For the past 4 months, both “Criminal Macabre” and “30 Days of Night” fandoms have been on the edge of their seats, wondering which of the two critically acclaimed horror titles would be coming to an end. For better or worse, Steve Niles’ knack for building suspenseful series’ with unpredictable storylines has made the wait all the more excruciating; but with the release of Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night #4, the answer is finally revealed as Cal and Eben face off in a massive ghouls vs. vampires battle of epic proportions. READ MORE
The Secret Origin panel series this year at ECCC brings in a bunch of top creators in the industry for one-on-one chats to hear their thoughts on the industry and their upcoming work. Ben Templesmith chatted at length about his career, including his first paid gig on a “Hamlet” adaptation that never saw the light of day.
Templesmith dove into the topic of creator owned comics, and even expressed interested in writing a Lobo story. You can check out the panel recap below. READ MORE
As the epic crossover of two horror comics continues, Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night #3 adds to the excitement with a major twist. Writer Steve Niles hits his readers with a surprise they won’t see coming. With such great visuals, there is no shying away from the blood and guts. READ MORE
With tons of blood-splattering action, Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night #2 kicks up the excitement, boasting a great crossover of two horror titles. One of these two franchises won’t make it out alive from the war between vampires and humans. From the looks of it, we’ll be kept guessing who will be left standing in the end. READ MORE
The threat of an upcoming war between vampires and humans is more real than ever in Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night #1. With an impending sense of danger, one of these two franchises won’t make it out of this war. Issue #1 of the epic crossover offers a promising beginning of the end. READ MORE
We’ve got another wicked exclusive look at the Dark Horse horror lineup for March and May of 2013. This Spring brings the concluding issues of Colder and Criminal Macabre: Final Night – 20 Days of Night Crossover. Also ripping in this Spring are To Hell Your Ride #4, Criminal Macabre: No Peace For Dead Men TP, and Tom DeHave’s Freaks’ Amour. This batch has some particularly spectacular covers (including one from Charles Burns), so check it all out after the jump. READ MORE
Alas! Good readers, here is round 2 of the solicitations and cover reveals from Dark Horse’s February horror lineup. This time around we’ve got looks at The Strain #11, Criminal Macabre: Final Night – The 30 Days Of Night Crossover #3, and more. Take the jump for some wicked cover art and issue solicitations. READ MORE
With the launch of the Swamp Thing/Animal Man crossover event “Rotworld”, and the excitement building over 30 Days of Night/Criminal Macabre crossover, here’s a chance to look at some of the best, and most ridiculous, horror comic crossovers. Great crossovers should never feel cheesy, nor should they feel forced. But who doesn’t want to see Batman fighting Predator to the death? What follows is a list of ten killer horror comic crossovers. READ MORE
A major accomplishment in the treatment of vampire lore, 30 Days of Night Omnibus Vol. 2 continues its stride with this massive collection of four graphic novels into one edition. Somehow this beast of a book is impossible to put this down. The “30 Days of Night” series has become a staple of horror comic literature known for its gritty artwork and gripping storylines. If you are looking for something hardcore, there is absolutely nothing glamorous, or even soft, about these nasty and raw vampires. READ MORE
IDW could not have timed the release of this release better to feed off of the reunion of Ben Templesmith and Steve Niles, whose newest collaborative project, “LUST”, was Kickstarted in under an hour. The second volume of the 30 Days of Night Omnibus packs four graphic novels into one massive collection for under 30 bones. I’m sure you’ve all read it by now, or at least you’ve seen the movie, but this is a stellar collection that belongs on any horror fan’s shelf. Preview follows. READ MORE
IDW has taken the “30 Days of Night” story to the next level over the past year, making it a full ongoing series. With new of the “Criminal Macabre” crossover event coming this winter, it’s about time you got caught up with Eben and the rest of the blood suckers. While volume 1 of the “30 Days of Night” ongoing received many mixed reviews, it doesn’t set the tone for all facets of the story line. Niles and Mitten quickly turned that around with volume 2, which is a worthy addition to the paramount “30 Days of Night” series. I present to you 5 reasons why it’s worth shelling out the coin for this book. READ MORE
Yesterday we premiered various covers from Dark Horse’ horror lineup. Now we are pleased to present you with an exclusive first look at the epic Criminal Macabre / 30 Days Of Night Crossover event “Final Night”. This is not your typical series crossover, this is a full-on publisher crossover! Dark Horse and IDW unite to combine the works of horror author extraordinaire, Steve Niles.
“Final Night” sees the hero of “Criminal Macabre”, Cal McDonald, come face to face with Eben Olemaun, the ex-sheriff vampire of “30 Days of Night”. Niles said about the event, “Only one franchise is going to survive this series, and I give you my word on that. It’s not one of these ‘Batman dies’ things — one of these series is going to be destroyed.” Joining Niles is Christopher Mitten on art duties, and Justin Erikson from Phantom City Creative on cover art. The story will run over the course of four issues, the first of which is set for release on December 12th, 2012. Check out the preview for “Criminal Macabre: Final Night – The 30 Days of Night Crossover” #1 below! READ MORE
Dark Horse is bringing together horror legend Steve Niles’ two most popular series “Criminal Macabre” and “30 Days Of Night” for an epic horror crossover titled Criminal Macabre: Final Night. The cynical Cal McDonald will come face to face with Eben, for a final showdown. Although “30 Days” is published under IDW, the Alaskan vampires are coming into the Dark Horse universe for the first time. You can check out the first teaser below that showcases the famous vamps surrounding the federal agent. READ MORE
La Brea Pictures is wrapping up post production on its first feature film, Tii Ricks’ slasher homage Rage: Midsummer’s Eve. Tii Ricks’ new horror movie, which is set in the Finnish Artic Circle, during a time of year when the sun never sets. Kind of like a reverse 30 Days of Night.
