Thursday, February 13, 2014

Clive Barker's 'Nightbreed' to Become a Comic

Cover by Riley Rossmo courtesy MV Comics
After a fair bit of speculation, Clive Barker has revealed on his Facebook page that his underground classic, "Nightbreed" will be made into a comic series. In an exclusive with Multiversity Comics, Piotr Kowalski and Marc Andreyko discuss their upcoming adaptation.

The pair have teamed up to breathe new life into the underrated story of Midian and the monsters that reside within. According to the synopsis, "The Nightbreed is a secret society of monsters and misfits that hide away from humans, but have been a part of this world since time immemorial. Explore both the past and the present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as they fight to coexist with mankind."

Nightbreed panel by Piotr Kowalski courtesy MV Comics
What if you've never watched the film or read the novella "Cabal," on which it's based? Fear not. Andreyko reveals that "I’m writing the book to be both fully accessible to new readers and hit the spot for long-time fans of the property. The pitch: Monsters are real and they live in our world. Some in plain sight, others find refuge in the ancient city of Midian. “Nightbreed” will chronicle tales—past and present—of these creatures and how they survive in a world that hates, fears, and wants to destroy them. From ancient Greece to colonial America to the world of today, there be monsters here."

Kowalski provides some of the panel art in addition to cover art for the first issue, and will be joined in the future by artists such as Mike Mignola, Riley Rossmo and Christopher Mitten. The first issue is 32 pages of fully colored, nightmarish beauty and will available for $3.99 in May. For more information, check out the full interview over at Multiversity Comics!

-Nowal Massari