Interview with David Dastmalchian: From Acting to Comics to Monster Hunting
David Dastmalchian, known for his memorable roles in blockbuster films like The Dark Knight, the MCU’s Ant-Man series, and James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad, is no stranger to making the most of a small role. Beyond his on-screen success, Dastmalchian’s love for horror and comics has driven him to explore new avenues in the entertainment industry.
In 2019, Dastmalchian fulfilled a lifelong dream by penning his own comic book series in collaboration with Dark Horse Comics. The result was Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter, a thrilling tale that captured the imagination of readers. The success of the series led to a second volume titled Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter, and the recently announced Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter.
During our interview, Dastmalchian revealed exciting news about the upcoming third arc of the series. For the first time, the new arc will feature variant covers, with renowned artists yet to be revealed. The arc kicks off with a stunning variant cover by Francesco Francavilla. Fans can look forward to Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter, scheduled to be released on November 8, 2023.
Dastmalchian’s love for comics and his passion for his craft is evident in both his acting and his comic book writing. The actor-turned-writer has overcome numerous struggles and has become a positive force in the entertainment industry. Partnering with Dark Horse Comics, a company that boasts iconic and equally passionate creators, seems like a match made in comics heaven.
If you’re curious to delve deeper into David Dastmalchian’s journey and his experiences with writing Count Crowley, be sure to check out the full interview below.
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