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If you've been following Guillermo del Torro and Chuck Hogan's The Strain series in novel form or its comic book adaptation from Dark Horse Comics by David Lapham, Mike Huddleston and Dan Jackson, the moment you've been waiting for has come: FX has officially ordered 13 episodes of a The Strain TV series in July of 2014. We say "waiting for" because fans are almost certainly excited, but also full of a degree of dread. After all, The Strain's vampires are among the most vile versions of the monsters ever imagined. Is cable sufficiently ready to watch monsters made sexy by Twilight, The Vampire Diaries and True Blood -- what's the word veterinarians use? -- violently eliminate an ammonia-scented spray while scarfing down humans?
The publisher of Hellboy, Creepy Comics, Eerie Comics, To Hell You Ride, Criminal Macabre and more, Dark Horse Comics has always distinguished itself as a comic book company with a serious love for horror. Indeed, the publisher's haunting Ragemoor by Jan Strnad and Richard Corben earned a place on ComicsAlliance's list of the best comics of 2012, as did the year's particularly grim installments of B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, and the cover artwork of Colder #1 was very arguably the most startlingly horrific image to grace comic book stands (or iPads, as the case may be).
Upcoming: Spinning out of Uncanny X-Force is David Lapham and Roberto De La Torre's Age of Apocalypse #1, coming in March 2012.
Lego: Wal-Mart's Sams Club has pulled Brendan Powell Smith's Lego-filled book, The Brick Bible, from its shelves due to what it considers "mature content."
Contests: If you've ever wanted to be drawn into a vampire com
Arist Mike Huddleston (Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker) had his work cut out for him when he was brought on to illustrate Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire novel trilogy The Strain in comics. The series' monsters sport distur
Dark Horse confirmed on Wednesday night at Comic-Con International in San Diego the coming of three new titles from popular creators whose work is not typically associated with comics. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, He