Coming Soon: Cryptology, a new “retro-horror” magazine from TwoMorrows Publishing

American independent publisher TwoMorrows Publishing has announced plans for a new “retro horror” magazine, titled Cryptology, due to launch in time for Halloween later this year.

Widely admired for supporting the work of horror artists and small publishers the new title will be edited by Peter Normanton, editor of From The Tomb, the acclaimed UK horror magazine. He’s also author of titles such as the recently-released book, It Rose From The Tomb.

TwoMorrows new Cryptology title will be a quarterly, all-colour magazine, intended to “to satiate your sinister side, with coverage of the best (and worst!) retro-horror from the depths of creep culture.”

The launch comes as TwoMorrows publisher John Morrow celebrates the launch of Jack Kirby Comic Collector, 30 years ago this year.

In the first issue, due for release on Wednesday 2nd October 2024, available to preorder here, Peter exhumes the worst Horror Comics excesses of the 1950s, Killer “B” movies to die for, and the creepiest, kookiest toys that crossed your boney little fingers as a child!

But wait… do you dare enter the House of Usher, or choose sides in the skirmish between the Addams Family and The Munsters?! Can you stand to gaze at Warren magazine frontispieces by this issue’s cover artist, Bernie Wrightson, or spend some Hammer Time with that studio’s most frightening films? And if Atlas pre-code covers or terrifying science-fiction are more than you can take, stay away!

All this, and more, is lurching toward you in TwoMorrows Publishing’s latest, and most decrepit, magazine – just for retro horror fans, and featuring my henchmen Will Murray, Mark Voger, Barry Forshaw, Tim Leese, Pete von Sholly, and Steve and Michael Kronenberg.

Head to the TwoMorrows website to pre-order Cryptology #1

• Issue Two follows on 8th January (Pre-order here) | Issue Three on 9th April (Pre-order here); and Issue 4 on 9th July (Pre-order here)

Don’t miss an issue! Subscribe to Cryptology here on the TwoMorrows website

With thanks to Paul Gravett for the heads up

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