Comic Crypt: CRIMINAL MACABRE Is Back and Bloodier Than Ever!

Dark Horse Comics and Steve Niles have announced they will bring back the fan-favorite horror series, Criminal Macabre with an all-new story, CRIMINAL MACABRE: SPIRIT OF THE DEMON. From a story by Cal McDonald and illustrations by Syzmon Kudranski, look for the new graphic novel to be released on July 6, 2022. You can get more details right here!

From The Press Release

Dark Horse Comics and Steve Niles are teaming up again for more Criminal Macabre! Criminal Macabre: Spirit of the Demon is an all new original Cal McDonald story told as a self-contained hardcover graphic novel illustrated by Syzmon Kudranski (Spawn, The Punisher).      

Supernatural detective Cal McDonald, is ripped again from his self-imposed retirement to resume his monster-killing career after hunting down a serial-killing priest with a blood-draining knife on a trail leading him directly to the gates of Hell!

“For this graphic novel I’ve taken a slightly, more serious approach to Cal McDonald,” Steve Niles says about Spirit of the Demon. “It’s a much moodier piece and the art by Szymon is dark. It’s about falling into Hell so it fits well.”

Criminal Macabre: Spirit of the Demon hardcover will be in comic shops July 6, 2022. It is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstoreCriminal Macabre: Spirit of the Demon will retail for $19.99 and will contain an introduction from horror icon John Carpenter!

Praise for Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out:

“The Big Bleed out is a great new addition to the Cal McDonald legacy. It pays homage to great characters of the old noir days like Humphrey Bogart while telling a fresh new tale.”–AIPT

“Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out is a classic horror noir tale on the mean streets of LA executed to perfection.”–The Brazen Bull

“Even if you haven’t made your way into the world of Criminal Macabre before, this seems to be a genuinely good place to start.”–Comicbook.com

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.

About Michael Juvinall (5958 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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