A Creepshow comic book anthology will be released in September
Skybound announced that fans of the horror show the series and the original movie will see more stories via a new comic book series. The film, released in 1982, directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, survived with the television series Shudder directed by The Walking Dead director and SFX master Greg Nictoero. The new comic is set to release on September 21, 2022.
The horror show the comic will feature five standalone stories featuring different creative teams for each. Teams will be made up of creatives from comics, film, TV and more.
According to Skybound, the comic’s creative roster includes Chris Burnham (Die! Die! Die!), Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series), Steve Langford (Creepshow TV Series), Josh Malerman (Creepshow TV Series, Bird Box) , David & Maria Lapham (Stray Bullets), Steve Foxe (Razorblades: The Horror Magazine), John McCrea (Hitman) and Kelley Jones (Batman, The Sandman), and more to be announced. Brian Witten oversees on behalf of Nicotero’s Monster Agency Productions.
Creepshow was inspired by EC Comics, a publisher of horror comics in the 1940s and 50s, notably the Tales from the Crypt series. Romero and King were fond of the publisher and joined forces to create Creepshow, their storytelling anthology. And, to keep the comic book feel, they employed longtime SFX guru Tom Savani to transpose it into the film.
The announcement of the Creepshow comic is great news for fans of the franchise. Fans love the campy, spooky feel of this franchise, and a comic book seems like the next logical step in its continuation.
Greg Nicotero had this to say about the comic:
Growing up as a fan of famous horror and monster comics, I’ll never forget the thrill of seeing a new issue hit the stands. Flip through the pages with the anticipation of plunging into a dark, twisted and outrageous world filled with ghouls, zombies and classic come-uppence. I’m so proud to see Creepshow find its rightful place on the comic book shelves everywhere!”
Shudder TV – Creepshow Series
quiver announced that horror show was renewed for a fourth season earlier this year. The series launched in 2019, continues from the 1982 film and ignores its two sequels. Each season has two segments within one episode, with seasons 1 and 3 containing six episodes and season 2 having five episodes.
AMC Network published a book Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script to Scream, it’s an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the series. This book will be released on October 25, 2022 and may be pre-ordered now.
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