Comics Corner: Swamp Thing Winter Special #1, 30 Days Of Night #3, The Walking Dead #176, Crypt Of Horror #35, and More!

Happy Swamp Thing Day! The torches that were lit by the late Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson will burn on forever. Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 was written by Tom King and illustrated by artist Jason Fabok, and it leads today's Comics Corner. We also have a look at two covers for 30 Days of Night #3, The Gravediggers Union #4, The Walking Dead #176, Crypt of Horror #35, four preview pages from Coyotes #4, Extremity #11, and Rose #8. Flashback specials include: Rapture #1 and Dead of Winter #1.

Swamp Thing Winter Special #1: My interview with Tom King had to be canceled, but his signing at Third Eye Comics last Saturday was incredible. The turnout was huge and the comic shop had early copies of Swamp Thing Winter Special #1, so I got a look at King's story and Len Wein's original script and Bernie Wrightson's artwork. This is something you don't want to miss. Trust me, friends!

"Tom King
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Comics Corner: The Hellblazer #18, 30 Days Of Night #2, Jughead: The Hunger #3, and More!

Today's Comics Corner, like every week, is packed with cool horror/sci-fi comics. Starting off this comic party is a look at two covers for 30 Days of Night #2. We also have a look at Doomsday Clock #3, plus a peek at Jughead vs. Betty in Jughead: The Hunger #3, the final issue of Judge Dredd: The Blessed Earth, Black Magick #10, The Hellblazer #18, Monstress #13, and preview pages from Regression #6 and Redneck #9.


30 Days of Night #2: "The town of Barrow, Alaska is rocked by a brutal murder, but it’s only a precursor to the horrors to come… the reimagining of 30 Days of Night continues in an all-new and all-horrifying direction!

Available: January 2018

Diamond Code: NOV170541


Steve Niles (Author) • Piotr Kowalski (Artist, Cover Artist) • Ben Templesmith (Cover Artist) • Brad Simpson (Colorist)

Imprint: Idw

Page Count: 32

Color: Fc

Categories: 30 Days of Night, 30 Days of Night: Ongoing (2017)

Tags: Ben Templesmith, Horror Comics, Piotr Kowalski,
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Idw to Release Final Issue of Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein, Alive, Alive Comic Book Series in January

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We've lost a lot of inspirational figures in the horror genre this past year, including the great Bernie Wrightson, a brilliant artist, co-creator of the Swamp Thing and passionate fan of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Following his seminal illustrated version of Shelley's Frankenstein that was initially released in 1983, Wrightson recently teamed up with Steve Niles for a comic book series called Frankenstein, Alive, Alive, and Idw Publishing announced that the final issue of the series will be released in January, with artist Kelley Jones stepping in to finish what Bernie started, as per the legendary artist's wishes.

Press Release: San Diego, CA (October 18, 2017) – The fourth and concluding issue of Steve Niles & Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein, Alive, Alive will be released in January of 2018. Exploring the further adventures of Mary Shelley’s monster, this gothic horror story will be the final chapter of legendary artist Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein works.

“Bernie was
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Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Alive, Alive Returns! Final Issue Rises in January!

In early 2018 Idw’s outstanding Frankenstein Alive, Alive series, a collaboration between Steve Niles and the late Bernie Wrightson, is getting the send-off it deserves following Wrightson’s untimely death this past March. And if you need to catch up, Issues… Continue Reading →

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Enter a Haunted House in Preview Pages from John Carpenter’S Tales For A Halloweenight Vol. 3

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He ushered in a new Halloween tradition by taking us to Haddonfield and introducing us to The Shape, and now John Carpenter has teamed up with a talented team of artists and writers to bring us more seasonal scares with Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 3, the latest entry in the graphic novel anthology series from Storm King Productions. Ahead of the third volume's release in early October, we've been provided with preview pages that tease fun and frightening times in a haunted house filled with familiar faces from horror genre history.

Below, you can read our preview pages from John Carpenter's Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 3 (which is currently in development as a TV series for Syfy), and keep an eye out for the third volume when it's released on October 4th. You can also check out the new graphic novel at Storm King Productions' booth #2304 at New York Comic Con,
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Hack/Slash Vs. Vampirella Comic Book Crossover Coming This October from Dynamite

An epic comic mashup is coming just in time for the Halloween season from Dynamite Entertainment! From Tim Seeley, Shawn Aldridge, Stefano Caselli, and Rapha Lobosco, Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella sees Cassie Hack, Vlad, and Vampirella battling The Queen of Hearts on October 4th.

Press Release: Mt. Laurel, NJ: Writer Shawn Aldridge (The Dark and Bloody), and artist Rapha Lobosco (Doctor Who) have been selected as the creative team to helm what is sure to be the biggest hit of this year's Halloween season, Hack/Slash vs. Vampirella. With the blessing of Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley, the two heroines of horror are set to hit shelves October 4th, 2017!

Created by writer/artist Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli, Hack/Slash harkens back to the classic 80's slasher flick, as it follows the story of young Cassie Hack, the very epitome of horror movie clichés: the young woman and lone survivor
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Artist Bernie Wrightson Has Passed Away

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.
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Mystery miniseries Winnebago Graveyard launching in June from Image Comics

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.
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Preview of 30 Days of Night 15th Anniversary Edition

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.
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Hasbro's Clue to get a comic book adaptation courtesy of Idw Publishing

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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...
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John Wick Comic Book Series Is Coming in 2017

John Wick Comic Book Series Is Coming in 2017
Dynamite Entertainment announced today that it has made a deal with Lionsgate to publish a comic book series inspired by the studio's popular John Wick feature film. John Wick introduces a retired hitman thrust back into the underworld following his wife's death and subsequent theft of his 1969 Mustang, as well as the killing of a dog she left to help him cope with her passing.

These tragic events lead to John Wick seeking retribution in the darkest depths of the Russian mafia in pursuit of Iosef, the leader of the gang of Wick's assailants. As this pursuit leads him deeper into the Russian crime syndicate, a trail of dead bodies -- including some of his closest friends and allies -- begins to follow behind.

John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, grossed $86 million dollars at the worldwide box office when it was released in 2014. The highly anticipated sequel John Wick: Chapter Two
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Comic Books 101: 10 Horror Books For You!

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!


Story: Joshua Williams Art: Goran Sudzuka, Miroslav Mrva

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

Publisher: Idw

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21 of the Greatest Horror Films of the 21st Century

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.

28 Days
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MTV Developing ‘Freaks Of the Heartland’ Drama Based On Dark Horse Comic

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…
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Comic-Con 2016: Dynamite Announces Wolfcop Comic Book Series, Preview Pages Revealed

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
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Comic-Con 2016: Z Nation Prequel Comic Book Series Announced by Dynamite Entertainment

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,
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The Week in Movies – Alien: Covenant behind the scenes images and casting news! Ghostbusters theme! Transformers 5 images! Indy 5! The Rock in Wolf Man and more!

The Week in Star WarsLuke Owen takes over The Week in Movies this week, with news from Alien: Covenant, Ghostbusters, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Wolf-Man, Sharknado 4 and more…

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
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Eli Roth to direct Jim Carrey in Aleister Arcane

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
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Eli Roth, Jim Carrey Team For "Arcane"

Eli Roth will direct while Jim Carrey will star in and executive produce the long-in-development horror film "Aleister Arcane" at Amblin Entertainment.

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.

Jon Croker will adapt the script while David Hoberman, Michael Aguilar and Todd Lieberman will produce.

Source: Variety
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Jim Carrey And Eli Roth Will Bring The Horror In Aleister Arcane

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.
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