Steve Niles Offers Free Comics!October 17, 2013
This Halloween Steve Niles is offering up his first issue of Waking the Dead, along with Pieces for Mom and Edge of Doom.
Steve Niles has a wonderful hand at writing, and is backed by some great artwork by Milx and Chee. The first issue leaves you wanting to jump into the series and find out exactly where the story will take the main characters. With not a dull moment in the issue, I found myself flipping through this seemingly quick read and wanting more as soon as I hit the last page. I took the time afterwards to go back through and appreciate the art as I usually do after reading a comic book I enjoy. The use of full page splash was excellently placed and really provided a fitting image to the dramatic scenes of the story.
If you’re looking for something to read this Halloween but you are unsure where to start, Steve Niles is sure to satisfy that craving in an instant. Steve is well known for his work on 30 Days of Night as well as Batman: Gotham County Line. 30 Days of Night was such a great success it was selected to be a major motion picture in 2007 with Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead) as the producer. If you were a fan of the 30 Days of Night comic, be sure to pick up Wake the Dead or read it free online. Rumors on the internet also say that Wake the Dead may be optioned into a film adaptation at some point. You can find all of the free comics by visiting http://www.steveniles.net/freecomics.html.
Along with the many major comic companies he has worked for like Image and IDW, Niles had broken into the comic book scene when he created Arcane Comix. Much of his adaptation work through comics have included working with Clive Barker as well as Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend. The list of Niles’ work is a long and impressive piece, and if you were unfamiliar with what he has done you’ll soon find as a horror fan that he has had his hand on many things in the genre that are fan favorites.
I would also like to let you all know in much less pleasant news that Niles and his wife were recently victims of Austin’s flash flooding. (More can be read about his incident on Niles’ tumblr) In a ‘pay-it-forward’ way to thank Niles and his consistent generosity to his fans, please consider donating to help relieve the costs Niles has incurred. His friends have set up a PayPal address that fans have been able to donate to and due to overwhelming support, the Niles’ have decided to shut down the account as they do not want to take advantage. They are now encouraging donations to the Red Cross to help others, and you can read their update and gracious thank yous here.