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Comic Books 101: Top 10 Supernatural Comic Books!
It’s that time of year, where the ghouls come out to play and things that go bump in the night make a heck of a lot more noise! It’s Halloween! And Lrm has a series of books that will help get you into the haunting spirit. If you have any series you think fit the genre sound off in the comments below!
Publisher: Image Comics
Synopsis: Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live... except he's rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted
2-The October Faction
Story: Steve Niles Art: Damien Worm
- Jeremy Scully
It’s October, the scariest month of the year, making it the perfect time to celebrate the world of the horror genre. Easily one of, if not the most, longest standing genres in film history. For some reason, best described by a psychologist, we human beings just love being scared witless. There’s no better date to stick on a frightening flick than October 31st, aka Halloween, but what to watch?
With a genre whose origins can be traced back to the dawn of cinema, it’s a very tough job to whittle down to just one film. Most people tend to stick to the classics – films such as John Carpenter‘s Halloween, which is fine, but there are plenty of modern classics just waiting for your attention. Since the turn of the new millennium we’ve been inundated with clever and creepy cinema. Here are our top picks.
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- Kat Hughes
MTV has put in development Freaks of the Heartland, a dark fairy tale drama series from Dark Horse Entertainment, the film and TV division of comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics, and Universal Cable Prods. David Gordon Green is attached to produce and direct, subject to availability. Written by Geoff Davey and Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray), the project is based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel by Steve Niles, with art by Greg Ruth. Freaks of the Heartland is set in… »
Imagine if Scott Howard from Teen Wolf grew up, traded his letter jacket for a police uniform, and became a barely functioning alcoholic. Sound interesting? If so, you probably dug Lowell Dean’s WolfCop when it came out last year, and you’ll likely want to get your paws on Dynamite Entertainment’s WolfCop comic book series that comes out in October and is teased in a new set of preview pages:
Press Release: July 18, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: The Canadian horror comedy Wolfcop follows the exploits of a small town cop with a big time secret: he’s a werewolf! Now, Dynamite Entertainment will have everyone’s favorite alcoholic, lycanthropic lawman tearing out of the big screen and into the comic shop with an all-new series! Written by Max Marks with art by Arcana Studios, the Wolfcop comic book series will pit Lou Garou against bigger, badder, and meaner monsters »
- Derek Anderson
Dynamite Entertainment has announced Z Nation: Black Summer, a prequel comic book series to the events that unfolded throughout Z Nation’s two seasons, written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente. Set in the second year of the zombie apocalypse, the comic series will be released in early 2017:
Press Release: July 18, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: As the world gears up for Season Three of the fan-favorite SyFy series Z Nation, Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces an all-new canonical comic series, entitled Z Nation: Black Summer, co-written by series co-creator Craig Engler and Fred Van Lente (The Mocking Dead, Big Trouble in Little China)! Set one year prior to the events depicted in the television series, the Black Summer storyline will reveal previously untold tales from the post-apocalyptic wasteland, events that shaped the characters that fans know and love.
ZNation: Black Summer is set in Year Two of the Zpocalypse, »
- Tamika Jones
The Week in Movies is (usually) an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday.
…We’ll kick things off this week with the news that Prometheus star Noomi Rapace is set to return to the Alien universe as a part of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. According to Deadline, the actress is currently on the set of the film in Australia, where she will shoot “weeks worth of scenes.” The size of her role is unknown at the time, but you can check out a new behind the scenes image featuring co-star Danny McBride here…
…Speaking of aliens, and it was assumed that former Lucasfilm owner George Lucas »
- Luke Owen
After more than a decade in development, Steve Niles’ horror comic Aleister Arcane looks set to hit the big screen, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Amblin Entertainment has picked up a package which has Eli Roth (The Green Inferno) directing, Jim Carrey (Dumb and Dumber To) starring, and Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) penning the script.
Published in 2004, Aleister Arcane follows “a Los Angeles weatherman named Aleister Green who returns to his hometown to host a midnight horror show a la Elvira. Under the guise of a mad scientist named Aleister Arcane, Green performed little skits until the local sponsors balked at the gore. An incident with two kids leads to him to be put on trial, breaking his spirit and into an early grave. Not long after, grisly activities begin to occur and only the kids have the power to thwart the curse »
- Gary Collinson
Steve Niles ("30 Days of Night") penned the 2004 graphic novel about a group of children who befriend a bitter old man ruined and shunned by their parents. After his death, only they have the power to stop the curse he has laid upon their town.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
In many respects, the union of Jim Carrey and Eli Roth makes a lot of sense. Both have crafted curious careers for themselves, and continue to return to our screens, with new and unexpected projects. They are both exciting creators – not just because of their unpredictable choices, but because their work is so resoundingly hit-and-miss. When they succeed, it is excellent, but when they fail, it is forgettable – and you can never quite be sure which will be which. Now that Aleister Arcane is bringing them together, however, the finished film will hopefully feature at the successful end of that spectrum.
Aleister Arcane is based upon the 2004 graphic novel of the same name, written by Steve Niles. The author is no stranger to cinematic adaptations of his work – having created 30 Days Of Night (and having written the screenplay for it), and having a further three properties currently optioned for movie development. »
- Sarah Myles
According to reports, the 2004 Idw, 3-issue comic book series "Aleister Arcane", written by Steve Niles and illustrated by Breehn Burns, about a late night horror movie host, will star Jim Carrey for director Eli Roth and Amblin' Entertainment:
"...Los Angeles weatherman 'Aleister Green' returns to his hometown to host a midnight horror movie show. Under the guise of mad scientist 'Aleister Arcane', Green performed little skits until the local sponsors balked at the gore.
"Then an incident with two kids leads to him to be put on trial, breaking his spirit and into an early grave. Not long after, grisly activities begin to occur and only the kids have the power to thwart the curse he has laid upon their town..."
