IDW Publishing has been putting out a slew of new “Crow” books and they continue the rush with The Crow: Curare from the original creator, James O’Barr. This time around the Spirit of Vengeance takes retired cop Joe Stalk after a little girl’s unsolved murder drives him to think brink. READ MORE
Matt Smith aims to tell a compelling origin story of how Mega City One became the slime ridden concrete cesspool we know and love. We now have something I never thought would exist: a naïve, and curious Judge Dredd. This new chapter in the Judge Dredd saga is riveting, visually arresting, and left me wanting more. READ MORE
Memorial: Imaginary Fiends #1 is a pleasant nostalgic trip to the past, a reminder of child-like wonder and youth. At its center, this is a whimsical, yet dark tale about rediscovering your lost imagination. READ MORE
Since the announcement of X-Files: Season 10 from IDW Publishing, we’ve all been wondering where the series will take off and how Mulder and Scully will fit into a new era. Based on the official solicitation (read it below) it seems that writer Joe Harris plans to throw the agents into a world of new technological threats and government conspiracies. After all, it’s been over a decade since the original series came to an end and the technological advancements we’ve seen since then are astounding. It will be interesting to see how Mulder and Scully adapt to the new world. Also, I have no doubt aliens will be thrown in the mix. READ MORE
Trying to make ghost busting sexy is like trying to cram more chocolate into into a chocolate chip chocolate muffin: nice idea but overkill and unnecessary. The new team goes on its first case this issue in Central Park. Our lady-centric Busters fight their way into relevance and some ghosts as well in The New Ghostbusters #2. READ MORE
Joe Hill’s novella, Thumbprint, is being transformed into a new mini-series by long-time collaborator Jason Ciaramella (“The Cape”), with Vic Malhotra on art duties. The series follows Private Mallory Grennan who is dishonorably discharged from US Army. Although she tries to escape her past crimes, she learns that some things follow you forever. Ciaramella said about the adaptation, “I had to step out of myself in order to capture the true horror of it without letting my personal agendas seep in.”
The first of three issues drops in June in comic shops everywhere. READ MORE
IDW Publishing has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox to announce the tenth season for The X-Files, which will be gracing comic book shop shelves this June. Fans have been demanding more “X-Files” for years, and while it may not be TV or film, Mulder and Scully are in good hands with IDW Publishing.
Details were revealed this past weekend at Emerald City Comic Con. The entire project will be executive produced original series creator Chris Carter. Joe Harris (“Great Pacific”) will be on writing duties with art and colors from artist Michael Walsh and Jordie Bellaire. We’ll be reviewing each book as they are released over at the comics section. See all details below. READ MORE
IDW announces that Transformers: Monstrosity is available online starting today for all digital platforms. “Monstrosity” is a direct sequel to the “Autocracy” storyline. It will be a 12-chapter series written by Chris Metzen and Flint Dille with artwork from Livio Ramondelli.
In the unregulated era before the Comics Code Authority forced the industry to self-censor in fear of inciting juvenile delinquency, lawless and raw pre-Code horror comics of the early 1950s reigned supreme. Exhibiting an ageless quality that’s just prime for reprinting, the unearthing of this lost world of vintage comics can only increase exposure, as devoted collectors and diligent editors resurrect and restore the rarest of tales and art. Now, Atom Age horror comics enthusiasts are able to enjoy an assortment of stories frowned upon by the likes of Dr. Fredric Wertham, for an affordable price.
IDW and Yoe Books continue to uncover and promote those contraband horror comics pulverized by bureaucratic inquisition, with their latest collection of re-mastered works in Haunted Horror #3. 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
IDW Publishing and Chris Roberson started Monkeybrain Comics are teaming up in order to bring the successful Monkeybrain digital only books to print form this summer. The first book to be released is Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver’s “Edison Rex”, which is due out in June.
