Severed by Scott Snyder

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1916. A man haunts the roads - a man with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. When 12-year-old Jack Garron runs away from home, he'll see how quickly the American Dream becomes a nightmare.
 

About Scott Snyder

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Scott Snyder is a multiple award-winning and bestselling American writer known for his 2006 short story collection Voodoo Heart, and his work in comic books, including American Vampire, Detective Comics, Batman, Batman: Gates of Gotham and Swamp Thing. Snyder graduated from Brown University in 1998 with a degree in creative writing, and then worked at Walt Disney World for about a year. Snyder's Disney World stint strongly influenced his writing; he later recalled, "it did a world of good for my writing. Snyder received his MFA from Columbia University in 2002. His first collection of stories, Voodoo Heart, was published by the Dial Press in June 2006 to highly positive reviews. The collection received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and was a Kirkus Reviews "Hot Debut" of the year. Stephen King picked two of the included stories"Wreck" and "Dumpster Tuesday"for the 2007 The Best American Short Stories anthology shortlist. Voodoo Heart was shortlisted for The Story Prize in 2006. In 2009, Snyder began writing for Marvel Comics. His first foray into the genre was a one-shot focusing on the first Human Torch, part of Marvel's 70th anniversary celebrations. Since September 2011, Snyder has been writing both Batman and a new Swamp Thing ongoing series as part of The New 52, DC Comics' company-wide relaunch of all of its titles. Snyder will co-write Talon, a spin-off of the "Court of Owls" storyline in Batman, which will focus on a rogue Talon from the Court. In 2013 his title Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls (the New 52) made The New york Times Best Seller List.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Image Comics. 192 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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For those who believe that violence and gore are the principal hallmarks of an engaging graphic horror story, Tuft and Snyder (Batman; American Vampire) make the case that exemplary storytelling is es

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Examiner

Scott Snyder is undeniably one of the best writers in the comic industry today.

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Star Tribune

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With "Court of Owls," Snyder is going back even further into Gotham's past, establishing an evil organization that has always controlled Gotham from its founding almost 400 years ago, and is so deeply hidden that it's known to Gotham's citizens only as the subject of a creepy nursery rhyme.

May 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Severed

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Written by wunderkind creator Scott Snyder and collaborator Scott Tuft with art by Attila Futaki, Severed #1 from Image Comics isn't due to hit stands until August 3rd, but San Diego Comic Con attendees were privy to an exclusive early release of the first issue of this period horror series.

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Crave Online

If Severed #1 is any indication, Snyder, Tuft and Futaki could bring to comic books a series that would make Poe or Lovecraft proud.

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The Daily Blam

Issue two expands the haunting first volley from writers Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft, accompanied with more of Attila Futaki's spot-on art.

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Broken Frontier

The team of Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft truly turn up the suspense, shock, and heart-sinking dismay with their latest issue of Severed.

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Broken Frontier

If you take a look around at what passes for horror fiction in today’s movies, comics, and prose, you’ll notice a trend towards slash and burn editing, gratuitous gore, a certain S&M mentality, and spectacle over substance.

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