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Blood, beheadings, beasts & bar brawls: “Werewolves Versus Romance” is out now!

A. Quinton — Feb. 2nd 2016

Just in time for Valentine’s Day / Horny Werewolf Day (née Lupercalia) / “Eat a lot of chocolate and watch Netflix” day, here comes WEREWOLVES VERSUS ROMANCE! This is the second issue of the “werewolves + everything” magazine I make in collaboration with rad contributors, and I’m very excited and proud to share it with you.

In the first issue, we spent 84 pages visiting the 1990s. This new issue is over twice the size – 176 sweet pages of gory / violent / funny / sad / disturbing werewolf short stories, illustrations and comics, all on the theme of “what happens when you love and trust a fur-covered killing machine?”

Nineteen contributors worked incredibly hard for countless hours to make this issue a reality, and now you can download it for free or for whatever price you name. If you do pay, whether it’s $1 or $10,000, all proceeds go to the contributors and to producing future issues.

Thanks for your patience over the last few months as I worked to put this together – my posting schedule here on Werewolf News definitely suffered, but I think you’ll agree it was worth it. Check out Werewolves Versus Romance, and if you like it, let me, my collaborators, (and your friends) know!

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Universal refuses to let Larry Talbot die, plans 2018 resurrection of “The Wolf Man”

A. Quinton — Dec. 4th 2015

As reported by The AV ClubArrow in the Head and many other movie news outlets today, Universal’s “Classic Monsters” reboot scheme is continuing apace with a March 30th 2018 release date for “The Wolf Man”. That’s one year after the planned release of their Mummy reboot, and eight years after the 2010 The Wolf Man remake squandered Rick Baker and Benicio del Toro.

Writes Dennis DiClaudio for The AV Club:

There’s still no word on who will star as the hapless and hirsute Lawrence Talbot; unlike The Mummy’s Imhotep, it’s a meaty part for an actor (no pun intended), so the studio may even be able to secure an A-lister. The script was written by Aaron Guzikowski, who was recently tasked with bringing a very different horror icon back to the screen.

The only source for this news is an updated entry for the film on Box Office Mojo, but given the site’s connection to IMDB and the film industry, it seems credible. It’s certainly no coincidence that Friday, March 30th 2018 is on the cusp of a full moon.

What I don’t understand is what’s in it for us. (I originally wrote why here, but I know why – they want to make a shitload of money with their intellectual property.) Nothing about the concept of another Wolf Man reboot stirs me. It’s a tired story. Unless Guzikowski takes things in an entirely new direction – and then is it really a reboot? – my only reaction to this news is vague dread. The creature effects eye candy is nice, Hollywood, but please tell some new stories.

Thanks to @colonelnemo for the link.

Here are your “WEREWOLVES VERSUS: Romance” contributors!

A. Quinton — Nov. 24th 2015

The werewolf-centric ‘zine I edit, WEREWOLVES VERSUS, is coming out with a second issue in early 2016. The theme this time is “romance”, a subject so broad and cliché that it’s just begging to get fucked up by monsters. That’s the point of WV! Check out the first issue, The 1990s, for an 80+ page demonstration.

To be notified when issue 2 is available for download, follow Argyle Werewolf on Gumroad, follow the Werewolves Versus Tumblr, or keep reading Werewolf News here or on Twitter.

Below is a handy index of issue 2 contributors, each of whom has whispered in my ear an excellent idea for a story, comic or illustration on the theme of “WEREWOLVES VERSUS: Romance”.

Magnetic Press releases art book of “Little Werewolf” graphic novel adaptation

A. Quinton — Sep. 30th 2015

Via Flayrah comes news of a graphic novel adaptation of German author Cornelia Funke’s young adult “Little Werewolf” books. I’m not a parent or a young adult, but I can appreciate all-ages material, especially when the art looks this fun.

I’m a little fuzzy on the specifics of the source material. At first I thought this was based on Dutch author Paul Van Loon’s “Alfie the Little Werewolf” books, previously adapted into a film, but nope, Funke has her own, more action-adventure-y take on “young kid gets turned into a werewolf”. The publisher, Magnetic Press, refers to a “series”, but I can only find one book, titled “Young Werewolf”. Funke seems like a prolific author, though, so there could be more coming.

The adaptation itself is still in production, but Magnetic Press has released a 48-page art book called “BITTEN: The Full Moon Book” to showcase the process. I’m a sucker for behind-the-scenes stuff, so even as my introduction to the franchise, this is extremely cool to me.

Based on International Best-selling YA author CORNELIA (The Inkheart Trilogy) FUNKE‘s “Little Werewolf”, this production artbook by artist extraordinaire FRANCISCO HERRERA (Megamind, The Prodigies) and animation director RAUL GARCIA (Aladdin, The Lion King) opens the door to a hidden side of Hollywood, where werewolves are real and hiding in plain site!

This limited edition artbook is filled with character designs and concept art being poured into the upcoming graphic novel series by Herrera and Garcia in 2016, including a number of onionskin sheets tipped in for special effect!

BITTEN: The Full Moon Book is limited to 1,313 copies (cute). It’s available for pre-order on Amazon, and it’s shipping right now from the Magnetic Press store.

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Underworld 5 gets a release date

A. Quinton — Aug. 5th 2015

Sony has announced the as-of-yet-untitled fifth entry in the Underworld film franchise will land in theatres October 21st, 2016. Get your latex catsuit and werewolf costumes ready, then put them on at the same time. Don’t let public nuisance laws stop you from being a Sexy Werewolf Selene mashup for Halloween!

Via Daily Dead:

Underworld 5 recently became a must-see for lycanthrope fans when it was announced in May that Kate Beckinsale will reprise her role as Death Dealer Selene. The next entry to the series that started in 2003 will be directed by Anna Foerster (Starz’s Outlander, Criminal Minds) from a screenplay by Cory Goodman (Priest, The Last Witch Hunter).