Based on Steve Niles’ comic book, the supernatural series is a retelling of the Frankenstein legend in the style of cult favorites The Crow and Darkman.
Jay Russell will helm the horror pic based on the graphic novels by Steven Niles, with Osment playing the role of Victor Frankenstein, a college student experimenting with reversing death.
Remains is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada, and follows the survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world’s population to zombies.The group takes refuge in a vacant casino and fights a losing battle against the undead, who grow steadily stronger, smarter and more aggressive by the minute. Based on the graphic novel by Steve Niles.
Steve Niles continues the misadventures of Ashley J Williams in ‘Ash and the Army of Darkness’ # 2. The issue is ripe with action and the exposition is communicated through fluid panels that never stagger. The result is an issue that launches from a clunky beginning into a finish that is sure to please. 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
Steve Niles drags Ashley Williams back into the past with what feels like a natural continuation of a twenty-year-old story, making it feel just like yesterday in “Ash and the Army of Darkness.” Ash’s dumbfounded pride is his undoing, but it makes him compelling to watch. Niles makes sure to portray Ash, as a little bit of a fool with an edge, and artist Dennis Calero knows how to draw one hell of a chin. READ MORE
Sexuality and comics are good buddies. Have been for uhm…ever. Not all comics. Obviously. But a lot of them. If you don’t believe me, go look at the breasts of every female character in any given superhero comic. Actually don’t, because that’s weird.
But recently, we’ve been seeing the psychosexual genre trending upward in comics and graphic novels— “psychosexual” being the psychological issues that come with sexuality. For example, although the sexually intimate relationship between The Joker and Harley Quinn is merely implied, we see Quinn deal with psychosexual breakdowns on the regular.
Now for the real coup. Psychosexual Horror is really starting to find its way into comics. When you add horror to the mix, the psycho part of psychosexual changes a bit. Emotions and sensibilities change. They are emotions and sensibilities you’d have when confronted with horror. So psychosexual horror of a very interesting mix — I’ll just say it, it’s essentially getting turned on by horror.
Over the last five years, there’ve been five psychosexual horror comics/graphic novels released that I highly suggest reading. This is my list of “must read” psychosexual horror comics/graphic novels… so pay attention, you fiends. READ MORE
Twiztid’s Jamie Madrox is back with another Dark Horse Comics review. This time he takes on Steve Niles’ tale of freakish terror, “Freaks of the Heartland”. Hit the jump for his thoughts on the series. READ MORE
Set for release just in time for Halloween comes “Ash and the Army of Darkness” #1, written by horror scribe Steve Niles with artwork from Dennis Calero. The new series reboots the “Army of Darkness” comics universe, taking place right after the final frame of Sam Raimi’s original film.
Since the announcement that Steve Niles would be venturing into the world of Evil Dead, fans have been eagerly anticipating the release. We’ve got an interview with Niles as well as a first look at interior artwork, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment. 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 writers Farah Al-Hakkak (ShadowJayd) and Lonnie Nadler (Lonmonster) are back with more weekly commentary on the best horror artists and artwork that comics industry has to offer. Because there is still a severe lack of appreciation for comic book artists today, we felt that something should be done to remedy that. So, every Friday, there will be a new Visions of Horror art column posted in BD’s comics section, specifically profiling pieces that have made an impact on the industry, in order to show how significant art is in influencing a generation of people.
This week features the award winning artist Bernie Wrightson, and his critically acclaimed edition of Mary Shelley’s 18th century Gothic novel, “Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus”, one of the most influential pieces of horror fiction. “Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein” reprints Shelley’s 1831 edition, featuring seven years’ worth of meticulously rendered pen and ink illustrations to accompany her writing. READ MORE
“Just do what I say and keep that body hidden.” Does that sound like something legendary Treasury Agent Elliot Ness or mob icon Al Capone would say? Mobsters, monsters, mysterious bullets, demons, dead gangsters and imminent mob wars are what are on tap in this horror-mobster mashing. That’s crazy enough to keep me turning pages in ‘Chin Music’ #2. READ MORE
Bleeding Cool Reports…
I was talking to a senior Marvel executive at San Diego Comic Con about the increase of the 100% Returnable promotion as a way to launch new comic books.
