Something has moved in with Devil’s Due Publishing, Inc., and that something is terror! The ink is dry on a licensing agreement between Devil’s Due and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, sealing the deal to resurrect horror icon Chucky and bring the killer doll to comic books.
The 1988 feature film Child’s Play garnered an immense cult following, spawned many sequels, and now becomes a terrifying new comic book. Wounded by police, “Lakeshore Strangler” Charles Lee Ray stumbled into a toy store. Just before his death, the serial killer used voodoo to transfer his soul into a Play Pals “Good Guy” doll. When the doll was brought home as a child’s birthday gift, horror ensued, and hasn’t stopped since.
“In light of a popular resurgence of both horror movies and, more recently, horror comics, we thought fans might be ready for more Chucky,” says DDP President Joshua Blaylock. “Devil’s Due’s infatuation with the horror genre isn’t a new one; the breakout cult success of Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash sparked more than enough interest to follow up with horror/occult themed Lost Squad, Black Harvest, and Nightwolf, as well as a brief revival of the dormant Chaos Comics ghouls. We’re excited as can be to bring Chucky to comics. Coming up with ideas for the character is ‘child’s play’.”
Look for more information in the coming months, as well as the advent of a new series in early 2007… This winter, you’ll wish it were only make believe.