In the realm of creative writing I am relatively new to comic books. At a young age I began reading novels, which jump started my obsession with reading and writing. Periodically, I dabbled in a graphic novel or two, but I didn’t really get started until I discovered that one of my favorite novel series had been adapted into a comic book: “Homeland” by R. A. Salvatore. The story follows the beginning of a legendary hero in the Forgotten Realms universe, Drizzt Do’Urden. I was pleasantly surprised to see that multiple novels in his legacy had been adapted into graphic form. I began to wonder if any other books had similarly been adapted into the comic medium. Lucky for me my long time friend, Lonnie (Lonmonster), has a unique obsession with comic books, and did me a huge favor by lending me the adaptation/prequel of Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series. After that, I was hooked. I quickly swooped to my local comic shop, searching the stacks for other novel adaptations. Low and behold, I found an insane amount, and I haven’t looked back since. Novel to comic adaptations are a dime a dozen, but the real question is how do they stack up against the source material? READ MORE
I didn’t think it was possible to be blown away by a story issue after issue but Valen the Outcast consistently has me at a loss for words. In the latest issue, Valen and his companions continue on their epic journey for an undead king’s soul, tightening the straps on the reader for a fast paced thrill ride that only Michael Alan Nelson can provide. BOOM! Studios has something amazing on their hands. READ MORE
A little spoiler warning right off the bat as Bloody Disgusting scored some images from behind-the-scenes of the opening sequence in Troy Nixey’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (review), the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror opening in theaters August 26 from FilmDistrict.
The images prelude the story of Sally and set up the mythology behind the little creatures. An old man loses some (a lot of) teeth. That’s all you need to know…
“The pic follows Sally, a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. Having stumbled upon the mansion’s hidden basement, Sally starts hearing voices calling out from the bolted ash pit, imploring her to open it. Sally obliges and unwittingly unleashes something so terrible, so unthinkable, that everyone’s life – hers most of all – is placed in immediate and grave danger.”