The Headsman. Medieval executioner. Horror franchise star. Slasher icon. For nearly thirty years, the Headsman has been terrifying moviegoers, and steadily building a body count. He carried the torch, when Freddy, Jason, and Michael faded from the spotlight. For screenwriter Danny Graves, it was a career-making assignment. Little did he know that it would end with a madman in a mask threatening to destroy his life, and murder everyone he's ever loved.
Decades ago scandal propelled the Lord of Gore B-movie franchise to mainstream success. In 1989 the film's costumed slasher actor murdered a young actress in ways worse than his on-screen character, creating a media frenzy. Now on the cusp of a modern reboot, a struggling screenwriter learns that the deranged star wasn't the only guilty party that night, but before he can share the information, the film's slasher seems to have stepped from the screen into real life to stop him.
DB Stanley is a comic book fan turned comic book professional. Lord of Gore, from Devil's Due Comics, is his first foray into writing a horror/suspense thriller. If you like that sort of thing, come by his booth and check it out... Or he might just send the Headsman around to check you out.
Daniel Leister was born in Germany in 1976. He has been drawing most of his life,but didn’t get into comics till around his 5th grade year. He moved from California to Maryland with his family, but didn’t know anyone or have anything to do. His mother bought him his first comic and that was it for him.
After High school he attended the Ohio State University and received his B.F.A. in 2000. Daniel spent may years going to conventions and trying to get a job in comics, but his first break was a talent contest by Marvel at a convention. He came in second place and was offered work by the company After Hours Press. His real break into the professional world of comics came when he was offered the penciling job for the ‘Wonderland’ series for Zenescope Ent.
He spent 3 years working on the trilogy and then moved to Hack/Slash with writer Tim Seeley. Daniel is now working on various independant projects including something new for Devils Due.
He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with his Wife and Son.
Publisher: Devil's Due Comics (September 14, 2021)