Well, I can’t say this is all that surprising, but it’s still a little sad.
The folks behind Fangoria Comics just sent out a press release announcing that Creative Entertainment has officially shut the doors on the comic line. Announced at Comic Con 2006, Fangoria Comics met with many roadblocks on its way to what should have been a “well, duh” line of horror comics. Seems the powers that be just didn’t want it to happen.
”It became more and more apparent with the recent closings of several divisions and the lay-offs that accompanied them, other announced projects like Vampirella that failed to materialize and the fact that we received virtually no marketing or promotional support in any way, not even in the company’s own Fangoria or Starlog magazines, that there may be trouble ahead,” said former Fango Comics head Scott Licina in the release. “But I couldn’t have imagined, after already soliciting and selling subscriptions for titles that ran well into the beginning of 2008, that it would be only two months and four days after our first book hit the shelves that we would be closed down.”
It does seem sudden but, again, not very surprising considering how long it took anything to come out of the line. The good news is that titles like Bump, Beneath the Valley of The Rage and Shifter are all creator-owned so we can still expect to see them surface in one form or another in the near future. The folks behind Shifter, producer Patrick Durham and star Michael Madsen, seem especially upbeat about the change: “We know that the extremely high quality demands we have for Shifter will be exceeded by Scott and the team as always, so naturally we’re thrilled to be a part of this new, exciting leap forward. Comics to film, we’ve got some exciting announcements ahead for Shifter!”
Stay tuned for more news on where the titles will end up soon!
Wish the line a fond farewell in the Dread Central forums!
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