Here at Moonbase Alpha, one of our favourite discoveries of the past several years has been the guys over at Hellbound Media. Putting out vibrant and vicious horror content reminiscent of yesteryear, Hellbound have proven themselves to be must-have content for horror hounds. And now, their latest outing for Mandy the Monster Hunter is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign.
As a character, Mandy was first introduced to comic book fans back in 2011. More recently, we were lucky enough to check out Mandy the Monster Hunter: The Face in the Curtain – a title we described as “perfect for younger comic book fans or those looking for a warm-hearted, well-meaning horror tale, The Face in the Curtain is another example as to how versatile the horror output of the guys at Hellbound Media – the team behind the likes of the gloriously depraved Slaughterhouse Farm – can be, and again reiterates that this is a group of talented, twisted individuals to keep your eye on.”
And a group of talented, twisted individuals to keep your eye on they still are, which is why we’re eager to see what’s up next for Mandy. That ‘up next’ just so happens to be Mandy the Monster Hunter: Legend of the Spindly Man #1; a project that has Matt Warner and Dr Mark Adams on writing duties, Lyndon White providing art, and Nikki Foxrobot on lettering.
The new title is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign and promises to be Mandy’s most intimidating challenge to date! In fact, when your humble scribe positioned the idea of the famed Monster Hunter putting the Spindly Man in his place, Hellbound made it clear that this won’t be a stroll in the park for Mandy. As they put in on Twitter, “You never know, maybe Mandy the Monster Hunter has met her match? This is His story, His legend, and His rules…”
To fully get you up to speed on what to expect from Mandy the Monster Hunter: Legend of the Spindly Man, the synopsis on this new title reads:
Children are vanishing. The police have no leads. A small town holds its breath in anticipation of the next disappearance. The children know what hunts them. An entity dismissed by adults, but that feeds on the fear and trauma of those around it. The Spindly Man has come, a modern legend given life, the terrified children as its prey.
Mandy hunts Monsters. Her name is whispered on the playground, a legend among the children of the world. Whatever creature troubles you, when the adults won't listen, it is Mandy that can help you out. All you need to do is draw a picture of the beast, and it will reach her.
She's the thing that the things in the dark are afraid of... until now.
Because the Spindly Man is a force unheard of, terrifying away the monsters that merely aim to give children a fright... and stealing the souls of its victims. Inspired by both the internet tale of “Slender Man” and the hit art-house horror “The Babadook”, “The Spindly Man” draws on these, and our own original mythology to create a deliciously dark modern monster.
With 18 days to go, you can help out the brilliant guys at Hellbound Media by visiting their Kickstarter page for this latest of hotly-anticipated projects.