[Comic Book News] CRIMINAL MACABRE Returns as Steve Niles Teams w/ Gyula Németh & Nate Piekos for “The Big Bleed Out”


A Noir Tale of Mysteries, Vampires, Love, and Betrayal

Criminal Macabre is back and bloodier than ever! Series creator Steve Niles (City of Others, 30 Days of Night), newcomer artist Gyula Németh, and letterer Nate Piekos are teaming up to bring you the next chapter in the Cal McDonald saga: Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out at Dark Horse Comics.

Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out starts when supernatural detective Cal McDonald, found wandering the streets as a disheveled vagrant, is ripped from his self-imposed retirement to resume his monster-killing career.

But Cal is reluctant to return to the fray. What has the hard-bitten investigator so shaken? It’s a long story that begins with a beautiful woman who happens to be a vampire…and ends with a bang.

Creator Steve Niles on the next chapter of Criminal Macabre: “I’ve been writing Cal McDonald since I was in my 20’s and to this day he is the most fun to write. I couldn’t be happier to see him come back with Gyula Nemeth doing the art. I think fans of Cal will be pleasantly surprised and hopefully a little horrified.”

Praise for Steve Niles and Criminal Macabre:

Niles [is] one of the greatest ‘monster comic’
writers of the last decade.”
—Bloody Disgusting

Steve Niles has created a tremendous character in
Cal McDonald. [. . .] Cal is as bad ass as they come.”
—Adventures in Poor Taste

Criminal Macabre: Die, Die, My Darling!
may just be the perfect comic.”
—Comics Bulletin

Steve Niles [is] the king of horror comics.
—Geek Syndicate

Niles is one of the most prolific writers,
not only in horror comics, but in comics in general.”
—Bloody Good Horror

Criminal Macabre: The Big Bleed Out #1 (of 4) goes on sale December 11, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

About Dark Horse:

For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The MaskGhostX, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon AgeBuffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConan, Tomb RaiderHaloThe Witcher,SerenityGame of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

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