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Halloween Nightmares Come To Life with John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight

Storm King Comics has announced a horror comic anthology entitled John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight that has been put together by the King of Darkness himself, John Carpenter. The anthology includes an epic line up of artists and writers including John Carpenter, Steven Hoveke, Sandy King, Steve Niles, James Ninness,Trent Olsen, David Schow, Tim Bradstreet, Buzz, Federico DeLuca, Leonardo Manco, Darick Robertson, Tone Rodriguez and more. The book will be full color 100+ pages and will be released by October 31st 2015. Fans can get sneak peak at the book Saturday October 17th at 2pm at Barnes and Noble at The Grove 189 Grove Drive K30, Los Angeles, CA 90036. John Carpenter will be signing advanced copies of the book in time for Halloween!

Fans should be able to pick up the title at their local comic shops as well as the Storm King Productions booth at New York Comic Con. The second graphic novel in the Storm King Comic’s series John Carpenter’s Asylum will be out in early 2016.

From the man who brought you the movie, “Halloween” and all the scares beyond, here comes the ultimate graphic novel anthology of tales to warm your toes by on a dark and stormy night in October.  Carpenter brings together story tellers from the world of movies, novels and comics and in these pages lie tales of graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers and ghosts to haunt your dreams at night.

Writers:  John Carpenter, Steven Hoveke, Sandy King, Steve Niles, James Ninness, Trent Olsen, David Schow and Duane Swierczynski.
Artists:  including…Tim Bradstreet, Buzz, Federico DeLuca, Leonardo Manco, Darick Robertson, and Tone Rodriguez
Edited by Sandy King

John Carpenter's Tales for a HalloweeNight

Preview: The Disciples #3

THE DISCIPLES #3

Artist: Christopher Mitten
Writer: Steve Niles
Colorist: Jay Fotos
Letterer: Thomas Mauer
IN COMIC STORES: 8/19

Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult. This is no ordinary cult though. In the near future of The Disciples, the ultra-wealthy have become true Masters of the Universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he’s built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him. But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong… This ghost story in space reunites comics’ king of the macabre, Steve Niles, with his longtime collaborator Christopher Mitten, whose stylish mix of grit and flow matches Steve’s sharp characterizations and taste for screams.

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Preview: The Disciples #2

THE DISCIPLES #2

Artist: Christopher Mitten
Writer: Steve Niles
Colors: Jay Fotos
Letters: Thomas Mauer
IN STORES 7/22

Despite foreboding premonitions, interstellar private investigators Dagmar, Rick, and Jules land on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede… and, to their horror, our doomed heroes realize things are far worse than they could have imagined. One will die this issue… and that’s the lucky one.

This ghost story in space reunites comics’ king of the macabre Steve Niles with his longtime collaborator Christopher Mitten, whose stylish mix of grit and flow matches Steve’s sharp characterizations and taste for screams.

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

THE DISCIPLES #1 (reprint)

The announced sell-outs and new printings was pretty thin this week. Black Mask Studios announced that The Disciples #1 has sold out and gone back to print.

Created by horror legend Steve Niles has teamed up with longtime collaborator Christopher Mitten to create something terrifying and new. The Disciples is a collision of pulse-racing horror and mind-bending sci-fi.

Already being called “a master class in horror,” The Disciples is a book that continues to grow and excite horror fans, sci-fi fans, and those new to comics alike. In late March it was announced that Universal Cable Productions would begin developing a TV adaptation of the comic with master of horror Wes Craven at the helm.

The buzz on The Disciples #1 was huge when it released and has only grown. Black Mask has announced they are going back for a second printing. It will hit shelves on July 22nd, the same date as issue #2.

Review: The Disciples #1

The Disciples #1 CoverDagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high-ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult.

This is no ordinary cult though. In the near future of “The Disciples,” the ultra-wealthy have become true masters of the universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he’s built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him.

But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong…

The Disciples #1 begins like so many space stories of the type. The crew of the ship talk a lot of crap to each other, go into cryo-sleep, then something happens. It’s all pretty chill and rather mundane almost until that final moment. But, even mundane there’s a tenseness about it all. You can feel the dread building.

Writer Steve Niles takes his mastery of horror into space, and the combo for the first issue is really solid. He does ensemble comics so well, and his strengths are shown off here as the crew of the ship pick on each other, and lay out what may be coming before us. Through their actions, we get a perfect understanding of who we’re dealing with, and what types of people they are.

Joining Niles is Christopher Mitten whose style has brought Wasteland, Criminal Macabre, Umbral, and more to life. His style is perfect for horror, and the fact he’s teaming up again with Niles is fantastic. It’s a great combination between the too. Mitten nails it throughout the book. When there’s talk of the ship feeling cold, between the art and coloring, you feel it. It’s solid work.

The Disciples #1 is a slow start, but by the end of the first issue, we’ve got our first horror moment. It’s a build throughout the issue that pays off. It had me saying WTF. Definitely a great addition to sci-fi horror like Alien, Aliens, Event Horizon, and other classic films in the genre. Can’t wait to see where it all goes, and counting down until the second issue.

