Long before he became a famous author, Joe Hill played Billy in the Creepshow movie penned by his father, Stephen King. So it’s rather fitting that today Skybound announced Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station, an all-new one shot adapting Hill’s short story.

Hill is joined by Jason Ciaramella (C is for Cthulu) and Michael Walsh (The Silver Coin) to adapt his acclaimed short story in an expanded format with new twists and turns…including a special appearance by The Creep! They tell the terrifying tale of a businessman whose commute is about to get a lot hairier when his train makes an unexpected stop at “Wolverton Station”!

Wolverton StationHill expressed great enthusiasm about the project:

“I’m always glad to renew my acquaintance with The Creep and reconnect with the gleeful gross-outs that are the hallmark of Creepshow in all its manifestations, from film to TV to comics. I wrote ‘Wolverton Station’ over a decade ago, working longhand while I traveled the UK by train for a book tour, and right from the start I knew I was writing a Creepshow kind of thing. It’s the story of a cut-throat dealmaker, someone who thinks of himself as quite a wolf, running afoul of creatures whose fangs are in no way metaphorical. At its dark heart, it’s a fairy tale — not one of the modern fairy tales, the sort safely sanitized by Disney for mass consumption, but the older kind of fable, the sort with teeth. That kind of story is The Creep’s stock-and-trade and so it feels exactly right that the story should be adapted for Creepshow’s pestilent pages.” 

No stranger to Creepshow, Jason Ciaramella conveyed his excitement: 

“If I had to pick a favorite genre, the mashup of horror and comedy (Is there a name for this? Horromedy? Comorror?) would almost certainly be at the top of my list. So, obviously, Creepshow has been something I’ve loved for basically my entire life. Wolverton Station marks my third contribution to the Creepshow legacy, and my second with both Joe and Michael. With Joe, it was a collaboration on a Tom Savini-Directed episode of Creepshow for Shudder called ‘By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain.’ With Michael, though he didn’t know it at the time, it was a special Creepshow-themed set of Magic: The Gathering cards produced by Wizards of the Coast. I love playing in this blood-slicked universe of twists and hilarity and surprise endings, but when I get to do it with a couple of talented creeps like Michael and Joe, well, that’s just something extra special, *innit?  

*This is not a typo and Jason is not English. He did, however, have a jolly good time using the word in his script for Wolverton Station.” 

Artist Michael Walsh teased:

“I’ve been a fan of Joe and Jason’s work for a long time, so to say I was excited to collaborate would be an understatement. Drawing a terrifying tale tinged with black comedy is right up my alley, and getting to work with editor Alex Antone again has been a dream.  I can’t wait for all the horror fans out there to get a bloody taste of what we’ve been brewing up.” 

In addition to the main cover by Michael Walsh, Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station comes with an incredible lineup of variant covers, including an open to order cover by Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key) and a 1:10 incentive cover by powerhouse illustrator Maria Wolf

Greg Nicotero praised Hill:

“Joe Hill continues to astound me! From Horns to Fireman and now this latest story, he’s created fantastic scenarios and places his beautifully crafted characters smack in the middle of them! I love everything he writes and am honored to continue our fruitful collaboration.”  

Alex Antone, Editorial Director at Skybound, added:

“We’re over the moon to have the incredible Joe Hill join the party. Wolverton Station is the perfect Creepshow-style tale of comeuppance, and the work he’s delivering with Jason and Michael is making us all howl.” 

Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station is set to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, March 27th.

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