“Monkeybrain was founded because we love comics,” Chris Roberson said. “And thanks to IDW, we’ll have even more comics to love.” Read more below. READ MORE
IDW Publishing has partnered with Cartoon Network. They plan on bringing a load of classic cartoons to the comic page including “The Powderpuff Girls”, “Ben 10″, “Dexter’s Lab”, “Sumurai Jack”, “Johnny Bravo”, “Generator Rex”, and many more.
No creators have been announced as of yet, but stay tuned for a wave of announcements. READ MORE
Womanthology: Space #5 successfully concludes another collection of tales, pinups, and how-tos, showcasing the works of women in comics; and with five space-themed stories ready for orbit, this final issue displays an ample array of writing and art styles, all uniquely representative of the creative team behind it. Admittedly, some contributions greatly outshine others in terms of quality, but such is the case for most anthologies. READ MORE
With a promising new story arc, Kill Shakespeare: The Tide of Blood #1 is the perfect issue for newcomers to jump into the series. If you are already a fan, the “Kill Shakespeare” series spins another great yarn of medieval adventure, fantasy, and dark magic. You have never seen an adaptation of Shakespeare’s works like this before. READ MORE
A tremendous amount of outrageous action and dark humor flows within the pages of Mars Attacks #7. With an absurd premise – blending retro sci-fi, horror, and crime – the story is surprisingly really good. If you aren’t already, this issue will make you a fan of the “Mars Attacks” series. READ MORE
The lads behind IDW’s hit Kill Shakespeare series are getting ready for the release of their latest installment in the series, “The Tide Of Blood”, which hits shops on February 20th.
“The Tide Of Blood” is a new five-issue miniseries that will bring back some of your favorite Shakespeare heroes and villains as they travel to a forbidden island to save the world from the deranged “master of books”, Prospero. The creative team says, “The island is filled with cannibals, magic and madness – as well as ghosts from the pasts of many.” Check out the first look after the jump. READ MORE
The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the Winners of the 2012 Ghastly Awards. Nominees were chosen from entries nominated by their professional peers: Comic Book Artists, Writers, and Publishers. Winners were chosen by the Ghastly Awards Judges, Comic Book Creators and the Fans. The Ghastly Judicial Panel congratulates all 2012 Winners and Nominees. It is an honor to be recognized by your fellow professionals for such outstanding work in horror comics. Hit the jump for the full list of winners. READ MORE
We all know it’s only a matter of time before Joe Hill’s Locke & Key comes to an end, and the author took to tumblr to speak about his upcoming projects. Hill responded to a user comment stating he is working on a 5-issue series called WRA1TH with artist Charles Wilson III, which will work as an intro to his upcoming novel, “NOS4A2″ (these are license plate numbers).
On top of that Hill also noted he plans to do more work with Gabriel Rodriguez, as well as something coming up with Marvel or DC, though he did not specify. See his full answer below. 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
John Byrne has a brand new mini-series coming out from IDW titled DOOMSDAY.1. The series will follow the “tale of seven adventurous astronauts, who watch in horror, aloft in the International Space Station, as most of Earth is annihilated by a titanic solar flare.”
The first of four issues will be released on May 19th, 2013. READ MORE
A major delight this week is Mars Attacks The Real Ghostbusters. It comes with a witty brand of horror comedy. This issue will certainly give fans of the “Ghostbusters” and “Mars Attacks” franchises something sweet this week. READ MORE
The latest collection of short stories from the Womanthology series boasts a trio of works from writers Devin Grayson, Jody Houser and Christine Ellis. Like previous installments of “Womanthology”, the collection is a bit uneven in quality, but each of the three short works have virtues that make them worth reading in their own right. READ MORE
I’ve been lucky enough to be exposed to all sorts of new and different books in 2012. I concede that my list has more super than horror but who knows what will be on here in 2013? Now that I look at my list, I still see quite a bit of the darker, murkier side of some of what mainstream comics offered. I have a mix of monthly, mini-series, and collections on this list. If you try something new in 2013, I hope it’s one of these great series. My top 12 of 2012 list is in no particular order because they’re all winners. Enjoy and Happy 2013! READ MORE