Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station Brings Hill’s Short Story to Life With Comic Adaptation
Skybound recently announced Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station, a one-shot comic book based on Shudder’s Creepshow TV series produced and licensed by Cartel Entertainment. Joe Hill, a New York Times bestselling author known for works like Heart-Shaped Box and Locke & Key, will be joined by Jason Ciaramella and Michael Walsh to adapt his acclaimed short story.
Wolverton Station tells the chilling tale of a businessman whose train makes an unexpected stop at a place called Wolverton Station. With new twists and turns and the trademark blend of horror, Creepshow aims to deliver what fans have come to love.
Joe Hill expressed his excitement about revisiting The Creep and the gleeful gross-outs that are characteristic of Creepshow. He wrote “Wolverton Station” over a decade ago while traveling the UK by train for a book tour. From the start, he knew he was crafting a Creepshow-type story, complete with creatures whose fangs are far from metaphorical.
At its core, the narrative is a dark fairy tale—a fable that harkens back to the older, teeth-filled kind. Hill believes that adapting the story for Creepshow’s pestilent pages is a perfect fit.
Jason Ciaramella shared his love for the horror-comedy genre and his lifelong appreciation for Creepshow. This project marks his third contribution to the Creepshow legacy. Ciaramella previously collaborated with Joe Hill on a Creepshow episode called “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” and participated in a special Creepshow-themed set of Magic: The Gathering cards with Michael Walsh.
Working with Hill and Walsh in this blood-slicked universe of twists and surprise endings was a delight for Ciaramella.
Michael Walsh expressed his excitement about collaborating with Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella. Combining terrifying tales with black comedy is right up his alley, and he couldn’t be happier to work with editor Alex Antone again. Walsh eagerly awaits the release of Wolverton Station, hoping that horror fans will savor the twisted brew they have concocted.
Aside from the main cover by Walsh, Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station will feature variant covers by artists Gabriel Rodriguez and Maria Wolf. The addition of Joe Hill to the Creepshow family has been met with excitement by Greg Nicotero, the producer of the Creepshow TV series. Nicotero praises Hill’s ability to create fantastic scenarios and well-crafted characters, and he looks forward to their continued collaboration.
Alex Antone, the Editorial Director at Skybound, expressed their enthusiasm for Joe Hill joining the project. Wolverton Station embodies the perfect Creepshow-style tale of comeuppance, and the collaboration between Hill, Ciaramella, and Walsh has been thrilling for the entire team.
The release of Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station promises to bring more eerie and entertaining tales to fans of the Creepshow franchise, further expanding the dark and twisted world of The Creep.
Creepshow: Joe Hill’s Wolverton Station will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on March 27, 2024.