Horror Comics

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

‘Afterlift’s’ Chip Zdarsky: The Horror News Network Interview

Chip Zdarsky is a name synonymous with super heroes and science fiction, but horror?

Fans of Zdarsky will be pleases to hear that his signature humor and wit is just as sharp in the horror genre as it is in his work on titles as such as Howard the Duck, Spider-Man, and Daredevil, but in a completely different setting.  Zdarsky’s new digital series for comiXology Afterlift is evidence of this fact.  Learn more about Afterlift in Zdarsky’s exclusive interview with HNN below.

 Horror News Network: What was the genesis of Afterlift? read more

‘The Sandman Universe Presents: Hellblazer’ Writer Si Spurrier: The Horror News Network Interview

John Constantine has been a perennial favorite ever since he slid his way out of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing (way back in 1985) and into his own series, which would forever associate the characters with the moniker, Hellblazer.  Constantine has undergone many revamps and reimaginings ever since, but the one constant with the chain-smoking magician has always been the talent that the characters and series has attracted, namely a who’s who of the greatest writers in comic book history.

Much to the delight of long-time fans around the world, Si Spurrier’s take on the character grounds him in classic Constantine lore as part of DC’s ever expanding Sandman Universe.  Spurrier spoke to Horror News Network about his version of the character, on the eve of Constantine’s return to the “real world”, in what promises to be an exciting new chapter in the life of John Constantine. read more

Exclusive Preview of Paul Jenkins and Frédéric Pham Chuong’s Original Graphic Novel ‘Scare City’

While Halloween will always hold a special place in the hearts of every horror fan, the holiday is even more near and dear to children around the world.  Capitalizing on the all ages fun of the holiday, writer Paul Jenkins and artist Frédéric Pham Chuong have timed their new original graphic novel Scare City well, hoping to appeal to the children waiting to run outside for sugary treats, as well as nostalgic parents who love the fun and frights associated with Halloween.

According to the official press release, Scare City begins when “Tensions rise in a Monster Metropolis when spooky things start to happen to its citizens! Will they solve the mystery before ancient rifts tear the community apart?  Deep beneath the human world lies Scare City, the hub where all the ghouls, ghosts and goblins dwell in perfect harmony. It took the monsters centuries to overcome their differences and live together in peace.” read more

‘Hill House Comics’ Joe Hill: The Horror News Network Interview

When DC Comics and Joe Hill announced a partnership in the form of Hill House Comics, fans of horror comic books were naturally excited.  Hill’s reputation in the world of comics (as the writer of one of the greatest horror comics in the history of the medium, Locke and Key) immediately gave the new imprint respectability, along with the promise of numerous, varied horror titles over the next year, including the inaugural entry from Hill House Comics, Hill’s very own Basketful of Heads.  Hill was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to speak to Horror News Network about his love of comics and his new series and imprint in this exclusive interview. read more

ComiXology Announces Four New Horror Comic Series This October

ComiXology (Amazon’s digital comic service) announced four new titles today in honor of every horror fan’s favorite holiday: Halloween!  The three new creator-owned comiXology Originals include: two new graphic novels, Dracula: Son of the Dragon (written by Mark Sable with art by Salgood Sam), Tremor Dose (by Michael Conrad with art by Noah Bailey), and the five issue limited series Afterlift #1 (written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Jason Loo), along with Archie Comics very own Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1 (written by Alex de Campi with art by Devaki Neogi). read more