If you are a fan of monster comics and monster artwork, Dan Brereton should be no stranger to you. Whether it is through his beloved creator-owned titles The Nocturnals and Doc Horror, his work on Batman and Superman mini-series, or his cover artwork for Rob Zombie albums, his distinct style is one that has captured fan interest for nearly 30 years.
Hot on the heels of the second story arc of Dark Horse Comics’ adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods entitled “My Ainsel”, we were able to interview series artist Scott Hampton about his work on the project, the challenges in adapting a novel to a comic book, and his previous work with Clive Barker.
Image’s new horror series Infidel is one that will appeal to fans of atmospheric horror stories as well as those who enjoy smart, socially conscious writing about the real fears that are created through prejudice and ignorance.
Along with the typical mythic storytelling elements provided by Mignola, the tragic figure’s back story is beautifully illustrated by frequent Mignolaverse collaborator Ben Stenbeck.
Professor Robin R. Means Coleman, the author of Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present, grew up in the right time and place to become a horror fan, namely Pittsburgh in the 1970s. It would have been almost impossible to avoid being bitten by “the zombie-bug” in this era in Pittsburgh, when some of the greatest and most influential horror films were being created in and around the city by the legendary George Romero.
Borrowing the title from yesteryear’s romance comics of the 1950’s, Young Monsters in Love #1 is a lengthy anthology featuring both obscure and popular monster characters from DC’s long publishing history. With 80 pages to work with, the collection is able to highlight a number of characters that we rarely see such as I Vampire, the Monster Commandos, and Monsieur Mallah and the Brain, while also giving some fan favorites like Man-Bat, Solomon Grundy, and Swamp Thing a short story or two.