Comic Crypt: Do You Dare Take The CREEPING Challenge in Upcoming Graphic Novel!
Dark Horse Comics will release the upcoming graphic novel, CREEPING on store shelves on October 13, 2021. The newest online trend turns deadly in Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson’s newest graphic novel. Get more details below.
From The Press Release
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (March 5, 2021)—From writer Zack Keller (Cuphead Volume 1: Comic Capers & Curios, Death Head), with original story by Mike Richardson (Jia and the Nian Monster, The Mask), and art by Doug Wheatley (AVP: Thicker than Blood, Star Wars: Dark Times), Creeping takes you on a horrifying journey where fun and mischief take a shocking turn into the ultimate fight for survival.
“Creeping” is sweeping across social media—a dangerous online trend that dares participants to spend the night at a frightening location—from crumbling cemeteries to derelict morgues. As more people join in, the competition increases—who can outdo the latest scary destination? One group of thrill-seekers is determined to find the most terrifying place in the world—and an abandoned medieval fortress-turned-asylum fits the bill, but they soon realize they are in for more than they bargained for.
“I caught the end of a news clip about college kids staying overnight in an abandoned house and that got me thinking about a new story—a fad in which people sought out the scariest places to camp while live-streaming themselves. The fad, “creeping”, turns into a competition as each group seeks to outdo the last. What could be more frightening than an abandoned asylum avoided by locals for 100 years? Of course, this location has a secret…
I pitched it to Zack who had just written Death Head and we were off! Doug Wheatley’s interest in illustrating was a big plus for bringing the story to life and I’m so glad fans will see the horrors the team created.”—Mike Richardson
Creeping trade paperback will be in comic shops on October 13, 2021, and in book stores on October 26, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. Creeping retails for $19.99.
About Dark Horse Comics
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Under a new partnership with Vanguard Visionary Associates, Dark Horse is positioned to further expand its reach globally with publishing, products, and filmed entertainment. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, Wendy Pini, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books, including Stranger Things, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Dragon Age, James Cameron’s Avatar, Game of Thrones, Mass Effect, StarCraft, The Witcher, and Halo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
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