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Graphic Novels Coming for Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 8:30 pm by Justin Cavender

Trick 'r Treat

Today Legendary announced both Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus will be getting graphic novels just in time for the holiday season. The two graphic novels are based on films of the same name by writer and director Michael Dougherty.

“I’ve been having way too much fun working with Legendary and the rest of my team bringing the ancient legend of Krampus to the big screen, and I look forward to expanding the film’s dark Christmas mythology onto the comic page. And hopefully the fans who’ve been patiently waiting for TRICK ‘R TREAT 2 will enjoy this deeper peek into Sam’s world until he finally rises from the pumpkin patch once more. Happy Holidays.” -Michael Dougherty

The Trick ‘r Treat graphic novel is written by Mark Andreyko featuring artwork by Fiona Staples, Zid, Stuart Sayger, Stephen Byrne and will be available in October. Krampus is written by Brandon Seifert with artwork by Michael Montenat, Stuart Sayger, Maan House, Christian DiBari and will be unleashed in November.

Last year Legendary showed a little holiday spirit with Santa Claus: Private Eye, written by Jeremy Bernstein. The comic follows Father Christmas moonlighting as a private eye during the off-season to make ends meet. We had the pleasure of chatting with Jeremy Bernstein about the comic and his time writing the Dead Space 2 video game.

Official Synopsis for Trick ‘r Treat:

The dark and twisted face of the cult horror hit Trick ‘R Treat is back… are you ready for the return of Sam?

With the official graphic novel Trick ‘r Treat, Legendary dares you to experience four all-new terrifying tales set in the universe ofthe ultimate Halloween anthology.

From the twisted imagination of series creator Dougherty (screenwriter of X-Men 2 and Superman Returns) and a top-notch team of horror storytellers and artists, comes this 4-part collection that paves the way for the Trick ‘r Treat film sequel. Across centuries of Halloween horror, wherever fear lies, Sam will be waiting.

Krampus

Official Synopsis for Krampus:

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT…

If you want to survive the holidays, stay off the naughty list.

Legendary Comics presents Krampus, the official graphic novel based on the upcoming horror comedy from writer/director Michael Dougherty (creator of Trick ‘r Treat).

Unleashing the ancient Christmas demon Krampus and his maniacal holiday-themed henchmen, Krampus mixes fear, fun and festive thrills for an adventure that will change the way you see the holidays forever.

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