[SDCC] Poe’s ‘Conqueror Worm’ To Be Adapted By Dark Horse

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Dark Horse has big things in the works for their horror lineup, and with their “Drawing on your Nightmares” panel announced at Comic Con you can expect a lot of new horror material flying your way in the coming year. Today, the publisher announced that Richard Corben will be adapting Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem “The Conqueror Worm”, set for release in November. The poem is about a man who seeks vengeance but stumbles upon a horrific play instead.

Official press release:

JULY 6, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse’s horror line continues to get under your skin with the announcement of comics legend Richard Corben’s truly horrifying adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem “The Conqueror Worm.”

In Edgar Allan Poe’s The Conqueror Worm, a betrayed man hunts down his wife and her lover, only to stumble upon a gruesome puppet show based on his life. This series will be rotten to the core!

Corben will also be lending his talents to the Eisner-nominated anthology Dark Horse Presents, penning additional spine-tingling stories by Edgar Allan Poe!

Praise for Richard Corben:

“Atmosphere is key to sell the malevolent atmosphere and is pulled off in style by Corben, who makes you feel like you’ve been transported back in time.”—Comic Book Resources

“Richard Corben doing Edgar Allan Poe. If I have to say more than that, I worry about your tastes in comics. You see, Richard Corben is very well known for doing Edgar Allan Poe. He excels at it.”—Comics Bulletin

For additional information, check out the exclusive interview with Richard Corben on The Comics Journal!

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Conqueror Worm is on sale November 21, 2012!