Horror Comics

‘Mr. Higgins Comes Home’ Artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell: The Horror News Network Interview

Just in time for Halloween, Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell have cooked up a delicious original graphic novel treat for all fans of classic Universal and Hammer horror films entitled Mr. Higgins Comes Home. Horror News Network had the pleasure of speaking to artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell and he discussed his unique style, monster movies, and “sad werewolves”.

Horror News Network: How did you become involved with Mr. Higgins?

Warwick Johnson-Cadwell: Mike and I were on a Sketch Panel at the UK’s Thought Bubble Festival and we got the chance to briefly chat and he suggested we might work on something together. He is such a hero of mine; I dared not think that would turn out the way it did. He got back in touch with this idea he had and I was amazed, then Scott Allie got in touch too and slowly it started to become an actual reality. I would get physical pangs of excitement while working on the pages and I still find it hard to believe even though the book is (about to be) on the shelf now. I cannot thank Mike, Scott and Dark Horse enough. read more

Robert Kirkman Announces a ‘Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead’ Crossover

Robert Kirkman announced an upcoming Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead crossover at New York Comic Con this weekend.

Many fans have speculated about a potential crossover (and some of the logistical problems since Fear the Walking Dead is set a few years earlier than the original) ever since the spin-off debuted, but nothing had been confirmed until now.

As far as details go, Kirkman was not too forthcoming, saying only that “I get that question all the time. I think that we’ve finally gotten to a place with Fear the Walking Dead where it has its own identity…there are two Walking Dead shows, I’m not going to name them, but there are two…There is one character that is going to go from one show that will go from one show and appear in the other show, that I will not name.” read more

‘Spawn’ to Begin Production in February

Earlier in the year it was announced that a brand-new Spawn feature would be developed through Blumhouse.  Today at New York Comic Con, creator Todd McFarlane confirmed that the new Spawn film would begin production in February 2018 and be “dark and R-rated.” He also promised to send daily Facebook updates on the film once things get underway.

In 1992 McFarlane created Image Comics along with Rob Liefeld, Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Jim Valentino, Whilce Portacio, and Marc Silvestri. In May of that same year, Spawn #1 hit comic stores, with the debut issue selling over 1.7 million copies. read more

Cullen Bunn to Carve Out a New ‘Pumpkinhead’ Comic

Today Dynamite Comics announced it will be bringing horror classic Pumpkinhead to the comic world. The series will be penned by one of the hardest working man in comics at the moment, Cullen Bunn, known for his work on fan favorites Harrow County, Regression, Hellheim, and Deadpool.  On his website earlier today, Bunn wrote: “I’ll admit, when I heard that Dynamite had acquired the rights to do this book, I immediately contacted them asking to pitch for the series. Good ol’ Pumpkinhead may be my favorite movie monster, and I’ve always had the urge to add my own spin to his story.” read more

Dark ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Reboot is Coming to The CW

Although its original run ended 14 years ago, Sabrina the Teenage Witch is returning for a much darker rendition than ever before in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Straight from The Independent, this version is aiming to be less teen-friendly and more in line with films like The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby. The new show will be produced by Warner Bros. TV along with Berlanti Productions and aired on The CW.

Chilling Adventures follows after Riverdale, a teen drama television series based on the characters by Archie Comics that premiered on The CW in January 2017. The show puts a dark spin on the more colorful counterparts from the original comic book series. read more

Andrew Lincoln Considers a Rick Grimes-less ‘Walking Dead’

EW reporter Dalton Ross recently speculated what The Walking Dead would be like without titular character Rick Grimes.  It appears that Andrew Linclon and Robert Kirkman have also considered it.

Ross spoke to Lincoln recently, and he told Ross that “I was talking to James Badge Dale about acting, and we were just talking about completing stories.  I think that there’s an innate feeling and certainly in me that I love doing a play or doing the film because you get to put a period on the end of it and you get to do it nightly, which is really exciting. TV is different. The format is different because it is about sort of a continuum. But, you know, there is a sense to me that really needs some… it sounds like I’m in a shrink’s head, but there is a completion thing that I think I deserve for doing it for so long. And also probably the audience would like some completion.” read more

20th Century Fox’s CEO Stacey Snider Calls ‘New Mutants’ a Haunted House Movie

Horror News Network has been providing a lot of coverage of 20th Century Fox’s New Mutants ever since the project was labeled as a “super hero horror film”.

This idea was further confirmed today by Fox’s CEO Stacey Snider in an exclusive interview with Variety.  Snider touched on a number of topics, but she made sure to confirm that the New Mutants film would indeed be “…a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers.”

She would go to say that, “New Mutants is about these teenagers who are just coming into their powers. It’s like watching mutants go through adolescence and they have no impulse control, so they’re dangerous. The only solution is to put them in a Breakfast Club detention/Cuckoo’s Nest institutional setting. It protects the people on the outside, but it’s strange and combustible inside.” read more

Rest In Peace: Basil Gogos Dead at 78

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Basil Gogos. Gogos was an icon in the world of horror art and he defined a style that is immediately recognizable and influential to many horror artists to date. He is most known for his portraits of movie monsters for Famous Monsters of Filmland in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He also served as a cover artist for Creepy and Eerie back when they were under Warren publishing. Basil more recently in the 1990’s prepared cover art for bands including The Misfits and Rob Zombie. His presence will be greatly missed, but his art will live on and continue to awe and inspire. read more

Daniel Dae Kim to Replace Ed Skrein in ‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’

Variety is reporting that Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii 5-0, Lost) is currently in talks to replace Ed Skrein as Major Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

The character (who first appeared in the Hellboy comics by Mike Mignola) is a Japanese-American were-jaguar.

Horror News Network reported on the original controversy that broke out on Skrein’s twitter page surrounding the casting decision. Skrein was accused of taking a role that should have gone to an Asian-American actor.  The actor quickly left the project and stated that it was not his intention to get involved in yet another “whitewashing” issue. read more

‘Swamp Thing’ Co-creator, Len Wein Passes Away

We have sad news to report today as comic book legend, Len Wein has passed away.

Wein is known and loved by horror fans for teaming with Bernie Wrightson to create Swamp Thing. The character first made his debut in the July 1971 issue of The House of Secrets No. 92. The following year Swamp Thing was given his own title with Wein and Wrightson leading the charge. Since that time, the character has been a staple in the DC Universe, often appearing in major storylines next to heavy hitters like Superman and Batman. read more