Science fiction movies have often found a home in comics, and now the medium has two new house guests.
The public domain Night of the Living Dead is being re-animated as not just one but three new series from Take-Two Interactive's newly launched comics imprint Double Take. The three series -- Rise, Z-Men and Home -- are being published under the banner name of Ultimate Night of the Living Dead.
That's no coincidence, as Take-Two Interactive general manager Bill Jemas was co-founder of Marvel's popular Ultimate line.
Pacific Rim Comes Back To Comics
Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift is a new comic series debuting in November from the comics imprint of the film company which produced the movie, Legendary. Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift is being done as a four-issue series by writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and artist Marcos Marz based on a story by the original movie's screenwriter Travis Beacham.
This will be a follow-up to the previously published Pacific Rim comics prequel by Legendary.
Legendary Does More Original Comics
In addition to Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift, Legendary also announced two original series: Black Flag by Chris Roberson and JB Bastos, and Cops For Criminals by Steven Grant and Pete Woods.
Black Flag is advertised as a "suburban housewife with a criminal past and a thirst for adrenaline is about to get a top-secret side job: carrying out the government’s most dangerous missions." The series star, Renear, is Legendary Comics' first female action star. Black Flag is scheduled as a six-issue series.
TRICK R' TREAT Creator Returns with Comics Sequel & New KRAMPUS OGN
Before the sequel to Michael Dougherty's cult-classic Trick 'R Treat hits the big screen, it's set to receive a follow-up in the form of an original graphic novel this October. Following hot on its heels will come an OGN based on Dougherty's new film, Krampus.
"I've been having way too much fun working with Legendary and the rest of my team bringing the ancient legend of Krampus to the big screen, and I look forward to expanding the film's dark Christmas mythology onto the comic page. And hopefully the fans who've been patiently waiting for Trick 'R Treat 2 will enjoy this deeper peek into Sam's world until he finally rises from the pumpkin patch once more. Happy Holidays," said Dougherty.
Trick 'R Treat is written by Marc Andreyko with art by Fiona Staples, Zid, Stuart Sayger, and Stephen Byrne. It's set for an October release.
Krampus will follow in November, written by Brandon Seifert, with art by Michael Montenat, Stuart Sayger, Maan House, and Christian DiBari.