I’ve been a Clive Barker fan for as long as I can remember. Alongside Stephen King, he was one of my first literary loves when it came to horror and dark fantasy. In addition to the world of Hellraiser, a large part of that love comes from my obsession with Barker’s film Nightbreed and the original novel on which is was based, Cabal. Nightbreed was originally intended to be the first in a series of films telling the journey of the titular beings, but sequels were sadly never made. Lucky for fans, Barker continued their adventures for awhile in comic form during the ’90s and the wonderful folks at BOOM! Studios are reissuing those comics this fall!
I had been hoping ever since BOOM! revived Nightbreed in comic form awhile back that someone would get around to reissuing the original run. While you can track them down, those comics have been out of print for a long time and getting your hands on them can be pricey. I’m rather overjoyed that I will finally be able to own a nice, lovingly-put together volume of them starting this fall. I’ve includes the press information below, as well as various exclusive images for you to feast your eyes upon. Is it September yet? I’m ready to get my ‘breed on!
Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Archive Vol. 1HardcoverPublisher: BOOM! StudiosWriters: Clive Barker, D.G. Chichester, Alan Grant, John WagnerArtists: Jim Baikie, Paul Johnson, Martin Emond, Jackson Guice, Alfred Ramirez, Bret Blevins, Mike Manley, Ricardo VillagranCover artist: Mike MignolaFormat: 432 pages, hardcoverPrice: $44.99On sale: September 2016Synopsis:
Explore horror master Clive Barker’s ’90s cult-classic Nightbreed series like never before in this comprehensive hardcover archive collection.
Features the adaptation of Clive Barker’s original screenplay; year 1 of the original ’90s Nightbreed Epic comic run; and the Hellraiser/Nightbreed crossover, all remastered and collected for the first time.
- First appearing in the cult classic 1990 film, the Nightbreed is a tribe of monsters and outcasts who hide out from society in an underground community called Midian.
- Features a Foreword written by D.G. Chichester.