I’ve been unabashedly gushing over about how great I think Michael Dougherty‘s upcoming Krampus is going to be ever since Legendary announced that the film was in the works. The director won me over completely with his Halloween horror anthology, Trick ‘r Treat, so I’m excited to see what he does with the Krampus myth.
Now, Dougherty is getting us ready for the film with a prequel graphic novel he wrote, Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas, out on November 24, 2015 from Legendary Comics.
Check out the cover for the comic, along with two interior pages, here below.
Legendary Comics has announced a collection of new comics, including a trio based on existing or upcoming movie franchises.
First up is a graphic novel based on director Michael Dougherty‘s cult classic Halloween anthology Trick ‘r Treat, which will hold over fans of the movie until the much-anticipated sequel arrives. There’s also a graphic novel based on Dougherty’s next movie, the Christmas-themed horror flickKrampus.
Next is Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift, the follow-up to the graphic novel based on Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim titled Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero, that del Toro promised last June when Pacific Rim 2 was announced. Also announced is new comics Black Bag and Cops for Criminals.
You can read more on all of these comics and see artwork below.
Annihilator #1 from Legendary Comics is one of those rare books in the last few years written by Grant Morrison that is not set in the DC Universe. There have been a few series from him, but by and large, if you’ve wanted to read something by Morrison, it has involved DC characters.
Annihilator gives Morrison a chance to step out and work on something of his own. It also gives Morrison the chance to work with a frequent collaborator, Frazer Irving, which has led to some great comic books in the past.
If you’ve ever read anything by Grant Morrison before you know that his comics can be the very definition of high concept, which is very much the case with his new series from Legendary Comics, Annihilator.
In the six issue mini-series drawn by Frazer Irving, Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is down on his luck until he is recruited by one of his fictional creations to help save the universe from imploding. It’s as close to your standard Grant Morrison plot as you can get. Combine Morrison’s writing with Irving’s art and you get a hell of a package.
If you want a little more info on this series, you can watch a clip of Morrison talking about the series’ origin as well as giving a good explanation of the plot below.
We’re not too far off from the release of Godzilla starring Byran Cranston and Aaron Johnson, and to go along with the film Legendary Comics is releasingGodzilla: Awakening, an 80-page graphic novel that details the origins of the classic monster. Today, we get a look at the cover for the book, drawn by Arthur Adams.
Godzilla: Awakening is co-written by Max Borenstein, who is also the screenwriter for the movie, and Greg Borenstein. This is not the first time Adams has drawn Godzilla, having drawn the monster a number of times in the ’90s.