Horror Comics

Eric Powell Hits the Road to Celebrate 20 Years of ‘The Goon’

The Goon creator Eric Powell is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his character by hitting the road for a 23 city tour this year, that will run from March 8 to November 10.

Powell will be travelling the country (and Australia), visiting with long-time fans and spreading The Goon gospel to new converts.  Powell realizes that there may be “… a select few who have not read the Goon in its 20 year existence.  Those unfortunate souls are for the most part survivors of religious cults forbidding all forms of pure joy.But there is a light on the horizon, you victims of programmed mental abuse! The first issue of the new Albatross Funnybook’s The Goon is a perfect jumping on point for new readers and die hard fans alike! If anyone needs help reprogramming your joyless cult existence, I’ll be happy to personally put a copy of The Goon #1 in your hands along any of the 23 stops on my international Goon 20th Anniversary barnstorming tour.” read more

Exclusive Sketches from Dark Horse Comics ‘Bedtime Games’ Graphic Novel Collection Released

Last summer, HNN shared an exclusive interview with Bedtime Games creators Nick Keller (Death Head) and Conor Nolan (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants) in advance of the debut of their new series (which you can read here).

Following in the same tradition, HNN would like to share some exclusive character design sketch pieces from the just released Dark Horse Comics graphic novel collection.  Keller, Nolan, and Kelly Fitzpatrick’s (Shade the Changing Girl) series features three high school friends who make the foolish choice to explore the mysterious origins of their school.  As you can imagine, what they find is something far worse than an AP exam cheating scandal, in the form of the nightmarish Mr. Bedtime (and no, there is no truth to the rumor that Mr. Bedtime will be succeeding Jeremy Singer as President of the College Board). read more

‘Marvel Horror’ Omnibus Coming in September

Marvel celebrates their supernatural traditions this coming September with their latest omnibus collection of Marvel Monster material simply titled, Marvel Horror.  According to the official listing on Previews World, the “…volume collects the complete 1970s adventures of the Zombie (Simon Garth), Brother Voodoo, the Living Mummy, It! the Living Colossus, the Golem, Gabriel the Devil Hunter, the Scarecrow and Modred the Mystic – including hair-raising encounters with Werewolf by Night, Doctor Strange, the Hulk, the Thing, the Avengers and more! Read it if you dare!” read more

American Red Cross Partners with 20th Century Fox for ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Slay Day 2019 Blood Drive Event

Have you ever wondered how you can both save a life and express your undying love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer at the same time? Well, the American Red Cross and 20th Century Fox have got you covered! Introducing Slay Day 2019, a nationwide blood drive tour that’s chock full of Buffy merchandise which kicks off right near the original location for Sunnydale High School!

The official banner for the event features Matt Taylor’s artwork from the new BOOM! Studios series, and an exclusive variant of BOOM! Studios’ sold out Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 will be available as a prize for brave donors. Other rewards include copies of Kiersten White’s novel, Slayer, and Funko Pop vinyl figures. read more

‘Hellboy’ Red Band Trailer Unleashed

Last night at the stroke of midnight, the red band trailer for the highly-anticipated Hellboy reboot was dropped.   The film is, of course, based on the iconic Dark Horse comic series from Horror Comic  Award winner Mike Mignola.  This time around Neil Marshall is at the helm, while David Harbour (Stranger Things) steps in as the anti-hero from the abyss, a role made famous by Ron Perlman back in the 2004 original.

The trailer, set to a symphonic version of “Smoke on the Water,” has all the grandeur, grit, and sarcasm that fans come to expect from the Hellboy universe, whether it be movies or comics.  While Mignola’s work always provides a weighty storyline, the teaser leads one to believe that the film follows that lead.  From the trailer it seems as though there story will be matched with epic battle scenes, and certainly enough blood and gore for horror fans. read more

‘The Goon’ Creator Eric Powell: The Horror News Network Interview

Over the past few years, fans have missed the monsters, mayhem, and mirth that Eric Powell’s The Goon always provides.  Even though the artist/writer has kept busy with a variety of other projects (Hillbilly, Spook House, and tons of covers and Mondo art), Powell is about to reunite with the character that made him famous.  Powell took some time out of his busy schedule to share some news about his company (Albatross Funnybooks) and the triumphant return of everyone’s favorite tough guy in this exclusive interview. read more

HNN Preview of Toy Fair New York 2019

The 2019 New York Toy Fair is only a few days away, and the gang at HNN is ready to once again invade the Javitz Center in Manhattan and partake in all of the fun.

Staff writers Larry Dwyer and Sean McLaughlin preview what to expect at this year’s event, and shed some light on the companies and exhibits that will be of particular interest to horror fans.  The boys cover all of the favorites like Mezco, NECA, McFarlane Toys and many others.

Visit our YouTube channel (and the video below) for the entire episode, and check out our Patreon page for even more exclusive videos and content that you can’t get anywhere else (https://www.patreon.com/horrornewsnetwork). read more

‘Weird Fantasy’ TV Series and William Gaines Biopic in the Works From Hivemind

Big news for fans of the classic EC Comics library as it was announced via a press release that Hivemind will be partnering with the estate of former EC Comics Publisher, William Gaines to produce a Weird Fantasy TV series as well as a feature film based on the life of Gaines.

“The EC library is a timeless literary achievement that deserves to stand alongside the works of Stephen King, Philip K. Dick, and H.P. Lovecraft,” said producer and Hivemind Co-President Dinesh Shamdasani. “WEIRD FANTASY is a truly historic property that shattered many barriers, and our goal is to make the television series just as fearless and forward-thinking as the stories that inspired it.” read more

Shudder’s Upcoming ‘Creepshow’ Anthology Announces Story Line-Up

Fans of the original George Romero and Stephen King collaboration Creepshow will be happy to heat that production has begun on Shudder’s new anthology series, bearing the same name and  format.

According to the official press release, the six-episode season will feature stories by a who’s who list of horror writers and an as yet to be revealed adaptation of a Stephen King story.  The story list so far includes: “By the Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2), “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box), “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale (Bubba Ho Tep, Hap and Leonard), “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead), “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker), “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes), and “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab (Monster House).  Other installments will be lead by David Bruckner (The Ritual),  Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound) and Rob Schrab (Ghosted, Community). read more

Dan Brereton Unleashes Giant-Sized ‘GiantKiller’ Graphic Novel

Crowd funding is always a risky business for creators, but Dan Brereton has made a habit out of producing a number of deluxe hard cover editions of his artwork through crowd funding’s big gorilla, Kickstarter. The Nocturnals artist’s projects have always exceeded expectations, in terms of both monetary and fan goals, and Brereton is now prepared “to go big or go home”.

Brerton’s latest project is a deluxe, monster-sized edition of his 1999 cult classic comic book, Giantkiller, which captures all of the kaiju-themed mayhem of the original release with some added extras and a format worthy of the title.   The new hardcover edition measures an impressive 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 -inch volume with 240 pages, and “…additional story art in the form of a new Epilogue, a big concept gallery of sketches, a large Rogues’ Gallery of guest artist pin-ups and more!”   According to the official press release, “Brereton feels it’s one of the coolest things he’s done in comics, ‘It was something that made me ridiculously happy while I was working on it for two years. I can’t believe it’s been two decades. I still think about those characters and still want to do so much more.” read more