“ ‘Rage’ is a film honoring all the great horror features I have seen in my childhood: ‘Halloween,’ ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ and ‘Friday The 13th’ are all films that I have grown up with and which I secretly watched way before I was supposed to see them. This film is a tribute to all of those films.“, said Ricks.
Hit the jump to check out the first teaser and poster for the film! READ MORE
Last week we announced that Steve Niles and Menton3 were teaming up for a somewhat secretive vamp-epic, Nosferatu Wars. It was announced today that the series will officially be a part of the Dark Horse lineup, making it’s premiere in an issue of Dark Horse Presents later this year. Niles’ has stated that he intends to do a lot more creator owned work in the coming year, and this is only the beginning. Nosferatu Wars is the story of two vampire lovers (surprise, surprise), who,after being separated for hundreds of years, are brought back together in modernity. Check out the official press release and some teasers below.
Hallelujah, break out the champagne and the dub-step, because Steve Niles has OFFICIALLY made his return to “30 DAYS OF NIGHT” this week with the first issue of the franchises’ newest monthly series from longtime publishers, IDW. Beyond the break you can take a look at the official preview and get yourselves caught up to speed. Read on for the skinny…
Welcome back to COMICS TO FEAST ON! As we venture further into the fall season it means two things. First, the conclusion to major events like, Fear Itself. Second, and perhaps more pertinent, is the approach of All Hallows Eve. With Halloween coming up in just a few weeks comic publishers see it as their duty to release whole bunch of new horror comics and graphic novels to bloody up the shelves this month. Be on the look out for these horror stories, many of the indie books look to be quite the fright fest.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the
crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, I’m going to give you my ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. Read on for the skinny…
After years of disappointing to average visitations to the universe of macabre maestro Steve Niles’ (“CRIMINAL MACABRE”) “30 DAYS OF NIGHT” by a plethora of other writers and artists, this October the scribe will be returning to the house that he built with an all new monthly ongoing series from IDW PUBLISHING! The series will be just in time for Halloween, and below you can get all the details and the first screenshot for the cover art…
WRITTEN BY: Steve Niles
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Sam Kieth
VARIANT COVER BY: Fiona Staples
“This terrifying new tale begins when a letter from Barrow, Alaska, carries a cryptic warning to a young, curious woman, leading her down a rabbit hole and face-to-face with her desires… and likely her demise. Elsewhere in Los Angeles, a vampire resurrection ignites, which could threaten the very way of life of all mankind.
There will also be vampire plush dolls.”
“30 DAYS OF NIGHT” Issue #1 Drops This October From IDW Publishing! (MSRP – $3.99)
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with composer Brian Reitzell (30 Days of Night, Stranger Than Fiction). Next week will see Brian’s music released in the THQ video game Red Faction: Armageddon. After the jump, you can read our interview with Brian where we discuss some of his composing tactics, his approach towards scoring horror, and also what his favorite beverage is while he composes!
When it was announced last month at the inaugural C2E2 convention in Chicago that DC Comics would be bringing readers a crossover between the popular cult horror comic book (and subsequent film adaptation) “30 DAYS OF NIGHT”, and the even more popular television show “THE X-FILES”, it seemed as if the chatter was focused on the title all weekend long. After all, the series pits 2 of the most popular entities in horror together in what can only be described with various words that I will not type out of respect for you youngins. (This is a family news snippet, do NOT make me turn it around!) Inside you can get your first look inside the title. Read on for the skinny.
I may be dead tired, and my feet might be bleeding from what was C2E2, but that isn’t stopping me from keeping you loyal readers up to date on all the biggest news in the comic book world right now. Inside you can get all the scoop on the biggest little news stories going right now such as Mike Mignola’s thoughts on a third ‘HELLBOY’ film, the disappointing opening weekend for ‘KICK-ASS’, and the dream-team crossover of ’30 DAYS OF NIGHT’ and ‘THE X-FILES’. Read on for all the news.
Comics come out this week on Friday because of New Years. Next week the comic schedule finally goes back to normal and releases on Wednesday. Hit the jump for the full release…
This week’s releases are a little sparse compared to the last couple ones but there are still some great ones coming. Tried and true favorites like Army of Darkness and 30 Days of Night. Also check out Challenger Deep, a underwater horror comic similar to the Abyss. Also I really want to check out American Freakshow, Epilogue and ZMD…god I wish I had money. Check the full list after the break…
Comic book collecting is a very pricey hobby and with our current recession it’s not getting any easier. IDW is here to alleviate some of our pain. On Saturday December 6 from 10-3, they will be getting rid of their entire backlog at drastic prices. IDW has some great titles like Wormwood, 30 Days of Night, Zombies Vs. Robots and many more. I wish I could go to this but sadly it’s in California…Check the full information after the break.