David’s Haunted Library: The Howling issue 2

The Howling is a horror franchise that doesn’t get a lot of respect. It started with a trilogy of novels by Gary Brandner which was made into a movie in 1981. From there the movie had seven sequels plus a reboot that is coming out soon. The Howling doesn’t get a lot of attention because some of the sequels weren’t very good but it has its fans and now The Howling has become a comic series distributed by Space Goat publishing.

I recently received a copy of issue 2 of The Howling written by Micky Neilson with art by Jason Johnson and Milen Parvanov. The story is simple enough, we have Chris Halloran who is seeking redemption but is threatened by a conspiracy of epic proportions and we have Marsha Quist who is on a blood soaked quest to find the mysterious Hand of Akkara. This comic series is a direct sequel of the first Howling movie and takes place a few weeks later with the same characters.

If you are a fan of the original movie, you will love this series. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the movie but the first issue of the comic gives you a recap and in this second issue we get into the conspiracy to keep Karen’s transformation into a wolf on live tv from getting any more attention than it has already gotten. This comic is like a trip down memory lane, being a fan of the first movie it was fun remembering it and seeing where this new story was going to go. The art here is excellent showing some great action scenes with a female werewolf doing battle with some armed gunmen. If you like werewolves, conspiracies and reliving a classic movie series then give The Howling series a try.



October Events

October 1st / Industry Godkitchen Pharmacy Adelaide Tickets From Altern8 /Adelaide Australia /Altern8 Hard Dance DJ’s Stemcell, Kaedance and Submission play on the Pharmancy Stage at Godskitchen2011. For more information go to: www.facebook.com/Altern8harddance.

October 22nd / X-Con / Myrtle Beach South Carolina / This is a one day gaming and comic convention also included will be a ghost hunting workshop by The Carolina Paranormal Society along with appearances by zombie expert Dr. David Powers and UFO expert Dr. Bob Boan. For more information go to:  www.xconworld.info.

October 28th-30th  / New Orleans Horror Film Festival / New Orleans Louisiana / This is a brand new horror convention that takes place in the French Quarter at the elegant and historic Inn on Burbon. Some of the movies being shown are: The Living Want Me Dead, I Didn’t Come Here to Die and An Evening With My Comatose Mother. For more information go to: neworleanshorrorfilmfestival.com.

October 29th-30th / Frank N’ Con / El Paso Texas / Included in the event is The Return Of The Living Dead Reunion, The Howling 30th anniversary reunion along with showings of the movies and Q and A’s with the actors. Some of the other guests incude: The El Paso Ghost Hunters, Ernie Hudson and Margot Kidder. For more information go to: frankncon.com

October 29th / Flint Horror Con / Flint Michigan / This event includes Horror Addicts podcast authors: Chris Ringler and Mark Eller.  Also attending the event is make up artist Tom Sullivan from the Evil Dead, Ken Sagoes  from Nightmare On Elm Street 3 and 4 and paranormal researcher John L. Tenney. There will also be a film festival some of the movies being shown are: The Italian Zombie Movie parts 1 and 2 and Hallowed End. For more information go to: Flinthorrorcon.webnode.com.