Necessary Monsters is a collaboration between Sean Azzopardi and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey. Starting out as a web comic in 2008, Monsters was then published in 5 self produced mini – comics. It has an interesting publishing history, resulting in two trades published by 1st Publishing. A third volume, On bloody foundations is in the process of being published, date TBC.
Blurb from volume one. There exists a world of horrors beneath the one we know, where the creatures of our nightmares stalk amongst humanity. The Chain polices this world, a covert agency -of killer monsters keeping the human herd from growing too thin. With an Introduction by Kieron Gillen.
Necessary Monsters: Murderbox is a spy thriller where the world is awash with beasts and monsters, dark things that cut, bite, slash and generally kill you. Daniel Goodbrey twists and turns the plot around, following all the rules of thriller writing, throwing in some grotesquery and trimmings of weird, shadowy worlds, but playing up to the clichés, luxuriating in them, even, adding a knowing twist to the thrills – Forbidden Planet. With and introduction from Si Spurrier.