BOOM! has put out Hellraiser comics since at least 2003. They’ve decided once again to relaunch the series this time calling it “re-imagined” by Barker. I’ve never really gotten into the Hellraiser universe but now I may have to give them another shot. Brandon Seifert of Witch Doctor will be penning the new series along with Clive Barker! I don’t know much about Tom Garcia’s work though, so I guess I’ll have to wait and see… Here’s BOOM! Studios press release with some cover art…
BOOM! STUDIOS RELAUNCHES HELLRAISER WITH NEW ONGOING “THE DARK WATCH”
November 29, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – This February, BOOM! Studios will relaunch the HELLRAISER franchise with HELLRAISER: THE DARK WATCH, an all-new ongoing monthly series. The relaunch of this incredibly popular series will be co-written by creator Clive Barker and Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR, HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW) and illustrated by newcomer Tom Garcia (HELLRAISER).
NEW ONGOING SERIES! THE NEW ERA OF HELLRAISER BEGINS! 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 joins forces with the legendary Clive Barker, with art by Tom Garcia, 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 Brandon 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 and is available for order under Diamond Code DEC120913.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s HYPERNATURALS, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, and Sam Humphreys’ HIGHER EARTH. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, and 20th Century Fox’ ICE AGE. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER, and just released SPACE DUCKS, the first comic book from indie musician legend Daniel Johnston.
What do you think? Already a fan? Willing to give it a try with the new writer? Let me know…