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Friday, 17 June 2011

Treat yourself to some Shock Therapy

Illustrator and comics artist Howard Priestley has released a limited edition collection of horror tales called Shock Therapy, available from him direct and some select northern comic shops.

Howard's long term comics project, Soul Man, is still in development but he told us last year  that he started getting the urge to do another volume of short horror stories, and this one's got some great tales, especially a grisly opening tale set in a World War Two concentration camp.

If the title sounds familiar, you might remember Harrier Comics six issue run of Shock Therapy, published in the 1980s, which featured work by Stephen Baskerville and Andy Lanning, two artists who have gone on to work for both Marvel and DC Comics.

"I just wanted to get a new issue out and get the money back," Howard tells us. "I'm not a desperate young wannabe anymore (or a desperate old has been, hopefully!)."

Shock Therapy, which costs £2.50, is on sale from Legacy Comics in The Piece Hall, Halifax and OK Comics and Forbidden Planet in Leeds. You can also buy it direct from Howard by emailing him via or via the funkpriest website at

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