The Locke & Key series from IDW Publishing, Joe Hill, and Gabriel Rodriguez is one of the best comic tales to emerge from the industry in the last decade. When the series ended two years ago, we were a bit sad that the masterfully crafted adventure had come to an end. But there is good news this morning as IDW Publishing announced Hill and Rodriguez are teaming for a new horror series!
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are tackling Tale from the Darkside, based on the television series of the same name.
Tales from the Darkside was an American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it debuted in 1983. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, Tales from the Crypt, and Monsters. Each episode was an individual short story that often ended with a plot twist. The series’ episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes.
Tales from the Darkside will be a four-issue mini-series reimagines the series, but has the scope of Locke & Key.
“This is the show that could’ve been,” says Hill. “The original Tales from the Darkside was a fun, bleak little spin on the Twilight Zone style anthology. My idea is to give readers a little more. Every story is meant to stand alone, but gradually, you will come to see how they all connect, to tell a single larger story.”
Are you ready for this series? We only have to wait until June 2016 for Tales from the Darkside to arrive, and I’m already counting the days.