I haven’t read this book so I feel a little out of my wheelhouse in regard to how excite I should be, but Producer Jeff Krelitz and of Quality Transmedia has optioned the screen rights to Image Comics’ Hoax Hunters, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The book centers around “a group of paranormal investigators who debunk mysteries for a TV show called Hoax Hunters. But in reality, the hunters are working hard to cover up and keep the world’s dark forces secret.” It was created by Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley.
It seems like the idea at this point is to find a screenwriter to whip up a script before heading out to a studio to set up the project. Hoax Hunters is intended to be a feature film. Meanwhile, our Comics section has quite a bit of “Hoax Hunters” coverage here!
Lonmonster chiming in here. I’ve been following the “Hoax Hunters” comic series from day one, and this is absolutely a project you should be stoked for. It’s a wild series that explores bizarre cryptids and conspiracy theories all while pointing out the ridiculous nature of reality television. If done properly, this has potential to be a solid tongue in cheek horror flick. You can read the first issue for free over at ComiXology.
While providing an entertaining and fast-paced tale, Hoax Hunters #8 concludes with tons of surprising twists and turns in its latest mystery. The “Hoax Hunters” series takes an unexpected direction in the last pages. If you are a fan of horror, government conspiracies, and paranormal stuff, get on board with the Hoax Hunters. READ MORE
Hoax Hunters #7 picks things up quickly and presents readers with a promising mystery worth solving. With a new story arc, this is the perfect time to jump in on the “Hoax Hunters” series. If you are a fan of horror and paranormal stuff, this series is definitely for you. READ MORE
Loaded with smart satire and solid writing, Hoax Hunters #6 follows a brand new mystery with its well-developed protagonists. For newcomers, this is a great introduction to the “Hoax Hunters” series. If you are already a fan, the series continues to show plenty of potential. READ MORE
Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley’s hit Ghost Hunters spoof, Hoax Hunters, is set to continue with a new arc this January titled, “Haunchyville”. “Hoax Hunters” follows a group of paranormal researchers who use their reality television series to cover up the truth behind urban legends and monster folklore. With the first arc in the bag, the creative team is gearing up for a new storyline focusing on gnomes.
As a sweet little promo for “Haunchyville”, they’ve put together a short live-action video prequel, embracing the idea of the Hoax Hunters reality show. Below you can check out the video plus a bunch of teaser art for “Hoax Hunters” #6. READ MORE
Having spent countless hours watching TV shows about haunted houses and real ghost stories, Image Comics’ Hoax Hunters is something I immediately identify with. Having a TV show to cover up real monsters that exist is a simple yet brilliant idea that still holds weight after 3 issues. Issue #2 brought in a pretty big plot twist, taking the casual story into a next level tale of voodoo with a side of massive monsters to top it all off. Issue #3 of “Hoax Hunters” keeps the pedal to the metal from start to finish showing the creative prowess of Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley. 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
Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley are spinning quite the team book from Image Comics. Hoax Hunters follows a team of paranormal investigators who happen to run their own reality TV series as a means to cover up the real hoaxes and monsters they encounter. Events took a strange turn in issue #2 showing that the creative team has a big story planned for the Hoax Hunters gang. Below you can check out a 5-page preview for issue #3. READ MORE
Image Comics’ newest cryptid adventure, Hoax Hunters, is taking the comic world by storm. Written by Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley, with beautiful artwork from Axel Medellin, this is a one of a kind tale that combines our culture’s obsession with monsters and myth with cheesy reality TV. The book follows a team of paranormal researchers who venture out into the far reaches of the world in order to deal with urban legends, monsters, zombie townsfolk, and more. This tongue in cheek series is just getting under way, but there’s already a lot of buzz surrounding “Hoax Hunters”.
