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'Swamp Thing': Steve Niles, Mark Millar Dig Derek Mears' Swampy Look

With DC Universe's live-action Swamp Thing only a little more than a week away from crawling its way out of the swamps of Louisiana and onto our screens, the streaming service released some new images from the series premiere that highlighted Alec Holland (Andy Bean) and Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed), as well as the overall horror vibe […]

Horror Writing

12 Halloween Horror Writing Tips

As some of you may know, I'm a writer. I've done quite a few comics and a couple novels and a good number of them are in the horror genre. I don't necessarily consider myself a horror writer, but having teamed with Steve Niles when I was starting out set me on that path for […]

IDW Reboots 30 Days Of Night In December With Niles, Kowalski, Templesmith, And Wood

The classic 2002 three-issue horror series by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith that spawned numerous follow-ups and two feature films is getting a reboot in December. Steve Niles will return to write the series, and Ben Templesmith will draw covers along with original cover artist Ashley Wood, while Piotr Kowalski takes on interior art in what is being […]

30 Days Of Night, A Comic That Changed The Industry, Turns 15

Time moves so damn fast. Seems like it was just yesterday that the world was worried about Y2K, now juniors in high school were born after we switched centuries. The first comic I ever had published was over twenty years ago… and I could keep going on things that will make us all feel old, […]

30 Days Of Night – 24 Trades Of Christmas

As we make this trip down Graphic Novel lane for the holidays, I don't want to leave out horror fans and one of the best horror series of the 2000's was a book that not only helped put a publisher on the map but also changed how the industry worked in someways. 30 Days of […]

IDW Brings G I Joe, Transformers, Star Trek And More To ComicBlitz

ComicBlitz, the Netflix-like subscription service for digital comics, has added a new publisher to their line-up: IDW Publishing. Hundreds of comics and graphic novels will be rolling out over the next few months on the platform, starting today with over 125 issues of titles such as Transformers, GI Joe, Star Trek, My Little Pony, Dungeons & […]

The Biggest Things Selling At Comic-Con Are Intellectual Properties

About 15 years ago, Hollywood was just starting to take notice of independent comics. Sony won a bidding war for a new comic called 30 Days of Night from a new publisher called IDW. It put the IDW and the creators Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith on the map. It started the trend of every […]

The Comic Book Face Of Erectile Dysfunction

If you have Facebook then you've probably seen that section where the site suggests friends you may know. Well, comic book colorist Charlie Kirchoff noticed a familiar face with an unfamiliar name the other day. Yes, some of you may recognize horror/comic writer Steve Niles co-creator of 30 Days Of Night and creator of Criminal Macabre. […]

Ben Templesmith Drawing Batman

Ben Templesmith, co-creator on 30 Days of Night as well as having drawn Gotham By Midnight, has posted this little instagram video showing how he makes his art with a Batman piece.   It's #saturdaybaturday 17! Bruce had some bad LSD. Original art now up at 78SQUID.com #art #comics #cosplay #batman #bignaturals #horror #beleiber #kanyewest […]

IDW And Farrago Team Up To Host Free Digital Comics Via App

You may have heard of the Farrago Comics App that's something like the Spotify of digital comics. Top Cow, Desperado, and a large number of indie creators have already announced that they're working with Farrago to host digital comics, and IDW has now joined up as well. Farrago Comics is a free app that specializes […]

IDW Grows Game Line By Partnering With Pandasaurus Games

IDW Games launched recently with Kill Shakespear and 30 Days of Night and now it's growing even more by partnering with Pandasaurus Games. This brings the vault of Pandasarus' games to print including some long sold out ones. Starting off with Tammany Hall in June, a game where the players "take power, rule New York."  Other […]

Talking Horror With Steve Niles

Over a decade ago Steve Niles took the comic industry by storm with the release of 30 Days of Night. Ever since Niles has been terrifying his fans with scary tale after scary tale regardless if he was reimagining classic horror, shooting vampires into space or even visiting the suburbs of Gotham City. Now writer […]

Manu Bennett, The Pop Culture Hydra, Heads To The Jersey Comic Con

I wrote up an article last week about the Jersey Comic Con coming up this weekend and noticed that Manu Bennett was one of the guests. I don't remember seeing him at many cons so far which surprised me. Bennett is a rare man on the convention circuit in that he's has appeal to fans […]

IDW Launches IDW Games, With Kill Shakespeare And 30 Days Of Night

Dynamite have just launched Dynamite Toys and their own games line. Now IDW are doing the same thing, in a deal with Pandasaurus Games, creating IDW Games. IDW Games will specialize in high-quality big-box games developed around several of IDW's key properties, beginning in the late spring of 2014 with Kill Shakespeare and 30 Days […]

Ministry Front Man Al Jourgensen To Launch Comic Book Series

Rolling Stone is reporting that Ministry's Al Jourgensen, one of the early innovators of the Industrial Music scene, has decided to step away from music for a bit and try his hand at comic books. Teaming with British artist Sam Shearon, the series Ministry: The Devil's Chord – The Chronicles Of Alien F. Jourgensen is planed […]

Niles Teases New Project with Worm

Steve Niles of 30 Days of Night fame, teased a new project today with horror artist Damien Worm by showing off the first character sketch. Worm is known for his twisted and dark art but doesn't seem to have any published comic work that I could find.   Started work on new project with artist […]

Has David Slade Revealed Who He Wants To Star In His Daredevil Reboot?

Twitter is, direct messaging aside, a rather public forum, and for snoops, there might sometimes be scoops, juicy ripe for the plucking. Other times, this low hanging fruit is rotten stuff. You be the judge of what value is held in this potential newslet. Empire saw a Twitter exchange taking place between Hard Candy and […]

Avatar Plug of the Week: Ferals #2

If you haven't guessed, it's a big release week for Avatar Press and its sister company, Boundless Comics. The stars have aligned perfectly to give their fans a whole lot o' reading material for Hump Day tomorrow. And speaking of humping, let's check in on the fearsome canine villains of this next Avatar Plug and […]

Trade In Your Copies Of Twilight For 30 Days Of Night At San Diego Comic Con

Let's say this is deliberately provocative. The "Sparkles For Blood" program. IDW, publishers of 30 Days Of Night, and promising that anyone who hands in a copy of a Twilight novel at their booth (#2643) at San Diego Comic Con will get a free 30 Days Of Night graphic novel. There has been much mocking […]