It's late. You wave your friends good-bye and climb into the
car, alone! It'll take you just under an hour to get home through
the dark country roads especially in this cold weather.
After ten minutes it starts to rain and you turn on the wipers
trying to make out the narrow lanes that twist back and forth.
It's late October and the fallen leaves have made the road slippery.
Taking care not to skid you slow down.
Your eyes flick up to the rear view mirror; did you check the
back seat before you climbed into the car? You look up again,
starting to feel a little nervous. It's just a shadow you tell
yourself, nothing could have gotten into the car but still your
fear starts to rise. You go a little faster now, eager to be home
or at least in the nearest town. Did something move back there?
The red glow of your taillights flickers eerily behind. You start
to remember a story, an urban myth about a series of grisly murders
that happened a few years back, The Back Seat Strangler. Did they
ever catch the murderer? You look up again half expecting to see
someone staring back at you. Nothing! Now your palms are sweating
and your imagination races
you're old enough to know better
your heart is thudding so loudly you can hear it in your ears
again, there is something back there! A shape! You want to look
back, prove that it's just your imagination but the roads are
too dangerous and if you crash you'll be trapped. Alone! Out here
it! Movement again? Is that an arm
someone crouched on the
back seat waiting toooooo
In this moment you reach a place deep inside yourself, a place
seldom visited by adults but lived in by Children. It is a place
as old as man, set aside for our primal fears of the dark. It
is in these corners of ourselves that we find what it is to be
a child again, looking into the shadows of our bedroom, wishing
for the sunrise...
here the pendulum falls too and fro, between what is real and
just our imagination...
the dark side of the world comes Pendulum, a new British comic
company that specialises in the macabre and unusual. Our aim is
to bring you adult comics like you've never seen them before,
with stories that drag you into the shady corners of your minds
eye and keeps you there!
we are independent we can focus on the more bizarre aspect of
the comic world set in a sinister and sometimes humorous universe
whose threads are limited only by your desire for more.
primarily on the Internet Pendulum brings you the next stage in
comic evolution, incorporating sound, music, animation and much
more, whilst still retaining the old style comic feel. Each new
issue is downloaded onto your hard drive and placed in your own
personal pendulum library, so that can re-read your favourite
stories again and again.
Comics is also a forum for new Artists and Writers, a place were
the next generation of talent can develop and experiment.
you would like to submit any work, Stories or Artwork, please
click on the submissions link.