Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, this is one hell of a week from horror comics. Yes, we know, the last few weeks we weren’t able to meet for our weekly engagement, leaving a void in your heart. But I am definitely making up for this week because some truly explosive comics are bursting onto the scene this week. Mark L. Miller and Carlos Grande give us some three ring terror, Archie Comics grace us with their new Sabrina entry, and the master of the macabre, Scott Snyder, drops a horror bomb on us with Wytches.
There have been many Predator crossovers since the movie character landed at Dark Horse Comics. Now, the galaxy’s fiercest hunter will meet America’s favorite teen.
Dark Horse announced at the New York Comic-Con that in 2015 it will bring you: Archie Meets Predator.
With writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Lady Zorro, Smoke/Ashes) at the helm, and with artist Fernando Ruiz, things are going to get wild quick.
SyFy has announced the pulpy adventure comic Five Ghosts is in development as a TV series to be produced by Universal Cable Productions, Black Mask Studios, and BenderSpink.
The pilot is being written by Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsman) based on the critically acclaimed comic series by Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, about a 1930s era treasure hunter possessed by five literary ghosts (Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi, and Dracula) whose unique abilities he can draw on during his adventures.
In 2015 Dark Horse Comics will publish Frankenstein Underground, a new five-issue miniseries written by best-selling comic book creator Mike Mignola, with covers by Mignola and interior art by acclaimed artist Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore).
The miniseries follows the Frankenstein monster, who is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he discovers both other monsters and the dark secrets to the universe.
Cole Haddon of NBC’s short-lived Dracula series has been tapped to pen a screen adaptation of Zombie Broadway. The property was created by Dave Stewart – co-creator of the Eurythmics – and published by Virgin Comics.
Set against the backdrop of New York City during a zombie apocalypse, the story concerns a few survivors who try to use one last resort to “tame” the undead – the power of music and theater – before the President drops a nuclear bomb on the city to eradicate the threat.
At Image Expo, the critically acclaimed company announced a monster pairing between Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire) and Jock (The Losers). We are only two months away from the debut issue of their title Wytches and this is not something you’re going to want to miss out on.
Scott Snyder is easily one of the best writers in comics right now (seriously, do yourself a favor and read The Wake) and Jock is a superstar artist.
Somewhat small pickings this week but that’s not a bad thing. Hexed is a new entry that proves to be a really fun and new take on witches with charismatic art and a storyline that hooks you. Joshua Hale Fialkov proves why he is master story teller of the supernatural world and Thomas Alsop finally starts building a sturdy foundation for its story.