Horror Comics

‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ Gets First Poster

Right from Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Twitter page, Netflix’s upcoming original series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has released its first poster, looking to cast a spell on viewers across the world.

Netflix and executive producer Aguirre-Sacasa shared the image on social media in preparation of the forthcoming series based on the popular Archie Comics character. The poster displays a playful occult vibe with Sabrina’s signature hairstyle, red lips and a silhouette of her cat, named Salem Saberhagen in the comic series. read more

Jeremy Renner Will Play Detective Twitch Williams in New ‘Spawn’ Film

Todd McFarlane’s Spawn film is shaping up to be a lot more promising than initially expected, as it was announced today by Deadline that Jeremy Renner has been cast as Detective Twitch Williams, alongside Jamie Foxx as the title character in the upcoming film.

McFarlane told Deadline that he “… wanted to surround (him)self with the most talent and the most skilled people I can on all fronts. I was lucky enough to land Jason Blum and then Jamie Foxx, and I knew the person on screen the most is this police officer, Twitch Williams. We needed as strong a person as possible because he will be the face of the film. I took my naïve Hollywood approach again, and said let’s start at the top and work down. Jeremy was at the top. I’m a huge fan of his. The character doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder or GQ handsome. I was looking for somebody who’s a person you’ve met before; I needed someone who can pull off the grief of an average human being. I’ve seen Jeremy do that in more than a few of his movies. He was at the top of my list, just like Jamie.” read more

‘RetroFan’ Magazine: The Horror News Network Review

It’s not easy to launch a new magazine in today’s digital culture, so you better have some experience and foresight before getting into the business, and when that foresight is centered on the attractiveness of a magazine that celebrates the past, it works even better.

So if the past is your passion (particularly if you grew up in the 1960s, ’70s, or ’80s) you may be interested in TwoMorrow’s RetroFan Magazine. The magazine’s editor, Michael Eury, certainly brings a winning pedigree to RetroFan, as the founder and editor of Back Issue! Magazine (the preeminent publication for comic book fans and collectors of the same decades that RetroFan serves).  Eury’s mission, as stated in the editorial that opens the first issue, is to “explore pop-culture through insightful, nostalgic, and fun articles that provide the stories of the stuff that made our childhoods so special” and for the most part, Retro Fan does this to a tee. read more

AMC Releases First Art for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 9

AMC has released the first art for season nine of The Walking Dead and it contains what looks to be a pretty important piece of information: The United States Capitol. In the poster below, we can clearly make out a building that can only be a crumbling Capitol Building (and another of those damned helicopters, of course) behind Rick, Carol, Michonne, Maggie and Daryl.

The poster, released by Deadline yesterday, is interesting for a few reasons: first of all, we are obviously following the mystery of the helicopter again this season (no surprise there). But the second, and most intriguing piece, is the Capitol because unless that large building was moved somehow, this means that the group ends up in Washington DC which signifies a major break from the comics. read more

‘Toy Hunter’ and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Expert Collector Travis Landry Shares His Knowledge at ComiCONN Panel

Cosplaying, celebrity guests, and panels often get all of the press when it comes to the modern comic convention, but the primary reason cons were created in the first place was so fans could buy comics and collectibles.

Today’s collector has a lot of options when it comes to buying and selling, and it is always good to enter the marketplace with some helpful insight.  Fans who attended Connecticut’s ComiConn at Foxwoods Resort and Casino were able to gain some insight from former Toy Hunter and current Antiques Roadshow expert Travis Landry during his panel appearance. read more

Jared Leto to Portray Vampire Anti-Hero ‘Morbius’ in Spider-Man Spin-Off

Fresh off of his unorthodox portrayal of The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad, Oscar winner Jared Leto is going back to the comic book well once again.  Leto has signed on to tackle the role of Spider-Man villain/anti-hero Morbius in the upcoming Sony film of the same name.  This film is Sony’s latest attempt to spin-off of Spidey’s popularity with a feature film based on a secondary character.  The studio teamed up with Marvel Comics earlier this year with the release of the Tom Hardy vehicle Venom. read more

‘Bedtime Games’ Nick Keller and Conor Nolan: The Horror News Network Interview

Dark Horse Comics has a long tradition of horror comics and the latest entry into their large library of titles is Nick Keller and Conor Nolan’s Bedtime Games.  Just as the first issue in the four part mini-series hits the stands, the creators revealed many of their inspirations for the series as well as how the story came together.

Horror News Network: Why do horror stories lend themselves to tales of adolescence and the transition to adulthood?

Nick Keller: In my opinion, the best horror stories are about the unknown. And for an adolescent, there’s just so much you don’t know at the age. For this book, I wanted to take the horrors of childhood — things that are rarely shown, but most people go through at one point in their lives — and see how it would affect our characters. One of our main leads Owen learns a few months before our story starts that his younger brother has brain cancer. This is awful news at any age, but even worse on the heels of seventeen. No one can be prepared for something like this, but I think it molds a person in their early years. read more

Halloween ComicFest 2018 Comic Titles and Eric Powell T-Shirt Design Revealed

Sad that Free Comic Book Day is almost a year away?  Do you love comic books and Halloween in equal parts?  Turn that frown upside down and get out your vintage Ben Cooper Hulk mask, because the titles and t-shirt design for the Halloween ComicFest have been revealed!   This year will mark the eighth anniversary for Halloween ComicFest (HCF) and the event will feature 34 free comic book titles.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at participating comic stores across the nation. read more

Comic Legend Richard Corben: The Horror News Network Interview

Richard Corben’s influence on the comic medium, particularly in the realms of horror and science fiction, can not be understated.  Corben’s distinct style, either in color or black and white, inspired many of the generation of artists that came of age during the late 70s and 80s, discovering his artwork through comic magazines such as Creepy, Eerie, and Heavy Metal.  His unmistakable illustrations of tortured souls, physically perfect barbarians, and grotesque creatures continue to delight fans through many of the projects that the artist continues to produce. read more

AHOY Comics Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer: The Horror News Network Interview

The horror anthology has long been a favorite of comic readers, dating back to the origin of  horror comics with William Gaines’ seminal EC Comics titles Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror.  We still get the occasional horror anthology comic, but they are much too infrequent for fans of serialized horror, so the news that comic veteran Tom Peyer is launching a new horror title along with his other anthologies from AHOY Comics was met with much excitement.

Peyer will serve as the editor-in-chief of the new company and he has assembled some top creators to work on the new line and we recently got a chance to talk to Peyer about the one that will appeal to horror fans the most:  Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror. read more