Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It’s gonna be a Kolchak Christmas

Carl Kolchak's fans are an insatiable lot. While many people have warm, fuzzy memories of the Dan Curtis produced movies (and the not-quite-as-good television series) it might come as a surprise to some of you to learn that Kolchak's legend has grown rather large in recent years.

While the stars never aligned to lure actor Darren McGavin back to the role before his death in 2006, creators have added considerably to Kolchak's misadventures in print. It would be pretty easy to get lost in all of the novels, comics, short story anthologies, and Audible Audio adaptions that have hit the market in the years since the television show was cancelled way back in 1975.

And Moonstone Books will be adding to the character's history in December with a pair of KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER trade paperback collections.

The first is KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STRANGLER FILES,  a comic anthology collecting the company’s adaption of the 1973 television movie THE NIGHT STRANGLER. Chris Mills and Amin Amat adapt Richard Matheson’s original screenplay, and continue the tale with the three-part series KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STRANGLER FILES (also include in this edition). The softcover book runs 126 pages and retails for $15.95.

The second collection from Moonstone is an anthology of original prose stories titled PASSAGES OF THE MACABRE. The contributing writers are Matthew Baugh, James Chambers, Cathy Clamp, Ed Gorman, Mark Graham, C.J. Henderson, Tracey Hill, Nancy Holder, Nancy Kilpatrick, Rick Lai, Marilyn Romatka, Lilith Saintcrow, Hank Schwaeble and Dave Ulanksi. The softcover book runs 280 pages and retails for $16.95.

The books are not yet available for order; I'll update this post when that information becomes available. UPDATE: KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STRANGLER FILES and PASSAGES OF THE MACABRE are now available on Amazon!

Via: Bleeding Cool

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