[Preview] Shawn Gabborin Delivers Epic Finale in PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL #1

The beginning of the end in the Puppet Master saga

PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL is the finale of our epic PUPPET MASTER comic series! Everything from the first five volumes of the PUPPET MASTER ongoing series comes to a head here! It’s the final showdown between the puppets of Andre Toulon versus the demon god Anapa and his evil puppets… with the guests of the Bodega Bay Inn caught in the middle!
Writer Shawn Gabborin

Based on the Full Moon Entertainment movies, PUPPET MASTER is about a band of killer puppets who must bend to their master’s will, even if it goes against the essence of the soul trapped in each of them. Anyone who enjoys killer dolls or slasher movies will be right at home in the PUPPET MASTER universe.

Although this serves to wrap up the PUPPET MASTER ongoing series, new fans can enjoy it as well. This book is a love letter to 90s horror with over-the-top action, bloody kills, and a crazy cast of characters!
Writer Shawn Gabborin comments, “I’d like to think that new readers would find a fun, sometimes brutal, horror comic about killer puppets that they could really invest in. Whereas people who have read the PUPPET MASTER ongoing series or know the films will hopefully feel a sense of completion. This story wraps up everything I’ve set in motion, as well as closing out a few items from the film franchise.”
Puppet Master Curtain Call #1 Cover A


Writer: Shawn Gabborin
Artists: Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover Artists: Daniel J. Logan, Yann Perrelet, Robert Hack, Kelly Williams, Andrew Magnum, Gene Jimenez
32 pgs./ M / FC
Gabborin also talks about his overall experience working on the series: “PUPPET MASTER has been a dream project. I grew up on the PUPPET MASTER movies, and credit them as some of the films that helped make me a horror fan in the first place. So it has been amazing to give back to this franchise.” He goes on to say, “PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL is the endgame I’ve been building toward since PUPPET MASTER #1. Hopefully it’s as satisfying for the fans to read as it was for me to write!”


 Cover A – Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks), Yann Perrelet (colors)
Cover B – Robert Hack (pencils/inks)
 (limited to 1500)
Cover C – Hand Painted Cover: Kelly Williams (pencils/inks/colors) (limited to 1500)
Cover D – Kill Cover: Andrew Mangum (pencils/inks), Gene Jimenez (colors) (limited to 1500)
Cover E – Photo Cover (limited to 1500)

What people are saying about Puppet Master:

“I really think that it speaks to the fans, who’ve wanted a non budget restricted outing
with their favorite killer puppets and that’s exactly what we get here.” (Weird Science)

“…even those who aren’t familiar with the brand will thoroughly enjoy this horror delight.” (Forces of Geek)

“Shawn Gabborin turns in a great script that captures many of the things that made the movies fun in the first place.” (All-Comic)

“Action Lab and the creative team involved have rekindled my interest
in the franchise and has me excited for what’s to come!” (Comic Spectrum)

Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL #1:

PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL #1 will be available in a comic book store near you on October 18. Pre-order the book using the following Diamond item codes:

*** info courtesy of Action Lab Entertainment
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