Unholy Grail – Coming from Aftershock!

I’m excited to announce a new series from AfterShock Comics. In July, artist Mirko Colak and I will be launching an Arthurian horror tail titled Unholy Grail.

Arthur Pendragon was the king of all Britain. His story is legendary. Merlin. The Lady of the Lake. Excalibur. Camelot. The Knights of the Round Table. But these stories are bright lies painted over the truth. Here is presented the gospel of Arthur’s bloody rise to power and his unholy reign. The legend of King Arthur is not the stuff of legends, but the fuel of nightmares.

As Arthur descends into darkness, is there any lingering hope that he still might do something good?

I’ve been fascinated by Arthurian legends since I discovered T. H. White’s ‘The Once and Future King’ as a kid. From that point on, I wanted to explore every variation of the story, from Thomas Malory’s work to the movie ‘Excalibur’ to the comic ‘Camelot 3000.’ One of the things that intrigued me was how there are so many interpretations of the epic — as should be the case with all great myths — and so many different takes on the story. At some point, years ago, I started to wonder what the Arthurian legend might look like if they were written as a horror story. I thought about it so much, I guess, that I started dreaming about it. I woke from one of those dreams and scribbled the sentence ‘The demon, who had no name in his own tongue, but would come to be called Merlin by mortals, uncoiled its serpentine body and slithered out of the shadows.’ That was over 20 years ago, but I still have the notebook where I first pondered the concept.

The series features lettering from Simon Bowland and the first issue features covers by Colak and Francesco Francavilla.

And here’s some awesome preview art from the first issue!

Posted by cullenbunn on April 17, 2017  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Oh, Christmas Tree



SIXTH GUN fan extraordinaire Sean Leslie created this awesome Christmas card, an I had to share it. Whodathunk that the Six, when brought together, would birth a festive tree motif?

Posted by cullenbunn on December 21, 2015  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Death Follows


Last year, The Remains was released digitally from Monkeybrain. The Remains was a dark horror tale from A.C. Zamudio, Carlos Nicholas Zamudio, and myself. The series has not been released in print form… until now. As announced by Dark Horse, the series will be collected, along with some never before seen material, in Death Follows!

From the Dark Horse website:

The Devil Has Come To Call . . .

This spring Dark Horse Books is pleased to offer a graphic novel collecting never-before-printed material from Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun) in Death Follows!

Originally debuting digitally through Monkeybrain as The Remains, Death Follows is horrifically and beautifully realized by A. C. Zamudio and Carlos Nicolas Zamudio. The print collection contains the original prose story by Cullen Bunn and a new cover by Simon Bisley.

Death Follows is the darkest story I’ve written. It’s a supernatural horror tale set in rural North Carolina, the story of a mysterious farmhand who shows up at a struggling farm looking for work—and brings a nightmarish cycle of events with him,” remarked Bunn. “It starts with a simple (if somewhat strange) line: ‘The dead rats danced the day the hired man came around.’”

Birdie, her sister, their pregnant mother, and their frail father all live together on a struggling farm. When an itinerant farmhand named Cole comes to their aid, the children should be relieved. Instead, they find their lives spiraling into nightmare, as Cole regards Birdie’s sister with menacing desire. To make matters much worse, wherever he goes, the dead grow restless. As the horror threatens to consume her home and her family, Birdie is haunted by a chilling warning: Some secrets are meant only for the dead.

“The mystery and dread build to a horrific conclusion. It’s the stuff of nightmares, to be sure. I think readers ofHarrow County will absolutely love this book,” added Bunn.

Death Follows is in stores May 25, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:


Barnes and Noble


Praise for Death Follows:

“Bunn has crafted a simple tale of horror around a questionable love of rodents to create a chilling tale of lost innocence and threatening strangers.”—Bloody Disgusting

“Bunn has proven that he is more than capable at telling scary stories.”—All-Comic

“The last time a comic made the hair stand up on the back of my neck like this was Locke & Key, and that’s saying something.”—Comicosity

Also available from Cullen Bunn:

Harrow County Volume 1: Countless Haints TPB | 978-1-61655-780-5 | AUG150030 | $14.99


Posted by cullenbunn on December 11, 2015  /   Posted in Uncategorized

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
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