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
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
So this is big! THR reports that Black Mask Studios is a recently formed publishing company founded by Steve Niles, Matt Pizzolo, and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitzhas, and they’ve recruited the biggest names in comics for their lineup launch. Among the writers contributing are Alan Moore, David Lloyd, Art Spiegelman, Charlie Adlard, Mike Allred, Ben Templesmith, J.M. DeMatteis, Molly Crabapple (Shell Game), as well as RZA and Ghostface Killah. Worthy of note is the fact that there are no superhero books in their lineup. Check out details below. 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
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
The threat of an upcoming war between vampires and humans is more real than ever in Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night #1. With an impending sense of danger, one of these two franchises won’t make it out of this war. Issue #1 of the epic crossover offers a promising beginning of the end. READ MORE
We’ve got another wicked exclusive look at the Dark Horse horror lineup for March and May of 2013. This Spring brings the concluding issues of Colder and Criminal Macabre: Final Night – 20 Days of Night Crossover. Also ripping in this Spring are To Hell Your Ride #4, Criminal Macabre: No Peace For Dead Men TP, and Tom DeHave’s Freaks’ Amour. This batch has some particularly spectacular covers (including one from Charles Burns), so check it all out after the jump. READ MORE
Lot 13 is a prime example of how horror comics work in ways that films cannot. The premise thus far is a fairly simple ghost tale that involves your typical suburban family, however, the way it is presented on the page is such an efficient use of the medium. Niles script flows nicely, and Glenn Fabry’s artwork is so complimentary to the story it’s hard to imagine anyone else drawing this book. Without having to rely on CGI or practical effects, the story holds onto a Gothic mood rather than feeling like a modern low-budget horror film. Issue #2 drops today, November 28th, and I strongly recommend you check it out. READ MORE
Stylishly eloquent and beautifully dark, Frankenstein Alive, Alive! #2 is an emotionally riveting and visually awesome tale. With such memorable and haunting imagery, the horror legend tag-team of Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson is delivering one exceptionally well-written and well-drawn comic. READ MORE
Thanks to our “Pet Sock” scribe, Larissa Thomas, for pointing this one out. As a Monday treat, horror legend Steve Niles and artist Kelley Jones are offering up a completely free download of their Edge Of Doom trade. This is a killer book from Niles and Jones that really should not be passed up…especially since it’s free. Link inside. READ MORE
DC Comics is giving it all they go this Halloween, launching a bunch of ripe new horror stories. Lot 13 is a book that has been on our radar for quite some time, combining the talents of horror masters Steve Niles and artist Glenn Fabry.
The series offers a new take on the undead, following a family who uncover something ghastly in a mysterious apartment complex. The artwork is absolutely stunning, it’s some of the best Fabry has put out which is saying a lot. Below we’ve got an exclusive preview of “Lot 13″ #1 that is set to hit the stores on Halloween day, 2012. READ MORE
A major accomplishment in the treatment of vampire lore, 30 Days of Night Omnibus Vol. 2 continues its stride with this massive collection of four graphic novels into one edition. Somehow this beast of a book is impossible to put this down. The “30 Days of Night” series has become a staple of horror comic literature known for its gritty artwork and gripping storylines. If you are looking for something hardcore, there is absolutely nothing glamorous, or even soft, about these nasty and raw vampires. READ MORE
IDW could not have timed the release of this release better to feed off of the reunion of Ben Templesmith and Steve Niles, whose newest collaborative project, “LUST”, was Kickstarted in under an hour. The second volume of the 30 Days of Night Omnibus packs four graphic novels into one massive collection for under 30 bones. I’m sure you’ve all read it by now, or at least you’ve seen the movie, but this is a stellar collection that belongs on any horror fan’s shelf. Preview follows. READ MORE
The team that brought you the original “30 Days of Night” series is back together for a new project from 44FLOOD titled LUST. Following the wild success of 44FLOOD’s first project, “TOME”, the new publisher took to Kickstarter again this morning to help fund their second project. “LUST” is a 48-page comic/art/prose fusion book written by Steve Niles with art on one-half by menton3 and art on the other half by Ben Templesmith.
The team at 44FLOOD has been teasing this project for the past couple of weeks, and the book is said to explore virtues and vices of our world. This is the first time since “30 Days of Night” that Niles and Templesmith are teaming up, and that was almost a decade ago. The backing options for their Kickstarter offer a wide variety of original artwork from both Templesmith and menton3. I have a feeling this will be funded within a few hours. Check out the details after the jump. READ MORE
If you read horror comics, you know the name Ben Templesmith. Over the past decade Templesmith has solidified his spot as one of the top horror artists in the game. After a brief two year hiatus, he returned to the comics industry this past year with renewed appetite and vision.
Recently, Ben Templesmith co-founded a company called 44FLOOD alongside Menton3, Kasra Ghanbari, and Nick Idell as a way to offer unique comic/art fusion books. Their first project, an annual anthology series called “TOME”, was launched through Kickstarter, reaching it’s goal of $18,400 in only a few hours. Over the past week, 44FLOOD has been teasing a new project called “LUST” through their facebook page that will reunite Ben Templesmith and Steve Niles (more details coming tomorrow). Templesmith sat down with Bloody-disgusting at Montreal Comiccon to discuss his return to the industry, his excitement for the future of 44FLOOD, his views on art, and plenty more. READ MORE
“Crime and Terror” collaborators, Steve Niles and Scott Morse, team up once again to craft a new paranormal adventure for Criminal Macabre that’s sure to please both current fans, and new readers of the series. Our favourite antihero, the benevolent pill-popping Detective Cal McDonald, who recently joined the world of the undead, is back in “The Iron Spirit”. A story which centres around retired Air Force Captain Richard Clayton, who seeks Cal’s help in dealing with the spirits of four US soldiers haunting a top secret research facility in L.A. It’s a strange story of death, the undead, and all the responsibilities surrounding both sides. 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