Horror News from Comic Con 2011 – Part 2

This is the second part of the horror highlights you may have missed this year at San Diego Comic Con! Enjoy…

Creepy Comics

With all the big Hollywood studios muscling their way onto the Comic Con convention floor each year, one cannot forget the original purpose of this now massive event, to advertise and sell comic books! When I first started going to Comic Con I used to wander through the crowded aisles and rummage through boxes of superhero comics searching for something a little more dark and edgy. I was always looking for something that had that Creepshow-esqe appeal. At times, my search came up short, and I’d go home slightly disappointed at the lack of horror representation. These days, however, horror comics are seeing a resurgence and becoming popular once again.

IDW Publishing announced a new on-going comic series starting this October, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT based on the original comic miniseries that helped spawn the popular movie. The original co-creator, Steve Niles, will be introducing a whole new cast of characters. Together with artist Sam Kieth, Steve will introduce a terrifying new tale… “a letter from Barrow, Alaska, carries a cryptic warning to a young, curious woman, leading her down a rabbit hole and face-to-face with her desires… and likely her demise. Elsewhere in Los Angeles, a vampire resurrection ignites, which could threaten the very way of life of all mankind.”

If you like a little romance in your horror soup, you might want to check out the upcoming DC Comics series, I, VAMPIRE from writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Andrea Sorrentino. In this story, Andrew Bennett is a vampire who turned the love of his life Mary, into a vampire as well. Only problem is when she turned, she was infected with “evil”. How’s that for a complicated relationship!

Another recently new comic, WITCH DOCTOR, is on the shelves and looks to be frighteningly fun. Check out their free online, seven page preview of issue #2. Click To Preview. If zombie apocalyptic stories are much more your style, you might want to check out WE WILL BURY YOU from IDW publishing. A story about two female lovers in the 1920’s that are not only dealing with their own relationship issues…but have to find a way to survive against hordes of zombies.

If your like me, you love classic Universal monsters such as the Wolfman, Frankenstein, and of course Dracula. Well, how bout a comic anthology that is hosted by Bela Lugosi? Check out the horror comic BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE from Monsterverse. Issue #2 will be on sale soon with gorgeously designed cover-art by make-up legend Rick Baker.

Monsterverse is also releasing a new graphic novel this October, FLESH AND BLOOD, which will bring a modern, more mature update to the classic monsters.

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