Kicking off our SDCC 2022 coverage, we are so excited to exclusively reveal that Steve Niles and David Dastmalchian have teamed up to write a Criminal Macabre/Count Crowley: From The Pit They Came one-shot, with the special issue arriving just in time for Halloween! Count Crowley artist Lukas Ketner, colorist Lauren Affe, and letterer Frank Cvetkovic will provide art for the special horror event that sees Cal McDonald and Jerri Bartman join forces ("kind of"):
"What could be more dicey than a monster hunter with a self-destructive streak? TWO monster hunters with self-destructive streaks! Plop them both into the weirdly wonderful world of fan conventions as they seek to capture a rampaging creature from deep beneath the earth, and the good times will really get rolling! Storied creature catcher, Cal McDonald joins forces (kind of) with novice beast buster Jerri Bartman in the Criminal Macabre/Count Crowley: From The Pit They Came!"
"Working with David and Lukas has been a thrill and way too much fun,” said Steve Niles. “Everything came together so smoothly by the time we were finished I wanted to keep going. I hope people enjoy the crossover half as much as I enjoyed working on it."
"I remember discovering Criminal Macabre in Graham Crackers comics in Chicago and immediately knowing I'd found a new favorite title,” added David Dastmalchian on the collaboration. “Steve Niles has inspired and entertained me for many years and the chance to collaborate with him on a story that unites our flawed heroes has been a highlight in my writing journey."
The Criminal Macabre/Count Crowley: From The Pit They Came one-shot will be available on October 26, 2022 and can be pre-ordered at your local comic shop! Be sure to follow Dark Horse Comics on social media for more news, announcements, and updates all throughout the SDCC 2022. You can join in sharing the news and excitement with the tags @darkhorsecomics and #DHSDCC22!