We finally found out what the Cullen Bunn (and a ton of artists) project is about – kinda.
Marvel released this teaser image earlier this morning. Monsters Unleashed will be written by Bunn, with art by Adam Kubert, Greg Land, Salvador Larroca, Steve McNiven, and Leinil Yu. We don’t know much about the project, however, way back in 1973, Monsters Unleashed was Curtis Magazines (Marvel imprint) horror anthology series.
The title was an attempt by Marvel to compete with Warren Publishing‘s successful monster magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland (FMOF), but with the addition of comics. Simultaneously they were publishing Monsters of the Movies, which also emulated FMOF but did not include comics — only articles and photo features.
Monsters Unleashed featured Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night, and Frankenstein’s monster.
With the success of Afterlife with Archie at Archie Comics, Vampirella holding strong at Dynamite, and whatever Action Lab Comics: Danger Zone is doing, the horror genre may be making a big comeback in 2017. And with all of the artist’s attached, it looks like the 2017 Monsters Unleashed could be an anthology as well.