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KISS and Vampirella Join Forces in an Upcoming Horror Comic

This June, fans will be treated to a horror comic with an unlikely combination of characters. Dynamite Entertainment has paired the rock band KISS with Vampirella to bring together two iconic brands into a single comic. KISS/Vampirella #1 will be a mini-series written by Chris Sebela (Captain Marvel, Alien vs. Predator) and illustrated by Annapaola Martello (Scarlet Witch, Spider-Gwen).

Gene Simmons seems very excited about the upcoming release and had this to say about it: “I have been in love with Vampirella (who hasn’t?), ever since Forry Ackerman created her. I knew Forry, and he spoke fondly of Vampi, almost as if she was real. For a wide-eyed kid who grew up voraciously devouring the pages of Warren publications (including Famous Monsters of Filmland), it’s a personal thrill to witness this momentous event in our four-decades-old, proud comic book history. I can’t wait to see and read KISS/Vampirella.” read more

Cullen Bunn Discusses Regression and Upcoming 2017 Horror Comics

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 to Release Doug Wagner’s Plastic

Image Comics announced today that it has a new horror comic coming in April from writer Doug Wagner and artists Daniel Hillyard and Laura Martin called “Plastic.” Although the press release lists it as a crime series, the book is about a retired serial killer who is forced to kill again to save the woman he loves. What makes this book stand out is that the woman he loves is a doll named Virginia.

Wagner said in an interview with Image+ Magazine “Some people are going to HATE it. But, for those who embrace the strange as beautiful, you’re in for one hell of a disturbingly glorious ride.” read more

Space Goat to Deliver The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen in 2017

Summer of 2017 will see the release of Space Goat’s comic take on Joe Dante’s horror classic The Howling.  The iconic werewolf movie, which starred one of the genres most legendary actresses, Dee Wallace, also featured John Carradine, Belinda Balaski and Robert Picardo. The film has remained a beloved staple of the werewolf sub-genre over the last three decades.

Penned by best-selling author and Blizzard Entertainment veteran, Micky Neilson, the comic series The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen will be a four-part mini-series and pick where the 1981 film left off.  Given the fact six sequels followed, only time will tell where Neilson takes the story line as he is no stranger to the darker side of writing. With outings such as The Turning, as well as his work in the Warcraft series, expectations are high for horror comic fans.  Art for the series will be supplied by Jason Johnson known for his work on Image’s Wetworks series and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairytales Presents: Godstorm. read more

Richard Corben’s Shadows on the Grave #1 Early Review

When it comes to horror comics, there are principally two “golden ages” that most fans point to as the high water marks for illustrated tales of terror. The first golden age is naturally the age of EC Comics.  EC Comics pretty much invented the horror comic book (and horror hosts for that matter) with titles such as Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror, and The Haunt of Fear.  These tales were so effective in scaring their readers and parents of the 1950’s that they attracted the unwanted attention of Dr. Fredric Wertham who penned the book that not only killed the EC horror line, but almost killed the entire industry, entitled Seduction of the Innocent which blamed juvenile delinquency on comic books.  The invention of the self-regulating body, the Comics Code Authority, outlawed the use of all horror elements in comics, effectively ending the genre and EC Comics. read more

Abattoir Key Art and Clip Available

Several years ago, a comics publishing company called “Radical Publishing” was putting out some absolutely fantastic comics that were easily considered storyboards for major-motion pictures. Some of those comics moved quickly into movies, like “Oblivion” starring Tom Cruise and “Hercules” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The horror comics were somehow not as quickly picked up. Books like “Driver for the Dead” and “Hotwire” were some of the best and most beautiful horror comics every made. Luckily, one of those remarkable books is on its way to film: “Abattoir” by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, and IV). read more

Killogy Headhunting Contest Coming in October

Fans of Alan Robert’s Horror Comic winning Killogy will be interested the announcement that this October, Robert and his friends from Skelton Crew Studios will be having a Killogy “headhunting” contest.  For those not familiar with the masterfully constructed horror comic mashup, I originally described it as what would happen if George Romero and Martin Scorcese had a baby.

Beginning on October 1st, a plush zombie head from the hit comic will be hidden at a comic shop somewhere from Maine to California, yours free for the taking… you just have to get there first. By 8 p.m. EST each night, the location of the next day’s shop will be posted on  http://goheadhunting.com   Robert told Horror News Network, “October has always been my favorite time of year, for the obvious reasons. So, I really can’t think of better way to celebrate the days leading up to Halloween than searching for zombie heads for 31 days. It’s like a psychotic version of Pokemon Go!” read more

Split Lip Kickstarter Rises From the Grave

Horror Comic-award winning creator, Sam Costello has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his horror anthology series, Split Lip. The campaign, which went live on Monday, Sept. 26th, will run through Friday, Nov. 4th. This coincides with Split Lip’s 10th anniversary as the web-comic site launched back in October, 2006. The campaign will only be funded if at least $3,700 is pledged by the end date. With 37 days to go, things are looking good for the campaign, which features Costello’s writing with art by artists from around the world, as it is almost half funded. read more

SDCC Interview with Dan Braun

Horror News Network and ComicMonsters.com caught up with Dan Braun at SDCC to talk about all things Creepy. What did they learn? Well, there just might be a Creepy TV show in the works! Watch the video to find out more!

SDCC Interview with Cullen Bunn

Stephanie and Brian Gray are at SDCC where the party and the horror news are in full swing. Check out this interview from the Dark Horse booth on the show floor with the amazing Cullen Bunn.

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