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His illustrations may have caused you to dread the next full moon, avoid the swamp on your shortcut home, or ignite your imagination with a peek into the post-apocalypse. Through his artwork, Bernie Wrightson has influenced and inspired generations of horror fans, so it is with great sadness that we inform readers that the prolific artist has passed away at the age of 68 after a long battle with brain cancer.
Wrightson's wife, Liz, shared the somber news of her husband's passing earlier today on the artist's official website and Facebook page.
A fan of EC Comics growing up, Bernie Wrightson, aka "Berni," began working on projects for both DC and Marvel early in his career, co-creating the complex character Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein in the early ’70s. Bernie later worked for Warren Publishing, where he helped bring H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe stories to life on the paneled page. »
- Derek Anderson
Steve Niles and Alison Sampson’s new mustery miniseries Winnebago Graveyard is set to launch in June, Image Comics has announced.
“It can still make your spine tingle with fear when you’re out on your own looking for help in a hellishly scary place,” said Niles. “Winnebago Graveyard is all about that kind of terror.”
In Winnebago Graveyard #1, an American family traveling on vacation finds themselves stranded in a small town with a sinister secret. This horror-adventure story about a family stuck on a road trip gone terribly awry is filled with creepy fairgrounds, nefarious characters, seedy conspiracies, towns full of satanists, and a teenager. What else could possibly go wrong?
Winnebago Graveyard #1 will go on sale on June 14th. »
- Gary Collinson
Idw Publishing celebrates 15 years of blood sucking thrills this week with the release of 30 Days of Night 15th Anniversary Edition, and we’ve got a preview for you here; check it out…
Fifteen years ago Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith burst onto the comic book scene with their explosively fast and violent take on vampires that kick-started a modern horror comics revival. Going on to become a feature-length film from Sony Pictures in 2007 and spawning a full run of comics and graphic novels, the phenomenon is collected here, with the first three volumes of 30 Days of Night!
30 Days of Night 15th Anniversary Edition is out on March 8th, priced $29.99. »
- Amie Cranswick
The indie comics publisher Idw is known not only for distributing series like Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's 30 Days of Night in additon to one of the best comic book series of all time with Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez' Locke & Key, but also a laundry list of books based on licensed properties like Doctor Who, Star Trek, G.I. Joe, Judge Dredd, and (the far better and... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
4 items from 2017
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