As Halloween Week at Splash Page comes to a close, we proudly present a first look at Dark Horse Comics' upcoming second volume of their "Creepy" Archives -- reprinting the scariest stories from some of the greatest names to ever grace comics.
Before comics were invaded by mindless zombies, before Chucky caused havoc on reality TV, and before psychotic, bloodthirsty tomatoes struck fear into the hearts of everyone, comics were just plain "Creepy."
In our final Halloween horror preview this week on Splash Page, Dark Horse Comics has offered up an exclusive sneak peek at their second volume of "Creepy" Archives (hitting stores on Dec. 24). The groundbreaking magazine series which ran for nearly three decades -- doing for horror comics what "MAD Magazine" did for humor -- featured some of the most iconic artists and writers to ever work in the industry, including Alex Toth, Johnny Craig, Steve Ditko, Frank Frazetta, Wally Wood and several other four-color legends.
After the jump, check out an exclusive bone-chilling story from the upcoming "Creepy" Archives Vol. 2, and learn more about the influence of this historic magazine. Read More...
Halloween Week continues here on Splash Page with more exclusive interviews, previews and features covering the scariest comics hitting shelves in the days to come. Check back each day this week for more horror that hails from the world of comics.
"So there's this guy, okay?"
For "Salem: Queen of Thorns" writers Chris Morgan and Kevin Walsh, that's how all their story ideas start out -- and their current action-adventure miniseries set in one of the most infamous periods in American history is no exception. The "guy" in question this time around eventually became Elias Hooke, a sickle-wielding action hero who once fanned the flames of Salem's notorious Witch Trials, but now attempts to make up for his sins by destroying an evil creature known as "The Queen of Thorns."
"He is so close to being a bad guy, so close to being a supervillain," said Morgan, who counts the screenplay for "Wanted," the big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's 2003 series, among his previous projects. "I'm always like, 'Thank God he's one of the good guys, because if he ever turns, we're f---ed." Read More...
Halloween Week at Splash Page marches on! Noted horror writer Christopher Golden -- whose work on "Hellboy" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" can be considered some of the creepiest tales out there today -- joins us with his take on the magic of October 31...and beyond.
For all of its frightful trappings, in my mind Halloween will always be about innocence. As a child, I would go trick or treating in my suburban Massachusetts neighborhood and watch the other kids in their costumes--some silly, some scary, and some just bizarre--and it always thrilled me. Yes, the candy was a part of that, as well as the freedom to roam the yards and streets of Framingham unfettered. Darkness would fall and the pillow case candy sack I carried would get heavier and heavier, and you would see adults and kids wandering around as little more than silhouettes. They could have been anyone, or anything. Read More...
Halloween Week continues here on Splash Page with more exclusive interviews and previews of the scariest comics hitting shelves in the days to come. Check back each day for more horror hailing from the world of comics.
Here at the Splash Page hacienda, we've always said that nothing says Halloween like a massive, tentacled beast from the void that inspires madness at the mere glimpse of its visage.
Yes, we've always said that -- and now we finally (and thankfully) have a reason.
Scheduled to hit shelves in December, "Fall of Cthulhu: Apocalypse" #1 kicks off a new series that promises to tie together Boom Studios' various "Cthulhu" titles in a single arc that explores what happens when the Great Old One himself arrives for a little visit. Read More...
Halloween Week continues here on Splash Page with more exclusive interviews and previews of the scariest comics hitting shelves in the days to come. Today we give you your first look at the second volume of Devil's Due Publishing's upcoming series based on the murderous adventures of everyone's favorite Good Guy doll gone bad, Chucky
Wasting a perfectly good weekend zombified on your couch would qualify for most people as a waste of time, a missed opportunity or just plain laziness. For writer Jason Burns, it counts as research.
"I'm the guy who will sit around on a Sunday afternoon and watch a sci fi/horror marathon for 12 hours," said the scribe who's heading up a new volume of "Chucky" comics based on the classic "Child's Play" film series. "I was familiar with all the Chucky movies and coincidentally had watched a marathon shortly before they offered it to me. So I just jumped right in." Read More...
Halloween Week at Splash Page continues with an exclusive sneak peek at Viper Comics' "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," featuring an interview with series writer Dale Mettam.
It's been 30 years since the B-horror film parody "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" hit theaters. Now, after three sequels, two video games and an animated series, Viper Comics' new horror imprint, Black Mamba Books, is celebrating the cult-classic "Tomatoes" film with a new three-issue miniseries.
Marking the first time that the original film has been adapted for comics when it arrives in stores Oct. 29, "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" #1 -- written by Dale Mettam with art by Erich Owen -- follows the plot of the original "AKT" with a few new touches, including omissions of superfluous material and intensified action during pivotal scenes.
"I wanted to maintain the low-budget vibe, but the movie folks wanted to exploit the lack of budget-constraints, so in part three, the battle is really ramped up," said Mettam. "Changes needed to be made, but if I stayed true to the spirit of the original, I figured the fans of the movies would forgive me." Read More...
Welcome to Halloween Week, where we'll be bringing you exclusive previews of the scariest upcoming titles around for five days straight. Kicking off the festivities is a first look at Digital Webbing's "Sword of Dracula: The Dracula War," featuring an interview with series writer Jason Henderson.
There's a war brewing on American soil -- and the enemy is already dead. That's the premise behind "The Dracula War," the follow-up to 2004's "Sword of Dracula" mini-series by Jason Henderson. Though not a direct sequel to the first "Sword of Dracula" series, "The Dracula War" taps into the mythology established by "SOD" and features the return of hero Veronica "Ronnie" Van Helsing.
"It's the 'Casino Royale' for 'Sword of Dracula,'" Henderson said, "This is a jumping on point for readers -- a big scenario that can stand by itself."
"The Dracula War" begins with an attack on one of Dracula's blood reserves -- blood he can manipulate into any weapon or building material. In retaliation, Dracula seizes the Denver International Airport, flooding it with undead soldiers, deliberately provoking a response from the United Nations. Read More...