Story: Steve Niles Art: Christopher Mitten
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.6 Recommendation: Buy

Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched

Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched

Steve Niles (w)
Dennis Calero, Nacho Tenorio (a)
Jae Lee (c)
FC • 120 pages • $15.99 • Teen+

Is there anything more romantic than the sound of wedding bells and a revving chainsaw? The happy union of time-lost bad-ass Ashley J. Williams and lovely maiden Sheila is threatened by an Army-No-Longer-Limited-To-Darkness and their unstoppable leader, The Faceless Man. Will our hero overcome the Deadite hordes and get some sugar? Or will the undead armies force the bride and groom to hail The Faceless One as the king, baby? The ultimate experience in matrimonial horror is here!

This volume collects the entire four-issue series by STEVE NILES (30 Days of Night) and NACHO TENORIO. Also included are the original script to issue #1, and a complete cover gallery featuring the art Eisner-award winning artists JAE?LEE (Batman/Superman) and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (Afterlife of Archie) as well as LUCIO PARRILLO (Red Sonja), NICK BRADSHAW (Wolverine and the X-Men), and more!

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Wes Craven & Steve Niles Team Up For The Disciples Adaptation

The Disciples #1 CoverBlack Mask Studios has announced that horror maestros Wes Craven and Steve Niles are joining forces to adapt Black Mask’s upcoming comic book The Disciples into a TV show for Universal Cable Productions with Niles’ Black Mask co-founders Matt Pizzolo and Brett Gurewitz executive producing alongside Industry Entertainment’s Sara BottfeldThe Disciples marks Black Mask’s latest foray into TV, joining the adaptation of Five Ghosts that Black Mask has in development at Syfy with Evan Daugherty writing the pilot.

The Disciples is a sci-fi/horror story about a team of interstellar private eyes tracking down a girl who’s run off to join a cult on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede… it’s ‘True Detective in space’ brought to you courtesy of Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten.

Niles co-founded Black Mask Studios with Pizzolo and Gurewitz in 2013 as a home for edgy and subversive comics.

The Disciples #1 comes to shelves May 27th.

Review: Vampirella Faery Tales #5

VampiFeary05-Cov-A-AnacletoWith the horror genre of comics definitely making a resurgence in recent years, it is no surprise to see Vampirella be brought back in to fashion. I can tell you it’s probably been almost 20 years since the last time I picked up one of her books and this certainly did not disappoint.

This is the last installment in the five part series, where Vampirella finds herself inside the storybook, like Alice through the looking glass, and must find a way out. What she discovers inside though, in these last few chapeters, neither her, nor the reader, would have suspected.

The comic reads like something out of Tale From the Crypt with the narrator interacting directly with Vampirella and making groan-inducingly painful, but at the same time terribly delicious, puns. Even much the art work is reminiscent of the old Creepshow and Tales From the Vault comics from the ’60’s and 70’s. It is a dose of nostalgia in the modern age, and successfully pays homage to it’s predecessors.
There are noticeable shifts when each of the artists takes the reins for their respective stories, but not so much as to be a distraction or to interrupt the flow.

The writing is what you would expect, a combination between Poe and the alliterative nature of comics from a bygone age, harking back even to old radio dramas where the story, by necessity, needed to be fleshed out in such a verbal cornucopia as to engage and enthrall the listeners.

The comic never loses site of itself, knowing full well it is simply campy, pulpy fun at it’s best.

Writer: Nancy A. Collins, Steve Niles Artist: Jack Jadson, Eman Casallos
Story 7.0 Art 8.5 Overall 8.0 Recommendation: Read

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Vampirella: Feary Tales #5

Vampirella: Feary Tales #5

Nancy A. Collins, Steve Niles (w)
Jack Jadson, Eman Casallos (a)
Jay Anacleto, Joyce Chin, David Roach (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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Jay Anacleto B/W Art retailer incentive cover
Joyce Chin B/W retailer incentive cover

Final Issue! Vampirella is shocked when she meets the pun-happy Storyteller face-to-face, only to end up hip-deep in alligators in Steve Niles’ swamp-monster retelling of “The Frog Prince”. Then, in Nancy A. Collins’ twisted take on “Sleeping Beauty”, a major character from the original Warren run is reintroduced when Vampirella finally discovers the true identity of her mysterious doppelganger and learns about her hidden connection to the enchanted book she is trapped inside in a weird and wicked resolution that ties in with the on-going monthly title—provided Vampi can escape a castle full of walking dead that have awoken from their centuries-long slumber with a royal appetite…

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Preview: Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #4

Army of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched #4

Steve Niles (w)
Nacho Tenorio (a)
Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE:
Jae Lee B&W Art retailer incentive cover
Francesco Francavilla “Virgin Art” retailer incentive cover

Is there anything more romantic than the sound of wedding bells and a revving chainsaw? The happy union of timelost bad-ass Ashley J. Williams and lovely maiden Sheila is threatened by an Army-No-Longer-Limited-To-Darkness and their unstoppable leader, The Faceless Man. Will our hero overcome the Deadite hordes and get some sugar? Or will the undead armies force the bride and groom to hail The Faceless One as the king, baby?  The ultimate experience in matrimonial horror ends here!

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