Cullen Bunn is one of the hardest working creators in comics. Not only has he written a variety of “X-Titles” for Marvel such as Magneto and Uncanny X-Men , but he is equally well-known for his award winning Dark Horse series Harrow County. Horror fans got a little nervous when Bunn started to shift much of his creative output to the the Marvel Universe (including the recently completed event series Monsters Unleashed), but fans have nothing to fear with his latest slice of paranoia-filled nightmares called Regression (published by Image Comics).
Just in case you don’t have enough Negan in your life, Image Comics will release a hardcover collection entitled The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan! featuring the titular villain’s origin this October.
The graphic novel by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard collects the original serialized Negan origin which initially ran as a bonus feature in Image+ (a Previews supplement featuring upcoming releases from the independent comic company).
The collection is set to be released one week early in comic stores on Wednesday, October 4th and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 10th, right around The Walking Dead’s return to television for its 8th season. read more
Adult coloring books are more popular than ever (I’m not sure if they were ever popular before, but they are now).
Following this trend, with a notable twist, Dark Horse Comics announced today that they will be releasing Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk’s first coloring book novella entitled Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color.
According to the author, the combination novella and coloring book is as “…if Joseph Campbell produced a coloring book.” He went on to say that the “Legacy will be one part Art Bell, one part Carl Jung, part George Noory, and right brain from cover to cover. All cultures have their myths about attaining immortality, but Dark Horse, Mike, Steve and I are the first to slap such high culture anthropology into the low culture world of coloring.” read more
Director Josh Boone has been busy as of late adding cast members to his upcoming New Mutants film.
The Originals actress Blu Hunt has signed on to play the mutant, Danielle Moonstar aka Mirage. Moonstar has the power to show her victims greatest fear or desire and manifest them as three dimensional illusions.
13 Reasons Why star, Henry Zaga joins the cast as Roberto da Costa, a.k.a. Sunspot. His special mutant power allows him to harness the power of the sun, granting him superhuman strength and durability. read more
Deadline is reporting that Glen Mazzara (show runner for early seasons of the Walking Dead) will be writing and producing a new television series based on Frank Miller’s Sin City.
Mazzara is joined by “Underworld helmer Len Wiseman, whose TV credits include Sleepy Hollow and Lucifer, will direct. Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) will oversee and produce with Miller, Mazzara, Wiseman and Bob & Harvey Weinstein.”
The program will reportedly “… be a far departure from the films, introducing original characters and timelines within the Sin City universe.” It is unclear if the series will follow the cinematic style of the films or the artwork of the comic at this time, or if it will go in a more realistic direction. read more
Christopher Golden is well-known to fans of horror comics and novels. He has worked with Mike Mignola on several projects including prose adaptations of Hellboy and other characters such as Captain Baltimore and Joe Golem that started on the written page and have since received second leases on life in the form of comic series from Dark Horse. He has also worked on a wide variety of popular television and film properties writing novels based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sons of Anarchy, and Alien just to name a few. Horror News Network was able to recently conduct an interview with Golden and discussed his current series Joe Golem: The Outer Dark, his latest novel Ararat, and a “small project” he is involved in called Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. read more
Horror-core icons Twiztid, who recently started up their own record label (MNE Records), just announced that they’re ready to conquer the convention world as well. In a video posted to their Facebook page, Jamie Madrox and Monoxide announced that on the weekend of February 9-11, 2018, the Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, MI will host Astronomicon. This con, while still being heavy on the juggalo love, will be a celebration of all pop culture in a family environment.
Twiztid’s love of all things horror will be respresented at Astronomicon, as the first three confirmed celebrity guests are Mick Foley (Big Money Hustlas), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), and Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet). While the Detroit area is home to the annual Motor City Comic Con (happening this weekend in Novi), this convention will be considerably more dark and horror-filled than its counterpart. Astronomicon will not be an answer to the Gathering of the Juggalos (happening July 26-29 in Oklahoma City, OK), which was a concern following Twiztid’s social media-heavy recent split with ICP’s Psychopathic Records. This will be more in line with Wizard World or MonsterMania. read more
Fans of horror comics have been following Alan Robert’s work for many years now. Whenever you think he has done it all, he comes up with something else ground-breaking and exciting. Lately, Robert has been focusing on “The Beauty of Horror 2: Ghouliana’s Creepatorium – Another GOREgeous Coloring Book,” the follow up to his previous #1 best-selling adult coloring book which will be available September 12, 2017.
Not one to rest with merely the creation of the new book, Robert has written and produced a GOREgeous trailer for it. The trailer production team includes director Robert Hall (Teen Wolf TV Series, Laid to Rest, Chromeskull) and Director of Photography Brandon Trost (Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, Ghost Rider 2, Crank: High Voltage) with makeup effects by Hall’s Almost Human FX Shop (Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teen Wolf). Additional members of the team include Nick Principe (American Muscle, Chromeskull) and Josh Petrino (Contracted, Hatchet III) with voice narration by Jane Dashow (Law and Order, Homeland). The trailer was Executive Produced by IDW Publishing. read more
Graphic novel sales continue to grow at an unprecedented rate, and one of the fastest growing sub-groups is young female readers. Traditionally, teen girls were an important demographic for Manga sales, but in recent years the likes of Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters) and Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, LumberJanes) have expanded the medium beyond traditional super hero fare and Japanese imports. Papercutz (one of the leading publishers of graphic novels for younger audiences) has just launched a new imprint focusing on this quickly expanding demographic called Charmz. One of their first offerings, entitled Stitched, is sure to make young horror fans happy. Horror News Network had the chance to speak to both the writer (Mariah McCourt) and artist (Aaron Alexovich) of the new title, and they were able to answer questions about their story, the changing face of graphic novel readership, and, of course, horror. read more
Producer/Director Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) has good news for comic book fans who are getting a little sick of the constant stream of paint by numbers, derivative superhero movies with cheesy jokes that have been flooding the multiplex over the past several years. He recently sat down with Cinema Blend to discuss his vision for the upcoming Justice League Dark film, and it’s all good news for comic book fans and horror fans alike! Turns out, character development will be on display front row, center this time around, and Liman is looking to capture elements of the horror classics of the 1970s that he loves when making this movie. Here’s what he had to say: read more