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‘Last Stop On the Red Line’s’ Paul Maybury and Sam Lofti: The Horror News Network Interview

If you are looking for urban supernatural horror this spring, Dark Horse Comics Last Stop on the Red Line is sure to check all of the boxes.  Writer Paul Maybury and artist Sam Lofti where able to speak to HNN about their upcoming series, in the middle of putting some finishing touches on the first issues of their new series, and they discussed the origins of the project, the importance of the setting of their tale (Boston), and the difficult balancing act between crime drama and horror.

Horror News Network: What was the genesis of Last Stop on the Red Line? 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

Dark Horse Comics Delivers Ghosts, Witches, and Samurai In ‘Isabellae’ Volume One

Dark Horse Comics has a long tradition of bringing European favorites to North American audiences, and the latest in this line is the critically acclaimed Isabellae from author Raule (Jazz Maynard, Arthus Trivium) and artist Gabor (Greenworld, Les Patriciens), which will be collected in English for the first time in August of 2019. 

Isabellae (according to the official press release) takes place in feudal Japan where “…Isabellae Ashiwara, the young daughter of an Irish witch and a samurai master, roams the countryside with her father’s ghost at her side, earning her living as a highly-skilled bounty hunter while searching for her long-lost sister, Siuko. After seven years of searching, the time has come for Isabellae to take charge of her destiny once and for all and face her haunting past.”   

The genre bending title will collect the first three French volumes in one hardcover English language edition.  The collection goes on sale on August 7, 2019 at finer bookstores and comic book shops everywhere.  read more

‘The Whispering Dark’ Writer Christofer Emgard: The Horror News Network Interview

For those who love horror comics and war comics in equal parts, Christofer Emgard and Tomas Aira’s The Whispering Dark is a potent mixture of both genres, beguiling the senses with stark images of modern warfare, as well as a foreboding supernatural presence lurking just outside of the conflicts of men. Writer Christofer Emgard took some time away from his work on the series to discuss his impressive new series, as well as how to balance both horror and war elements to tell a story that satisfies fans of both genres. read more

‘Hellboy Winter Special 2018’: The Horror News Network Review

There are two thing that you can count on during the holiday season: there will always be left-over fruitcake and the arrival of a jolly, red faced, barrel-chested icon.  I am of course talking about Hellboy and his annual Winter Special.

This year’s 2018 collection contains three seasonal tales featuring a classic Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck collaboration about a New Year’s Eve seance gone wrong, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba’s return to B.P.R.D.: Vampire with a new story entitled “Lost Ones”, and “The Empty Chair” starring Lobster Johnson by Tonci Zonjic. read more

‘Alien 3 The Unproduced Screenplay’ #1: The Horror News Network Review

Alien 3, the sequel to James Cameron’s wildly successful and influential follow-up film to Ridley Scott’s Alien, entered theaters on May 22 of 1992 with great expectations.  To say that those expectations were unfulfilled would be an understatement.  First time director David Fincher (who would go on to make some of the greatest films of the past thirty years) did his best with material that he had, but countless re-writes, studio interference, and mismarketing doomed the picture and disappointed fans and critics alike.   read more

‘Mammon’s’ Michael Hague: The Horror News Network Interview

Michael Hague is well-known for his classic children’s fantasy books, having illustrated such classics such as The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of OzThe Hobbit as well as treasuries of mythical creatures such as dragons and fairies.   His distinct and realistic style is instantly recognizable and has entertained generations of young fans.

Hague is trying something a little bit different this time around with a much more mature graphic novel steeped in vampire lore entitled Mammon from Dark Horse Comics.  We got a chance to discuss his new work and the classic artwork he is known for in the exclusive interview. read more

‘Predator: Hunters II’ Writer Chris Warner: The Horror News Network Interview

If you were lucky enough to be in a comic shop in the summer of 1989, amid all of the X-Men and Batman titles on the shelves, was issue one of Dark Horse Comics’ Predator.   The comic, released years before the eventual Predator 2, served as a direct sequel to the Schwarzenegger classic, and drew fans in with the now iconic cover by artist Chris Warner.

Fast forward almost thirty years, and Warner has returned once again to the property that made him famous with a sequel to his popular Predator: Hunters mini-series.  Warner took some time from his schedule to discuss the original Predator comic book , his news series, as well as what is essential when writing a Predator story. read more

‘Brooklyn Blood’ Author Paul Levitz: The Horror News Network Interview

Anyone who has been reading comics for the past 40 years is familiar with name Paul Levitz, especially if you are a fan of DC Comics.  Levitz has worked at DC in the capacity of an editor, publisher, and president, but for fans, we know him as the writer responsible for legendary runs on The Justice Society of America and The Legion of Super Heroes.

Even though Levitz is best know for his work in the super hero genre, his most recent graphic novel Brooklyn Blood (published by Dark Horse Comics) is changing this perspective.  Set in a gritty, realistic world of procedural dramas, gangland violence, and the supernatural, Brooklyn Blood is a story that fans of horror and crime comics will certainly relish.  HNN had the pleasure of speaking with Levitz about his new story, as well as some find reminiscences from the past in this exclusive interview. read more

Dark Horse Comics Celebrates Hellboy’s 25th Anniversary with Three New Mignolaverse Titles

According to the official press release, Dark Horse Comics will publish three new Mignolaverse titles this fall/winter “…span(ning) the globe and showcas(ing) very different corners of the Mignolaverse — the occult cold war escalates in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956; Lobster Johnson’s biggest foe, the Crimson Lotus, is featured in her first ever, eponymous mini-series; and the annual Hellboy Winter Special features festive and supernatural stories from Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck, Tonci Zonjic, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.” read more