Dead Beats 2: London Calling returns to the music horror franchise

Dead Beats 2: London Calling
(Image credit: Val Halverson (A Wave Blue World))

An encore is imminent for the musical horror anthology Dead Beats, as a sequel has just popped up on Kickstarter titled Dead Beats 2: London Calling

(Image credit: Lisa Sterle/Stelladia (A Wave Blue World))

Editors/creators Joe Carallo and Eric Palicki's song-inspired Tales from the Crypt-esque franchise returns at A Wave Blue World, as the enigmatic Shoppe Keeper opens up a new location of her record shop, Dead Beats. In this go-around, Dead Beats has popped up in London, directly on the iconic Abbey Road (of Beatles fame), and once again, she's in the market for haunted artifacts - and England seems ripe with possibilities.

Dead Beats 2: London Calling will feature 21 comic stories, once again weaved together with an interstitial narrative written by Carallo and Palicki starring the Shoppe Keeper, this time drawn by Val Halverson.

The full list of creators for Dead Beats 2: London Calling are: Claudia Aguirre, Morgan Beem, Donna Black, Rio Burton, Eva Cabrera, Jose E Cardenas, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Kyler Clodfelter, Nancy Collins, Lydia Collins, Joe Corallo, Sharon De La Cruz, Sachi Ediriweera, Kacey Flynn, Minerva Fox, Ronnie Garcia, Elena Gogou, Adam Gorham, Che Grayson, Chris Guliotti, Yona Harvey, Jody Houser, Jamal Igle, Liana Kangas, Taylor Keith, Jeremy Lambert, Jarred Lujan, Ron Marz, William Messner-Loeb, Eric Palicki, Scott Peterson, Juan Ponce, Quade Reed, Regine Sawyer, David Stoll, Lilah Sturges, Salvador Velazquez, Steve Walker, Malissa White, and Raymont Youngblood.

Check out a preview of Dead Beats 2: London Calling:

A Wave Blue World is currently raising capital for Dead Beats 2: London Calling on Kickstarter with a $25,000 goal; the first volume raised over $33,000 on the crowdfunding platform back in 2019. This go-around, interested readers can order a digital edition of Dead Beats 2: London Calling for $10; for $25, a print copy will be included, with a variant cover by Erica Sterle that's exclusive to Kickstarter supporters. Both also come with a 'thank you' credit in the anthology.

Dead Beats 2: London Calling is anticipated to go on sale this September and the crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter runs through July 1.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)