Beginning this Halloween, Titan Comics will partner with the legendary British studio Hammer Films to breathe new life into some of their iconic characters.
The partnership announced at ComicsPRO retailer summit in Portland, Oregon will see the publication of brand-new comic stories featuring classic Hammer properties as well as wholly original Hammer stories, produced by Titan.
Hammer Films was founded in 1934 and produced hundreds of motion pictures across a number of different genres including science fiction, psychological and supernatural thrillers, films noir and even historical epics. Where the studio really made its name was through its array of now-classic gothic horror films including The Quartermass Experiment, The Gorgon, The Devil Rides Out, and a number of motion pictures with iconic monsters Frankenstein, The Mummy, and Dracula.
Hammer Films was reborn in 2008 and its new films have included The Woman in Black and its sequel The Woman in Black: Angel of Death based on Susan Hill’s graphic novella. They have also produced the vampire film Let Me In, the folk horror Wake Wood, and the paranormal thriller The Quiet Ones.
Editor David Leach said, “at Titan Comics we’re howling at the moon over this bold new collaboration! Hammer is the home of some of the most groundbreaking horror and genre films in motion picture history. Together we’re going to make some terrifyingly good comics.”