I never had high hopes for Wildstorm’s horror titles based on New Line Cinema movies. DC has announced A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre will change from monthly titles to a series of specials and miniseries.
In a prepared statement, VP- General Manger for Wildstorm Hank Kanalz said, “This new approach to these franchises should provide retailers with more opportunities to introduce them to new readers.”
The first of the specials will be TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: CUT!, coming in June. Written by Will Pfeifer, with art by Stefano Raffaele and a cover by Darick Robertson, CUT! takes place thirty years after the gruesome events of the infamous “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” as film school grads come to Travis County to document the Hewitt clan. But has the terror really ended? Has Leatherface really faded into urban myth? TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: CUT! will be solicited in the April Previews.
Also in June, the eighth and final issue of the ongoing A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series will arrive in stores. WildStorm will continue publishing A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, starting with a six-part mini-series scheduled for later this year.
FRIDAY THE 13TH comes to an end as an ongoing series with issue #6 (MAR070260), scheduled to arrive in stores on May 9. WildStorm will continue publishing FRIDAY THE 13TH, starting with a two-part Special, “Pamela’s Tale” scheduled to begin in July.
via DC Comics