There’s no filmmaker on this planet more synonymous with Halloween than John Carpenter, who of course made the iconic slasher film Halloween back in 1978. If it wasn’t for Carpenter, Michael Myers simply would not exist, and that’s a world I can’t imagine ever living in.
Per Comic Bastards, Carpenter will return to the world of Halloween this coming October, courtesy of the horror comic anthology John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight. The graphic novel, from Storm King Comics, was put together by Carpenter himself, and features stories from top horror writers.
Described as “the ultimate graphic novel anthology of tales to warm your toes by on a dark and stormy night in October,” Tales for a HalloweeNight is a 100+ page full color book that brings together storytellers from the world of movies, novels and comics, telling tales of graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers and ghosts.
“This project kept growing and growing. The more word spread about the project through the creative community the more talent wanted to be involved. It’s one of those books that you pick up because it’s going to be fun and when you put it down, it’s because you need to turn all the lights in the house on,” explained Storm King Comics head Sandy King.
The epic line up of artists and writers includes John Carpenter (Prince of Darkness, The Thing), Steven Hoveke (Thor, Steamworld Chronicles), Sandy King (John Carpenter’s Asylum, Vampires, They Live), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre), James Ninness (Insanity, AZ, Chronicles of a Full Time Father), Trent Olsen (John Carpenter’s Asylum), David Schow (The Crow, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Tim Bradstreet (Punisher, Hellblazer), Buzz (Wolverine, Dr. Strange) Federico DeLuca (Dorian Gray, John Saul’s The God Project), Leonardo Manco (John Carpenter’s Asylum, Hellblazer), Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, The Boys), Tone Rodriguez (John Carpenter’s Snake Plissken Chronicles, Uncanny Xmen 100 Project) and more.
Though Tales for a HalloweeNight isn’t due out until Halloween, fans can get a sneak peek Saturday, October 17th at 2pm at Barnes and Noble at The Grove: 189 Grove Drive K30, Los Angeles, CA 90036. John Carpenter will be on hand at the event, signing advanced copies.