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- Michael Stevens
This is a big week for Eli Roth. Just yesterday, the Knock Knock and The Green Inferno director became attached to direct Paramount’s remake of Death Wish, a project that’s had quite a few directors, most notably Joe Carnahan (The Grey), split from the Bruce Willis-led film over the years. Only a day later, news has come out that Roth will direct Jim […]
- Jack Giroux
Earlier today, THR broke the news that Eli Roth will step behind the camera for Aleister Arcane, an adaptation of Steve Niles’ 2004 comic book series of the same name that centers on a curse cast on a small town by the recently deceased Aleister Arcane, a weatherman-turned-horror-tv-host who was pushed off the air by upset viewers.
Jim Carrey will executive produce the project, which is moving forward at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and while his character in the film has yet to be revealed, the titular role sounds right up his alley. Jon Croker (The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death) will adapt Niles’ comic book for the big screen.
Yesterday, it was revealed that Roth will also direct the Bruce Willis »
- Derek Anderson
Hands up if you have sat around with your circle of friends and said, 'You know who should make a horror film together? Eli Roth... ... and Jim Carrey!' Liars! Yet, here we are reporting that the popular horror film director and the comedy icon will be working together on an adaptation of Steve Niles' comic book, Aleister Arcane. Wacky. Aleister Arcane, published in 2004, told of a Los Angeles weatherman named Aleister Green who returns to his hometown to host a midnight horror show a la Elvira. Under the guise of a mad scientist named Aleister Arcane, Green performed little skits until the local sponsors balked at the gore. An incident with two kids leads to him to be put...
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Jim Carrey is heading into the realm of horror. The Number 23 is about as close as he's gotten in the past (maybe Once Bitten, if you really want to be generous with the genre labels), but that's about to change. Carrey is teaming up with Eli Roth to adapt Steve Niles' Idw comic Aleister Arcane for DreamWorks. The comic is centered around an L.A. weatherman -... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
After signing up for Pacific Rim 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Attack the Block star John Boyega has found his next role. He revealed on Twitter (seen below) that he’ll take part in Kathryn Bigelow‘s follow-up to her Oscar-winning Zero Dark Thirty. Penned by Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker), the currently untitled film will be set in Detroit during the 5-day riots that took place there in 1967, and will explore the systemic racism of the city. With plans to shoot this summer in Boston and Detroit, the film is slated as an ensemble piece with Hannah Murray (God Help the Girl, Game of Thrones) also on board.
I've teamed up with Kathryn Bigalow for a movie based on the Detroit riots in 1967. #12thstreet
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 21, 2016
- Mike Mazzanti
After the one-two punch of last year’s “The Green Inferno” and “Knock Knock,” the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Eli Roth is set to adapt the “Aleister Arcane” comic book with Jim Carrey in the title role. Though the actor isn’t known for his work in the horror genre, he did star in “The Number 23” and will soon be seen in “The Bad Batch,” Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.”
First published in 2004, Steve Niles’ comic concerns Aleister Green, a weatherman from Los Angeles who makes his way back to his hometown to host a horror show. Everything goes poorly from there — namely Green’s death and a number of morbid happenings attributed to his curse in the aftermath of his demise. Paramount was planning to adapt the comic years ago, »
- Michael Nordine
Ash takes his chainsaw and boomstick on the campaign trail in Dynamite Entertainment’s Army of Darkness: Ash for President. Written by Elliott Serrano with artwork by Diego Galindo, the one-shot comic book will be released this August, and we have preview pages (minus the dialogue) teasing what to expect from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis this time around:
Press Release: May 17, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Election season is upon us, and many Americans are searching for the right candidate to get behind this fall. Thankfully, Dynamite Entertainment arrives just before the end of the primaries to announce the entry of our own Independent candidate, Ashley J. Williams, in the all-new one-shot special, Army of Darkness: Ash for President!
He’s faced off against demons in Hell. He’s battled the dead in the future. He’s even combated the armies of darkness in space. But Ash Williams has never gone »
- Derek Anderson
Apr 13th, 2016
Vampires are on the loose, and Lucas is missing. Can Philip be saved? Can Lucas be freed from another dimension? The Allan family and friends must use everything they know to crack the case.
Steve Niles and Damien Worm deliver another interesting plot driven story, even if it does miss some of the action previous issues held. The Allan family is forced to split up as some must go and track down the invading vampires, while others attempt to find and rescue Lucas from whatever dimension he’s been sent too. Damien continues to just grow and get better with each issue as his art definitely shines through! Steve Niles is definitely going for a slow burn story, but I have faith once Dante »
- Jeremy Scully
The Horror Channel has an Easter treat for fans of Hammer films, as their UK-only Hammer-thon will air March 26th and 27th. Also in this round-up: release details for The Ones Below, a trailer for The Cleansing Hour short film, eight preview pages from Monster World #3, and information on The Last American Horror Show.
Some of Hammer’s most popular films, including The Revenge Of Frankenstein, The Devil Rides Out and The Brides Of Dracula will be broadcast across the weekend from 3pm – 10pm on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March.
- Tamika Jones
Mar 9th, 2016
After a successful ghost hunting adventure, the family is now ready to take on a much bigger case. For the first time, they will be up against bloodsucking vampires, and the family will never be the same again.
Steve Niles and Damien Worm knock it out of the park again with The October Faction #14. While not as much of a “case” filled issue as 13 was, this issue serves as very good set up for some upcoming storylines. We get a glimpse of what’s going on with Lucas and how severe his cancer is. A potential cure is introduced but it has some dire consequences. Meanwhile in the shadows it seems nefarious vampire crew have come to town to wreck some trouble, »
- Jeremy Scully
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