This is some big, big news for Clive Barker fans. Multiversity got the exclusive scoop that Clive Barker’s “Nightbreed” is coming to comics with BOOM! Studios (the same publisher who puts out his “Hellraiser” series). Piotr Kowalski and Marc Andreyko will be bringing the new “Nighbreed” to life, with covers by Riley Rossmo, Christopher Mitten and Mike Mignola. This almost sounds too good to be true.
The first issue is set for a May 2014 release.
For those who haven’t seen the 90’s masterpiece that is “Nightbreed”, the film, directed by Clive Barker himself and starring David Cronenberg, follows a mental patient who is tricked into believing that he is a serial killer. On the run from the cops, Boone seeks refuge in an abandoned cemetery, with a bizarre tribe of monsters known as the “Nightbreed”.
For more information about the series and some stellar preview art, head to Multiversity.
CLIVE BARKER’S NIGHTBREED #1
Rating: Mature Themes
Format: 32 pages, FC
Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Clive Barker and Marc Andreyko
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Cover Artists: A: Riley Rossmo B: Christopher Mitten (inventive) C: Mike Mignola (incentive)
Synopsis from BOOM!:
WHY WE LOVE IT: Comics are full of outcast characters, but this is an outcast story, Clive Barker-style. True to this modern horror master’s other work, NIGHTBREED is full of horrifying creatures that captivated us in the 1990 film and live on in this new story. Plus, writer Marc Andreyko is a HUGE fan of NIGHTBREED!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Before FABLES, before ONCE UPON A TIME, Clive Barker created a secret town of monsters that live among us. Don’t worry if you’ve never seen the film—Barker and writer Marc Andreyko (BATWOMAN, MANHUNTER) have crafted a story that all horror fans can enjoy. Add to the mix Piotr Kowalski’s art (MARVEL KNIGHTS: HULK, SEX) and this is a story that can’t be missed.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Nightbreed is a secret society of monsters and misfits that hide away from humans, but have been a part of this world since time immemorial. Explore both the past and the present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as they fight to coexist with mankind.