BOOM! Studios to Relaunch Hellraiser … in Comic Book Form

helldarkGood news for all us HELLRAISER fans. We’ve been hitting some hard times lately with the film series (ain’t that putting it mildly!!). But good news is coming. In February 2013 BOOM! Studios will relaunch the HELLRAISER comics franchise with HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH, an all-new ongoing monthly series co-written by creator Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert and illustrated by newcomer Tom Garcia. Check out the press release:

As promised, Clive Barker did not only return to the Hellraiser universe, he re-imagined it! Nothing is as simple as it seems – the old ways have been destroyed, and a dangerous new world lies in its wake. Where are Elliott Spencer and Kirsty Cotton? Who will rule and who will serve? Rising star Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor, Hellraiser: The Road Below) joins forces with the legendary Clive Barker, with art by Tom Garcia (Hellraiser), to begin this amazing new chapter in the history of one of horror’s greatest franchises.

“I grew up with Hellraiser and Clive’s novels so it’s a huge, surreal honor to be collaborating with him on The Dark Watch. Under Clive’s direction, the Hellraiser ongoing series has gone in some radically different directions over the last two years. I’m really excited for what’s next — and even more excited that I get to be involved!” said Seifert.

Hellraiser: The Dark Watch #1 ships in February with main covers by Tim Bradstreet (28 Days Later, Star Trek) and Nick Percival (Hellraiser, 2000 AD) as well as incentive covers by Frazer Irving (Higher Earth, Batman Incorporated) and Bradstreet. The first issue is a 32-page, full-color issue that retails for $3.99.

This is the kind of news that excites me!!

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2 Responses to BOOM! Studios to Relaunch Hellraiser … in Comic Book Form

  1. filmhipster says:

    Sweet, I love Barker. Went through a period there were I couldn’t read anything but his work. Weaveworld was so good.

    • Totally agree, FilmHipster!! I still go through Barker Periods where I find myself re-reading his books. I re-visit WEAVEWORLD & IMAJICA about once every 2-3 years. Amazing books!!