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Exclusive preview pages: Dark Horse Comics and “THE SIXTH GUN” creators take you to “THE MIDNITE SHOW”

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | Comics, Exclusives, News


Movie monsters jump off the screen and invade four-color pages in this October release.

Dark Horse Comics gave RUE MORGUE an exclusive early look at the opening pages of THE MIDNITE SHOW #1, the first of a four-issue series that debuts October 4. It marks a reunion of the team behind the acclaimed THE SIXTH GUN: Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree, joined by letterer Jim Campbell. The synopsis: “Basil Saxon is a legend among horror fans. Over 50 years ago, he vanished during a freak accident on the set of the film that would have been his masterpiece. The cursed film–GOD OF MONSTERS–was never completed and has never been seen. But when a film festival shows footage from the long-lost movie, classic horror monsters manifest to wreak havoc and terror on the unsuspecting populace. A ragtag group of misfits must band together to stop the most famous creatures of all time and send them back to the realm of celluloid nightmares.”

“I’ve been calling this book ‘popcorn horror,’ says Bunn, whose credits also include THE EMPTY MAN. “It’s a book that’s full of chills and thrills. Our heroes are in terrible danger. The monsters they are facing are terrifying. But this story is also a lot of fun! A horror romp with action, humor, heart and a lot of bloodshed. These monsters mean bloody business!

“Brian and I didn’t just throw a group of random monsters together for this book,” he adds. “We created a detailed history for them, a detailed history of Midnite Studios. In many ways, we’ve created a new horror universe within a horror universe!” THE MIDNITE SHOW #1 is now available for pre-order at comic shops, with a list price of $3.99.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).