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‘Frankenstein, Alive, Alive’ to Conclude 10 Months After Wrightson’s Passing

Bittersweet news was announced today by IDW regarding “Frankenstein, Alive, Alive.” Started back in 2012, the four-issue series was a long-term effort by writer Steve Niles and artist Bernie Wrightson. The first two books in the series were published in 2012, but the third book did not appear until 2014. With Niles and Wrightson together, two greats in the industry and both awardees of the ComicMonsters.com Horror Comic Achievement Awards, this was a book the fans adored even though the wait for each issue grew longer. When Wrightson died on March 18, 2017, it was believed that this series would not be concluded. However, publisher IDW announced today that the fourth and concluding issue of “Frankenstein, Alive, Alive” would be released in January 2018. read more

Freaks of the Heartland in Development for MTV

One of the most well-known names in horror comics, Steve Niles, may soon see one of his works adapted for television. Deadline reported yesterday that MTV is developing a drama based on the 2004 Dark Horse comic mini-series “Freaks of the Heartland.” While the original comic was written by Steve Niles with art by Greg Ruth, this series will be written by Geoff Davey and Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray). David Gordon green will produce and direct.

The story revolves around a boy named Trevor and his very different younger brother. Although the younger brother has been kept hidden away for many years because of his freakishness, now the family’s secret is about to be revealed and we will learn that Trevor’s brother is not the only freak in town. read more