Joshua Hale Fialkov’s new series “The Bunker” with Joe Infurnari is currently killing it online. Proving to change the way creator owned comics are approached and distributed while also being a damn fine science fiction story in its own right.
Fialkov’s roots lie in horror. “Echoes” is a chilling story of a man who finds out that his father suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is a murderer. This deathbed confession shakes the protagonist’s entire world. Resulting in a finely crafted story that deals with mental illness, gruesome murders, and the fear of becoming what we dread most.
Brian Cohn isn’t a simple man. He is schizophrenic, expecting his first child, and now dealing with the revelation that his father was a serial killer. He is tormented by this news in fascinating ways. Brought to life by Rahsan Ekedal’s chilling black and white art that will have you questioning your own sanity with incredibly complex page layouts.
“Echoes” is a story about the danger of our own expectations. READ MORE
Adaptations have seen a rebirth in comics. Series like “Hellraiser,” “The Crow,” “Ghostbusters,” and “Ash and the Army of Darkness” show that certain famous stories are far from over. Adaptation is a delicate art. Capturing the spirit of the original piece can be tricky and sometimes nigh impossible.
Given the right creative team any book is possible. So with that in mind, here are some of the best stories that could benefit from adaptation. Be it through a continuation of the original story, or a complete overhaul of the original material these are adaptations that could breathe new life into older properties.
Halloween has arrived. Celebrate with me by sharing which of your favorite films you’d love to see adapted into comics. This is my list, and while some are films that are perfect in their own right, others are vastly in need of some help. These are all stories that can benefit from new energy while bringing new types of stories to the shelves. READ MORE
This October, the Ultimates make their last stand against the Devourer of Worlds in “Cataclysm” #0.1, from Joshua Hale Fialkov and Mico Suayan. Everyone’s favorite world destroyer is back with a vengeance, and knowing Fialkov is behind this, madness is sure to ensue. Take your first look at the pages from “Cataclysm” below. READ MORE
Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari just released the first chapter of their new digital-only series, “The Bunker”. The comic follows a group of college students who discover a bunker that contains a letter addressed to each of them. The strange part? The letters are apparently sent from their future selves and contain warnings about the apocalypse. You can pick up “The Bunker” from comiXology or as a DRM-free file directly from their site. Whatever you choose, it’s only $1.99 for 34 pages. Check out a preview below. READ MORE
Last week we reported that DC was making full on creator changes to their Green Lantern lineup. While some of you speculated as to who you wanted behind Hal and the gang, it seems like I got my wish as Joshua Hale Fialkov (“I, Vampire) will be writing “Green Lantern Corps” and “Red Lanterns”. For the full list of titles and new creative teams, just hit the jump. READ MORE
I, Vampire is another one of those DC Dark titles that took everyone by surprise at the launch of the New 52. It’s a risky superhero horror mashup about immortal vampire ex-lovers at war. In the hands of writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino, “I, Vampire” began as an under the radar critical success, and has since become a New York Times Bestseller.
In the latest arc of “I, Vampire”, which begins tomorrow in issue #13 (preview here), Fialkov flips the role of protagonist and antagonist. Andrew Bennett becomes the villain, and his ex-lover Mary becomes the hero. BD spoke with Fialkov about taking risks in writing, how to keep vampires interesting in modern comics, his experience with the New 52, and plenty more. READ MORE
The re-launch of the DC Universe made headlines everywhere. One of the most surprising and talked about elements of the DC New 52 was the revival of older titles with a darker edge, which included Animal Man, Resurrection Man and the upcoming I Vampire. The choice to make these series a part of the re-launch may have appeared odd at first glance, but now that the books are finally in the greedy little hands of fans, the dark side of the new DC Comics has given fans some of the best new titles the publisher has launched in years.
Top Cow has teamed up with Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Rahsan Ekedal to present “ECHOES”. This sharply written story takes you inside the head of Brian Cohn, a man dealing with Schizophrenia among a multitude of other issues. The third installment of this five issue series is scheduled to hit shelves on the 23rd of this month.
WARNING: The Following Interview Contains Spoilers