Horror Comics

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally Kubricks 2-Pack

Nightmare before Christmas toys

This adorable 2-pack of Kubricks features the unforgettable Jack Skellington and Sally from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Each features multiple points of articulation, stands approximately 3-inches tall, and comes in a displayable window box.

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MGM Drive-In Theater: It, The Terror From Beyong Space comic

MGM Drive-In Theater launches with the first of three special series updating classic sci-fi flicks! Here, It, the Terror From Beyond Space is retooled as a retro-1950s alien adventure. Returning from a rescue mission to Mars, the spaceship Challenge 142 carries the only survivor of the first expedition who is now suspected of killing his crew for their lifesaving rations. Until something starts moving in the cargo bay!

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True Blood #1 – cover

True Blood comic

Alan Ball’s hit HBO series, the sensually sizzling story of the lives and loves of vampires, mind readers, and all manner of creatures, comes to IDW!

Blood and sex mix on a hot rainy night at Merlotte’s, when Sookie and her friends are trapped by a vengeful spirit who feeds on shame. People die and dirty secrets are revealed as Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Tara, Jason, and Lafayette and are all coerced to dig deep and tell painful memories from their past–those things we all have locked within us that we never tell another living soul! Bon Temps, Louisiana has never been stranger, or more twisted, in a story co-plotted by TRUE BLOOD series creator Alan Ball, with a script by David Tischman (Bite Club) and Mariah Huehner, and lush art by David Messina (Star Trek: Countdown). First Issue special: an exclusive pullout gatefold poster by David Messina!

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Deadworld Classic Vol. 1

At long last, the book that zombie fans have been clamoring for–the original Deadworld series as illustrated by Vince Locke. Out of print for over a decade, the early Deadworld helped to launch the zombie craze. In addition to the first seven issues of the original series, this first volume will be a collection of Vince Locke artwork including pinups, covers, design elements as well as the original eight-page Deadworld story drawn by Vince! See why Deadworld has become known as the “grand-daddy” of all zombie comics. With Deadworld signed for a feature film, with scripting by X-Men and Watchmen’s David Hayter, now is your chance to get to the “meat of the story.”

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Why Hellboy?

Hellboy comic

Staff writer, David Pinckney, has submitted his latest article, Why Hellboy?

In the spirit of Dark Horse month I felt that we should talk about one of their most well known titles, Hellboy. Many comic book readers have read Mike Mignola’s award winning comic, but for those of you who haven’t read it, here is why you should be reading it.

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Let me in -vampire GN from Dark horse announced

Let me in graphic novel

Dark Horse Comics and Exclusive Media Group’s Hammer Films announced today they are partnering to create a series of co-branded original graphic novels and and comic books. Their first collaboration will be inspired by Hammer Films’ upcoming suspense thriller Let Me In. The film, based on the 2008 widely acclaimed Tomas Alfredson directed Swedish film Lat den ratte komma in a.k.a. Let the Right One In, is being produced by the legendary British film brand Hammer Films, and written and directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield). While the storyline of the companion graphic novel is being kept under wraps, Dark Horse Comics and writer Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, Predators) are working with Hammer to create a chilling and exciting comic that will incorporate some of the film’s characters and mythology with some fresh themes. The Let Me In graphic novel will be distributed in stores in conjunction with its theatrical release from Overture Films in October 2010.

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Death Of Dracula from Marvel

Dracula comic

He is the legendary Lord of the Vampires. Dracula. Who would dare attempt to overthrow him? Only Dracula’s son Xarus, a ruthless and clever upstart with the bold ambition to unite all the world’s vampire sects under one flag. But Xarus’s older brother Janus isn’t sure he likes the idea of a new regime and seeks allies to oppose Xarus. The ultimate battle to control Earth’s Creatures of the Night unfolds, with the future of the vampire race and possibly the Marvel Universe at stake.

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Marvel Vampires Poster Book

Marvel Vampires

Marvel has announced that it will be releasing a Marvel Vampires Poster book.

The book will contain thirty-six posters featuring the legendary Lord of Vampires.

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Beasts of Burden/Hellboy crossover

Beasts of Burden Hellboy

Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson’s acclaimed “Beasts of Burden” is set to return with a very special guest star. Dark Horse will publish a “Beasts of Burden/Hellboy” one-shot crossover, in which the magic-wielding pets of Burden Hill meet up with with Mike Mignola’s demonic hero. The one-shot, which does not yet have a release date, will be written by Dorkin with painted art by Thompson, with covers by Thompson and Mignola. A hardcover of the first Eisner-nominated “Beasts of Burden” miniseries – plus the earlier Eisner-winning short stories – is due out in July. CBR News caught up with Thompson and editor Scott Allie at the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo to discuss the crossover, and, soon after, Dorkin offered his own thoughts on “Beasts/Hellboy” by phone.

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Revisiting the Beasts of Burden

Beasts of burden comic

Staff writer, Stephanie Shamblin Gray, has submitted her latest article: Revisiting the Beasts of Burden.

Founded in 1986, Dark Horse is no stranger to horror comics. As the third largest comic book publisher in the U.S. and a leading publisher of licensed comics material, Dark Horse is a favorite here at ComicMonsters.com with titles such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Hellboy”, and “The Goon”. Another Dark Horse comic, the re-vamped classic “Creepy”, was voted the Best Anthology in the 2009 ComicMonsters.com Horror Comic Awards. But that is not all that Dark Horse has to offer. Here is a look at another offering that is not as well known but may be a classic in the making, the “Beasts of Burden”.

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