Steve Niles promises grim surprises in new Criminal Macabre thriller

Criminal Macabre is back from US publisher Dark Horse – and bloodier than ever!

Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out #1

Series creator Steve Niles (City of Others, 30 Days of Night), newcomer artist Gyula Németh, and letterer Nate Piekos are teaming up to bring you the next chapter in the Cal McDonald saga: Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out

The new series opens with supernatural detective Cal McDonald, found wandering the streets as a disheveled vagrant, and is ripped from his self-imposed retirement to resume his monster-killing career.

But Cal is reluctant to return to the fray. What has the hard-bitten investigator so shaken? It’s a long story that begins with a beautiful woman who happens to be a vampire… and ends with a bang.

“I’ve been writing Cal McDonald since I was in my 20’s and to this day he is the most fun to write,” says Steve. “I couldn’t be happier to see him come back with Gyula Nemeth doing the art.

“I think fans of Cal will be pleasantly surprised and hopefully a little horrified.”

• Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out #1 (of four) goes on sale 11th December 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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