The new Hellraiser comic book from Clive Barker and Boom! Studios hits comic shops everywhere today.
To celebrate this special occassion, Boom! Studios has provided a free downloadable Hellraiser prelude comic which you can get right here at Cosmic Book News.
The prelude is an all new, eight page story from Clive Barker!
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Hellraiser Prelude (pdf)
HELLRAISER PRELUDE TO THE FIRST ISSUE"At the Tolling of a Bell"Written by: Clive Barker with Christopher MonfetteArt by: Leonardo MancoColors by: Juan Manuel TumbrúLettering by: Johnny LoweCover by: Tim BradstreetEdited by: Ian BrillPublished by: BOOM! StudiosSuggested for Mature ReadersWELCOME TO THE HELLRAISER COMIC SERIES! Not a preview. Not an excerpt. What you are reading is an all new, all original eight-page prelude to Clive Barker’s new ongoing HELLRAISER series. Only a taste of things to come! March 23rd sees the debut first issue of the monthly ongoing HELLRAISER comic series, written by master of horror Clive Barker! Haven’t been a regular comics reader for a while? New to the world of comics? Not a problem. BOOM! Studios makes it easy for you to get on board with this series and follow Clive Barker’s evolution of Pinhead with this self-contained prelude story that you can download, read, and share! Then make sure you get the first issue at your local comic shop!We hope that you will join Clive Barker as he returns to his signature creation for a new saga of…HELLRAISER! HELL HAS COME HOME!
In addition, Boom! Studios has provided a first look at Hellraiser #1 with the following preview:
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HELLRAISER #1"Pursuit of the Flesh: Part One"Written by: Clive Barker with Christopher MonfetteArt by: Leonardo MancoColors by: Charlie KirchoffLettering by: Travis LanhamCover A by: Tim BradstreetCover B by: Nick PercivalCover C by: Clive BarkerLarry's Comics Cover by: Tim BradstreetNew Dimension Comics Cover by: Nick PercivalEdited by: Ian BrillPublished by: BOOM! StudiosSuggested for Mature Readers40 PAGES, FC, $3.99One of the greatest horror franchises of all time returns, now under the control of its original creator! Clive Barker has touched HELLRAISER only twice: once to write THE HELLBOUND HEART, and once more to write and direct the original HELLRAISER film. Now witness Barker's long-awaited return to tell a new chapter in the series' official continuity—a trajectory that will forever change the Cenobites... and Pinhead! So prepare your soul for an epic journey into horror from one of the medium's greatest voices, and starring one of the medium's greatest characters, in an unforgettable new chapter of HELLRAISER. BONUS: this epic 40-page first issue features a 10-page backup story written by the co-writer and co-director of THE MATRIX trilogy, Larry Wachowski!Featuring covers from legendary artist Tim Bradstreet and LEGENDS: THE ENCHANTED artist Nick Percival. Special limited editon "C" cover by Clive Barker himself.
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“With all the tremendous work and effort poured into the HELLRAISER comic series, we're confident that the second readers feast their eyes on those first pages they'll be clamoring for more,” says Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Whether you're a regular comics reader or not, HELLRAISER and Clive Barker are unmistakable names in horror, and if you read the free PRELUDE TO HELLRAISER #1 I'm sure you'll agree HELLRAISER is a series worth picking up!” “Have you ever heard of an offer like this from any comic publisher ever? I think not,” says BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “We know how die-hard HELLRAISER fans are and to show them we mean business we're offering this fantastic PRELUDE TO HELLRAISER #1 ready to download free! Are we crazy!? No, just BOOM! Studios.” Visit your favorite horror and comic news websites to download your free copy of the all-original PRELUDE TO HELLRAISER #1, then run to your local comic shop to pick up your copy of HELLRAISER #1! HELLRAISER #1 and the PRELUDE TO HELLRAISER #1 PDF are written by Clive Barker and Cristopher Monfette with art by the sensational Leonardo Manco (HELLBLAZER). HELLRAISER #1 is a 40 page giant with a back-up story by Larry Wachowski (THE MATRIX) and Marc Pacella and ships with A & B covers in a 50/50 split with art by Tim Bradstreet and Nick Percival respectively, as well as a very special 1-in-50 incentive cover drawn and signed by legendary master of horror Clive Barker himself! This title is suggested for Mature Readers. To find a local comic shop near you go to www.comicshoplocator.com.About BOOM! Studios With back-to-back 2009 and 2010 "Best Publisher" awards, BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, Stan Lee's SOLDIER ZERO, THE TRAVELER, and STARBORN (the first new series in print from the industry icon in 20 years), new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker as well as 20th Century Fox's PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and DIE HARD, Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, and The Henson Company's FARSCAPE. BOOM!'s recently rebranded all-ages imprint KABOOM! will see publication of PEANUTS, SPACE WARPED, Roger Langridge's SNARKED!, Scholastic's WORD GIRL and DUCK TALES, as well as continuing to publish fan-favorite Disney Afternoon series DARKWING DUCK, CHIP 'N' DALE RESCUE RANGERS along with Disney standards MICKEY MOUSE, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE, and WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES.