Marco Lopez talks about things that go bump in the night!

Book People welcomes Eisner Award Winner Marco Lopez.

Join us Saturday, December 2 at 2:00pm.

When things go bump in the night, they bump back. If you think aliens replaced your teachers or your neighbor might be a vampire, then there’s only one group to call for help: The Nightcrawlers.

The Nightcrawlers take on their first case when a friend from school believes werewolves replaced his parents. They get more than they bargained for when their investigation leads them right in the middle of a confrontation between their caretaker William Jones and a former Nightcrawler out for revenge. This story is about the unlikeliest group of friends coming together to help others…with a spooky twist!

From ABLAZE PUBLISHING comes a new all-ages supernatural adventure comic about a group of supernatural kid detectives, by Eisner Award winning writer Marco Lopez and artist on the rise Rachel Distler. For fans of Goosebumps, The Goonies, Monster Squad, Steven Spielberg films & Don Bluth animated films.

Eisner Award Winner Marco Lopez worked for Lion Forge comics on projects with Nick Cannon, Amber Rose, and Ernie Reyes Junior. Afterward, he co-created, put the initial team and talent together, and brought the graphic novel Puerto Rico Strong to Lion Forge; he also contributed a supernatural story.

Puerto Rico Strong sold out of a first print run of 10,000 copies, went into a second printing, and won Marco and his fellow editors an Eisner award.

He then worked with Ivan Plaza, Publisher of Chido Comics, to co-create and write the hit Masked Republic Luchaverse license. A series of sci-fi and horror comics starring famous Mexican wrestlers, the comics were in Rolling Stone’s 25 Best Things We Saw At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and featured in Publishers Weekly’s Licensing August 2018.

Marco has various film and television projects in development with Lion Forge animation. His middle-grade graphic novel The Nightcrawlers debuts Fall 2023 from Ablaze Publishing. He’s currently working with Sunny Hostin Productions to develop his Puerto Rico Strong short story “Of Myth and Monsters” into a television series.

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