Horror Comics

Dynamite Entertainment and Topps are Bringing Back ‘Mars Attacks!’ in October

According to the official press release, Dynamite Entertainment and Topps will once again return to the banned trading cards of the 1960’s, Mars Attacks!,  as writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) team up for a new series.

Dynamite CEO & Publisher Nick Barrucci stated that he has been anxiously awaiting the new series, saying that “I’ve been waiting to see Dynamite’s take on Mars Attacks! for over a year and I’m so excited with what the creative team has done.  I’ve been a fan ever since the 1962 trading cards and our series really reflects the tone of the original.” read more

Dark Horse Comics Celebrates Hellboy’s 25th Anniversary with Three New Mignolaverse Titles

According to the official press release, Dark Horse Comics will publish three new Mignolaverse titles this fall/winter “…span(ning) the globe and showcas(ing) very different corners of the Mignolaverse — the occult cold war escalates in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956; Lobster Johnson’s biggest foe, the Crimson Lotus, is featured in her first ever, eponymous mini-series; and the annual Hellboy Winter Special features festive and supernatural stories from Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck, Tonci Zonjic, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.” read more

William Gibson’s ‘Alien 3’ Script to be Adapted by Dark Horse Comics in November

Fans of Ridley Scott’s original Alien film and James Cameron’s Aliens eagerly awaited the release of the third film in the series in 1992, helmed by first time director Davis Fincher.  Although Fincher would later be forgiven many times over (Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac) most of those fans walked out of the theater on May 22 of that year disappointed and confused.

What fans did not know at the time that Alien 3 was released was that a script by sci-fi legend William Gibson (Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive) had been scraped at the eleventh hour, resulting in a rushed production that took the film in a very different direction. read more

‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ Gets First Poster

Right from Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Twitter page, Netflix’s upcoming original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has released its first poster, looking to cast a spell on viewers across the world.

Netflix and executive producer Aguirre-Sacasa shared the image on social media in preparation of the forthcoming series based on the popular Archie Comics character. The poster displays a playful occult vibe with Sabrina’s signature hairstyle, red lips and a silhouette of her cat, named Salem Saberhagen in the comic series. read more

Jeremy Renner Will Play Detective Twitch Williams in New ‘Spawn’ Film

Todd McFarlane’s Spawn film is shaping up to be a lot more promising than initially expected, as it was announced today by Deadline that Jeremy Renner has been cast as Detective Twitch Williams, alongside Jamie Foxx as the title character in the upcoming film.

McFarlane told Deadline that he “… wanted to surround (him)self with the most talent and the most skilled people I can on all fronts. I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let’s start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I’m a huge fan of his. The character doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who’s a person you’ve met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I’ve seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie.” read more

‘RetroFan’ Magazine: The Horror News Network Review

It’s not easy to launch a new magazine in today’s digital culture, so you better have some experience and foresight before getting into the business, and when that foresight is centered on the attractiveness of a magazine that celebrates the past, it works even better.

So if the past is your passion (particularly if you grew up in the 1960s, ’70s, or ’80s) you may be interested in TwoMorrow’s RetroFan Magazine. The magazine’s editor, Michael Eury, certainly brings a winning pedigree to RetroFan, as the founder and editor of Back Issue! Magazine (the preeminent publication for comic book fans and collectors of the same decades that RetroFan serves).  Eury’s mission, as stated in the editorial that opens the first issue, is to “explore pop-culture through insightful, nostalgic, and fun articles that provide the stories of the stuff that made our childhoods so special” and for the most part, Retro Fan does this to a tee. read more

AMC Releases First Art for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9

AMC has released the first art for season nine of The Walking Dead and it contains what looks to be a pretty important piece of information: The United States Capitol. In the poster below, we can clearly make out a building that can only be a crumbling Capitol Building (and another of those damned helicopters, of course) behind Rick, Carol, Michonne, Maggie and Daryl.

The poster, released by Deadline yesterday, is interesting for a few reasons: first of all, we are obviously following the mystery of the helicopter again this season (no surprise there). But the second, and most intriguing piece, is the Capitol because unless that large building was moved somehow, this means that the group ends up in Washington DC which signifies a major break from the comics. read more

‘Toy Hunter’ and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Expert Collector Travis Landry Shares His Knowledge at ComiCONN Panel

Cosplaying, celebrity guests, and panels often get all of the press when it comes to the modern comic convention, but the primary reason cons were created in the first place was so fans could buy comics and collectibles.

Today’s collector has a lot of options when it comes to buying and selling, and it is always good to enter the marketplace with some helpful insight.  Fans who attended Connecticut’s ComiConn at Foxwoods Resort and Casino were able to gain some insight from former Toy Hunter and current Antiques Roadshow expert Travis Landry during his panel appearance. read more

Jared Leto to Portray Vampire Anti-Hero ‘Morbius’ in Spider-Man Spin-Off

Fresh off of his unorthodox portrayal of The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad, Oscar winner Jared Leto is going back to the comic book well once again.  Leto has signed on to tackle the role of Spider-Man villain/anti-hero Morbius in the upcoming Sony film of the same name.  This film is Sony’s latest attempt to spin-off of Spidey’s popularity with a feature film based on a secondary character.  The studio teamed up with Marvel Comics earlier this year with the release of the Tom Hardy vehicle Venom. read more

‘Bedtime Games’ Nick Keller and Conor Nolan: The Horror News Network Interview

Dark Horse Comics has a long tradition of horror comics and the latest entry into their large library of titles is Nick Keller and Conor Nolan’s Bedtime Games.  Just as the first issue in the four part mini-series hits the stands, the creators revealed many of their inspirations for the series as well as how the story came together.

Horror News Network: Why do horror stories lend themselves to tales of adolescence and the transition to adulthood?

Nick Keller: In my opinion, the best horror stories are about the unknown. And for an adolescent, there’s just so much you don’t know at the age. For this book, I wanted to take the horrors of childhood — things that are rarely shown, but most people go through at one point in their lives — and see how it would affect our characters. One of our main leads Owen learns a few months before our story starts that his younger brother has brain cancer. This is awful news at any age, but even worse on the heels of seventeen. No one can be prepared for something like this, but I think it molds a person in their early years. read more