The Last Comic Book On the Left: Horror Podcast Spinoff Returns in Fall 2022

It seems The Last Podcast on the Left has found success in making the jump to the comic book medium, because Z2 is releasing a second volume of The Last Comic Book On the Left in 2022.

As with the first volume, The Last Comic Book on the Left Vol. 2 will be curated by podcast hosts Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski, and Ben Kissel. The book boasts new horror tales from a number of creators, including many returning favorites from Vol. 1 like James Tynion IV, Rick Veitch, Logan Faerber and Tyler Boss.

Art by Bob Fingerman. (Image Credit: Z2 Comics)

Also like with Vol. 1, Z2 will be offering a deluxe edition hardcover version that includes a set of art prints depicting the cryptids and other kooky characters featured within these stories. IGN can exclusively debut David Mack’s cover art for the deluxe edition below:

Art by David Mack.  (Image Credit: Z2 Comics)

Art by David Mack. (Image Credit: Z2 Comics)

“Our insatiable hunger for ink and blood couldn’t be sustained with one volume,” said Parks in Z2’s press release.

“We needed to see more Detective Popcorn. We craved more Well Actually Killer, let alone debuts from Gef the Talking Mongoose and Philip K. Dick android. This volume delivers of all of this and more in an avalanche of paneled goodness,” said Zebrowski .

The Last Comic Book on the Left Vol. 2 is slated for release in Fall 2022.

The original story is below:

Clocking in at nearly 500 episodes and counting, it’s safe to say The Last Podcast On the Left is one of the most successful horror podcasts ever. Now the series is expanding into an entirely new medium, as hosts Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski and Ben Kissel spearhead a graphic novel series dubbed The Last Comic Book On the Left.

Where The Last Podcast On the Left takes a humorous approach to true crime cases and horror topics like ghosts, cryptids, serial killers and UFOs, The Last Comic Book On the Left is intended as a tribute to classic horror anthologies like Creepy, Eerie and Tales From the Crypt. The series will feature a number of different but interconnected horror tales from horror comics veterans like James Tynion IV (Something Is Killing the Children) and Rick Veitch (Swamp Thing).

Art by Bob Fingerman.  (Image Credit: Z2 Comics)

Art by Bob Fingerman. (Image Credit: Z2 Comics)

The Last Comic Book On the Left will be published as a series of full-length graphic novels through Z2 Comics. The creative lineup for Vol. 1 includes:

  • James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, Something Is Killing the Children)
  • Rick Veitch (Swamp Thing, Miracleman)
  • Bob Fingerman (Minimum Wage, Beg the Question)
  • Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, What’s the Furthest Place From Here?)
  • Ryan Cady (Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo, Sublime: $5 at the Door)
  • Eliot Rahal (Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo, the upcoming Cheech and Chong’s Chronicles: The Graphic Novel)
  • Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches, The Family Trade)
  • Noah Van Sciver (Grateful Dead Origins, the upcoming Cheech and Chong’s Chronicles: The Graphic Novel)
  • Logan Faerber (‘Namwolf, The Woods)

In addition to those stories, Vol. 1 will include a tale written by Parks and Zebrowski and illustrated by John McCrea (Hitman). Eric Powell (The Goon), Martin Morazzo (Ice Cream Man) and Bob Fingerman provide cover art for Vol. 1. A deluxe edition version of the graphic novel will also include a series of cryptid-themed art prints.

“We are excited to expand our comic bloodlust with Z2 and The Last Comic On the Left,” Zebrowski said in Z2’s press release. “We get to see many of our more ‘colorful’ ideas receive the evil MAD Magazine treatment. Z2 works with some of the most talented artists and creators in the comic business and it’s a privilege to be in their talented hands.”

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