Isn’t it great when things you’ve been looking forward to finally happen? It was over two years ago that we told you Wes Craven and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) were working on a comic series called Coming of Rage, and it has at long last arrived. But it gets even better. Read on!
THR reports today that Coming of Rage has officially launched as a five-issue series, penned by Craven and Niles. The first three issues of the series have been released together as a special Halloween digital exclusive for Amazon’s Kindle.
The comics are published by digital entertainment company Liquid Comics, which is also already working with Craven and producer Arnold Rifkin’s Cheyenne Enterprises (Live Free or Die Hard) on developing a television adaptation of the series.
“About a year ago, I had the beginning of an unwritten joke come into my head: A Vampire, a Werewolf, and a Zombie walk into a bar… Just that. What was the punchline? Who cares – I just liked the sound of it,” Craven said. “My imagination went crazy thinking about what could happen when three such impossibly different characters were thrown together.”
Craven added that when he met with Niles, “We hit it off and decided to beat out the story of a very special young man’s coming of age, and the two unlikely friends who helped him to survive it. After a bit of hard, fun work, a series of comic books was born, telling not only the story of how these three ended up on the run together, but how the central character, Ritchie, lost his innocence and became one of the most powerful vampires in the world.”
I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to dig in!