HorrorHound Ltd. has announced the first in a planned series of collector-based hardbound books with Halftone Horrors: The History of Horror Movie Comic Books. This "exhaustive tome to the history of cinematic adaptations" will be HorrorHound Publishing’s first fully realized book release in the company’s 15-year history.
"In true HorrorHound fashion, the end-result will be the most immersive and comprehensive guide ever published on the subject," the press release details.
In preparation for Halftone Horrors’ release, HorrorHound has launched a special Kickstarter campaign to help aid in the production costs, promotion, and presales for this exciting project.
"Halftone Horrors: The History of Horror Movie Comic Books will be a 240-page full-color hardbound book telling the history of officially licensed comic book adaptations of every hit, cult, and obscure horror movie to receive attention within the comic book industry. This comprehensive book includes companies from the early days of this publishing industry – like Dell, Gold Key, and Charlton Comics Group – to the indie boom of the 1990s (Adventure Comics, Epic, Innovation) – and ending on the modern-day comic giants (Dynamite Entertainment, Boom!, IDW Publishing). The guide covers everything from Nosferatu, Frankenstein, and Night of the Living Dead to A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser, and Army of Darkness."
"Halftone Horrors will also dig deep to uncover comics most horror fans may not have known to exist (Freaks, Love at First Bite, Burial of the Rats, Duel, White Zombie). The book will include a visual guide to the medium by presenting a history and guide for every issue published – including variants, one-shots, promotional comics, ashcans, and more."
The book will retail for $35 (plus shipping) and includes a wide assortment of add-on items to bolster campaign funds and provide HorrorHound, and horror comics fans, some fun incentives for helping fund this project, including stickers, pins, T-shirts, digital copies of the book – plus other add-ons like a subscription to HorrorHound Magazine or distribution partnership opportunities retailers (buying larger volumes of books at wholesale costs).
Beyond incentives, several fun stretch goals will also be offered if and as they reach additional financial goals – to encourage fans to continue sharing the campaign’s link and word. As if all the incentives and pledge level details weren’t enough – the official Kickstarter for Halftone Horrors will also include a HUGE new product that HorrorHound fans have been begging for – the first official comic book release of HorrorHound Publishing!
This long-demanded comic will star the HorrorHound mascot character that has adorned thousands of T-shirts (and even received his own action figure). The one-shot comic will be based on story elements created by Jeff Rebner, Aaron Crowell, Jeremy Sheldon, and Nathan Hanneman. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase limited-edition covers, sketch covers, and even a chance to be drawn into the comic itself.