For those who love horror comics and war comics in equal parts, Christofer Emgard and Tomas Aira’s The Whispering Dark is a potent mixture of both genres, beguiling the senses with stark images of modern warfare, as well as a foreboding supernatural presence lurking just outside of the conflicts of men. Writer Christofer Emgard took some time away from his work on the series to discuss his impressive new series, as well as how to balance both horror and war elements to tell a story that satisfies fans of both genres.
There are two thing that you can count on during the holiday season: there will always be left-over fruitcake and the arrival of a jolly, red faced, barrel-chested icon. I am of course talking about Hellboy and his annual Winter Special.
This year’s 2018 collection contains three seasonal tales featuring a classic Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck collaboration about a New Year’s Eve seance gone wrong, Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba’s return to B.P.R.D.: Vampire with a new story entitled “Lost Ones”, and “The Empty Chair” starring Lobster Johnson by Tonci Zonjic. read more
Alien 3, the sequel to James Cameron’s wildly successful and influential follow-up film to Ridley Scott’s Alien, entered theaters on May 22 of 1992 with great expectations. To say that those expectations were unfulfilled would be an understatement. First time director David Fincher (who would go on to make some of the greatest films of the past thirty years) did his best with material that he had, but countless re-writes, studio interference, and mismarketing doomed the picture and disappointed fans and critics alike. read more
Michael Hague is well-known for his classic children’s fantasy books, having illustrated such classics such as The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit as well as treasuries of mythical creatures such as dragons and fairies. His distinct and realistic style is instantly recognizable and has entertained generations of young fans.
Hague is trying something a little bit different this time around with a much more mature graphic novel steeped in vampire lore entitled Mammon from Dark Horse Comics. We got a chance to discuss his new work and the classic artwork he is known for in the exclusive interview. read more
If you were lucky enough to be in a comic shop in the summer of 1989, amid all of the X-Men and Batman titles on the shelves, was issue one of Dark Horse Comics’ Predator. The comic, released years before the eventual Predator 2, served as a direct sequel to the Schwarzenegger classic, and drew fans in with the now iconic cover by artist Chris Warner.
Fast forward almost thirty years, and Warner has returned once again to the property that made him famous with a sequel to his popular Predator: Hunters mini-series. Warner took some time from his schedule to discuss the original Predator comic book , his news series, as well as what is essential when writing a Predator story. read more
Anyone who has been reading comics for the past 40 years is familiar with name Paul Levitz, especially if you are a fan of DC Comics. Levitz has worked at DC in the capacity of an editor, publisher, and president, but for fans, we know him as the writer responsible for legendary runs on The Justice Society of America and The Legion of Super Heroes.
Even though Levitz is best know for his work in the super hero genre, his most recent graphic novel Brooklyn Blood (published by Dark Horse Comics) is changing this perspective. Set in a gritty, realistic world of procedural dramas, gangland violence, and the supernatural, Brooklyn Blood is a story that fans of horror and crime comics will certainly relish. HNN had the pleasure of speaking with Levitz about his new story, as well as some find reminiscences from the past in this exclusive interview. read more
According to the official press release, Dark Horse Comics will publish three new Mignolaverse titles this fall/winter “…span(ning) the globe and showcas(ing) very different corners of the Mignolaverse — the occult cold war escalates in Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956; Lobster Johnson’s biggest foe, the Crimson Lotus, is featured in her first ever, eponymous mini-series; and the annual Hellboy Winter Special features festive and supernatural stories from Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck, Tonci Zonjic, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.” read more
Fans of Ridley Scott’s original Alien film and James Cameron’s Aliens eagerly awaited the release of the third film in the series in 1992, helmed by first time director Davis Fincher. Although Fincher would later be forgiven many times over (Seven, Fight Club, Zodiac) most of those fans walked out of the theater on May 22 of that year disappointed and confused.
What fans did not know at the time that Alien 3 was released was that a script by sci-fi legend William Gibson (Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive) had been scraped at the eleventh hour, resulting in a rushed production that took the film in a very different direction. read more
Dark Horse Comics has a long tradition of horror comics and the latest entry into their large library of titles is Nick Keller and Conor Nolan’s Bedtime Games. Just as the first issue in the four part mini-series hits the stands, the creators revealed many of their inspirations for the series as well as how the story came together.
Horror News Network: Why do horror stories lend themselves to tales of adolescence and the transition to adulthood?
Nick Keller: In my opinion, the best horror stories are about the unknown. And for an adolescent, there’s just so much you don’t know at the age. For this book, I wanted to take the horrors of childhood — things that are rarely shown, but most people go through at one point in their lives — and see how it would affect our characters. One of our main leads Owen learns a few months before our story starts that his younger brother has brain cancer. This is awful news at any age, but even worse on the heels of seventeen. No one can be prepared for something like this, but I think it molds a person in their early years. read more
Have you ever wondered what happened to Will Byers during Season One of Stranger Things? Wonder no longer! According to the official press release, Dark Horse Comics and Netflix are teaming up (starting in September of 2018) to produce officially licensed “…comics and young adult graphic novels expanding the world of Hawkins and its many inhabitants.”
Dark Horse President and Founder Mike Richardson stated that “Dark Horse is known for championing stories and storytellers. We are so excited to work with Netflix to bring the world of Stranger Things to comics.” read more