A legion of horror icons are on board for a one-shot Scary show comic series.
Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella and Michael Walsh are all working on it Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station. Based on the prolific horror author’s short story of the same name, “One-Shot Coming” is an extended version of a woman’s commute that takes a horrific turn. The story features thrills, goosebumps and even an appearance from the terrifying Creep, making the story a fast track into a world of terror.
- Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station CVR A by Michael Walsh
- Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station CVR B by Gabriel Rodriguez
- Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station CVR C by Maria Wolf
Hill expressed his excitement about the one-shot. The author stated: “I always look forward to renewing my acquaintance with The Creep and reconnecting with the cheerful feelings of disgust that are the hallmark of Creepshow in all its manifestations, from film to television to comics.” He continued his story: “I wrote ‘Wolverton Station’ over a decade ago, working by hand while traveling by train around the UK for a book tour, and from the start I knew I was something of a creepshow write. This is it,” the story of a murderous dealmaker, someone who believes himself to be a real wolf, who comes into conflict with creatures whose fangs are far from metaphorical. At its dark core it is a fairy tale – not one of the modern fairy tales. The kind that was safely purified by Disney for mass consumption, but the older kind of fable, the kind with teeth. This type of story is the standard work of The Creep and so it feels just right that the story should be adapted for the pestilent pages of Creepshow.”
Scary show began in 1982 as a film by Dawn of the Dead Directed by George Romero and also written by legendary horror author Stephen King (who is also Hill’s father). Before there were any sequels, it was also adapted into a graphic novel by publisher Plume in 1982. More recently, Shudder’s horror anthology series was adapted into a streaming TV series directed by Greg Nicotero. The Scary show The TV series currently includes up to 23 episodes and 2 specials spread over 4 seasons. There were also two spin-off books, Creepshow: The Taker And Creepshow: The Cursed.
In the field of comics, Hill is best known for creations such as Locke & Key for IDW Publishing and the Hill House Comics imprint of horror books at DC Comics. Ciaramella continued working C is for Cthulhu, an engaging children’s book that explains the works of HP Lovecraft in a hilarious and charming way. Michael Walsha also has extensive experience in the comics industry, including working on others Scary show Comic books and covers for mainstream titles like Marvel’s Ghost driver. Others who worked on it Scary show Titles include creators such as Becky Cloonan and Garth Ennis.
Walsh also pointed out that this isn’t the only project these creators have worked on together. He said: “Wolverton Station is my third contribution to the Creepshow legacy and my second with Joe and Michael. He collaborated with Joe on a Tom Savini-directed episode of Creepshow for Shudder called “By the Silver Water of Lake.” Champlain.’ For Michael, although he didn’t know it at the time, it was a special Creepshow-themed card set for Magic: The Gathering, produced by Wizards of the Coast.
Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station will be released on March 27, 2024.