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Boom! Studios Tease Escape from New York Comic Series
Boom! Studios have just debuted a new teaser image for an upcoming series, which will be based on John Carpenter’s Escape from New York. Check it out after the jump! It would appear that after the success of their Big Trouble in Little China series from The Goon creator Eric Powell, Boom! will be venturing into…
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Locke & Key Adaptation Alive and Well, Finds a Writer
Over a year ago, it was revealed that writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci would be shepherding an adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic series Locke & Key for the big screen and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that writer Albert Torres will pen the big screen adaptation. Torres previously wrote the 2008 film Henry Poole Is Here and even scripted a draft of the live action Ben 10 feature film. Check back here for future updates on the film as we learn them.
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The Shunned One, House on Ashley Avenue Getting Adaptations
Here’s the early word on two projects that may be hitting the screen in the not-so-distant future. Let’s start with The Shunned One, based on the upcoming IDW comic book of the same name. The Wrap has learned Jack Reher (scribe on the upcoming Grizzly, formerly known as Red Machine and Endangered) will adapt the property.
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The World of The Witcher Companion Coming in 2015
Set to be released the same day as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red and Dark Horse Comics have revealed a companion guide to the popular video game series in the form of The World of The Witcher. You can read the full press release on the announcement and check out the cover…
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Horror Comics Weekly: Witchfinder, The Blood Queen & Other Titles Reviewed
This week we get a new entry into the genre, an annual of a recently revived fan favorite, and a new mini from the Mignola created Witchfinder. I’m also going to be covering an entry from last week that we didn’t pull in time and the first issue of Drumhellar covered here at Shock. Get ready for some giant anguilliformes, a trippy sex scene and a new scuzzy warlock!
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Annihilator, Town Called Dragon, Dreadstalker Coming from Legendary Comics
While it remains to be seen how horror-centric some of these titles will be, Legendary Comics have announced a few new titles that may be right up the horror readers alley. And to par with their namesake, they have some legendary creators attached to the titles. Grant Morrison, one of the most prolific writers of our age, is working on Annihilator (pictured) with artist Frazer Irving. Judd Winnick, the main voice behind the biographic comic Pedro and Me and a longstanding well received run on Exiles, will be bringing us A Town Called Dragon. Last, but certainly not least, Matt Wagner (creator of Mage and Grendel) is working on Dreadstalker. A small synopsis of the comics follows below.
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Horror Comics Weekly: The Empty Man #1, Night of the Living Deadpool TPB
This week, we get a new number one to throw into the ring with The Empty Man from Boom! Studios. Also, Marvel dropped their TPB (trade paperback for new readers) for Night of the Living Deadpool. Som we get a solid dose of the post-Apocalypse this week. One ends up being a solid entry into a genre on the rise and the other ends up falling a little bit flat.
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Criminal Macabre: The Third Child Announced By Dark Horse
Sometimes if you aren’t a real die hard comic fan, some really quality comics manage to slip under the radar. It’s kind of like being a horror movie fan. And it’s always fun to bring one out to the forefront because you know it’s awesome and fun and critically acclaimed and criminally overlooked. Criminal Macabre, by Steve Niles, is that kind of story. In 1990, Niles (author of a multitude of titles, most recognizably 30 Days of Night) introduced his own anti-hero to the world. Akin to John Constantine, Cal McDonald is a paranormal detective who isn’t exactly a knight of virtue.
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