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Freaks of the Heartland (2004) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Freaks of the Heartland (2004) 1
    • Signed by writer Steve Niles with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    by STEVE NILES and GREG RUTH FC, 32pg Steve Niles, creator of Cal McDonald and 30 Days of Night, one of the fastest rising stars in comics today, teams with Greg Ruth, who rose to notoriety with his Matrix comics, for a bizarre tale of horror unlike anything you've seen before. Trevor Owen has a younger brother who lives in the barn behind the house, too monstrous to be let into the house. The boy's only six years old, but he towers over his older brother, and possesses monstrous strength. For years, Trevor has looked after his baby brother, keeping him from the light, but now that's all about to change. His family's profane secret is about to be revealed, uncovering the horrible truth of the small midwestern town the boys have grown up in. Prepare to have your expectations about horror comics changed, with this bizarre tale from the writer of the best-selling horror comics in years. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #2
    Freaks of the Heartland (2004) 2

    STEVE NILES (W) and GREG RUTH (A) On sale March 24, FC, 32pg, $2.99 Under the endless skies of America's heartland, and in the wounded hearts of every family in one tiny rural town, a terrible secret has been kept for too many years. Now, a young boy named Will must try to keep his younger brother from falling victim to the worst fears of a troubled town that can't begin to understand the tragic secret that binds its families together. Some folks would call Will's brother a monster. But to Will, his brother's just another kid trapped in a dark reality he can't comprehend. But before Will can save anyone, he has to save himself ...and it all starts with Will trying to get the gun away from his father. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #3
    Freaks of the Heartland (2004) 3

    STEVE NILES (W) and GREG RUTH (A) On sale May 12, FC, 32pg, $2.99 The parents begin killing their mutant horde, but when Will's father comes to kill him, monstrous violence and occult powers break out, and the true nature of the freaks of the heartland becomes an even deeper mystery. The writer of 30 Days of Night and Criminal Macabre joins forces with The Matrix comics artist Greg Ruth for a bizarre tour through the Bible belt. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #4
    Freaks of the Heartland (2004) 4

    STEVE NILES (W) and GREG RUTH (A) On sale July 14, FC, 32pg, $2.99 It's not too late to experience the horror comics sensation of 2004 that critics are calling Steve Niles' "most gripping (concept) to date." Freaks of the Heartland documents the unveiling of the dreaded secret locked in the hearts of everyone in a tiny Bible Belt town? a secret that has come to threaten the very lives of the town's most innocent citizens. Trevor Owen and his younger, misunderstood brother, Will, are now on the run after the sad, unfortunate death of their father. But they're not only running to get away from the consequences of what they've done?they're hoping to find the other misunderstood victims of the town's paranoia and ignorance to see if any other children like Will survived their phenomenal births?and can escape with them. But in a such a small town, news travels fast, so it won't be long until the whole town comes after them. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #5
    Freaks of the Heartland (2004) 5

    STEVE NILES (W) and GREG RUTH (A) FOR MATURE READERS On sale September 15, FC, 32pg, $2.99 As the wheat fields surrounding Gristlewood Valley become consumed by fire, two young brothers?Trevor Owen and his "freak" brother, Will?plan their escape from the small and potentially deadly town. After the violent, not-quite-accidental death of their father, the brothers know they have very little time to find their way to the relative safety and freedom of the outside world. But before they turn their backs on Gristlewood for good, Trevor and Will have one more responsibility to face?finding and freeing the other misunderstood "freak" children before they are murdered at the hands of their own parents. The fire rages, the fields burn, but for the first time in his short, tortured life, Will Owen feels a glimmer of hope in his heart. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #6
    Freaks of the Heartland (2004) 6

    STEVE NILES (W) and GREG RUTH (A) On sale November 17, FC, 32pg, $2.99 Young Trevor Owen and his "freak" brother Will are almost at the end of their road? they've fled the family farm where Will spent his entire life hidden from the world, chained up in the barn. Their parents are dead. And now they're on the run from the law while Gristlewood Valley burns with the flames they started. But all the terror and heartbreak will be worth it if they can make it out of the Valley alive?and take the other three living "freak" children the town has hidden with them. But are four six-year-old freaks of nature and two of their "normal" older siblings any match for a well-armed sheriff and his posse? Don't miss the stunning and heartbreaking conclusion to this year's most resonant and unpredictable horror series. ? Comics Buyer's Guide says "Greg Ruth's darkly sketchy, moodily creepy art evokes the great Gene Colan and fits the disturbing story extremely well." Cover price $2.99.