Exclusive: Writer Chris Monfette on Clive Barker’s ‘Seduth’

Get ready, Clive Barker fans. Next Wednesday, October 14, sees the release of Seduth — the first new comic book story in twenty years to have Barker’s name attached — in comic book stores everywhere. Published by IDW, Seduth is a one-issue tale of an architect who glimpses a “cloud of darkness” in the heart of a diamond. It’s a smart, chilling meditation on nihilism with art by two of the best horror artists working today — Locke & Key‘s Gabriel Rodriguez and Jay Fotos — presented in 3-D by 3-D comics expert Ray Zone. We sat down with Barker’s collaborator on the project, writer Chris Monfette (who’s adapting Barker’s short fiction for the big screen), to find out what prompted the horror maestro’s return, and what we can expect next from the two collaborators.


Dollhouse: Prepare For The Comic Book Active

Ratings for the television incarnation of Dollhouse saw a 25 percent uptick, but remain perilously close to the danger zone. But news from this weekend’s Baltimore Comic Con suggests the show may have comic-book life after potential death after all.

During Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy The Vampire Slayer panel, editor Scott Allie said that Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon had reversed his previous “No Dollhouse comic” stance:

Dollhouse? There’s a chance… When Joss first told me he was going to do the ‘Dollhouse’ show, I said ‘Well, I know you don’t want to do comic right away, but whenever you want to do then, we want to do them.’ He said, ‘Yeah, I just don’t really see how it’s a comic, but if we’re gonna do it, I’ll do it with you guys.’ And then at San Diego this year, he said ‘I know how we can do it as a comic.’ And that’s where we left it.

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What do you think of Dollhouse being made into a comic? Would you read them? Do you watch the show?