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I Sell the Dead Comic Details and Artwork

One of our favorite indie flicks of the year remains writer/director Glenn McQuaid's I Sell the Dead so the opportunity to revisit its quirky characters is indeed welcome. How is that possible, you ask? By picking up the I Sell the Dead comic book that hits stores this Wednesday, October 7!

Kickstart to Publish Palmiotti and Gray's Splatterman

Kickstart Productions, the company behind the Sam Mendes-directed Preacher adaptation, has teamed up with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray to publish their newest comic idea entitled Splatterman. This will be Kickstart’s second publishing endeavor with Palmiotti and just the first among many upcoming comic books that they will release under their Kickstart Comics Inc. banner over the next 18 months.

Ron Howard to Tackle Lovecraft?

We haven't heard anything about The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft since February, but man, is there something to talk about now! It looks as if director Ron Howard is done cracking codes and chasing demons. At least for now. Instead he's turning his eyes to tentacles and things in the walls.

Early Look at Talisman Comic Characters

We're a little late with this update on the graphic novel version of Stephen King/Peter Straub's The Talisman, but in case you missed it also, within the last month King's official site provided a first look at three major characters from the story.

Drawing on Your Nightmares: Letting the Right One In

A few months ago I was in a meeting with my colleagues at Paradox Entertainment to talk about the direction of the Robert E. Howard properties that they own, including Solomon Kane, which I write, and Conan and Kull, on which I consult.

Top Cow Preview: Witchblade #125

The folks at Top Cow certainly know how to celebrate a milestone. Witchblade, one of the longest-running series in comics, is releasing Issue #125 on March 18th, and it's still going strong! To mark the occasion, they have provided us with a look at all the various covers for Issue #125 along with a four-page preview of what promises to be the biggest Witchblade story ever!

Drawing on Your Nightmares: Jo Chen

This week I want to talk about an artist who blows my mind on a monthly basis — Jo Chen, the cover artist on the bestselling, award-winning Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight.

Cannom Joins Dead of Night

Shooting for the Brandon Routh starrer Dead of Night, based on the wildly popular Italian comic Dylan Dog, gets under way today in New York, and THR is reporting that Oscar-winning effects man Greg Cannom has joined the production to handle makeup effects.

Top Cow Preview: Impaler #2

Top Cow has handed down a preview of Impaler #2, which hits comic stands on Wednesday, March 3rd. Writer William Harris continues his epic vampire story with help from artist Matt Timson. Here’s some official plot for Impaler #2

Drawing on Your Nightmares: An Introduction

I’m writing my inaugural Dread Central blog right after seeing the remake of Friday the 13th, which has stirred my love of the horror genre in unpredicted ways. I’m not committed to the whole slasher genre, even though when the original F13 came to cable I was about thirteen myself, which I still think of as the perfect age for that stuff.

The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft

Image Comics has announced the imminent release of a new comic fictionalizing the life and times of H.P. Lovecraft. The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft blends a touch of reality with fantastical fiction, and puts the iconic author himself as the main character living in a world of nightmare.

Get IDW Comics Online!

Been curious about some of IDW Publishing's offerings but feeling a little pinch in the pocketbook? If so, then this news should cheer you up quite a bit. IDW has formed a partnership with Eagle One Media to make several of its comics available for download as a PDF for a minimal $1.99 fee.

S.I.C.K. the Franchise?

Do you remember an Artisan DVD release from a few years back called S.I.C.K. (reivew), an acronym that stood for Serial Insane Clown Killer? For those of you that do, is a sequel something you've been longing for? It doesn't matter what you think one way or another because 2 S.I.C.K. is finally becoming a reality.

Top Cow Preview: The Darkness #75 & Berserker #0

Top Cow just dropped two previews for Dread readers today: The Darkness #75 and Berserker #0, both of which are in comic stores today! Hit the small images for the larger pages.

Chiklis Prepares to Mount Olympus

Now that "The Shield" has finished up its run on FX, star Michael Chiklis is spreading his wings and entering the graphic novel realm. Chiklis’ company, Extravaganza Productions, has signed a deal with IDW Publishing to develop a graphic novel series, Olympus, based on an original idea by Anny Simon Beck (a Los Angeles writer and director).