Writer D.J Milky and colorist Dan Conner were on hand at SDCC with Moderator/Copy-Editor Kae Winters to discuss their TokyoPop graphic novel “The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey.” This story focuses on the ghost-dog of Jack Skellington, Zero, is his own adventure. The series run is currently on issue 12 and the 20-issue series will be collected into 4 collected graphic novels as well as a Collector’s Edition which will contain all 20 issues. Issues had sold out at the TokyoPop booth early on in the convention and even though this was the last panel of the show, there was still a great turnout of fans looking for more information and the chance to see some upcoming art from the series.
Marvel Studios pulled out all of the stops at the annual San Diego Comic Con, announcing over 10 new films and four new television series, but for horror fans, they saved the best for last.
After all of the official presentations, the President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige was joined on stage by actor Mahershala Ali, who promptly donned an official Blade baseball cap, as Feige announced the new Marvel Studios feature film Blade.
Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Chris Ryall spoke at SDCC about their latest issue of the beloved comic “Locke & Key” and the upcoming show.
The show will be available on Netflix and contains 10 episodes that have already been completed filming. The release date was still not announce but Hill noted that the show could be added to you cue now. Fans were thrilled to see this series be reincarnated in another form to be available for viewing after multiple previous attempts to get the series off the ground. The original pilot was screened to SDCC fans in 2011, but despite positive feedback never aired beyond the convention. Hill also noted that while the new show is in the spirit of the comic, not everything will be exactly by the panel. “We pull the rug out from under you” and don’t always show what was in the comic to keep fans guessing. read more
Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Dave Stewart’s Gideon Falls took home the Best New Series Award at the 2019 Eisner Awards.
Lemire accepted the award on behalf of the entire creative team at the annual celebration for the best in graphic storytelling (which is held annually at San Diego Comic Con). The noir horror series had stiff competition, beating out fellow horror series Bitter Root (by David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Green), Crowded (by Christopher Sebela, Ro Stein, and Ted Brandt), Isola (by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl), Man-Eaters (by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk), and Skyward (by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett). Every one of the best new series nominees were published by Image Comics. read more
It’s hard to believe that we’re already coming up on season ten of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead. I can remember how hyped up I was for the first episode to premiere on Halloween night in 2010. My wife and I made sure that all of the candy was handed out to the trick ‘r treaters and that the popcorn was ready so we could indulge in a brand new zombie world.
Well now it’s 2019 and this zombie world ain’t so brand new anymore. Hell, there are only two characters remaining from season one and they weren’t even “main characters” from the start; though it’s safe to say that Daryl and Carol certainly became favorites as time went on. read more
Ever since her revival in 1992, Vampirella has been a fixture on comic book store shelves and in the hearts and minds of horror fans everywhere. Her iconic costume, dating back to 1969, is one of the most recognizable ones at conventions world wide, making her a character that can be identified by all types of fans, most of whom have never picked up one of her Warren magazines or current comics.
For the fans who have kept up with her adventures in the four-color format, Vampirella has had a long line of writer and artists associated with her since 1992, including many of the the most prominent writers in the industry such as Warren Ellis, Nancy A. Collins, and Mark Millar. The only drawback to this star-studded line-up is the frequent new origins and changes in direction for the character, sometimes making it hard for new readers to understand the back story and frustrating the veteran fans who have followed her all of these years. read more
DC announced today that horror legend John Carpenter will be teaming up with Anthony Burch (Borderlands 2) for the 40-page one-shot The Joker: Year of the Villain. Philip Tan and Marc Deering will be the artists bringing to life Carpenter’s foray into the DC Universe.
“The Joker is the greatest villain in comics,” said Carpenter. “I’m proud to be reunited with Anthony on this project,” as the two have previously collaborated on BOOM! Studios’ Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack miniseries. read more
In a bit of shocking news around the horror comic and pop culture world earlier today, it was announced by Bleeding Cool that issue #193 of The Walking Dead will be the last. While readers and fans alike were preparing for this day, it is coming much sooner than anyone anticipated…..as in tomorrow, July 3rd. The sudden announcement regarding the ridiculously-popular comic’s demise came with zero fanfare or warning. In fact, future issues had already been announced and release dates selected for both August and September of this year. Truly wild stuff. read more
Hot on the heels of Wednesday’s announcement of Joe Hill’s new horror imprint Hill House Comics, DC has just announced another series that is sure to interest horror comic fans entitled The Last God.
According to writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Last Sons of America, Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal, the new series “…is a terrifying horror story told in a stunning epic-fantasy world. Set in two different generations, it follows a mighty fellowship of heroes that travels beyond the borders of creation to kill a god, and the next generation, who learn their predecessors aren’t the heroes the world believes them to be.” read more
This October, DC and best-selling author Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Locke & Key) will be bringing some much needed horror to your local comic book shop in the form of Hill House Comics. The first series in the new “pop-up” line of horror comic books (according to the official press release) will arrive on stands just in time for Halloween with Basketful of Heads, written by Joe Hill with art by Leomacs.
Hill is excited to get back to writing horror comics and stated that “Anyone who’s paying attention knows we’re in the middle of a new golden age of horror: films like Get Out, Hereditary, It Follows, and plain old It have raised the bar higher and higher. Meanwhile, ongoing shows like AMC’s The Terror and Netflix’s Stranger Things have shattered preconceived notions about what’s possible in episodic terror TV. There’s great stuff happening in comics, of course—in a field of unbounded creativity and wacko visionaries, there’s always great stuff happening—but greedy me wants more.” read more