Avatar Press


Independent publisher Avatar Press acquired New Line Cinema’s “House of Horror” license in 2005. This license allowed Avatar access to New Line’s famous horror properties: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Avatar launched a series of specials and a mini-series for all three horror series in 2005–06. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Special) introduced Freddy Krueger to readers and was followed by mini-series A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid and one-shot A Nightmare on Elm Street: Fearbook. Avatar’s series emphasized story elements established in Freddy vs. Jason and showcased explicit, gory artwork. Brian Pulido wrote all three entries with art by Juan Jose Ryp, Greg Waller, and Dheeraj Verma. Avatar also released numerous variant covers for each issue.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (Special) (2005)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (Special) #1Issue #1

Written by Brian Pulido
Art by Juan Jose Ryp and Greg Waller
Variant Cover Gallery: Glow | Gore | Terror | Wraparound
Incentive Cover Gallery: Blood | Gold | Platinum
Limited Edition Cover Gallery: Carcass | Head of the Class | Painted | Waiting
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After the events of Freddy vs. Jason, the adults of Springwood have turned the town into a police state, out to suppress any knowledge of Freddy so their kids don’t keep dying. If teens are afraid of Freddy he can invade their dreams and murder them, but as a lost secret, he is powerless. Emily, a rebellious teen and aspiring journalist wants to blow the lid off Springwood’s secret and tell it to the world. When her best friend Lindsay is abducted by police, Emily enlists aid from Alex and Sandy that leads them to Westin Hills Psychiatric Center. As Freddy hunts them one by one, Emily comes closer to the truth. Will she survive to tell it?

This is bleeding-edge horror as only Lady Death creator Brian Pulido can deliver it with art by detail master, super-star Juan Jose Ryp and color by Greg Waller!

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid (2005–06)

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid #1Issue #1

Written by Brian Pulido
Art by Juan Jose Ryp
Variant Cover Gallery: Gore | Leather | Leather (Full) | Terror | Wraparound
Incentive Cover Gallery: Blood | Platinum
Limited Edition Cover Gallery: Bad Boy | Mirror | Shock
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One, two, he’s coming for you… Freddy’s back in this all new three issue series from the same intense creative team as the sold-out Nightmare Special! The master of the macabre, writer Brian Pulido, and the illustrative genius, artist Juan Jose Ryp, return to bring Freddy Krueger back into the tormented dreams of children. This new series finds the kids of Springwood all drugged up with Hypnocyl, trying to keep Krueger from their heads. But Freddy has a plan, stop the shipments of Hypnocyl from reaching the town! As they start to dream again, his power grows, and so does the carnage! Let the splatter begin!

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid #2Issue #2

Written by Brian Pulido
Art by Juan Jose Ryp
Variant Cover Gallery: Die-Cut | Die-Cut (Full) | Gore | Terror | Wraparound
Incentive Cover Gallery: Platinum
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One, two, he’s coming for you… Freddy’s back in this all new three issue series from the same intense creative team as the sold-out Nightmare Special! The master of the macabre, writer Brian Pulido, and the illustrative genius, artist Juan Jose Ryp, return to bring Freddy Krueger back into the tormented dreams of children. This new series finds the kids of Springwood all drugged up with Hypnocyl, trying to keep Krueger from their heads. But Freddy has a plan, stop the shipments of Hypnocyl from reaching the town! As they start to dream again, his power grows, and so does the carnage! Let the splatter begin!

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid #3Issue #3

Written by Brian Pulido
Art by Juan Jose Ryp
Variant Cover Gallery: Die-Cut | Die-Cut (Full) | Gore | Terror | Wraparound
Incentive Cover Gallery: Platinum
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One, two, he’s coming for you… Freddy’s back in this all new three issue series from the same intense creative team as the sold-out Nightmare Special! The master of the macabre, writer Brian Pulido, and the illustrative genius, artist Juan Jose Ryp, return to bring Freddy Krueger back into the tormented dreams of children. This new series finds the kids of Springwood all drugged up with Hypnocyl, trying to keep Krueger from their heads. But Freddy has a plan, stop the shipments of Hypnocyl from reaching the town! As they start to dream again, his power grows, and so does the carnage! Let the splatter begin!

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Fearbook (2006)

A Nightmare on Elm Street: Fearbook #1Issue #1

Written by Brian Pulido
Art by Juan Jose Ryp and Dheeraj Verma
Variant Cover Gallery: Body Count | Gore | Terror | Wraparound
Incentive Cover Gallery: Gold | Platinum
Limited Edition Cover Gallery: Leather | Leather (Full)
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There is no rest for the wicked as Freddy is back in this all-new, full-length epic story written by the master of horror, Brian Pulido and featuring the art of Dheeraj (Escape of the Living Dead) Verma! Using the dream suppressant Hypnocil, The town of Springwood has successfully locked Freddy Krueger out of the local kids’ dreams. What’s a dream demon to do? When a carload of gang bangers rob the local pharmacy, it all goes to Hell and Freddy is back in business, but not how you might think! The terror lives on several covers including the Regular, Wraparound, Gore, and Body Count by Juan Jose Ryp, the Terror by Dheeraj Verma and a special leather cover by Juan Jose Ryp limited to just 900 copies!