A sequel to the slasher from 2007.
Neil Gaiman fans were treated to his long awaited return to The Sandman in October with “Sandman Overture” #1, which received glowing critical reception. Initially, the book was scheduled to have a new issue released every two months, with a special edition of the previous month’s issue coming out in between those months.
Unfortunately, those expecting another instalment before the New Year will be disappointed as “Sandman Overture” #2 has been delayed until February. Yikes. Who is going to fill my dreams now? READ MORE
The Richard Parry directed shocker details what happens on a camping trip in Dartmoor’s Wistman’s Woods, so named because of its legendary haunted past.
Highly recommended to horror fans, “American Vampire Anthology” #1 is a fantastic collection of eight well-crafted stories from some of the best creators in comics today. Each short story is a perfect sample of top-notch storytelling and awe-inspiring artwork. Each tales draws the reader into the dark and violent mythology of the “American Vampire” series. READ MORE
Anyone who reads comics is stoked about Neil Gaiman’s return to the industry with “The Sandman: Overture”, the first issue of which drops on October 30th. In the November solicitations, Vertigo lists a Special Editing printing of issue #1 that will include interviews and a look at J.H. Williams III’s artwork for the series. The word balloons will also be translucent so you can see the artwork in all its glory.
If you haven’t read “The Sandman” volumes 1 through 10 yet, do it. Do it. Right now. READ MORE
An epic tale in the making, “The Wake” #2 is a satisfying blending of fear and drama. Within each page, this sci-fi thriller delivers a genuine sense of terror, while finding ways to keep the reader’s attention sustained in suspense and intrigue. I can’t wait to see how this underwater mystery unfolds. READ MORE
With “The Wake”, writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy are throwing back to classic oceanic myths and legends to deliver a sprawling deep-sea horror story. Even before Lovecraft, the fear of what lurks beneath has been potent in human history, and with “The Wake” Snyder offers his take on the horror from below. The story follows Lee Archer, a marine biologist who is called to assist with the discovery of a new creature from the deep.
The sci-fi/horror epic kicked off last month, and issue two hits shops today, June 26. Snyder took the time to chat about his love for deep-sea legends, creating a mythical creature, and working with Sean Murphy. READ MORE
In case you didn’t know, Denise Mina, Leonardo Manco, and Andrea Mutti have been adapting Stieg Larsson’s hit novel “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” through Vertigo. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Volume 2″ is set for release on May 1st and we’ve got a bangin’ caption contest. The winner will receive volumes 1 and 2 of Vertigo’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”. READ MORE
Earlier today, MTV Geek revealed the cover for The Wake, arriving this May from Vertigo. The Wake is a limited series by Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy that follows a crew of sea explorers who discover something otherworldly at the bottom of the ocean. Check out the awesome cover below. READ MORE
Milan Records will be releasing digitally remastered editions of classic film soundtracks, including Anton Karas’s score for Orson Welles’ The Third Man as well as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, composed by the fantastic Bernard Herrmann. The Third Man will be released Feb. 25th while Vertigo will come out Mar. 11th.
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Vertigo’s longest running title, Hellblazer, starring John Constantine is coming to a close with issue #300 this February. AP reports that Peter Milligan will write the final issue and it will feature art from iuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini. With the end of the title, Robert Venditti and Renato Guedes will be launching “Constantine”, a new series for the anti-hero that will take place in the New 52 Universe. Natrually, the title will begin to feature crossovers with some of the more popular DC characters. READ MORE
It is a constant struggle in the comics industry to reach out to new readers. Part of the problem is that all the advertisements for comics end up in the comics themselves, thus preaching to the already devout choir. Well, DC is stepping up once again, delivering TV commercials for their adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The graphic novel lands next week on Wednesday, November 7th in comic shops and bookstores. READ MORE
Fifteen of the most acclaimed films by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock come together on Blu-ray for the first time ever when Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is released on October 30, 2012 for a limited time only. Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense’s best work to home audiences as it’s never been seen before. This ultimate collector’s set features 13 films previously unavailable on Blu-ray, a collectible 50-page book featuring storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, and much more. Plus a treasure trove of over 15 hours of documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, screen tests, trailers and a new documentary “The Birds, Hitchcock’s Monster Movie,” enough to satisfy even the most ardent Hitchcock fan.
Spanning three-and-a-half decades of the director’s prolific career, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection includes the classic thrillers Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, North By Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie , Saboteur , Shadow of a Doubt , Rope, The Trouble with Harry, Torn Curtain , Topaz , Frenzy and Family Plot . The films feature performances from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Julie Andrews, Paul Newman, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Tippi Hedren, Eva Marie Saint, Kim Novak and Sean Connery. READ MORE
It’s finally Halloween month, and there’s no better time to be reading horror comics. Major and indie publishers alike pull out all the stops to introduce their biggest horror stories of the year. This means loads of new titles, events, and special edition printings . This first week in October kicks off with the start of the “Animal Man/Swamp Thing” crossover, Marvel brings back Carnage in “Minimum Carnage”, a Lovecraft edition of “Creepy Comics”, 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
Wonderfully entertaining and amazingly action-packed, American Vampire Vol. 4 is the same gripping roller-coaster ride we’ve all come to expect from Scott Snyder. “American Vampire” offers all the action, suspense, and thrills you could ever hope for in a vampire tale. Snyder forgoes all vampirism cliches, yet he manages to keep the story deeply rooted in American history and traditional vampire lore. With “American Vampire” Vol. 4, Snyder and Albuquerque continue to bring bad boy vampire, Skinner Sweet, through various time periods. Rockabilly era skinner is one of Snyder’s best renditions yet. READ MORE
In theaters today from LD Entertainment is Killer Joe, an insanely fun and disturbing movie directed by the man behind The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, To Live And Die In LA and Bug – William Friedkin. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon and is based on a play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts.
