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Wes Craven teams up with Steve Niles

The-Disciples_Steve-NilesWes Craven, the iconic horror director behind Last House On the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream, is partnering with 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles, to adapt Niles’ upcoming comic The Disciples, drawn by Christopher Mitten, a sci-fi horror story set in space. Reported by The Hollywood Reporter HERE

Universal Cable Productions, which produced shows such as “Being Human” and “Defiance”, is in the process of picking up the rights to the title, which is due to hit stands in May from Black Mask Studios.

Craven, who is not writing or directing, will exec produce along with Sara Bottfeld of Industry Entertainment.

Here’s a description of the debut comic:

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.


Famous Monsters Announce Horror Comic Slate

Famous-Monsters-of-FilmlandThe world’s longest-running entertainment fan magazine Famous Monsters (est. 1958), has announced that it is expanding its publishing division into original comic books.

“It has been a fun and successful seven years of covering some amazing talent while relaunching Famous Monsters back into the mainstream,” says Famous Monsters Publisher Philip Kim. “But I remembered something equally exciting that Forrest Ackerman penned: his own stories. Though we celebrate all Famous Monsters, we are itching to make new ones. It’s time to tell our own stories again.”

Broken-Moon_Gothic_Steve-NilesFamous Monsters has always featured work in tandem with Creepy, Eerie and most famously, founding FM Editor Forrest J Ackerman’s very own Vampirella. The first releases this year will feature work by Paul Tobin, Darick Robertson, Jeff Johnson, Nat Jones and Steve Niles… now if they could only get Bernie Wrightson to ink a few covers.


FREE Steve Niles Comic – Edge of Doom

Steve Niles stated that he has received a really great response to posting free comics like PIECES FOR MOM and the free CAL MCDONALD prose story, so he spoke with IDW and asked if he could give away a few of my books. He has posted one of his favourites from last year, EDGE OF DOOM which he did with Kelley Jones… a cool little sci-fi story… Click HERE to download for free.


FREE Steve Niles Comic – Pieces for Mom

FREE Steve Niles comic book, Pieces for Mom, with artwork by Andrew Ritchie.

Click here to download a FREE Bloody Pulp PDF download of PIECES FOR MOM.

It’s one little self-contained story. It’s a TAD violent. Be warned.


30 Days of Night – Free iTunes App

30 Days of Night, the Steve Niles comic book series is now available as a free iPhone and iPad app at the iTunes store. Click on the link to download now.


The Thing – Graphic Novel

In time for the latest big-screen incarnation of “The Thing,” which hits theaters Oct. 14, Dark Horse Comics is releasing a digital comic set in the same universe — “The Thing: The Northman Nightmare.” The first installment of the 29-page book, written by Steve Niles with artwork by Patrick Reynolds, goes live Wednesday on Dark Horse’s  website.

Niles, best known for his comics ’30 Days of Night’ and ‘Criminal Macabre’ (and more recently for his vampire expertise on the Vampires Vs. Zombies “Deadliest Warrior” finale), has his hands full these days. His latest comic, ‘Criminal Macabre: No Peace for Dead Men’,  just hit shelves. He’s writing “30 Days” again after a nine-year hiatus. And his comic ‘Remains’ is making its small-screen debut as a Chiller network TV movie this fall. But Niles said when he was offered the chance to write “The Thing,” he couldn’t turn it down. Hero Complex writer Noelene Clark caught up with Niles about “The Thing,” John Carpenter and horror in comics.

Check out the first eight pages of “The Thing” comic in the gallery on the Hero Complex website here


Deadliest Warrior – Vampires vs. Zombies

What happens when a show founded on the science of hypothetical battles between knights, ninjas, gangsters and centurions swaps swords and guns for fangs and claws? Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior” series 2-1/2-hour season finale, pits vampires versus zombies in a bloody battle to the death. The two classic horror movie monsters will spar to determine who has the bigger, badder bite and more skull-crushing strength. I need to see this geekfest NOW!!!