Writer Michael Moreci gave Bloody-disgusting an exclusive in-depth look behind the scenes of “Hoax Hunters” #2 including, pages of script, penciled colored artwork, sketches, and a running commentary on the collaborative creative process. If you have any ambition to work in the comics industry some day, you don’t want to miss this. Make sure you open the images in a new tab for full resolution. READ MORE
Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley’s “Hoax Hunters” was one of the hottest items a San Diego Comic Con this year, as the indie title sold out on distribution level. “Hoax Hunters” offers a fun adventure into the realm of cryptids, myths, and monsters, while exploring important aspects of modern social media. The book fits in among titles like “B.P.R.D.” and “Footprints”, and it’s worth picking up for any monster fans. READ MORE
Following the wild success of Michael Moreci’s Hoax Hunters #0 issue, Image Comics gave the title the green light as an ongoing series. “Hoax Hunters” follows the members of a paranormal investigation reality TV show on their exploits and encounters with cryptids, monsters, myths, and hoaxes. However, Moreci and Seeley show that the most important events always happen off camera. This is an awesomely satirical book that not only examines our obsession with hoaxes, but also society’s recent obsession with reality television. Issue #1 shows that the creative team has a whole lot of original content brewing in their minds. READ MORE
We may have broken the word a bit early, but Image Comics has officially announced that Steve Seeley and Michael Moreci’s Hoax Hunters is to be an ongoing series! The #0 issue had fans demanding more of the tongue in cheek reality TV team of paranormal investigators, and they’ll be getting exactly what they wanted starting in July. “Hoax Hunters” sees a team of investigators who travel the world in order to examine cryptids, myths, legends, and more. “Hoax Hunters” is a witty combination of comedy, horror, fantasy, and thrills, and it’s well worth checking out. See the official details below. READ MORE
Michael Moreci has been absolutely killing it lately, with the announcement of Hoax Hunters becoming an ongoing series, and his Kickstarter project, “ReincarNATE”, being successfully funded. The #0 issue of “Hoax Hunters” had fans demanding more, and luckily, they got exactly what they wished for. Though the official first issue won’t see it’s release until July 5th, you can get a little taste below with a sweet preview. READ MORE
There are a fair share of supernatural investigation reality shows right now, most notably so is SyFy’s Ghost Hunters. As we well know, reality shows have, unfortunately, become the butthole of television. Everyone’s seen at least one, they’re never classy, and sometimes they’re full of shit. However, Steve Seeley and Michael Moreci, have taken up paranormal reality television and turned it on its head to deliver an incredible series debut of Hoax Hunters. The creative team deliberately addresses the cheesiness of reality TV, simultaneously offering a weird and intelligent plotline, all while never taking their tongues out of their cheeks. This is a strong first issue that shows plenty of potential, leaving a lot of room for future episodes. Read on for the skinny…
You may recall Hoax Hunters from the back pages of Hack/Slash this past year, but now it’s spun off into it’s own series. Written by Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley (yes, Tim Seeley’s brother), with J.M. Ringuet on art duties, Hoax Hunters is a zany cross somewhere between The X-Files and B.P.R.D.. The story follows a crew of hunters who travel across the globe investigating paranormal folklore and urban myths, mixing together all sorts of sci-fi goodies, with some sardonic jabs at reality TV. Hoax Hunters #0 is due out in March and below you can check out the 5-page preview. Read on for the skinny…
With the release of the first issue of Tim Seeley’s “HACK/SLASH” for Image Comics the publisher threw in a little extra added bonus material with the first installment of the all new “HOAX HUNTERS” serial. The series will continue its run in the back pages of Seeley’s series next week, and below you can get a small glimpse of the story as well as the details.
“Chupacabra. Yeti. The Montauk Monster. All the creatures of folklore, legend, and Internet fame–what if they were real? They’d be made to appear fake by a reality TV show, of course! HOAX HUNTERS is that show, though to their viewing audience, their goal is the exact opposite: seeking out YouTube sensations, tabloid creatures, and reported monsters and proving them to be false. The HOAX HUNTERS demonstrate that the truth isn’t out there.
In this initial run, readers follow the HOAX HUNTERS team as they respond to a mysterious American astronaut—accompanied by a murder of crows—who appears in Russia. And that team, which consists of a reanimated corpse, a former child star who suffered a demonic possession, and a special ops agent, isn’t your typical television cast. But to their audience, these are just their roles.”
“HOAX HUNTERS” #1 Is Available Now In “HACK/SLASH” Issue #1, And Releases Its Second Installment On March 9th From Image Comics! (MSRP-$3.50) READ MORE