Media Release — Leading off a week of announcements related to the return of comics’ favorite supernatural detective, Dark Horse announces two volumes of Cal McDonald’s illustrated adventures.
In 2003, Steve Niles, creator of the 30 Days of Night comics, launched a series of occult detective stories featuring the monstrously hard-boiled Cal McDonald. A pill-popping, alcoholic reprobate, Cal is the only line of defense between Los Angeles and a growing horde of zombies, vampires, possessed muscle cars, mad scientists, werewolves, and much more weirdness!
“The first time Cal McDonald saw print was back in 1990,” said creator Steve Niles. “It took another thirteen years to launch what would become Criminal Macabre, and that junkie monster-hunting loser has been unstoppable ever since. Cal’s been going strong too.”
The first volume collects the first two Criminal Macabre trades, the one-shot story Love Me Tenderloin, and Criminal Macabre: Supernatural Freak Machine—never before in trade paperback!
Boasting nearly 400 pages of story, Criminal Macabre Omnibus Volume 1 arrives on shelves on August 31, with a retail price of $24.99. Fans also have a chance to pick up new Criminal Macabre this weekend in a special standalone story for Free Comic Book Day!