Now that all of the Mystery Society covers have been revealed for solicitation purposes, I wanted to show them all at once. The interiors Fiona has done are remarkable and these covers are some of my all-time favorites.
Mystery Society Retailer Incentive Cover for #1
Mystery Society #4
Mystery Society #5
And the exclusive cover for the Mystery Society Tour!
News, announcements and links from this years San Diego Comicon
I guess this is my SDCC report. I was at con from Thursday through Saturday. Since I've been on the road more often than not in the last couple months, the whole show was a blur, but I had a lot of fun. SDCC was as big and crowded as it's ever been but this year I kept my schedule thin so I could run around a bit and say hi to some folks. In the end I saw only a fraction of what and who I wanted, but SDCC is so huge now, I feel lucky I saw what I did.
First day I had only one panel. It was the Dark Horse Horror panel with Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, Scott Allie, Marc Andreyko and Shawna Gore. I was brain dead but very pleased to finally announce plans for 3 new Cal McDonald/Criminal Macabre projects.
CRIMINAL MACABRE movie news!: https://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/comic-con-2010-cal-mcdonald-adaptation-set-up-at-universal.php
First and foremost we finally announced CHRIS MITTEN as the new artist on Criminal Macabre. Chris is absolutely perfect for the job and I couldn't be more excited. Chris will work on several Cal projects including a new one-shot and then the launch of a new Criminal Macabre comic series. I can't give away any plot-points but I will finally write a major new chapter in Cal's life, and trust me when I say, NOTHING will be the same after this one.
Also announced was the CRIMINAL MACABRE/GOON crossover which will be written by myself and Eric Powell. We have some crazy shit up our sleeves so keep an eye out for that one! More news soon.
Shawna Gore also announced January as the street date for SUPERNATURAL FREAK MACHINE. I'm not saying anything else about it. :)
FEAR 3: Carpenter: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/carpenter-i-dont-buy-eberts-argument
After FEAR 3 I joined the cast and crew of 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, director and co-writer Ben Ketai. I have to say, Ben did an incredible job with the film. He had MUC less to work with than we did on the first, and he really made the best of it.
I had a chance to speak with Kiele Sanchez about her role as Stella. I was very impressed how much she had thought through the character. I was also surprised to hear that Kiele had been up for the role the first time around too, so she had real passion for Stella.
After a panel where we debuted the DARK DAYS trailer (people really dug it!) we signed some posters and then all had dinner.
Dark Days Trailer: https://media.dvd.ign.com/media/038/038890/vids_1.html
Saturday was a fun day. I only had two signings so I had a chance to hang out with Fiona Staples a bit and walk around after I did a signing at Dark Horse. The last thing I had to do was a MYSTERY SOCIETY signing at IDW.
I heard they mentioned X-Files/30 Days at the WildStorm panel. Woo. Wildstorm panel: https://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=27442
Hmmm. What else?
Oh yeah, Warner also announced they are putting out a SHOWCASE DVD which will include THE SPECTRE short I wrote. SDCC 10: DC Shorts Showcase featuring THE SPECTRE: https://dvd.ign.com/articles/110/1108410p1.html
I believe they also announced a project I am doing with Longbox Digital, but all I can say right now it it involves 13 brains, 13 robots and 13 hours.
More to come as I remember!
Some of you might remember SACRED HEARTS, a series I'm doing with NAT "Roomie" JONES. Here's an image of one of the final creature designs.
Kelley and I have been brewing a new creator-owned series for over a year now and IDW has announced the series.
NILES & JONES ARE ON THE “EDGE”
IDW Publishing is launching an all-new comics series, EDGE OF DOOM, which reunites 30 DAYS OF NIGHT’s Steve Niles and BATMAN & DRACULA’s Kelley Jones, who previously teamed up for BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT.
IDW reports that EDGE OF DOOM follows the story of a lonely, depressed man who is about to get his life shaken. As the man approaches his last moments of living, he discovers something that will perhaps shape his destiny: His garden contains a world of little demons that have picked him for their next sacrifice! Written by Niles, with artwork by Jones, EDGE OF DOOM #1 will be available on October 6.
EDGE OF DOOM is the first series that Kelley and I have created together and I have to say right off the bat that it IS NOT AN ANTHOLOGY. EOD is a 5 issue series. Each story is completely stand-alone BUT at the same time all the stories are connected and can be read in ANY order.
One way to describe this series is saying it's me and Kelley's Twilight Zone.
But it's not an anthology. :)
More news and images to follow!
The trailer for 30 Days of Night: Dark Days is all set to premiere at SDCC and the Internets are abuzz with news and info. The new "30 Days of Night: Dark Days" trailer will premiere during Comic-Con at a 7:30 PM (PST) panel on Friday in Room 7AB.
"Director Ben Ketai's 30 Days of Night: Dark Days is a worthy successor to the 2007 hit: it's dark, disturbing and nihilistic, and one hell of a ride." - Sean Decker, Dreadcentral.com
Check out more press and news about Dark Days and SDCC...
Thursday July 22
3:00-4:00 Room 9 Dark Horse Horror Panel:
Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Eric Powell join Dark Horse editors Scott Allie and Shawna Gore for this behind-the-screams discussion.
Friday July 23
1:15PM – 2:15PM Singing FEAR 3 posters- Warner Brothers Booth
5:00-6:00 – Signing for DARK DAYS -Sony Booth
6:30-7:30 – RAW panel Rm 4 – Come see Tom Jane, Tim Bradstreet and me attempt to make sense as we discuss BAD PLANET.
7:30-8:30 – Dark Days PANEL in 7A
Saturday July 24
Meet- IDW booth, #2643.
12:00 - 1:00 Signing CRIMINAL MACABRE and FREAKS OF THE HEARTLAND Dark Horse booth – Might have some news about CM too.
2:30-3:30 From Words to Pictures Panel Room 5AB
4:00-5:00 with Fiona Staples signing MYSTERY SOCIETY stuff- IDW booth, #2643.