The comic book anthology has been synonymous with horror comics since the days of Tales from the Crypt and The Haunt of Fear. While other genres have produced anthology collections, the horror anthology is still the one that most fans think of when the words “anthology” and “comic books” come up. It is also the one that writer Cullen Bunn (a multiple time HNN Comic Award Winner, most recently for his Dark Horse series Harrow County) thinks of and is why the prolific writer is attempting to get his own anthology in comic stores everywhere via a kickstarter campaign.
Hitting the stores next week from Dynamite Entertainment is the first issue of the new Pumpkinhead mini-series written by Cullen Bunn. Bunn, the recipient of the 2016 Horror Comic Award for Writer of the Year, crafts a story that fits perfectly into the Pumpkinhead universe. Bunn weaves a clever story that could make for an interesting sequel for the film franchise.
For thirty years the demon has remained quiet, but after a reckless driver kills a pair of children, the monster returns for vengeance. In this adaptation, Bunn provides adequate enemies for Pumpkinhead, as he squares off against a backwoods crime syndicate protecting the driver. A short backup story featuring the witch, Haggis, also appears at the end of the book. read more
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
Cullen Bunn is one of the hardest working creators in comics. Not only has he written a variety of “X-Titles” for Marvel such as Magneto and Uncanny X-Men , but he is equally well-known for his award winning Dark Horse series Harrow County. Horror fans got a little nervous when Bunn started to shift much of his creative output to the the Marvel Universe (including the recently completed event series Monsters Unleashed), but fans have nothing to fear with his latest slice of paranoia-filled nightmares called Regression (published by Image Comics). read more
Cullen Bunn is one of the busiest comic writers in the world today. His work has been seen literally everywhere including huge titles like X-Men, Captain America and Star Wars. Working on those high profile comics haven’t stopped him from doing what he truly loves though, horror.
We caught up with writer, Cullen Bunn to talk about his new series from BOOM! Studios, The Unsound.
Horror News Network: Can you talk a bit about how you came up with the concept for The Unsound?
Cullen Bunn: I think it is fairly obvious if you read a lot of my work that sanity (or the loss of sanity) is something that I’ve always been fascinated and terrified by. I live in mortal terror of losing my own mental faculties. When I first started brainstorming this book, I wanted to explore the idea of a deepening madness under the auspices of a haunted house story. Over time, the “house” became a mental hospital. read more
Over the past few years, Cullen Bunn has become without question one of the most sought after and prolific comic book writers on the planet. With work on titles like Blood Feud, The Sixth Gunn, Hellheim, Deadpool, Spiderman and Harrow County, Bunn has covered many genres along the way. This year the Horror Comic Award winning writer will be adding Regression to his resume. We recently caught up with Bunn to talk about the new series and what else we can expect from the “Bunnderdome” in 2017. read more
Image Comics announced today that noted comic scribe, and 2016’s Horror News Network’s Comic Awards writer of the year, Cullen Bunn will write his first comic for the company entitled Regression.
Regression is, according to the official Image Comics press release, a horror tale that follows the life of, “Adrian, a man tormented by ghastly waking nightmares. Pushed to a point of desperation, Adrian reluctantly turns to past life regression hypnotherapy as a means of understanding and treating the unwanted visions. When his consciousness is cast back through time, Adrian witnesses a scene of horrific debauchery and diabolism before waking up.” read more
Horror News Network is proud to announce that Cullen Bunn is the 2016 Horror Comic Award’s writer of the year.
Although Bunn is most known to horror fans as the writer and co-creator of Dark Horse Comics’ supernatural hit Harrow County, he has been nothing but prolific in terms of his total output this year. Along with other work in the horror genre such as Blood Feud, Night Trap, and Sixth Gun, he also worked “’round-the-clock” on major superhero titles such as Deadpool and the Uncanny X-men as well as retro titles like Voltron, Micronauts, and Battlestar Galactica. His ability to juggle so many projects in so many different genres proves his versatility and ability to deliver engaging stories to a wide variety of fans on a monthly basis. read more
Before Stan Lee and Jack Kirby released Fantastic Four #1 in November of 1961, which ushered in the “Marvel Age of Comics”, Marvel was most famous for their plethora of giant monster titles which began in the mid-1950’s and continued into the early 1970’s. Most of these city crushing creatures graced titles such as Strange Worlds, Strange Tales, Amazing Adventures, Tales of Suspense and Tales to Astonish. Although these titles would soon feature house-hold names such as Captain America, Iron Man, and the Hulk, they were once the domain of the sci-fi monsters of the 50’s. read more
Harrow County #16 Early Review
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Tyler Crook
Publisher: Dark Horse
Release Date: September 14th, 2016
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: Emmy fights to save her home against the ravages of her new family.
The “Family Tree” storyline reaches its fateful conclusion with some dubious consequences for Emmy and both the human and non-human residents of Harrow County. Since the start of the series, Bunn and Crook have continued to expand the world of Harrow County and the amount and influence of its magical residents. This issue brings this build full circle and also helps to bring the amount of magical influence back to a manageable level. read more