It’s not an approach that Marvel was taking, and the executive expressed worries that retailers will order increasing amounts of titles and not be able to cope, will forget to return titles, will be stung by the pennies charge for each comic that gets returned. or that it will overload the system.
I expressed my doubts, noting that accepting returnability was used as a punishment for publishers not abiding by distributor guidelines, Brian Hibbs launched a class action suit against Marvel to make them abide by those terms, that it’s a way for retailers to find levels of ordering for future issues and to combat the inherent conservative ordering nature of retailers.
DC Comics led the way, making the launch of the New 52 fully returnable, though they received very few returns. Image have launched series after series with full returnability, letting East Of West, Saga, Jupiter’s Legacy and more reach ordering levels that otherwise they would not have acheived. A number of other publishers such as Valiant and DC/Vertigo have embraced it as well, and the latest appears to be from Dynamite.
Dynamite is making the first issue of ‘Ash and the Army of Darkness’, the reboot of the Army of Darkness franchise by Steve Niles and Dennis Calero returnable if retailers order large amounts. This should make the comic a little easier to find when it launches and Dynamite start t promote it as the direct sequel to the Army of Darkness movie.
Who knows, maybe Marvel will start using it soon.
A mixture of historical and horror elements, “Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem” #3 puts it all out for an emotional and action-packed finale. After pulling at your heart strings for two straight issues, this is the installment where the titular monster is finally let loose. When you reach the last page, there is definitely a pleasing feeling of closure. READ MORE
“LUST” is a provocative new book from 44FLOOD. Further diversifying the term “comic book” are Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith, and Menton3 telling a prose story with accompanying images. Upon casual observation, it is clear that “LUST” is more than your average comic. It defies the term, but adds to it at the same time. The haunting visuals hang with the dreadfully dark stories to make for one incredible reading experience. READ MORE
Dynamite Entertainment has big plans for their “Army of Darkness” comic series this fall as it undergoes a complete makeover at the hands of horror veteran Steve Niles with Dennis Calero on art. The new series is set to take place right after the final frame of the original film as Ash remains in the Dark Ages to fight off a new Deadite ruler.
With his extensive experience with horror and his love for the original films, Niles is the perfect candidate to relaunch the series. Niles spoke with BD about rebooting “Army of Darkness”, the appeal of the original films, and more. READ MORE
Dynamite Entertainment just dropped some big SDCC news. We know the publisher had plans to give another go at an “Army of Darkness” comic, but this time around, horror comic legend Steve Niles will be penning the series. Over the past few years the “Army of Darkness” comics have been sub par, selling on title alone. Niles is planning to completely overhaul the series, starting from where the film left off, forgetting any comics that came before it. Dennis Calero will be on art duties alongside Niles for “Ash And The Army Of Darkness”. READ MORE
As a historical/horror hybrid, “Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem” #2 is unbelievably suspenseful from beginning to end. Readers will definitely be on the edge of their seats with the nail-biting tension. This horror title has a way of pulling at your heart strings while bringing in the foreboding doom. 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
Steve Niles does it again! In setting the tone, “Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem” #1 delivers an emotionally-gripping war story with a suspenseful vibe. Readers will be genuinely moved by the narrative and detailed artwork. An excellent start, this horror title pulls at the heart strings while bringing in the eeriness. READ MORE
Adding to Dark Horse’s horror lineup this summer is Steve Niles’ new book, Breath of Bones. Niles teams up with Matt Santoro and Dave Watcher for a new take on the classic Jewish legend of the golem. The book is set in WWII and this twisted version of the clay monster goes on a Nazi killing spree in order to protect a small Jewish village. Check out the preview below. READ MORE
Noir meets supernatural head on in Chin Music #1. This mash-up is becoming more and more popular in comics as creators really try to make something new out of things old and older. Top notch creators Steve Niles and Tony Harris team-up to unleash this new genre blending series from Image Comics. Is it worth investigating? Read on and discover the mysteries within… 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