Dynamite Entertainment has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive preview of Cullen Bunn's upcoming Pumpkinhead series with artists Blacky Shepherd and Kyle Strahm.
In the original Pumpkinhead film, a group of teenagers inadvertently kill a young boy in rural Appalachia, and his father seeks the powers of a backwoods witch to bring the child back to life. Instead, she invokes The Pumpkinhead - a monstrously clawed demon which, once reborn, answers only to Harley's bloodlust. As the creature wreaks its slow, unspeakable tortures on the teens, Harley confronts a horrifying secret about his connection to the beast - and realizes that he must find a way to stop its deadly mission before he becomes one with the creature forever.
"I watched Pumpkinhead on opening night in a little two-screen movie theater outside Berkeley Mall in Goldsboro, North Carolina," said Bunn in a statement. "To say it helped cement my love of horror (and, in particular, ‘rural horror', which I write a lot of these days) would be an understatement. I can recite the poem from memory. I even play the soundtrack while writing my own stories. The pacing, the eeriness of the setting, the interplay of weird light and shadow. These are all elements I hope to capture in the comic. As a longtime fan of horror, I hold this movie in high regard, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be contributing to the backwoods mythos of Haggis and Bunt Wallace and the Demon of Vengeance his own self."
You can check out the official solictation text below, and the images in the attached image gallery.
PUMPKINHEAD #1 (of 5)
Rating: Teen +
Cover A: Kelley Jones
UPC: 725130264787 01011
Cover B: Photo Cover
UPC: 725130264787 01021
Cover C: Ken Haeser
UPC: 725130264787 01031
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Art: Blacky Shepherd, Kyle Strahm (back-up)
Publication Date: February 2018
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 Pages
ON SALE DATE: 2/21
"For each of Man’s evils, a special demon exists.”
For thirty years, the demon of vengeance has been still, its corpse buried in a pumpkin patch graveyard in the hills. But when a reckless driver accidentally kills a pair of children, the creature is called up once more. This time, though, the monster's intended target is protected by a cruel backwoods crime family. They hatch their own supernatural plans for dealing with Pumpkinhead. For each of man's sins, a special demon exists, and when seven infernal creatures roam the hills and the hollows, no one--guilty or otherwise--is safe.
Plus! The first part in a backup story about everyone’s favorite, Haggis, by Cullen Bunn and Kyle Strahm!
RETAILER INCENTIVE #1: (“CVR D 10-COPY JONES VIRGIN INCV”) For every 10 copies ordered and received, retailers will qualify to order a Kelley Jones “Virgin” cover at the net cost of $2.00 each.
UPC: 725130264206 01041
RETAILER INCENTIVE #1: (“CVR E 20-COPY HAESER B&W INCV”) For every 20 copies ordered and received, retailers will qualify to order a Ken Haeser “Black & White” cover at the net cost of $2.00 each.
UPC: 725130264206 01051
RETAILER INCENTIVE #1: (“CVR F 25-COPY JONES B&W INCV”) For every 25 copies ordered and received, retailers will qualify to order a Kelley Jones “Black & White” cover at the net cost of $2.00 each.
UPC: 725130264206 01061