Horror Comics

‘Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out’ Writer Steve Niles and Artist Gyula Németh: The Horror News Network Interview

Steve Niles hard-boiled detective Cal McDonald has stalked the four color world of comics (and novels) since 1990, solving cases, killing monsters, and upsetting both human and non-human characters alike.

For his latest misadventure, Niles has teamed up with artist Gyula Németh for a tale involving a beautiful vampire and a very premature retirement called Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out.  Niles and Németh sat down with Horror News Network to discuss the new Dark Horse mini-series as well as what has kept Cal going all of these years. read more

‘Locke & Key’ Receives Premiere Date From Netflix

Fans of the ever-popular author Joe Hill, who has multiple projects in varying stages of development, won’t need to wait long for their next fix.  According to Deadline, the supernatural mystery series Locke & Key, based on a comic book series written by Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Publishing, will premiere on February 7th, 2020 on Netflix.   The streaming service made the announcement on Wednesday, and was confirmed by Hill’s official Twitter account shortly afterwards (see below.) read more

‘Swimming In Darkness’ Artist/Writer Lucas Harari: The Horror News Network Interview

Lucas Harari’s debut graphic novel Swimming In Darkness (translated by David Homel) has generated a lot of buzz in the independent comics circles and received a prestigious seal of approval from Warren Ellis, who described Harari’s work as “…noirish modern of mysterious architectures, strange geometries and people drowning in obsession is eerily unsettling and completely mesmerizing.”

In this exclusive interview with HNN, Harari details the origins of his unique story and distinct art style for what may prove to be an auspicious start for the young artist. read more

‘Our Encounters With Evil’ Writer/Artist Warwick Johnson-Callwell: The Horror News Network Interview

Warwick Johnson-Callwell’s and Mike Mignola’s original Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Mr. Higgins Comes Home entertained many classic monster and horror comic fans with its combination of humor and chills, punctuated by Johnson-Callwell’s unique art style.

Johnson-Callwell returns to his intrepid explorers this November with a three story anthology entitled Our Encounters with Evil and we asked him a series of questions about the new book and his love of all things that go bump in the night. read more

‘The Dollhouse Family’s’ Mike Carey and Peter Gross: The Horror News Network Interview

The Dollhouse Family (the second title in Joe Hill’s new Hill House Comics line from DC Comics) continues the reemergence of the horror comic in the form of a complex dive into three seeming disparate horror sub-genres including Cthulu-like ancient gods, frightening, abusive relationships, and a ghostly, supernatural dollhouse.

Writer Mike Carey and artist Peter Gross were happy to answer HNN’s questions about The Dollhouse Family and gave readers a glimpse into the complex world of the new series. read more

Mike Mignola and Zach Howard Collobrate on ‘The Crooked Man’ sequel, ‘Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.: The Return Of Effie Kolb’

Of the many exemplary tales of Hellboy, Mike Mignola and Richard Corben’s The Crooked Man stands out as one of the most memorable.  This February, Mignola and artist Zach Howard will return to the Appalachian mountains for the two part mini-series: Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.: The Return Of Effie Kolb.

According to the official press release, the story continues when Hellboy returns “Years after he banished the infamous backwoods demon known as the Crooked Man, Hellboy returns to Appalachia when a young psychic warns Tom Ferrell of looming danger. But the Crooked Man’s house is no longer empty, and threats both new and old simmer in the Virginia woods.” read more

Director David F. Sandberg Returns to Horror with Cullen Bunn’s ‘The Unsound’

Director David F. Sandberg will return to the horror genre (after a very succesfull foray into the world of super hero films with Shazam!) via a Netflix adaptation of Cullen Bunn and artist Jack T. Cole’s BOOM! Studios mini-series The Unsound.

According to Deadline, the film will  feature plenty of scares, as “…a psychiatrist returns to the insane asylum where her mother once worked and is now a patient, hoping to quell a bloody wave of horror that’s been unleashed. As she descends down the rabbit hole and discovers hard truths about her own past, she comes to understand the hospital is hiding secrets of its own, and perhaps she and her mother have more in common than she realized.” read more

‘Vampirella’ Artist Buzz Discusses the Character’s Return at Rhode Island Comic Con

Vampirella’s recent return to prominence via Dynamite’s two ongoing titles, Vampirella and The Vengeance of Vampirella, have pleased long-time fans as well as new readers.  Buzz was one of the artist who helped bring her back in the 1990s, and Horror News Network was able to catch up with Buzz at this year’s Rhode Island Comic Con to discuss his involvement in the two new series and further updates on his cover work.

Horror News Network: So what have you been working on since we spoke last regarding Vampirella read more

Comic Artist Bob Wiacek Talks ‘Man-Thing’ at 2019 Rhode Island Comic Con

Bob Wiacek’s prolific career as a comic book artist began in the mid-1970s. He has since worked as an inker for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and Valiant on popular titles ranging from Batman to Star Wars; and he is currently fulfilling commission requests for fans on his Facebook page and preparing an upcoming Kickstarter project. Horror News Network caught up with Mr. Wiacek at the 2019 Rhode Island Comic con to reflect on his legendary run on the second series of Man-Thing comics from 1979-1981. read more

Shudder Renews ‘Creepshow’ For a Second Season

Shudder announced a treat for viewers on the eve of Halloween today, as Creepshow was renewed for a second season.

Shudder GM Craig Engler stated that“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board.  Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.”

Nicotero called the series “… a true labor of love.  To be able to pay tribute to George A. Romero’s visionary project and have the show so embraced by fans everywhere is humbling to this horror kid from Pittsburgh. I couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to continuing the series with more ghoulish delight.” read more