It may not be as well known as San Diego Comic-Con, its Southern California counterpart, but the San Francisco WonderCon is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year as one of the country's best comics and popular arts events. On the fence about attending? Here's a rundown of what genre fans can look forward to at the show.
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.
So much for Platinum Dunes taking a break from the genre! Word of another new project from the team of Brad Fuller and Andrew Form has broken online, and the good news is that it's not a remake or a sequel.
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:
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.
When IDW Publishing first starting teasing its new Infestation series, we weren't sure how horror-centric it was going to be. Now, thanks to an announcement today out of the 2010 New York Comic Con, we know it's going to be very much in our genre as it entails, per the press release, "zombies, zombies, and more zombies."
Good news for fans of Joss Whedon's Buffyverse as Dark Horse Comics has announced that Angel will be returning to the Dark Horse stable in 2011, allowing Whedon’s vampire detective to continue his adventures in a new title running alongside Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine.
HBO and IDW Publishing have announced that as a result of Issue #1 of the True Blood comic series selling out, they will be rushing a second printing to stores for a release date of August 25th. In addition to those details, we have a look at the cover art and descriptions for Issues #2 through #5.
Yet another graphic novel is being adapted for the big screen, this one teeming with familiar monsters from a time gone by. Hey it could be worse. We could be getting an adaptation of Archie instead! Talk about horror!
I guess I just don't get the whole True Blood phenomenon. I tried watching the first season after virtually everyone I know proclaimed it to be the greatest show ever, but what I saw was a turgid soap opera buoyed by a morose pace and largely unlikable characters. Clearly, though, I'm in the minority, as stories like this one prove.
"Dread Island", the title of the debut novella from IDW Publishing's Classics Mutilated collection, caught our eye for obvious reasons. After learning that it was written by Joe R. Lansdale and doing a little more digging into what Classics Mutilated is all about, we're even more intrigued. From the Press Relesae:
It took about a month since we got confirmation of the new True Blood comic series coming from HBO and IDW Publishing to see the cover art, but it was definitely worth the wait!
IDW Publishing is unleashing four new horror-infused comic series this month, and we've got the cover artwork and story details for you on all of them! Kill Shakespeare #1
There will always be a soft spot in the hearts of every horror fan old enough to remember the goodness of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. It inspired hundreds of today's biggest filmmakers, and now that the publication has joined forces with IDW, it looks to inspire countless more. We've got the final look at Famous Monsters of Filmland Issue #251 for you that features new, dynamic artwork by legendary comics artist Richard Corben, as well as a peek at the first variant cover. As if you needed any more reasons to get excited!
HBO's official Twitter account for its hit series "True Blood" reported in from WonderCon with the news that a True Blood comic series developed by Alan Ball himself and published by IDW is coming in July. Looks like we're in for a long, hot summer indeed!