Here’s what the critics are saying about NOCTUA…

Some early reviews from NOCTUA Issue #1…

“Andrew Henderson’s Noctua #1 to me was an enjoyable horror comic that when I finished it, left me wanting more. Someone that actually gets me to sympathize with the unholy creatures of the night is an accomplishment in itself. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into Noctua issue #2 and I suggest you do the same.”  – Mike Peluso,

 “I can’t recommend this book enough. Not only does it have trace elements of a super hero book and a crime drama mixed together it also seems to want to explore the issue of race within this world.  If you’re looking for an interesting take on the vampire mythos then you should check out this book.”  – Jose Sagastume,

 “Noctua comes out of the gate swinging, introducing many different plot points…this could definitely be one to watch this year.”  – Sean Robinson,

“There is a lot to like about this comic. The story definitely explores some interesting nooks and crannies in vampire lore. There is also some fun tension between the vampires that want to go straight (or at least appear to) and the vampires give in to their natures. There were some cool, little character moments and some interesting plot details.  The art has an energy that I found refreshing. There is a looseness and excitement that doesn’t feel like another copy of Hellboy or 30 Days of Night. There is some loss of detail in this, but that isn’t really a big deal. The overall effect is of a fast paced and dirty city brimming with corruption and the undead.”  – Ben Rhodes,


NOCTUA ISSUE #1 – RELEASES MAY 8TH ON COMIXOLOGY (And please like us on Facebook!)

I know, I know…I said I wasn’t going to be a Tess Hatfield.  It’s been awhile since I made an update (before today)…but sometimes life gets in the way.  And by, “life” I more or less mean, “Game of Thrones.”  Anyway, to update you a bit on my work, I’ve got a new comic called NOCTUA coming out with New York Times Best-Selling Publisher Alterna Comics.

NOCTUA is going to be an ongoing, full-color series, released bi-monthly.  Right now the comic is just going to be released digitally (starting May 8th on Comixology –  However, once enough issues are released, I’m going to compile them for a Graphic Novel print run (with a different publisher, most likely).

NOCTUA is a Vampire book…but I’m reluctant to call it that, as it’s only Vampire in the vaguest sense of the word.  In fact, the politically correct term for these creatures is, “Transhuman.”  Think, “Blade” meets, “Daybreakers.”  Here’s the synopsis:

The year is 2051.  A new strain of virus has mutated 5% of the Earth’s population into creatures of the night.  “Vampires,” as they’re called by their detractors, tentatively co-exist alongside humans thanks to Aeternus Eternus, a synthetic form of sustenance created by Biotech giant Imago Labs.  But for some, nothing can truly replace the taste of fresh blood…fresh human blood.  As the illegal blood trade rises, a new predator takes to the streets.  One which even the Vampires themselves fear.  Those who have seen him and lived to tell about it can only utter one word to describe the winged avenger, hell-bent on ridding the world of their people.  “NOCTUA.”

I’m constantly providing updates on the book, new reviews, and new pieces of art on the NOCTUA facebook page, and soon I’ll be running a promotion/contest to win free signed pieces of original art from IDW published artist, Orlando Baez.  So please like it!

REVIEW: “Noctua” #1

Great review for my upcoming comic, NOCTUA Issue #1!


(Alterna Comics, 2013)

Review by Jose Sagastume

WRITTEN BY: Andrew M. Henderson
ARTWORK BY:  Orlando Baez
COLOR ARTWORK BY:  Eagle Gosselin

In issue one of Noctua writer Andrew Henderson introduces to a universe where vampires, known as transhumans, co-exist with humans. Instead of running with a very supernatural setting the story takes place in the year 2051 after a virus has mutated 5% of Earth’s population into transhumans.

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