If you asked any horror fan to list off the top two werewolf movies of all time, they’d probably quickly answer back with An American Werewolf in London and The Howling – believe it or not, both movies were released in 1981! While the former is getting a remake courtesy of Max Landis, we’re excited to announce today that the latter is spawning not just a comic book series but also a freakin’ board game! Seriously! Have we died and gone to horror heaven?!
Space Goat Productions, the team behind a recent string of Evil Dead 2 comic books and also an upcoming board game, just announced this week that they’ll be giving much the same treatment to Dante’s seminal werewolf flick. The four issue miniseries will be written by two-time New York Times best-selling author and former Blizzard Entertainment lead writer, Mick Neilson.
Neilson gushed about the dream project:
I can’t even tell you how excited I am to write The Howling comic book! I saw the movie when I was seventeen. It opened an entirely new window into werewolf mythology and left a lifelong impression that influences me to this day. If I could choose any license to work on, The Howling is right there at the top of the list. It still stands as my favorite all-time werewolf film. I’ve been obsessed with werewolves ever since the first time I saw it.
The mini-series, titled The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2017, and will take place directly after the events of The Howling. The release date of the board game will be announced soon. Check out a sneak peek of the comic art below.