Christopher Mitten

Wes Craven And Steve Niles Team For Television Series

Legendary directing Wes Craven is teaming up with 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles to adapt The Disciples for television. The sci-fi horror in space from Niles and artist Christopher Mitten isn't schedule to hit comic shelves until May from Black Mask. but Universal Cable Productions is already in the process of picking up the rights […]

Criminal Macabre: The Third Child Preview

Dark Horse has sent out a preview for Steve Niles' lates Criminal Macabre series, The Third Child. Picking up right after the Eyes of Frankenstein, Christopher Mitten illustrates this latest tale of Cal McDonald – "Cal's changed . . . and maybe not for the better. Locked away and drowning himself with booze and aspirin, […]

Image Watch – Talking Umbral And 'Playing With Magic Words' With Antony Johnston

By David Dissanayake Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten's fantastic series Umbral from Image Comics begins its second arc in today's issue #7.  I've been a big supporter of this creative duo since Wasteland, one of the first ongoing series I started following on a regular basis. Worldbuilders of the highest order, the Johnston/Mitten duo bring […]

Bleeding Cool's Purple-tastic Teaser For Umbral Book 2 Starting This Week

It's nearly here–the second arc of Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten's Image Series Umbral, arriving this comic book day to great anticipation titled "Killing the Sunrise". And because he's a lovely fellow, Antony Johnston has sent Bleeding Cool our very own teaser image that's all ours. It's swirly, and purple, and rather fantastic.  And here […]

5 Things About Umbral Issue # 4 – From Pirate Ships To Clever Rascal

By Alasdair Stuart Umbral doesn't just remain one of the best books on Image's massively impressive current roster, it keeps getting better. The latest issue is crammed full of ideas, neat visuals and hugely confident, involving fantasy. I loved every panel, but here the 5 things I was especially fond of. 1.     'Space is proper […]

Antony Johnston Shares His Own Writers Notes For Umbral #3 With Bleeding Cool

By Alasdair Stuart Here we are again, with the writer's notes for Umbral Issue # 3. I'm an absolute sucker for stuff like this as it's always interesting to see behind the curtain, especially for a book as meticulously planned as this one. Although in this case, of course, what's behind the curtain has very […]

5 Things About Umbral Issue #3- From Wrong Reactions to Mistwalkers

By Alasdair Stuart Image book Umbral has been impressive from the get go, but, as this issue shows, it's definitely starting to pick up the pace, and scale, of events. The third issue does some classic arc plotting stuff; answering questions, providing new questions and shifting the plot up a couple of gears. It's great […]

44Flood's First IDW Project Has A Bite – Libretto Volume1: Vampirism

According to 44Flood, "A libretto is a text used in an extended musical work like an opera or musical, usually distinct from the music", and they are taking this principle and applying it to an art anthology from gallery art work to comics panels, all based on quite a varied theme they handle broadly, allowing […]

Antony Johnston Shares His Own Writer's Notes for Umbral #2 With Bleeding Cool

By Alasdair Stuart Here we are again, with Antony Johnston's writer's notes for Umbral Issue #2 featuring new cast members, new locations and just the tiniest hint of magic. As ever, these were originally published on Antony's Tumblr and are reprinted here with his permission. Antony Johnston: WRITER'S NOTES: UMBRAL #2 If you missed the […]

Antony Johnston Shares His Own Writer's Notes for Umbral #1 With Bleeding Cool

By Alasdair Stuart Umbral is, in a year crammed full of insanely good Image comics, one of the very best. I'm really fond of it, as you may have noticed. It's a great book and writer Antony Johnston has been producing writer's notes for each issue. We're very happy to reproduce them here. Do please check […]

Five Thoughts About Umbral, A Dirty-Fingernailed Fantasy

By Alasdair Stuart: I really liked the first issue of Umbral. Antony Johnston, Christopher Mitten, John Rauch and Thomas Mauer's new fantasy series is brutal, dirty-fingernailed fantasy of a sort that doesn't get enough press. Following Rascal, a female thief who sees something horrific begin its invasion of her kingdom and her friends, the book […]

Live From The Comic Shop: Wraith, Umbral, Rocket Girl Expand Their Genres

I'm live at my local comic shop, Conquest Comics in New Jersey today and pondering the recent burgeoning of genre comics. Image and Dark Horse continue to roll out new titles along with some of their ongoing that are gaining a following, and noir and occult comics are still prominent from both, with IDW jumping […]