The buzz around Steve Niles’ “CRIMINAL MACABRE” continues to grow as Dark Horse Comics has just announced that the story of Cal McDonald will be making its way into the fourth issue of “DARK HORSE PRESENTS”, beginning this September. The fourth issue will be the first of the two part story planned by Niles, and the announcement comes just hours after the publisher formally announced plans to release their 400 plus page omnibus for the title. Inside you can check out the press release in its entirety and get all the details. Read on for the skinny…
“MAY 4, MILWAUKIE, OR — In celebration of the triumphant return of our flagship title, Dark Horse Presents, we announce another classic comeback: comics’ favorite alcoholic supernatural detective, Cal McDonald!
Following up on yesterday’s announcement of two omnibus collections of all of the previously published Criminal Macabre material, we announce that Cal McDonald will appear in issue #4 of Dark Horse Presents!
While “Die Die My Darling” starts out as many of Cal’s recent adventures do — finding our “hero” at odds with his ghoulish sidekick, Mo’Lock — things are far from ordinary on this quiet night in Los Angeles. After a mysterious man unbuttons his coat and offers the duo a case, it becomes apparent that the two will again find themselves caught up in the seedy underworld battling shadowy figures and who knows what else.
“I can’t give away too much, but there are some major shocks coming for Cal fans,” Niles said. “Everything about Cal and his life is about to be whipped into a Hellish frenzy that would have the Devil himself on his heels. Plus it’s gonna be funny and I can’t say enough about Chris and Michelle’s work together. It’s perfect.”
Featuring the new Criminal Macabre creative team of writer Steve Niles and artist Chris Mitten, with colorist Michelle Madsen, this two-part story begins in the fourth issue of Dark Horse Presents, on sale in September.
Fans also have a chance to pick up new Criminal Macabre this weekend in a special standalone story for Free Comic Book Day!”
“DARK HORSE PRESENTS” Issue #4 Drops This September From Dark Horse Comics! (MSRP – $7.99)