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In Memoriam and Celebration: Comic Artist Bernie Wrightson 

We’re sorry to report the passing of US comic artist Bernard Albert “Bernie” Wrightson, sometimes credited as Berni Wrightson, after a battle with brain cancer. The news was shared on his web site by his wife, Liz Wrightson. He was 68. He is perhaps best known for co-creating DC Comics  Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein, his Frankenstein illustration work, and for his ... Read More »

Hammer Films Captain Kronos returns to comics

Titan Comics has announced the next title from its Hammer Horror line of comics – Captain Kronos, written by Dan Abnett, which has previously had just one strip outing in the past. Based on the 1974 film, Captain Kronos will be the second Hammer title following the success of Peter Milligan and Ronilson Freire’s The Mummy: Palimpsest which hit stores ... Read More »

Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula Issue #1 – Extended Art Preview Unearthed!

Kim Newman's Anno Dracula Issue #1 Cover A - Paul McCaffrey

Titan Comics has just revealed the covers and an extended art preview from Anno Dracula #1 – an all-new comic mini-series based on the best selling Anno Dracula novels, written by creator Kim Newman with art by Paul McCaffrey, coloured by Kevin Enhart. The Anno Dracula series depict an alternate 19th-century history where the characters of Bram Stoker’s Dracula fail to prevent Count ... Read More »

British Comics Past: Super Naturals

Super Naturals Adventure Book

Super Naturals must surely rank as one of the shortest-lived British comics of all time, with just nine regular issues to its name. In common with the M.A.S.K. and Ring Raiders comics, Super Naturals was based on a series of toys, released in 1986 by Tonka, a company now owned by Transformers makers Hasbro. The Super Naturals figures differed from ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Mike Mignola and Christoper Golden’s Baltimore: The Red Kingdom

Baltimore: The Red Kingdom - Cover SNIP

Mike Mignola, the legendary creator of Hellboy and New York Times bestselling novelist Christopher Golden will reunite for the epic conclusion to their comic Baltimore with Baltimore: The Red Kingdom, a five part comic book series from Dark Horse Comics co-written by Mignola and Golden, with art by award winning children’s book illustrator Peter Bergting, colours by Michelle Madsen and stunning covers ... Read More »

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 20 Years On – new Dark Horse project in the works

Buffy: The High School Years—Parental Parasite

It’s been twenty years since the hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer first premiered on Fox in the US and Dark Horse Comics is celebrating with the release of the third installment of Buffy: The High School Years, featuring executive producer Joss Whedon, author Kel McDonald (Misfits of Avalon), and artist Yishan Li (Buffy: The High School Years – Freaks and ... Read More »

The original “Something Wicked” creeps into the digital world, features early work by Al Ewing and more

Something Wicked Issue One - Cover

Back in in 2007 (or maybe earlier, my zombie brain isn’t quite working properly today), British independent comics publisher FutureQuake Press launchd Something Wicked, a horror anthology that included work from the likes of Cullen Bunn, Al Ewing, PJ Holden, Michael Carroll, Cavan Scott and Keith Burns. Whatever happened to them, eh? Oh, wait… Long out of print, the good news is ... Read More »

In Review: Tales from the Crypt #1 – Back from the Dead!

Tales from the Crypt #1 - SNIP

38 pages – Full Colour – Adult Material Published by Papercutz as part of their ‘Super Genius’ imprint Creators include Larry Hama, Scott Lobdell, John McCrea, David Anthony Kraft, Miran Kim and Stefan Petrucha and Jolyon Yates A lot of horror found in all mediums these days seems almost systematically restrained to the point of self censorship. I imagine a writer ... Read More »

In Review: A Corner of Some Foreign Field (a free web comic)

"The Corner of Some Foreign Field" - S3

Written by Martin Hayes Art by Alfie Gallagher Colours by Chris O’Halloran Letters by Bram Meehan This short, eight page strip, available to read online for free, is ideally suited to those long cold, and slightly spooky, winters nights. It’s partly inspired by the true story of the murder in February of 1945 of one Charles Walton, a crime that ... Read More »

Dammaged Comics rounds off busy year with horror anthology, Short Sharp Shocks and Christmas tale OLF

Dammaged Comics - Short Sharp Shocks Cover

UK indie comics publisher Dammaged Comics‘ first anthology, Short Sharp Shocks launched at Birmingham MCM Expo this weekend, their final release in what’s been a busy year for the team.   Offering 50 plus pages that incorporate six short horror tales drawn by Lukasz Marko with real stings in their tails, the book costs £4.50 (and can be ordered online for ... Read More »

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