I recently spoke with Friedkin about crafting Joe, his sixteenth film, and his decision to make it outside of the studio system. We also talk about the film business in general and which of today’s filmmakers he finds inspiring. Oh, and he also weighs in on the futility of even comparing movies like Citizen Kane and Vertigo. It’s a long interview (we even talk Near Dark) but, when you get a chance to speak to someone with this kind of body of work, you want to go for the big picture.
“When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can’t pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, “Killer Joe” Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie’s Cinderella.”
Killer Joe opens today in select cities. Head inside for the interview. Spoilers ahead. READ MORE
The only thing I am more obsessed with than horror comics is Victorian literature, and when I first heard about the plans for Vertigo’s The New Deadwardians, I was more than eager for it to launch. Yes, it is another Vertigo title that features blood suckers and brain eaters, but if you’re thinking of passing this one just because it’s got zombies and vampires, you’d better think again. I’m just as sick of the zombie/vampire craze as the next dude, but The New Deadwardians raises the played out subgenre from the dead, and breathes new life into zombie literature. Not only does it offer hope for the undead subgenre, but it’s a fantastic book overall. Plus, any book that begins with a quote from Isaac Asimov is worthy in my books. Read on for the skinny…
Last summer Snyder launched the first mini-series spinoff of American Vampire with Survival of the Fittest, and now he’s at it again. Snyder is teaming up with Dustin Nguyen to return to Mid 20th century Europe where Felicia Book and the gang will face the most powerful blood sucker of all time. We’re feeling a Nosferatu vibe going on, and we couldn’t be more excited for Snyder to further develop his vamp mythology. So prepare yourself for the five-issue mini-series Lord of Nightmares, heading your way in June.Read on for the skinny…
Vertigo, the creator owned imprint of DC Comics, has taken quite a hit over the past year. Both of writer Brian Wood’s critically acclaimed Vertigo books, DMZ and Northlanders, have been wrapped up, while Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s Scalped is drawing to a close as well. So what kind of fresh blood does Vertigo have waiting in the wings to help ease the pain of losing two of its flagship titles? Saucer Country, a book that mixes the thrilling political intrigue of Brian K. Vaughan’s Ex Machina with the dark supernatural elements of The X-Files to create one of the best launch issues from Vertigo since Jeff Lemire exploded onto the comics’ scene with Sweet Tooth. Read on for the skinny…
Vertigo’s got four brand new titles set for release this March. We’ve been showcasing the covers for these books and now we bring you previews and details for issue #1 of each of the four books. Below, you can check out previews for FAIREST, SAUCER COUNTRY, DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD, and THE NEW DEADWARDIANS, compiled into one article for all your viewing pleasures. Read on for the skinny…
Vertigo released another batch of covers today for their new series set for release this spring. Below, you can feast your pretty eyes on the cover art for issue #3 of those hot titles, The New Deadwardians, Saucer Country, Dominique Laveau: Voodoo Child and Fairest.
Vertigo announced this morning that the incredibly talented Roger Cruz will be filling in on art duties for Rafael Albuquerque for the upcoming American Vampire arc titled, “The Nocturnes”. The arc brings in a group of doo-wop musicians and some classic gangsters to continue Synder’s nostalgia theme. You can check the details and some sweet preview art after the jump.
If we’ve told you once, we’ve told you twice, anything Scott Snyder lays his pen to turns to pure gold. American Vampire is proof that Snyder is unprecedented when it comes to crafting gripping story lines with characters that matter. Issue #21 brings on the big finale of the “The Beast in the Cave” arc, and with the amazon vampire finally let loose, havoc will be wreaked. We all know Snyder has a certain knack for finishing off arcs with a bang and this should be no exception. American Vampire is consistently one of the best horror titles out there and it really reminds us of how strong vampire lore can be. Check out an epic exclusive preview of Skinner Sweet and the gang, courtesy of the fine folks at Vertigo. Read on for the skinny…
The first crime movie I fell completely head-over-heals in love with was the Tom Hanks classic, Road To Perdition. When I saw this movie I was very young, not terribly into comics, and had never seen a proper crime film. Once I started reading comics seriously, I discovered that a graphic novel written by Max Allan Collins, a deity in the crime fiction world, inspired the Academy Award-winning film. This blew my mind. I
got my mom to drive me drove as fast as she I could to the comic shop to pick up the novel. I read through this thing quicker than Kim Kardashian’s marriage, and then re-read it. To this day, it’s not only one of my favorite crime stories, but one of my top graphic novels. Okay, enough about my personal life…the just of my story is that the original Road to Perdition is an intelligent, gripping, and dark, depression-era noir story that is a feat in graphic storytelling. The long awaited new chapter in the Perdition series, Return to Perdition, finally hits stores this week (along with a re-releases of the original). Read on for the skinny…