Horror Comics

David Morrissey and Michael Cudlitz Discuss Their ‘Walking Dead’ Memories at Rhode Island Comic Con Panel

One positive aspect of dying on The Walking Dead is that you get to attend panels at conventions where you don’t have to worry about spoilers or speculation about your future character arc.  Because of this, Michael Cudlitz and David Morrissey seemed right at home discussing their involvement in the show and stories that fans may not have been privy to during their seasons on AMC’s flagship program at the annual Rhode Island Comic Con.

Many questions from the panel were asked directly by fans, and one subject that came up more than once was Abraham’s dramatic death at the hands of Negan. read more

‘Morbius, the Living Vampire’ Adaptation Gets Screenwriters

The cinematic universe from Sony Pictures is now getting a lot bigger (and darker) with news coming from The Hollywood Reporter that a Morbius, The Living Vampire spin-off film is being developed and already has its screenwriters; Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama who worked on Power Rangers released in March of this year.

With the new Venom film starring Tom Hardy already in production, Sony Pictures brought on the screenwriters who wrote the script and submitted it to the studio after a secret development process. The duo are represented by ICM Partners. read more

Amazon Orders Full Season of Garth Ennis Comic Adaptation ‘The Boys’

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

‘The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII” Features the Voices of Neil Gaiman, William Friedkin, and Ben Daniels

The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween and Horror-themed episodes have a long tradition of including parodies of classic horror films and television including jabs at Night of the Living Dead, The Shining, and the Twilight Zone, just to name a few.

This season’s episode (number 28 if you are keeping score at home) will feature parodies of The Exorcist, featuring the voices of Ben Daniels (who co-stars as Father Keane on Fox’s The Exorcist television program) and the director of the 1973 original that sent moviegoers running from the theaters and into their local churches, William Friedkin. read more

‘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

Official Trailer Arrives for ‘New Mutants’

The official trailer for Josh Boone’s New Mutants movie has just been released. The trailer, which is just over two minutes gives us a glimpse of  the cast of characters locked down in an asylum.  Unlike other X-Men titles, the trailer shows proves the backdrop of this story is set purely in the horror realm. In a recent interview with Variety, FOX CEO Stacey Snider praised Boone’s different take on a superhero film by saying: “We haven’t seen a superhero movie whose genre is more like “The Shining” than “we’re teenagers let’s save the world.” read more

‘Mr. Higgins Comes Home’ Artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell: The Horror News Network Interview

Just in time for Halloween, Mike Mignola and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell have cooked up a delicious original graphic novel treat for all fans of classic Universal and Hammer horror films entitled Mr. Higgins Comes Home. Horror News Network had the pleasure of speaking to artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell and he discussed his unique style, monster movies, and “sad werewolves”.

Horror News Network: How did you become involved with Mr. Higgins?

Warwick Johnson-Cadwell: Mike and I were on a Sketch Panel at the UK’s Thought Bubble Festival and we got the chance to briefly chat and he suggested we might work on something together. He is such a hero of mine; I dared not think that would turn out the way it did. He got back in touch with this idea he had and I was amazed, then Scott Allie got in touch too and slowly it started to become an actual reality. I would get physical pangs of excitement while working on the pages and I still find it hard to believe even though the book is (about to be) on the shelf now. I cannot thank Mike, Scott and Dark Horse enough. read more

Robert Kirkman Announces a ‘Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead’ Crossover

Robert Kirkman announced an upcoming Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead crossover at New York Comic Con this weekend.

Many fans have speculated about a potential crossover (and some of the logistical problems since Fear the Walking Dead is set a few years earlier than the original) ever since the spin-off debuted, but nothing had been confirmed until now.

As far as details go, Kirkman was not too forthcoming, saying only that “I get that question all the time. I think that we’ve finally gotten to a place with Fear the Walking Dead where it has its own identity…there are two Walking Dead shows, I’m not going to name them, but there are two…There is one character that is going to go from one show that will go from one show and appear in the other show, that I will not name.” read more

‘Spawn’ to Begin Production in February

Earlier in the year it was announced that a brand-new Spawn feature would be developed through Blumhouse.  Today at New York Comic Con, creator Todd McFarlane confirmed that the new Spawn film would begin production in February 2018 and be “dark and R-rated.” He also promised to send daily Facebook updates on the film once things get underway.

In 1992 McFarlane created Image Comics along with Rob Liefeld, Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Jim Valentino, Whilce Portacio, and Marc Silvestri. In May of that same year, Spawn #1 hit comic stores, with the debut issue selling over 1.7 million copies. read more

Cullen Bunn to Carve Out a New ‘Pumpkinhead’ Comic

Today Dynamite Comics announced it will be bringing horror classic Pumpkinhead to the comic world. The series will be penned by one of the hardest working man in comics at the moment, Cullen Bunn, known for his work on fan favorites Harrow County, Regression, Hellheim, and Deadpool.  On his website earlier today, Bunn wrote: “I’ll admit, when I heard that Dynamite had acquired the rights to do this book, I immediately contacted them asking to pitch for the series. Good ol’ Pumpkinhead may be my favorite movie monster, and I’ve always had the urge to add my own spin to his story.” read more