The story centers around a supernatural detective who doubles as hitman, taking out all the vampires, ghosts and other unsavory monsters who live among humans, hiding in the shadows by day and emerging at night.
The summer of 2013 saw a daring new comic series from Dark Horse called “Breath of Bones”, written by horror icon Steve Niles and illustrated by the deeply talented Dave Wachter. This comic tells the story of a small Jewish village during WWII that utilizes faith and overwhelming will to bring forth a Golem for protection.
This is a harrowing story, sincerely emotional and profoundly intelligent: a comic series that truly only comes along once in a while. Steve and Dave were kind enough to discuss this momentous comic with Bloody Disgusting in great depth. And Bloody Disgusting was rewarded with incomparable details as well as an exclusive look at the cover for Steve Niles’ new “Criminal Macabre” arc and a look into Dave Wachter’s upcoming graphic novel, “Guns of Shadow Valley”. READ MORE
Another brilliant arc in the CM universe comes to an end with the release of Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten’s “Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein” #4. Expect the unexpected because by the end of this final installment, readers will be left with more questions than answers. READ MORE
Thoroughly engaging and easily accessible, “Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein” #2 is a rarely mastered genre hybrid of crime-horror and seamless comedy. Moreover, Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten deserve the objective mind’s everlasting gratitude for providing readers with the charmingly ludicrous image of Frankenstein’s overgrown monster, donning a pair of hipster glasses. I mean, what else is there to say? READ MORE
Jamie Madrox is back again with another Dark Horse Comics review. This time he takes on Ben Templesmith and Steve Niles’ “Criminal Macabre”. Hit the jump for his thoughts on the book. READ MORE
The Ghastly Awards were founded in 2011 by Decapitated Dan with the help of Steve Banes, Mike Howlett, Lonnie Nadler and Mykal Banta, the Ghastly Awards recognize outstanding achievements in Horror Comics over a range of 15 different categories. The nominees are chosen by other horror comic book professionals and winners are chosen by a panel of judges. Since the start of the awards, 4 more judges have been added into the group.
All the judges are back with another month of horror comic highlights and reviews. hit the jump to see what the Ghastly’s are digging these days in the world of horror comics. READ MORE
Following the epic crossover event that laid to rest Steve Niles’ thrilling “30 Days of Night” series, Dark Horse Comics welcomes back our favourite hard-boiled anti-hero, Cal McDonald; in all his benevolent, pill-popping glory. Christopher Mitten’s fantastically loose and gritty artwork, coupled with Niles’ effortless ability to fabricate a perfectly engaging — and readily accessible — script, make “Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein” #1 an incredibly satisfying read. And if the outrageously gnarly opening pages are any indication for what’s to come, this is a comeback you don’t want to miss. READ MORE
Steve Niles’ “Criminal Macbre: Final Night” seamlessly bleeds two worlds together resulting in a strong entry for both series. Cal Macdonald goes toe to toe with Eben Olemaun in a battle to save Los Angeles. The story is simple and compelling. The book is an absolute joy to read to due the charismatic Cal chewing the scenery with every chance he gets. This is a blood soaked love letter to old characters and it shouldn’t be missed. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up again to offer fans the “Criminal Macabre” mini-story, “Call Me Monster”, online for free. The series leads right into the upcoming “Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein” mini-series that hits shops on September 25th.
“Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein” is the perfect jumping on point for new readers as it kicks off a brand new story-arc. While dealing with ghouls dying all around him and his own mysterious illness, occult detective Cal McDonald encounters the Frankenstein’s monster, who needs a new set of eyes.
