Von Bach

Doctor Heinrich Von Bach was the nineteenth-century scientist resurrected from the dead by his own ungodly invention. At least that’s the story Hollywood told when they got hold of the gothic romance novel written about the good doctor. For a hundred years they’ve made as many films based on the bloody life and undeath of Von Bach.


Today, a major studio is finishing a big budget “Von Bach” movie. But suddenly, the real Von Bach returns to life in Hollywood and he is going to teach the cast and crew the true meaning of “development hell.”


VON BACH! Greater than the power of life! Greater than the power of love! He possessed the greatest power of all! SUBPOENA POWER!


Playwright Owen Hammer has adapted the play for the comics medium and versatile artists Mariano Navarro and Hernán Cabrera will be bringing his vision to life.

Hammer at the premiere of a production of ‘Von Bach’ in Hollywood.

“Von Bach” is a satire that pokes fun at pop culture and society in general. Nonetheless, there is a powerful story about the search for meaning and the struggle for one’s own dignity. And of course, some genuine scares!



Here's what people are saying about "Von Bach”:


"VON BACH operates on a lot of levels--horror, romance, Hollywood satire, modernist analysis of textual re-interpretation, and to a certain extent legal thriller--and it works wonderfully on all of them. And it's very funny, too, which is not as easy as it sounds.”


-Chris Kipiniak, writer "Nightcrawler," "Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man" and co-creator "Behemoth"

— The Chapters —

VON BACH CHAPTER 1

In chapter 1, “Post-Mortem,”

we meet Dr. Von Bach who suffers a horrible fate in the nineteenth century and see how his life and death (and possibly un-death) is treated in a present day Hollywood movie.

Writer: Owen Hammer

Art: Mariano Navarro

Color: Hernán Cabrera


20 pages in full color

In 1888, DOKTOR VON BACH explains his work to aspiring writer ELSA JAEGER and Elsa’s self-appointed guardian BRONWYN. Is Von Bach a pioneer or a mad scientist?

In 2013, Hollywood Studio head HILARY RUBENS and her mentee MINNA TSENG brainstorm the one hundredth

‘Von Bach’ film.

VON BACH CHAPTER 2

In chapter 2, “Writer's Block,” we see Minna dealing with the demands and expectations of writing the new Von Bach film and she engineers a radical solution to the studio’s problems.

Writer: Owen Hammer

Art: Mariano Navarro

Color: Hernán Cabrera


20 pages in full color

MINNA, HILARY and director PETER MAY discuss yet another roadblock to completing their new ‘Von Bach’ film.

The gang plots to make a computer generated Von Bach for their movie, perhaps unintentionally using black magic for the second time . . .

VON BACH CHAPTER 3

In chapter 3, “Habeas Corpus,” Minna and Connor battle each other for control of the new Von Bach film.  Who will be victorious, Minna and her serious monster or Connor and his silly monster?

Writer: Owen Hammer

Art: Mariano Navarro

Color: Hernán Cabrera


20 pages in full color

MINNA, HILARY and PETER try to get the movie in the can, but even a wall of flame can’t stop CONNOR KRUPA from trying to take the film in a different direction.

CONNOR is more than just a smug douchebag.  Oh, he IS a smug douchebag, but with the law on his side, he scores a victory and stops MINNA and HILARY with a court order.