Comics really must be back, because the bandwagon is getting mighty crowded!

Representing the biggest news in horror comics since the gory glory days of EC, Fangoria Entertainment – home of the industry’s #1 horror genre magazine, website destination and weekly Sirius radio show – is expanding into the world of comic books with the launch of FANGORIA COMICS, it was announced by Fangoria Entertainment CEO Tom DeFeo.

Heading up FANGORIA COMICS is comic book guru Scott Licina, who brings a roster of top talent to the new comic company’s creative team, including Tommy Castillo, Troy Brownfield, artist Mark Kidwell and colorist Milen Paranov.

First title under the FANGORIA COMICS banner is STRANGELAND DISCIPLE, based on heavy metal honcho/filmmaker Dee Snider’s newest Captain Howdy flick. Several other titles are in development with announcements coming soon – including one of Leisure Books’ hottest authors who’s prepping a mini-series.

In addition to its current titles, FANGORIA COMICS will nail down the best horror movie directors, writers and effects artists to join forces for the creation of comic book titles derived from their movies in development. Working closely with Fangoria Entertainment, FANGORIA COMICS will also ‘bundle’ its horror comic line with horror DVD’s and other media within the burgeoning Fangoria universe.

FANGORIA COMICS will make its official on-the-shelves debut in 2007, with a special preview comic that will be inserted inside Fangoria Magazine (subscriber version only).

“Under the tag line “FANGORIA COMICS – ‘THE TRUE HOUSE OF HORROR,’ these are comics for horror fans – bottom line. Readers are not going to turn away at the last minute – they’re going to HAVE to watch all the gory, gruesome goodness – and LOVE IT! Real horror comics by real horror movie makers- I think it says it all. And top that off with the best artists, colorists and writers in the comic and literary fields. Can you feel the goosebumps?â€? said Licina.

“The launch of FANGORIA COMICS is a natural extension of the Fangoria brand,â€? said DeFeo. “We are excited to get into the comic book business, and particularly pleased to have Scott Licina guide this new enterprise towards inevitable success.â€?