Comic-books

Archie Will Soon Meet the Predator at Dark Horse Comics

There have been many Predator crossovers since the movie character landed at Dark Horse Comics. Now, the galaxy’s fiercest hunter will meet America’s favorite teen.
Dark Horse announced at the New York Comic-Con that in 2015 it will bring you: Archie Meets Predator.

With writer Alex de Campi (Grindhouse, Lady Zorro, Smoke/Ashes) at the helm, and with artist Fernando Ruiz, things are going to get wild quick.

SyFy in Development on Five Ghosts Adaptation

SyFy has announced the pulpy adventure comic Five Ghosts is in development as a TV series to be produced by Universal Cable Productions, Black Mask Studios, and BenderSpink.

The pilot is being written by Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsman) based on the critically acclaimed comic series by Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, about a 1930s era treasure hunter possessed by five literary ghosts (Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi, and Dracula) whose unique abilities he can draw on during his adventures.

Mignola Preps Frankenstein Underground for 2015 Release

In 2015 Dark Horse Comics will publish Frankenstein Underground, a new five-issue miniseries written by best-selling comic book creator Mike Mignola, with covers by Mignola and interior art by acclaimed artist Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore).

The miniseries follows the Frankenstein monster, who is alone, abandoned, and wandering underground, where he discovers both other monsters and the dark secrets to the universe.

Zombie Broadway Adaptation is Something That Might Happen

Cole Haddon of NBC’s short-lived Dracula series has been tapped to pen a screen adaptation of Zombie Broadway. The property was created by Dave Stewart – co-creator of the Eurythmics – and published by Virgin Comics.
Set against the backdrop of New York City during a zombie apocalypse, the story concerns a few survivors who try to use one last resort to “tame” the undead – the power of music and theater – before the President drops a nuclear bomb on the city to eradicate the threat.

Horror Comics Weekly: Spread, The Squidder, Nightworld & More

Wow, we have some real winners this week. While Blood Queen and The Squidder make solid plot progression, they also prove that sometimes too much exposition can slow down the overall flow of a comic. Nailbiter and Spread continue to be glowing examples of horror comics today and Nightworld gives us a sweet dose of retro goodness.

The Shunned One, House on Ashley Avenue Getting Adaptations

Here’s the early word on two projects that may be hitting the screen in the not-so-distant future. Let’s start with The Shunned One, based on the upcoming IDW comic book of the same name.
The Wrap has learned Jack Reher (scribe on the upcoming Grizzly, formerly known as Red Machine and Endangered) will adapt the property.

Annihilator, Town Called Dragon, Dreadstalker Coming from Legendary Comics

While it remains to be seen how horror-centric some of these titles will be, Legendary Comics have announced a few new titles that may be right up the horror readers alley. And to par with their namesake, they have some legendary creators attached to the titles. Grant Morrison, one of the most prolific writers of our age, is working on Annihilator (pictured) with artist Frazer Irving. Judd Winnick, the main voice behind the biographic comic Pedro and Me and a longstanding well received run on Exiles, will be bringing us A Town Called Dragon. Last, but certainly not least, Matt Wagner (creator of Mage and Grendel) is working on Dreadstalker. A small synopsis of the comics follows below.