LOS ANGELES 09/07/2023 — Today Skybound announced the Creepshow Holiday Special #1. The all-new one shot from the hugely popular comic book anthology based on Greg Nicotero’s hit Shudder TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment will hit comic book stores December 6, 2023.
We proudly present a holiday special of petrifying proportions—Creepshow is here to put fear in your cheer!
First, you’ve heard of Santa, you’ve heard of Krampus, but have you ever heard of “The Christmas Man”? Witness the birth of a new horrifying holiday classic from Daniel “Don’t Call Me Santa” Kraus (The Shape of Water, Shudder’s Creepshow) and jolly Jonathan Wayshak (Skin Crawl, Ferryman)! Then, jingling James Asmus (Survival Street, Rick & Morty) and lively Letizia Cadonici (House of Slaughter) deliver a cautionary tale about stealing the wrong parcel in “Package Thief.”
In addition to the main cover by Guillem March, Creepshow Holiday Special #1 comes with an impressive lineup of variant covers, including a cover by Jonathan Wayshak and a 1:10 incentive cover by Jorge Corona.
Elsewhere in Creepshow lineups, Volume 2’s all-star creative roster includes Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys), Becky Cloonan (Wonder Woman), Phil Hester (Gotham City: Year One), Michael Wash (The Silver Coin), Dan Watters (Homesick Pilots, Arkham City), Abigail Larson (Sandman Universe: The Dreaming), Zoe Thorogood (It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth), Joel Farrelly (Tell Me a Story), Goran Sudžuka (Ghosted, Year Zero), Nick Dragotta (East of West), Alisa Kwitney (Mystik U), Saladin Ahmed (Dragon, Miles Morales: Spider-Man), Joe Quinones (Batman ‘89), Tim Daniel & DB Andry (End After End), Matthew Roberts (Manifest Destiny), and many others to be announced.
Brian Witten is overseeing on behalf of Nicotero’s Monster Agency Productions.
The Creepshow comic miniseries deal was brokered by Striker Entertainment.
The 2023 Eisner Award-nominated Creepshow Volume 1, which collects the first five issues of the anthology, is now available everywhere books are sold (Diamond Code JAN230084, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2480-0 | SRP: $14.99). The first-class creative roster includes Chris Burnham (Die! Die! Die!), Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series), John McCrea (Hitman), David & Maria Lapham (Stray Bullets), Erica Henderson (Assassin Nation, Dracula, Motherf**ker), and Francesco Francavilla (Night of the Ghoul, Detective Comics) and L Marlow Francavilla, and more!
Creepshow Holiday Special #1 (SRP $3.99) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
The full list of covers is below:
- Creepshow Holiday Special #1 CVR A by Guillem March (Lunar Code 1023IM268)
- Creepshow Holiday Special #1 CVR B by Jonathan Wayshak (Lunar Code 1023IM269)
- Creepshow Holiday Special #1 CVR C (1:10 COPY INCV) by Jorge Corona (Lunar Code 1023IM270)
ABOUT GREG NICOTERO
Greg Nicotero is an executive producer, director, and special effects makeup supervisor who co-founded The KNB EFX Group, Inc., the longest running make up effects house in Hollywood. Since 1988, Nicotero and his team have worked on nearly 1000 film and television programs including Reservoir Dogs, The Green Mile, Suicide Squad, The Mist, Scream, and Sin City to the most recent Werewolf by Night, Candy and Watchmen. In 2010, he was asked by Frank Darabont to design zombies for the AMC series The Walking Dead and went on to become the producing director on the hit show. To date, he has directed 33 episodes of the series. His work on The Pacific, Dune, The Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad has garnered him nearly a dozen Emmy nominations and four wins. As the zombie epic enters its last season, Nicotero, fresh off directing the series finale, sets his sights on his critically acclaimed series Creepshow, an anthology comprised of twelve terrifying tales per season inspired by the original 1982 film of the same name. He serves as the executive producer, showrunner and frequent director throughout the Creepshow series. Season four is scheduled to premiere October 13, 2023 on Shudder and AMC+.
Founded in 2011 by partners Stan Spry, Eric Woods and Jeff Holland, Cartel is a feature film and television production, distribution, financing and management company representing top-tier show runners, show creators, writers, directors, producers and production companies in film, TV and new media. Cartel has also produced more than 150 movie and television productions since inception, including the hit series Creepshow for Shudder, the animated series Twelve Forever for Netflix, and Syfy series Day of the Dead. Cartel previously produced the series Ties That Bind for Up TV, and A Place in the Sun for Discovery as well as several recent feature films, including Christmas With the Campbells, Monsters of California, Switched for Christmas, Jeepers Creepers 3, Christmas Connection, Love at the Shore, Sun Sand and Romance, Love at First Glance, and Wrong Nanny, to name a few. In 2013, Cartel purchased and renovated Tamarind Lithography Studios, which is their Los Angeles headquarters, as well as a full-service production and post-production complex. Cartel also has offices in London, England, Las Vegas, USA and Winnipeg, Canada. www.CartelHQ.com.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Established in 2010, Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties to create cool stuff and deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to fans. Skybound extends their stories across platforms including comics, television, film, video games, tabletop, books, digital content, audio programming, and beyond. The company is home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Superfight, and hit new podcast series Impact Winter.
Led by Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman, Skybound Comics is an award-winning imprint of Image Comics and promotes a shared vision to collaborate with top and emerging talent across the comics industry. The Skybound publishing slate includes acclaimed series such as The Walking Dead, Invincible, Ultramega, Stillwater, Fire Power, and Excellence, while also delivering powerful licensed comics, including a partnership with LEGO Books. It is also home to Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade audiences, launching in June 2022 with Clementine Book One, by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden and set in the world of The Walking Dead. Skybound has seen numerous comics series adapted for the screen, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Outcast, with more projects in development.
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