Tuesday, November 14, 2023

‘Wolverton Station’ – Joe Hill Turning His Short Story into an Official ‘Creepshow’ Comic Book!

Skybound has announced Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station this week, an all-new one shot of the smash-hit, Eisner Award nominated comic book anthology based on Greg Nicotero’s Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment. Season 4 of the hit Shudder TV series of the same name is out now on AMC and AMC+.

Brian Witten is overseeing on behalf of Nicotero’s Monster Agency Productions.

“Joe Hill continues to astound me!” said Greg Nicotero. “From Horns to Fireman and now this latest story, he’s created fantastic scenarios and places his beautifully crafted characters smack in the middle of them! I love everything he writes and am honored to continue our fruitful collaboration.”

In this feature-length issue, Creepshow alum and New York Times Bestseller Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box, Locke & Key) is joined by Jason Ciaramella (C is for Cthulu) and Michael Walsh (The Silver Coin) to adapt his acclaimed short story in an expanded format with new twists and turns…including a special appearance by The Creep! They tell the terrifying tale of a businessman whose commute is about to get a lot hairier when his train makes an unexpected stop at “Wolverton Station”!

The one shot will arrive in comic book shops on March 27, 2024.

“I’m always glad to renew my acquaintance with The Creep and reconnect with the gleeful gross-outs that are the hallmark of Creepshow in all its manifestations, from film to TV to comics,” said Joe Hill. “I wrote ‘Wolverton Station’ over a decade ago, working longhand while I traveled the UK by train for a book tour, and right from the start I knew I was writing a Creepshow kind of thing. It’s the story of a cut-throat dealmaker, someone who thinks of himself as quite a wolf, running afoul of creatures whose fangs are in no way metaphorical. At its dark heart, it’s a fairy tale — not one of the modern fairy tales, the sort safely sanitized by Disney for mass consumption, but the older kind of fable, the sort with teeth. That kind of story is The Creep’s stock-and-trade and so it feels exactly right that the story should be adapted for Creepshow‘s pestilent pages.”

“If I had to pick a favorite genre, the mashup of horror and comedy (Is there a name for this? Horromedy? Comorror?) would almost certainly be at the top of my list. So, obviously, Creepshow has been something I’ve loved for basically my entire life,” said Jason Ciaramella. “Wolverton Station marks my third contribution to the Creepshow legacy, and my second with both Joe and Michael.”

“I’ve been a fan of Joe and Jason’s work for a long time, so to say I was excited to collaborate would be an understatement,” said Michael Walsh. “Drawing a terrifying tale tinged with black comedy is right up my alley, and getting to work with editor Alex Antone again has been a dream. I can’t wait for all the horror fans out there to get a bloody taste of what we’ve been brewing up.”

In addition to the main cover by Michael Walsh, Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station comes with an incredible lineup of variant covers, including an open to order cover by Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key) and a 1:10 incentive cover by powerhouse illustrator Maria Wolf.

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