1: Is this a continuation of the story in 'Rob Zombie's Halloween'?
A: No. These comics continue the original series of films that began
with John Carpenter's classic 1978
film 'Halloween', acknowledged as one
of horror cinema's genuine masterpieces. 2008 marks the 30th
of the film, and we are proud to be part of the official celebration.
2: Do I need to have seen the films to understand these comics?
A: No. While there will be reference points to the films, the stories
will all contain the relevant information
so that you will be able to
completely understand the comic books even if you have never seen a
movie before. In addition, we will be posting a 'Beginner's
Guide To Halloween' very shortly.
3: What continuity do these comic books fall into?
A: Those who know the films will know that there are three continuities
within the original series. 'Halloween III'
was a standalone story, not
related to the other films, and parts 4, 5 and 6 were written out of
continuity by the
seventh film, 'Halloween: H20'. Our comics are set
within the universe begun by the original two films and continuedinto
'Halloween: H20' onwards.
4: Are these comics ongoing, or a limited series?
A: With the success of “Halloween: Nightdance”, more stories are indeed
on their way. The next book coming out
will be “Halloween: 30th
Anniversary Special”, and as before, how the success of this determines
what will come
later. If you like what you’ve been reading, please
spread the word.
5: Which characters from the films will appear in the comic books?
A: While Michael Myers was the only returning character in “Halloween: Nightdance”,
the 30th Anniversary Special
will see the return of Laurie Strode, and Dr. Sam Loomis.
6: When are these comics books available?
A: The 30th Anniversary Special will be released in August with a variety of covers for
you to choose from.
All of them showcasing incredible interpretations from artists such
as Tom Mandrake , Brett Weldele, Tim Seeley,
and Jeff Zornow. August will also see
the release of the “Halloween:Nightdance” trade paperback.
7: Where can I get these comic books?
A: You can purchase these comic books from all good comic stores. To find the nearest
comic store to yourself,
use the following link - you simply enter in your zip or postal code
and it will bring up your nearest stock list. In addition,
most comic shops will allow you to
reserve your copy in advance so you do not miss out, and there are many online
which will ship directly to you.
8: Who is publishing these books?
A: Devil's Due Publishing will be releasing the Halloween Comics (link). Devil's
Due has a well-established history
with a successful handling of licensed properties,
including the extremely popular 'G.I. Joe' line of books.
Visit their website and add
their myspace at the following links:
http://devilsdue.net/ and http://www.myspace.com/devilsdue
9: Are Trancas International Films (producers of the 'Halloween' series)
involved in these books?
A: Yes. The storylines are developed with Trancas International Films participation and
with direct involvement
from the series producer, Malek Akkad.
10: I purchased the DVD 'Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror' and inside that was the comic book 'Halloween:
Autopsis'. At the end of the comic, was an
advertisement for a story called 'Sam' - did I miss it?
A: No, ‘Sam’ will be released in June of 2008, and it is not a comic book but rather an
illustrated short story.
It will feature the creative team of Stefan Hutchinson (writer)
and Marcus Smith (illustrations) who worked
together previously on “Halloween: Autopsis”. It will be released as a free download on
continuing the 30th birthday celebration of “Halloween”.
11: Who is working on these books?
A: The 30th Anniversary Special is written by Stefan Hutchinson (writer, director,
and producer of the
documentary “Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror, and writer of
previous comic books “Halloween: Autopsis”,
Halloween: One Good Scare”, and
“Halloween:Nightdance”). It features five short stories inspired by
themes or events from the original film, and is beautifully illustrated by Daniel Zezelj, Jim Daly,
Tim Seeley, Jeff Zornow, and Brett Weldele.
12: What will be on the website, and when will it open?
A: On www.halloweencomics.com you will find lots of original content pertaining
to both the comic books,
and the films. Stay tuned for updates and join the newsletter
to be notified when they happen.