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David Gallaher Discusses High Moon with Stephan Franck

On the day before an ominous August full moon, Harvey Award winning creator David Gallaher sits down with fellow comic creator Stephan Frank to discuss High Moon.

Stephan Franck: High Moon keeps surprising the reader by re-framing the conversation with every new chapter, as the scope of the story keeps expanding in very exciting ways. Without spoiling anything—how much world should we expect to see, and how deep do the mythological roots of the story run? 

David Gallaher:  The mythological roots run pretty deep. High Moon started as a Western re-telling of the legendary Irish Cu Chulainn mythic cycle, with all of these crazy story analogues and modern homages. As I dove deeper into the story, I was able to anchor those ideas with stories of black migration, mysterious High Moon has become so much more than its influences and that excites me terribly.  The series will continue to highlight very punctuated moments in history from the Summer of 1890 to the Fall of 1891. Each chapter will explore a moment in history and explore the superstitions and mysteries around that moment. They’ll be tons of monsters, a spark of steampunk, plenty of scares, and maybe some dismemberment. read more

Exploring Hellboy’s Past: Chris Roberson Discusses The Visitor

Hitting your local comic store this week is Dark Horse’s The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed.  This new mini -series is the latest spin-off from Mike Mignola’s iconic Hellboy series. At the helm for the series, alongside Mignola and Paul Grist, is Chris Roberson.  Roberson, best known to horror comic fans from iZombie and another “Mignolaverse” favorite, Hellboy and The B.P.R.D., promises to take the Hellboy series in a more “introspective” direction, as we learned when we caught up with him to discuss The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed. read more

Adam Green Teams Up With American Mythology For Hatchet Comic

Well look here horror comic fans, it looks like Victor Crowley will be coming to a comic shop near you in early 2017.  American Mythology will be partnering with Hatchet creator Adam Green to splatter a comic book interpretation of his hit franchise across many pages.  Already on board for the book is artist Andrew Mangum, with Greg LaRocque, and The Living Corpse’s, as well as Horror Comic Award winners , Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson contributing covers.  The company also has plans to unleash a new Dark line of comics, with titles like the hit independent series Werewolves vs Dinosaurs. read more

Review: London Horror Comic #7

Title: London Horror Comic #7

Writer: John-Paul Kamath.

Artist: Drew Moss and Dean Kotz

Publisher: Self-Published

Release Date: October 31, 2016

Synopsis: Issue 7 of London Horror Comic features two complete stories that examine the effects of loneliness and isolation on two fragile souls and the horrors that it drives them to.

Our Thoughts: London Horror Comic has become a bit of an institution in the horror comic anthology realm. Issue 7 brings on the 10th year of the franchise and if that doesn’t seem like a lot of comics remember that this is a self-published comic and that is not an easy path. The level of effort to keep this up is extraordinary and can only be a labor of love. This is a consistently fun series that is easy to recommend to anyone able to track down a copy. read more

The Chilling Adventure of Sabrina-Trade Review

Welcome to the darker side of Archie comics. “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” trade paperback, which includes issues 1-5, offers up a way for comic fans to catch up of they have not been following along already.  I must admit, I was a bit skeptical and hesitant to try the series at first, but was urged by fellow Horror News Network staff to do so. When I think of Archie comics I think of their classic cartoonish style, Jughead, and Veronica.  This horror comics fan was not sure it would appeal to me, however given their foray into the horror genre with “Afterlife with Archie“ in 2014, I was prompted to give this book a try. read more