Bloody-Disgusting sat down with legendary horror writer Steve Niles to get the inside scoop on what is going on with Criminal Macabre, the current status of a possible Criminal Macabre movie, his new monster Nazi-killing series “Breath of Bones” from Dark Horse, and his new book Chin Music over at Image Comics. READ MORE
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
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
“Crime and Terror” collaborators, Steve Niles and Scott Morse, team up once again to craft a new paranormal adventure for Criminal Macabre that’s sure to please both current fans, and new readers of the series. Our favourite antihero, the benevolent pill-popping Detective Cal McDonald, who recently joined the world of the undead, is back in “The Iron Spirit”. A story which centres around retired Air Force Captain Richard Clayton, who seeks Cal’s help in dealing with the spirits of four US soldiers haunting a top secret research facility in L.A. It’s a strange story of death, the undead, and all the responsibilities surrounding both sides. 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
As we get closer October, comic publishers will be releasing more horror titles to keep you little freaks satisfied before the Halloween season. This week looks to be the tip of that iceberg with John Arcudi’s The Creep #1, the collected edition of Steve Niles’ Criminal Macabre: The Iron Spirit, issue #3 of Hoax Hunters, and plenty more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our 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, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. 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
The mayhem continues in the imaginative mind of Steve Niles, and once again, it does not cease to amaze. In volume 2 of Criminal Macabre Omnibus, heroic douche-waffle Cal McDonald’s adventures with the bizarre continue, with his ghoulish comrade, Mo’ Lock, a safe distance behind. Omnibus is a trade novel that gathers Criminal Macabre Volumes 4-6, the one-shot Feat of Clay, “The Creepy Tree” and “The Trouble with Brains” (originally featured on MySpace Dark Horse Presents), and “Hairball” from Dark Horse Presents, which is, according to DarkHorse.com, “In color for the first time!” Read on for the skinny…
At the end of 2011 it might be fair to say that there isn’t any other publisher who will have done more to put themselves ahead of the game and take themselves to the next level than Dark Horse Comics. The publisher has made great strides these past few months, and we are now only halfway through the year. With a rejuvenated relationship with superstar Joss Whedon (“BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER”, “ANGEL”), the return of “CRIMINAL MACABRE” and “THE GOON”, and a new movie deal for Evan Dorkin’s “BEASTS OF BURDEN”, things couldn’t be much better for the company. Another of those bright spots has been the new and improved “DARK HORSE PRESENTS” monthly, and beyond the break you can check out a 3 page preview of the series’ fourth ish before it hits stands in September. Read on for the skinny…
As the publisher lead the pack for horror fans everywhere this past Saturday for Free Comic Book Day 2011, Dark Horse Comics will be giving readers who missed out on their favorite titles over the weekend a chance to read them…for FREE! The offer is only good for those who have subscribed to their digital market, and will only be available for download until the end of May. Inside you can get all the details straight from the publisher themselves. Read on for the skinny…
In anticipation of Free Comic Book Day 2011 we have been bringing you all sorts of goodies to get you even more psyched up for the upcoming Nerd Holiday of the year. So in the spirit of this, the eve of the biggest day of the year for comics, we bring you a very special exclusive interview with Steve Niles (“30 DAYS OF NIGHT”), who took the time out of his busy schedule, and fought through a very nasty case of the dreaded ‘Nerd-Flu’, to call us up and talk to me one-on-one about his half of the “BALTIMORE/CRIMINAL MACABRE FLIPBOOK” from Dark Horse Comics. You Can listen to the entire interview inside, where we talk about “CRIMINAL MACABRE”, Free Comic Book Day, and even his upcoming crossover with “THE GOON” and Eric Powell. Read on for the skinny…
With Free Comic Book Day 2011 fast approaching publishers are scrambling to show off their contributions to the comic book nerd event of the year. With that being said, one of the titles that horror fans will undoubtably want to get their grubby little hands on (Seriously guys, wash those things.) this Saturday is the “BALTIMORE/CRIMINAL MACABRE FLIPBOOK”, which features original stories by Steve Niles (“30 DAYS OF NIGHT”) and Mike Mignola (“HELLBOY”, “B.P.R.D”) respectively. Inside you can check out a 4 page preview of the book and get all the details. Read on for the skinny…