Horror Comics

‘The Last God’s’ Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Riccardo Federici: The Horror News Network NYCC 2019 Interview

Although most fans may not immediately connect the horror and fantasy genres, Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Riccardo Federici do, and if you’re a skeptic, they are ready to prove it to you with their new epic horror fantasy from DC Comics Black Label imprint, The Last God.

Horror News Network got the chance to speak to both Kennedy Johnson and Federici at NYCC 2019 and learned the origins of the project and why The Last God is sure to satisfy hard core horror fans, as well as those who love intricate fantasy such as Game of Thrones. read more

James Wan and Atomic Monster Join ‘Gideon Falls’

Hivemind recently issued a press release which announced that they will be teaming with James Wan and his Atomic Monster production company for the upcoming television adaptation of Gideon Falls. Created by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino, Gideon Falls recently picked up a 2019 Eisner Award for Best New Series.

Published by Image Comics, the official synopsis for the series is as follows:
The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith. read more

Legion M’s David Baxter Talks Horror Films at NYCC 2019: The Horror News Network Interview

Crowdfunding has become an ever-increasing element of creative projects over the last half decade, and with the continued success of the “direct to consumer/fan” approach, it was only a matter of time before a company emerged as the first fan-owned entertainment company in the world: the aptly-named Legion M. With a slate of unique genre-bending offerings such as Colossal, Mandy, and the just released Memory: The Origin of Alien documentary, David Baxter- the VP of Development for Legion M- took some time to speak to Horror News Network at New York Comic Con 2019 about the documentary and how his company is forging a new way of doing business in Hollywood. read more

‘Once and Future’ Writer Kieron Gillen: The Horror News Network NYCC 2019 Interview

Kieron Gillen is an instantly recognizable name to comic readers.  Whether you know him as the man that complicated Tony Stark’s family history, detailed a teenage Loki’s misadventures, or created one of the most memorable Star Wars characters in Marvel’s return to the series (in the form of the enigmatic Doctor Aphra), Gillen’s accomplishments speak for themselves.

And while the vast majority of fans are familiar with his work for Marvel Comics, Gillen has also been successful at creating his own worlds for independent publishers such as Image (The Wicked + The Divine, Die), Avatar (Uber), and Boom! Studios (Mercury Heat, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt).  His most recent foray into creator-owned comics consists of his and artist Dan Mora’s (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus) take on Arthurian Legend in a contemporary setting, entitled Once and Future (from Boom! Studios). read more

Pornsak Pichetshote & José Villarrubia Discuss ‘Infidel’ at NYCC 2019: The Horror News Network Interview

Infidel burst onto the scene last year to overwhelming acclaim. The dangerously scary title earned numerous awards- including the 2018 Horror News Network Comic Award for Best Mini-Series– and Hollywood came knocking for the movie rights after only two issues hit store shelves. Courtesy of Image Comics, writer Pornsak Pichetshote and colorist/editor José Villarrubia took some time out of their busy schedules at New York Comic Con 2019 to meet with Horror News Network and reflect on the incredible series their team (including artist Aaron Campbell and letterer/designer Jeff Powell) created. read more

Jody Houser Discusses Her ‘Stranger Things’ Graphic Novels at NYCC 2019: The Horror News Network Interview

When it comes to comic book adaptations of major horror and sci-fi film and television properties, there is no writer in the industry more prominent than Jody Houser. After adapting such hit franchises as Star Wars, The X-Files, Orphan Black, and Halo, the writer has recently turned her attention towards the expanded universe of Stranger Things. Horror News Network sat down with Houser at the Dark Horse Comics booth at New York Comic Con 2019 to learn more about her writing process and her creative decisions when crafting the graphic novel world of Stranger Things. read more

Mike Mignola Inducted Into Harvey Awards Hall of Fame

The Harvey Awards Steering Committee announced today that noted comic book artist and writer Mike Mignola will be inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame this year at their annual awards ceremony, which coincides with the 2019 edition of New Your Comic Con.

Mignola reacted to the news by stating that his “… very first comic industry award was the 1994 Harvey Award for Best Artist on Hellboy. I never expected that award, but I took it as a sign that I might actually be on to something.  It is a great honor to be inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame—something I certainly never could have imagined. And I’ll take it as proof that I haven’t embarrassed myself too badly over the last 25 years.” read more

Shudder’s ‘Creepshow’ Episode One: The Horror News Network Review

Anticipation for Shudder’s new horror anthology series Creepshow (based on the 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero) has been sky high ever since the project was announced.  The original anthology film captured all the best parts of classic EC horror comics, adding even more gore and shocks than the ones that got the original comics banned in the first place.  Could a new series live up to the standard set by King and Romero in 1982?

Cautious optimism turned to genuine excitement when the details of the series were revealed Shudder’s New York Comic Con panel last year, when Greg Nicotero was announced as one of the executive producers and directors, with stories by some of the best writers in horror including King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, and Bird Box’s Josh Malerman. read more

New ‘Alien vs. Predator’ Series Coming to Dark Horse Comics in December

The original home of the Alien vs. Predator series (predating any film version) will be welcoming more hungry xenomorphs, cagey predators, and terrified humans to Dark Horse Comics latest entry this December: Alien vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood.

According to the official press release, Thicker Than Blood is written by Jeremy Barlow (Star Wars: Darth Maul, Kult), illustrated by Doug Wheatly (Star Wars: Dark Times, Conan: Road of Kings), and lettered by Michael Heisler (Halo: Escalation, Aliens: Dust To Dust).  The first issue will also feature a cover by gaming artist Chun Lo. read more

‘Tales from Harrow County: Death’s Choir’ Returns in December

Many fans of Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s acclaimed Dark Horse Series Harrow County were upset to see Emmy’s story wrap up last summer.  Luckily, Bunn, Crooks, and new artist Naomi Franquiz (Misfit City, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) will return to the world of Harrow County this December with a new four issue series called Tales from Harrow County: Death’s Choir.

According to the official Dark Horse Comics press release, “Ten years have passed since Emmy exited Harrow County, leaving her close friend Bernice as steward of the supernatural home.  But World War II is in full swing, taking Harrow’s young men and leaving the community more vulnerable than ever—and when a ghostly choir heralds the resurrection of the dead, Bernice must find a solution before the town is overrun in Tales from Harrow County: Death’s Choir.” read more