Riptide Sanitarium #1

by Keith Dallas, Juan Romera, Adam Benet Shaw & Jim Beard

The first issue of a thrilling new comic book anthology by Ghostbusters writers Keith Dallas and Jim Beard! Featuring self-contained stories in horror, science fiction, historical drama, fantasy and crime.

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The Comic

Welcome to the Riptide Sanitarium, where every cell tells a tale! The brainchild of Ghostbusters co-writers Keith Dallas and Jim Beard, Riptide Sanitarium is a multi-genre anthology of self-contained stories: horror, science fiction, historical drama, fantasy, crime.  In short, any and every kind of story imaginable, and all of them standalone so you won’t have to worry about keeping tabs on some indecipherably convoluted continuity. 20 pages of imagination and creativity. That’s what awaits you inside the RIPTIDE SANITARIUM!


This first issue (or first “cell,” if you like) offers a tale about three suburban youths who go looking for trouble… and find it! It’s Don’t Breathe meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers, sure to please any horror fan!


Just so everyone understands, Riptide Sanitarium will NOT be available in stores or via Amazon. It can only be purchased here, through Zoop! So your attention and support will be appreciated until the end of our days! In fact, EVERYONE who pledges to this campaign will have their name enshrined on a “Campaign Contributor” page within Riptide Sanitarium #1!





Keith Dallas (writer) has written and edited numerous comic book history books for TwoMorrows Publishing, including The Flash Companion, the American Comic Book Chronicles series and Comic Book Implosion (for which he earned an Eisner award nomination). He has also worked for IDW (Ghostbusters) and Dynamite Entertainment (Stan Lee's How To books) as well as co-created several comic book series, like Omega Chase (Th3rd World Studios) and The Argonauts (Timeless Journey Comics).


Juan Romera (interior artist/colorist) began his career 15 years ago in fanzines in Argentina, Brazil, and Spain before moving on to indie comics in the United States, where his work appeared in IDW, Monkeybrain, Comics Experience, Desperado Publishing, Diablo Comics, Antarctic Press, and many others. Juan lives in Bahia Blanca City, Argentina with his wife, daughter, and dog.


Adam Benet Shaw (cover artist) is a traditional and digital painter whose work has been featured in publications by Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Oxford American magazine and Southwest Art magazine, among many others. In addition, Adam's large scale oil paintings have been shown in solo and group shows across the U.S. and abroad including New York and London. 


Jim Beard (editor) became a published writer when he sold a story to DC Comics in 2002. Since that time, he's written official Star Wars and Ghostbusters comic book stories and contributed articles and essays to several volumes of comic book history. His prose work includes Green Hornet and Kolchak novellas as well as three books of essays on the 1966 Batman TV series.

Stretch Goals

To Be Revealed When Funding Goal has been achieved


Written by Keith Dallas, drawn and colored by Juan Romera and lettered by Wilson Ramos Jr., Riptide Sanitarium #1 is FULLY completed!  Our work on the issue is DONE!


We just need to send it off to the printer, and that’s the purpose of this campaign: to determine how many copies we should order.


If everything goes according to plan, we anticipate delivery of everyone's rewards in early 2023.

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