Horror Comics

Direct Sequel to Joe Dante’s The Howling Coming in Comic Book Form as Revenge of the Werewolf Queen

The direct sequel to Joe Dante’s original The Howling film is set for release on May 31st in comic form from SpaceGoat Publishing entitled The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen.

The four issue limited series takes places directly after Karen White’s transformation on live television and her subsequent on-screen demise at the hands of Chris Halloran.  According to Comixology, because of this, “Chris Halloran is having nightmares as he awaits trial for murder. Not in jail yet, Chris is conducting an investigation of his own: if he can prove the existence of werewolves, he might just have a chance at redemption—if only his witnesses would stop turning up dead.”

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Hellboy Into the Silent Sea Artist Gary Gianni: The Horror News Network Interview

Gary Gianni is an artist who has worked with numerous writers who are near and dear to fans around the world such as Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, George R.R. Martin, Michael Chabon, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.  The fact that Gianni continues to collaborate with such prominent writers  is a true testament to his artistic talent and unique style of illustration.  Horror News Network was lucky enough to speak Gianni about his upcoming Hellboy graphic novel Into the Silent Sea (which will be released on April 19th), as well as his career and upcoming projects.

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Mike Mignola Returns to Comics with Vampire Graphic Novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home

Gizmodo recently reported that Mike Mignola will be returning to comics with the original Dark Horse graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home on October 25th, 2017.

Mr. Higgins Comes Home will be “…written by Mignola and with art from (Warwick) Johnson-Cadwell,  (and) is a send up of classic vampire stories, as two Vampire hunters convince the titular Mr. Higgins to return to the scene of his wife’s tragic death and confront the dark mysteries of what happened to him at the sinister Castle Golga.”

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WonderCon: We Are Negan

“I am Negan” was a prevalent theme among the cosplayers at WonderCon. The iconic “The Walking Dead” villain that you hate to love could be found all over the convention floor. The cosplay was not just restricted to men: women and children got in on the fun, as well. So in honor of tonight’s season finale, here is the WonderCon Negan gallery.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Spin-off Book Series Coming Soon

Entertainment Weekly broke the news today that Buffy the Vampire Slayer would continue as a new young adult book series by author Kiersten White, introducing a new group of characters that will follow in the tradition of the well-loved originals.

The new series of books “…will be published in the fall of 2018, will be titled Slayer and will feature a brand new slayer from the group of potentials that Willow used her Wicca skills to awaken in the show’s final episode.”

Liesa Abrams, vice president and editorial director of Simon Pulse, praised the choice of White, stating that,“Kiersten White, whose work we deeply admire, is the perfect author to write an original series set in the Buffyverse. We couldn’t be more excited to have Kiersten on board to bring her skill and passion for Buffy together with one of the most influential properties in popular culture.”

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KISS and Vampirella Join Forces in an Upcoming Horror Comic

This June, fans will be treated to a horror comic with an unlikely combination of characters. Dynamite Entertainment has paired the rock band KISS with Vampirella to bring together two iconic brands into a single comic. KISS/Vampirella #1 will be a mini-series written by Chris Sebela (Captain Marvel, Alien vs. Predator) and illustrated by Annapaola Martello (Scarlet Witch, Spider-Gwen).

Gene Simmons seems very excited about the upcoming release and had this to say about it: “I have been in love with Vampirella (who hasn’t?), ever since Forry Ackerman created her. I knew Forry, and he spoke fondly of Vampi, almost as if she was real. For a wide-eyed kid who grew up voraciously devouring the pages of Warren publications (including Famous Monsters of Filmland), it’s a personal thrill to witness this momentous event in our four-decades-old, proud comic book history. I can’t wait to see and read KISS/Vampirella.”

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Famed Horror Artist Bernie Wrightson Dead at 68

Famed horror comic artist and illustrator Bernie Wrightson has died at 68 years of age.

Liz Wrightson posted the news on the official Bernie Wrightson website this morning stating that her husband had passed, “After a long battle with brain cancer.”

Liz Wrightson detailed his substantial contributions to the comic book and horror industry in the obituary, recalling that, “His first professional comic work appeared in House of Mystery #179 in 1968. He continued to work on a variety of mystery and anthology titles for both DC and its principal rival, Marvel Comics. In 1971, with writer Len Wein, Wrightson co-created the muck creature Swamp Thing for DC. He also co-created Destiny, later to become famous in the work of Neil Gaiman. By 1974 he had left DC to work at Warren Publishing who were publishing black-and-white horror-comics magazines. There he produced a series of original work as well as adaptations of stories by H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.” 

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Cullen Bunn Discusses Regression and Upcoming 2017 Horror Comics

Over the past few years, Cullen Bunn has become without question one of the most sought after and prolific comic book writers on the planet. With work on titles like  Blood Feud, The Sixth Gunn, Hellheim, Deadpool, Spiderman and Harrow County, Bunn has covered many genres along the way.  This year the Horror Comic Award winning writer will be adding Regression to his resume.  We recently caught up with Bunn to talk about the new series and what else we can expect from the “Bunnderdome” in 2017.

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Karen Berger’s Dark Horse Imprint Establishes a New Line of Creator-Owned Comic Books and Graphic Novels for Publisher

According to a recent press release from Dark Horse Comics, Karen Berger, the award-winning comic book editor and the founder of DC Comics’ Vertigo line, will “acquire, edit, and oversee Berger Books, a new line of creator-owned comic books and graphic novels to be published by Dark Horse Comics.”

Berger, who was the guiding force behind some of the greatest comic stories ever told (including Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Garth Ennis’ Helllblazer and Preacher, and Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol to only name a few), will bring some of her “magic” to Dark Horse Comics in the near future.

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Exploring Hellboy’s Past: Chris Roberson Discusses The Visitor

Hitting your local comic store this week is Dark Horse’s The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed.  This new mini -series is the latest spin-off from Mike Mignola’s iconic Hellboy series. At the helm for the series, alongside Mignola and Paul Grist, is Chris Roberson.  Roberson, best known to horror comic fans from iZombie and another “Mignolaverse” favorite, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D., promises to take the Hellboy series in a more “introspective” direction, as we learned when we caught up with him to discuss The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed.

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