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Space Goat preps comic and tabletop game based on The Howling

One of the greatest werewolf flicks of all time is about to go big at Space Goat Productions. Get ready for The Howling as both a comic and a tabletop game.

Wolves in space

Wow has Space Goat been making some moves as of late. Not only does the company publish the Evil Dead 2 comic, but they also bring a series of books called Eternal Descent to market. Those have been heating up with some excellent entries that we’ve been reviewing right here on BG.

And they’ve been busy outside the realm of comics too, with a fresh series of tabletop games. Their latest includes Evil Dead, with a game that smashed through Kickstarter, garnering huge fan support. Now though, the company is moving in a somewhat less demonic, but furrier direction.

The Howling is a name that most horror fans should know well. First released in 1982, the movie has become a classic, and one of the best loved werewolf films of all time. With this latest announcement, you’ll be able to both read and play in this terrifying -and largely unexplored- fiction.

Obsessive creatives

“Two-time New York Times best-selling author & former Blizzard Entertainment lead writer” Micky Neilson will be the creative force behind Space Goat’s take on the property for the comic. Said Neilson, “I can’t even tell you how excited I am to write The Howling comic book! I saw the movie when I was seventeen. It opened an entirely new window into werewolf mythology and left a lifelong impression that influences me to this day,” said Micky Neilson. “If I could choose any license to work on, The Howling is right there at the top of the list. It still stands as my favorite all-time werewolf film. I’ve been obsessed with werewolves ever since the first time I saw it.”

For their part, the man behind Space Goat itself is pretty pumped as well. It’s understandable. It’d be kind of hard not to be with the chance to grow and fill out a universe like The Howling’s.

“I can’t even tell you how excited I am to write The Howling comic book! I saw the movie when I was seventeen. It opened an entirely new window into werewolf mythology and left a lifelong impression that influences me to this day,” said Micky Neilson. “If I could choose any license to work on, The Howling is right there at the top of the list. It still stands as my favorite all-time werewolf film. I’ve been obsessed with werewolves ever since the first time I saw it.”

So, what about the art? Space Goat is thinking you’ll dig the name behind that as well, I’m sure. A proven talent, Jason Johnson has worked on books like Gen 13, Wetworks, and even Knight Rider. And for the record, he’s pretty excited about the project too.

“I have always had a major fascination with werewolves!” said Jason Johnson. “They were by far the most fearsome of monsters. I will bring this story to life like only a true werewolf connoisseur can. I am also pleased to work with the Shon and the amazing team at Space Goat. They are building something truly special.”

A miniseries that could be huge

Right now, The Howling is scheduled to be a four issue miniseries. I have the believe though, that it could easily be more. If the license can be extended, this could be an excellent chance to out an ongoing (or series of minis anyway) werewolf book out there.

In case you hadn’t noticed, there really are none right now. A whole mess of iconic monsters feature into several books across multiple publishers, but there are really no werewolves to be found. The Howling certainly could change all that. And right now, it seems poised to be a horror gem.

Check out The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen, a four part miniseries, this coming Summer. As for the board game, details are still under wraps, and will be released at a “later date”.

About Jason

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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