Chris Columbus will join Submarine Entertainment’s Dan Braun and Josh Braun, with writer-director Mike Dougherty (X-Men 2, Superman Returns), tomorrow for the panel Creepy: Reborn and Undead from 11 AM-noon in room 1A14 at Javits Center. There, they will discuss the direction of the horror anthology feature the Brauns, Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Sarah Feldmann Sheehan are producing based on the classic Warren horror title Creepy. Also on the panel is Creepy editor Philip Simon and Overstreet’s JC Vaughn. Columbus will write and direct one of the four stories and oversee creative together with 1492’s Barnathan.
Young fanboys might not be aware, but Creepy was a horror comic magazine staple before the era of graphic novels, when it was published from 1964-1983 and featured work by some of the top artists like Frank Frazetta and Spider-Man artist Steve Ditko, and writers like Bernie Wrightson, Gene Colan, Richard Corben, Al Williamson, Wally Wood and a host of others. (more…)