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‘Swamp Thing’ Series Coming to DC Streaming Service in 2019

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a live-action Swamp Thing TV series “…has landed a script-to-series order at DC Universe, the upcoming DC-branded streaming service.”

The series will be “Based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the one-hour drama series would follow CDC researcher Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland, only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.” read more

‘Hungry Ghosts’ Co-Writer Joel Rose: The Horror News Network Interview

When the Berger Books imprint was announced last February, many long-time Vertigo Comics fans were naturally excited at the prospect of being able to enjoy a whole new set of original and edgy stories, all under the guidance of Karen Berger.  The first series from the imprint (in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics), Hungry Ghosts, is no exception, although many fans were surprised to see the name of celebrity chef and television host Anthony Bourdain on the cover.

Horror News Network was excited to get a chance to interview co-writer Joel Rose about his new series, his work with Bourdain, and being reunited with Berger. read more

‘Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD’ Blu-Ray Release: The Horror News Network Review

With the massive popularity of super heroes and comic books and their subsequent film and television adaptations, it is surprising that very few comprehensive documentaries about the world of comics exist.  Every year or so, the History Channel or other cable outlets will produce a generic overview of the long history of the medium and hit all of the key eras (the original Golden Age, Frederic Wertham’s crusade against comics, the Silver Age comeback, the gritty 1980’s, the current popularity of super hero films, etc.), but viewers (and more importantly, comic fans) rarely get the documentaries they deserve. read more

Karen Berger’s Dark Horse Imprint Establishes a New Line of Creator-Owned Comic Books and Graphic Novels for Publisher

According to a recent press release from Dark Horse Comics, Karen Berger, the award-winning comic book editor and the founder of DC Comics’ Vertigo line, will “acquire, edit, and oversee Berger Books, a new line of creator-owned comic books and graphic novels to be published by Dark Horse Comics.”

Berger, who was the guiding force behind some of the greatest comic stories ever told (including Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Garth Ennis’ Helllblazer and Preacher, and Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol to only name a few), will bring some of her “magic” to Dark Horse Comics in the near future. read more

Horror News Network’s 2016 Comic Awards: Best Cover Illustration

Horror News Network is proud to present the 2016 Best Cover Illustration Award to Bill Sienkiewicz for his artwork on Survivors Club #8. 

The nightmare enducing image is one of many by Sienkiewicz this year.  Sienkiewicz has been the only cover artist for the Vertigo Comics series and with images like this one, it is no surprise as to why.  Survivors Club (written by Lauren Beukes and David Halvorson with art by Ryan Kelly) focuses on six children of the 80’s who all experienced supernatural events in their lives at a young age and as adults they form a type of support/investigative group when odd things begin happening to them again. read more

The Lost Boys Makes the Move to Television

Deadline has reported that everyone’s favorite 80’s vampire movie, The Lost Boys, is the latest in a string of former movie titles that is slated to be re-launched as a television show. The CW Network has acquired the show which is said to be a re-imaging of the popular Joel Schumacher classic.

Written by Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars and iZombie, this newest version of The Lost Boys was pitched as a seven-season anthology spanning seven decades in the life of the main cast of vampires with each season covering a different decade; Season One will be based in San Francisco during the 1960’s hippie movement. read more

‘iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season’ on DVD July 12, 2016

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that the Complete   Second   Season of iZOMBIE will be coming to DVD July 12. You can view the official press release below.

 

Fuel up with iZOMBIE and more brainy adventures!

 

iZOMBIE:  THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

FROM WARNER BROS. HOME  ENTERTAINMENT ON DVD JULY 12, 2016

Warner Archive Releasing   Seasons 1 & 2 of iZOMBIE  on Blu-ray   via Online Retailers

iZOMBIE: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON Features All 19 One-Hour Episodes from   Season Two, Plus 2015 Comic-Con Panel and Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes! read more

‘Lucifer’ Renewed for a Second Season by Fox

Fox has renewed ‘Lucifer’ for a second season.  Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV produce the series, which is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg DC Entertainment’s Vertigo.  Tom Kapinos, who wrote and executive produced the pilot, serves as an executive consultant on the series, which is excutive produced by  Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson.  Len Wiseman is an executive producer as well, and a director on the show.   ‘Lucifer’ stars  Tom Ellis, Lauren German and Kevin Alejandro. read more