‘Willy’s Wonderland’ Getting Prequel Comic This October

Nicolas Cage…a bizarre amusement park…a bunch of killer animatronics. What’s not to like?

Fans of Willy’s Wonderland–which debuted on small and big screens earlier this year–will now get a backstory to all its weirdness as American Mythology Productions will publish a prequel comic book based on the film, according to JoBlo.com. Check out the cover of the first issue on this page.

The premiere comic–available Oct. 27 for $4.99–is written by S.A. Check (Volcanosaurus) and James Kuhoric (Freddy vsJason vsAsh) and illustrated by Puis Calzada (Hatchet).

No details on the comic’s storyline were given, but flashback scenes in the movie showed that Willy’s Wonderland was once owned by a serial killer with partners who transferred their souls into the amusement park’s animatronic characters through a satanaic ritual. Could be the inspiration for a prequel tale.

The movie–directed by Kevin Lewis from a screenplay by G.O. Parsons–follows a quiet drifter (Cage) who is tricked into a janitorial job at the now-condemned Willy’s Wonderland. What ensues, according to the official synopsis, is “an all-out fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the film and comic book versions of Willy’s Wonderland.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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