Followers of Steve Niles’ (“30 DAYS OF NIGHT”) surly, pill popping supernatural detective Cal McDonald have even more to look forward to this Summer for their favorite character than they did before (“CRIMINAL MACABRE/BALTIMORE FLIPBOOK” On May 7th, “THE GOON/CRIMINAL MACABRE” This Summer) as today publisher Dark Horse Comics announced the first omnibus for the series. The double-sized trade will boast over 400 pages of content, and be available this August, but if you make the jump you can get all the details from the official press release. Read on for the skinny…
“MAY 3, MILWAUKIE, OR—Leading off a week of announcements related to the return of comics’ favorite supernatural detective, Dark Horse announces two volumes of Cal McDonald’s illustrated adventures.
In 2003, Steve Niles, creator of the 30 Days of Night comics, launched a series of occult detective stories featuring the monstrously hard-boiled Cal McDonald. A pill-popping, alcoholic reprobate, Cal is the only line of defense between Los Angeles and a growing horde of zombies, vampires, possessed muscle cars, mad scientists, werewolves, and much more weirdness!
“The first time Cal McDonald saw print was back in 1990,” said creator Steve Niles. “It took another thirteen years to launch what would become Criminal Macabre, and that junkie monster-hunting loser has been unstoppable ever since. Cal’s been going strong too.”
The first volume collects the first two Criminal Macabre trades, the one-shot story Love Me Tenderloin, and Criminal Macabre: Supernatural Freak Machine—never before in trade paperback!
Boasting nearly 400 pages of story, Criminal Macabre Omnibus Volume 1 arrives on shelves on August 31, with a retail price of $24.99. Fans also have a chance to pick up new Criminal Macabre this weekend in a special standalone story for Free Comic Book Day!”
“CRIMINAL MACABRE OMNIBUS VOL. 1” Drops On August 31st From Dark Horse Comics! (MSRP – $24.99)