2016 Holiday Shopping Guide

Want some ideas for great gifts for the comic book lover in your life? Well, look no further! I’ve compiled a handy shopping guide to help you select the gifts your friends and family (or even you) will love!

If you have a local comic book store, I wholeheartedly suggest going there first for any of these books. If they don’t have something on the shelf, they can order it in for you. You might even find some other great ideas while shopping! If, however, you don’t have a comic book shop or the shop can’t seem to get the books in, Amazon has them in stock. I’ve included the links you’ll need. If you prefer to give digital gifts, I’ve provided links to ComiXology as well!

With that said, on to the suggestions!


Let’s say you know someone who loves spooky stories, creepy fairy tales, and/or movies like Pan’s Labyrinth. Well, they would probably love HARROW COUNTY Volume 1, which hits the shelves in December! You can pre-order it now to make sure you get your hands on it as soon as it comes out!

Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

Or maybe you have someone in your family who is super excited for the upcoming Deadpool movie, and you want to get them some books featuring the character! Look no further than DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE!

Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

And if they like Deadpool and zombie stories like The Walking Dead, check out NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL!

Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

Sticking with the Marvel Universe for a second, you might know someone who is interested in reading my upcoming run on Uncanny X-Men. You might introduce them to MAGNETO so they can get a taste of my mutant-focused stories!

Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

If you know someone who loves dark horror stories or edgy crime fiction like True Detective, you should introduce them to the twisted supernatural horror of THE EMPTY MAN!

Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

If they like their horror with a heavy does of action and military gun play, they would likely be delighted with HELLBREAK, which just came out in trade paperback!

Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

Or maybe they prefer tales of magic and swordplay, something more akin to the TV series Vikings or Game of Thrones. You’re in luck! Because there are two volumes of the vikings and black magic story HELHEIM available!

Volume 1 – Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

Volume 2 – Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

But what if you’re buying for a younger reader… maybe a kid (or kid at heart) who loves dinosaurs? TERRIBLE LIZARD is the story of a girl and her dinosaur that will entertain and warm their hearts!

Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

And you can never, ever go wrong with getting the reader in your life a copy of THE SIXTH GUN. There are eight volumes of the trade paperback to choose from! Why not start at the beginning?

Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon | Comixology

In addition to the trade paperbacks, three volumes of the deluxe hardcovers of THE SIXTH GUN are also available! Each of these editions collects two of the trade paperbacks. They make terrific gifts!

Volume 1 – Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon 

Volume 2 – Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon 

Volume 3 – Locate a Comic Shop Near You | Amazon 


Posted by cullenbunn on November 18, 2015  /   Posted in Uncategorized

A Vampire Yarn… With Spiders

blood feud 1In October–just in time for Halloween–Oni Press will be releasing the first issue of my new horror/comedy series, Blood Feud. This is a story I’m pretty excited about. The lead hero, R.F. Coven, is modeled after my dad (who, to his family, was always Called R.F.). Some of the events that take place in the series are inspired by “real world” events my dad told me all about. And the setting–Spider Creek–is inspired by the town I lived in when I first set foot in Missouri.

And, yeah, there’s a lot of spiders.

When I first moved to the Ozarks (many, many blood moons ago), I was shocked to see thousands of tarantulas—Texas Browns—moving across the dirt roads as part of their annual migration.  Seeing that many tarantulas in one place… and living among “country folk” for so long… and a “healthy” love of horror flicks… inspired this book.

Blood Feud is the story of a backwoods feud taken to a dark extreme. Imagine the Hatfields and McCoys… if the Hatfields were demon-worshipping sorcerers. That sums up the Whatley and Stubbs families. They’ve been at each other’s throats for as long as anyone in Spider Creek, Missouri, can remember. Now, though, the Whatleys have unleashed something terrible into the darkest hollows—something that will consume the Stubbs… and everyone else. R.F. Coven and a couple of poker buddies are the only Ozarks “good ol’ boys” standing in the way of ultimate evil.

I’m creating this book with Drew Moss (who worked with me on Terrible Lizard) and Nick Filardi (who worked with me on Helheim). I think it’s a book that’s scary and funny and even a little heartbreaking at times. It’s got vicious vampires (kinda), undead frogs, black magic, and—yes—lots and lots of tarantulas.

But Blood Feud needs your help! The shelves are packed with great comics, and retailers simply can’t order everything that’s coming out. The best way to make sure you get a chance to read the book is to contact your local comic book shop and pre-order the title! Here’s the order information:

Oni Press
Release Date: 10/7/2015
Order Code: AUG151627

Here’s a handy order form! Print this bad boy out and take it to your shop!


But make it quick! The Final Order Cutoff is fast approaching!

Every issue shows its “popcorn and Budweiser” horror movie influences with homages to movies like Friday the 13thEvil Dead, and Fright Night, among others. If you liked The Sixth Gun, Helheim, or (another backwoods horror yarn of mine) Harrow County, I think they’ll get a kick out of this.

And here… in case you need to hide from bloodsucking beasts in your neck of the woods… is a Blood Feud vampire mask. Cut it out and wear it with pride (but maybe not into your comic shop… because that’s a good way to get shot in a state with lenient gun laws).


Thanks so much!

Cullen Bunn
Spider Creek, MO (By way of St. Louis)
September 2015

Posted by cullenbunn on September 10, 2015  /   Posted in Uncategorized

My “Rules” For Comic Scripting

When I’m writing comics, there are a few guidelines I try to follow. These are ideas I’ve pulled together while writing hundreds of scripts, reading great comics, reviewing scripts, and talking to artists and other writers. They aren’t hard and fast rules. I break ’em all the time! But keeping them in mind helps me feel like I’m in control of my life.

I offer some of them now in hopes that you’ll find them useful in your own comic scripting endeavors. Maybe you’ll find them helpful. Maybe not. You might disagree with them completely! And that’s all right. Read More

Posted by cullenbunn on February 02, 2015  /   Posted in Process, Uncategorized

Cullen Was Right T-Shirts!

I admit, it started as a joke.

But the response to the CULLEN WAS RIGHT t-shirt idea has been overwhelming… so I’m making them available for a limited time. I’m opening up pre-orders for the shirt for the next week or so, just to make sure I order appropriately.

Show your allegiance as a Bunnhead… or just wear this shirt ironically. The choice is yours!

These Gildan Ultra Cotton® T-Shirts are 100% preshrunk cotton with double-needle stitching throughout. The shirts are Ash Grey or Carolina Blue in color with black printing.

The price is $20.00, which includes shipping!

You can order them here!

cullen was right


Posted by cullenbunn on September 02, 2014  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Days of the Dead, Sixth Gun Style


Oni Press has announced a new mini-series in the world of THE SIXTH GUN! As with THE SIXTH GUN: SONS OF THE GUN, this series is a prequel of sorts, co-written by Brian Hurtt.

Summer 2014
Comics supergroup Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, Mike Norton, and Bill Crabtree spin a prequel yarn to the ongoing The Sixth Gun series, uncovering how the villainous Pinkerton Jesup, and Sword of Abraham priest Brother Roberto became embroiled in a race to thwart the awakening of the monstrous god Yum Kimil in this spin-off to the critically acclaimed fantasy-western saga!

Posted by cullenbunn on March 25, 2014  /   Posted in Uncategorized
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