It’s only a few days until Halloween … tomorrow night, in fact! I just returned from a horror-themed convention named Spooky Empire, held in the Orlando area. All this made me think about the role of horror in the comics industry. I have to say … it’s a pretty big one!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – Free Comic Book Day is one of the most creative and successful ways to attract new readers/customers into local comics shops ever conceived. Well, following on the heels of that success is Halloween ComicFest, which hasn’t quite caught on with the same vigor. However, I think it’s time to make this event another great one when it comes to spreading the word about our love for comics!
Archie Comics horror comics are adding a new ongoing series to the lineup with Jughead: The Hunger starting in October.
BOO! Richard Corben and Dark Horse are teaming for new horror anthology.
This week in Episode 243, I had a great time talking with comics scribe Eric Palicki, who created Orphans Volume One, Red Angel Dragnet Volume One and Fake Empire, all with various artists and now available in graphic novel format.