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.
Fans of writer Garth Ennis and the AMC adaptation of his outrageous genre-bending comic Preacher finally have a trailer for season 3 (which debuts on June 24 at 10:00 p.m.) and it is a doozy.
This season will certainly reveal more of Jesse’s past, as he is reunited with his devilish grandmother and degenerate uncles. According to the official AMC press release, “In Season 3, Jesse Custer’s quest for God takes him back to the place he’s been avoiding his whole life: home. Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past… because the future of the world depends on it.” read more
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon just added Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s twisted superhero satire The Boys to their schedule, ordering an eight episode first season.
The dark comedy will be produced by the team that also brought Ennis’ Preacher to the small screen, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Amazon Studios’ head of scripted series Sharon Tal Yguado stated that “In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, The Boys is the next evolution in this popular genre. With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.” read more
According to a recent press release from Dark Horse Comics, Karen Berger, the award-winning comic book editor and the founder of DC Comics’ Vertigo line, will “acquire, edit, and oversee Berger Books, a new line of creator-owned comic books and graphic novels to be published by Dark Horse Comics.”
Berger, who was the guiding force behind some of the greatest comic stories ever told (including Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Garth Ennis’ Helllblazer and Preacher, and Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol to only name a few), will bring some of her “magic” to Dark Horse Comics in the near future. read more
AMC announced today via a press release that Preacher Season One was the second highest Neilsen-rated drama of 2016. Preacher finished second only to FX’s American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson in the coveted 25-52 year old demographic. The Garth Ennis-Steve Dillion adaptation averaged 3.0 million viewers per episode and will return for an extended second season next year.
This is an impressive number considering the source material was of a highly controversial nature and that the first season debuted at the start of the summer season, a traditionally slow period for television viewing. read more