In March 2022, SOUR CANDY will wreck your head (and your teeth.)
With incredible art by Jason Felix and lettering by Janice Chiang, the book will be published as part of John Carpenter's NIGHT TERRORS series of standalone graphic novels, via Storm King Comics.
"Four months to the day he first encountered the boy at Walmart, the last of Phil Pendleton's teeth fell out."
At first glance, Phil Pendleton and his son Adam are just an ordinary father and son, no different from any other. Some might say the father is a little too accommodating given the lack of discipline when the child loses his temper in public. Some might say he spoils his son by allowing him to set his own bedtimes and eat candy whenever he wants. Some might say that such leniency is starting to take its toll on the father, given how his health has declined.
What no one knows is that Phil is a prisoner, and that up until a few weeks ago and a chance encounter at a grocery store, he had never seen the child before.
But now Adam is in his life, altering and controlling it, and it will take a particular kind of horror to get him out. Because there is nothing ordinary about Adam, or the monsters that come when he calls...
...a batch of scary stories that run the gamut from quietly unsettling to downright terrifying...a collection that readers will be discovering and enjoying for years to come.
- Cemetery Dance
Quite a few of the stories gave the same sort of bite I have become accustomed to when it comes to KPB’s writing. Engrossing story-telling that hits the mark at each corner, delivering a slow burn that ignites with fiery rage in its culmination.