IDW Publishing announced that Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters Issue #1 sold out just a day after making its debut at comic book retail stores throughout North America. Written by Eric Powell and Tracy Marsh, with artwork by Phil Hester, the rapid sell-out marks a fantastically successful return for the giant fire-breathing lizard to comics.
One thing there's definitely not a shortage of nowadays is kickass horror comics ready and waiting to be adapted into feature films. Next on the block is Alan Robert's Wire Hangers, a horror/crime graphic novel about a string of abductions in New York City.
It's been the better part of a year since last we talked about director Breck Eisner's adaptation of the comic Blood of the Innocent. Sometimes movie making is one hell of a waiting game, but when all the pieces fall into place, it's full steam ahead. Case in point ...
BOOM! Studios Brings You Hellraiser: Prelude and a Special Preview of Clive Barker's Hellraiser Issue 1 Right Here Right NOW!
While Pinhead and the Hellraiser films haven't exactly been hitting the horror home run that they should over the last few years, it seems that the only place you can find a good Cenobite-laden tale is in print.
Vampires may have lost a bit of their bite on the big screen, but they still reign supreme on the pages of comic books, as evidenced by this first look at Tomb of Dracula Presents: Throne of Blood presented by Marvel Comics.
Without a doubt one of the favorite Christmas tales around the Dread Central offices is A Christmas Carol. What could possibly make it better? Why zombies of course! Look for Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol Issue #1 in stores this May 4th, 2011, with Issue #2 following close behind on May 18th. From the Press Release:
While poking around Steve Niles' website in connection with the Lance Henriksen autobiography story we ran a few minutes ago, we came across another juicy tidbit that we just had to share: The prolific writer is joining forces with Jeffrey Combs for a comic book version of Combs' one-man play Nevermore.
On April 27th Dynamic Forces, the comic book and collectible industry's top producer of limited-edition comic books, lithographs, and more, will release the new horror comic Danger Girl and the Army of Darkness in the first epic cross-over between Dynamite Entertainment and IDW Publishing. Synopsis:
It was last October during the New York Comic Con that we first got word of IDW's partnership with Toho Co., Ltd., to create all-new Godzilla comics, and now the first two issues - Godzilla: Monster World and Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters - are available for pre-order. Read on for their synopses and to see the cover art.
Not sure how we missed this news, but better late than never! IDW Publishing and HBO have announced the next step for their True Blood comic series: After record-breaking sales, True Blood continues in February 2011 with a brand new story. Also in February IDW will launch the hardcover collection of its first True Blood story arc, entitled All Together Now.
Who knows how the Doug Bradley-less Hellraiser: Revelations is going to turn out. Not that Bradley, for whatever reason, was in much of the latter sequels anyway, but still! At least we have Pinhead on the page to turn to if things go awry! From the Press Release
Doesn't that headline sound unspeakably dirty? That's just the way we like them! In any event, in our never ending quest to lend a hand to up-and-comers and to keep you abreast of all types of cool shit that we come across, the time has come to share some news about the dreaded Crocaloctopus. From the Press Release
Have you ever wanted to have your artwork published in a comic book? Now is your chance as Radical Publishing has announced a new contest to test your illustration skills. Simply draw your best version of the villainous Jebediah Crone based on a scene from Radical’s newest horror miniseries, Abattoir, created by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Rob Levin and Troy Peteri.
On Wednesday, October 27th from 5:00-7:00 pm, Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles will present an autograph signing with creator Darren Lynn Bousman, along with writers Rob Levin and Troy Peteri, coinciding with the release of their new comic book from Radical Publishing, Abattoir. Synopsis:
Here at Dread Central there are few things we love more than Godzilla. Doesn't matter the medium; if there are new Godzilla adventures to be had, count us in! Word came down today during the New York Comic Con that Big G will be gracing the page once again thanks to IDW. From the Press Release