMA To Be Published By ComixTribe

Posted on the 26 April 2012 by Comicscritic @comicscritic

Press release

CoverComixTribe announced today that it will be publishing Anathema, a lesbian werewolf horror series created by Rachel Deering (Womanthology.)
"I’ve re-read Anathema five times now, and it gets better each time," said ComixTribe publisher Tyler James. "This is a perfect first issue to what promises to be an outstanding series by Rachel Deering and Chris Mooneyham.  We’re thrilled to welcome Anathema to the tribe!" 

Anathema is a six issue limited series horror comic that tells the story of Mercy Barlowe, a tormented young woman with a dark side. She must fight through treacherous lands and unspeakable horrors to reclaim her lover’s soul, which has been stolen by members of a sinister cult, bent on resurrecting a terrible and ancient evil.


Rachel Deering is excited to be bringing her property into the ComixTribe fold. "I’ve believed in ComixTribe from the start. After getting into the comic scene, I noticed that ComixTribe was a huge presence in  #comicmarket, so I was already convinced of their dedication to the medium.  I’m happy to have found a publisher that supports my vision."

This month Deering has been hard at work on a Kickstarter Drive to fully fund production of the series.  With just 4 days to go, Anathema is currently 97% funded.  To help push the drive over the top, today, Deering is adding two new ComixTribe-themed reward levels:

  • $25 ComixTribe Fan Package – ComixTribe T-shirt, plus printed first edition copies of both issues #1 and #2 signed, and delivered to your home! International backers, please add $5 for shipping. (limit 15)
  • $101 ComixTribe SuperFan Package – ComixTribe T-shirt, Anathema 1-6, plus EVERY comic book or graphic novel ComixTribe publishes in 2012, including SCAM, THE RED TEN, OXYMORON, THE STANDARD, TEARS of the DRAGON, and more.  (limit 5)


A publication date for Anathema has not yet been set, though an early fall release seems likely.  ComixTribe recently signed a distribution deal with Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. for worldwide distribution, but has also established a robust micro-distribution network of indie friendly comic shops that it sells to directly.  Details for Anathema‘s distribution plan will be forthcoming. 

"Vampires vs. werewolves in a love story that sticks with you long after you’ve put the book down?  What’s not to love?" said ComixTribe Editor-in-Chief Steven Forbes. "Rachel’s Anathema brings diversity and breadth to the line of ComixTribe books, while maintaining and enhancing our growing reputation as a publisher of quality independent titles." Start_Here_Campaign_Deering_72reviewsPg8Lettered"Anathema promises to be a terrific series. I’ll be there for all six issues that are currently planned, and (one hopes) the many additional stories to follow." – Bill Willingham, Eisner award winning author of Fables

"Visceral horror that merges the grotesque with the classic Hammer feel. Epicly fun and disturbing." – Joshua Hale Fialkov, Eisner nominated writer of Echoes, Tumor, and I,Vampire

"Rachel Deering’s first full length comic reads like the work of a seasoned pro. I was instantly hooked. I will be following her career closely." - Mark Poulton writer of Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne, and A Cat Named Haiku

"This is exactly what I love about horror and werewolves."

Preview of Anathema


- The Comic Book Critic

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