Sunday, January 29, 2023

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 50th Anniversary Graphic Anthology

My contributor copy of Kolchak: The Night Stalker 50th Anniversary Graphic Anthology from Moonstone Books is in the house. This one features my original Kolchak tale, “Up From the Underground.” This really is one helluva beautiful volume!

Edited by James Aquilone, with tales by David Avallone, Jonathan Maberry, Peter David, R.C. Matheson, Kim Newman, Tim Waggoner, Steve Niles, Rodney Barnes, Gabriel Hardman, James Aquilone, Nancy A. Collins, James Chambers, Nancy Holder & Alan Philipson, David Boop, Bobby Nash, Will McDermott, John Jennings, Owl Goingback, Leverett Butts, Lisa Morton; art by Zac Atkinson, Julius Ohta, Marco Finnegan, J.K. Woodward, Paul McCaffrey, Clara Meath, Szymon Kudranski, Jonathan Marks Barravecchia, Colton Worley, and more.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV series (or, as it was originally known, simply The Night Stalker) — as well as the two original TV movies, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler, back in the early 1970s, were among those TV productions that made a powerful and lasting impression on me, and so contributing to this volume felt right, to put it mildly. The book has made it onto the preliminary ballot for the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel, and it would be awesome to see it go all the way to the top. If you have ever been a fan of Carl Kolchak’s exploits, this is the volume for you.

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