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Blood Feud #1 – 10/14/2015

Tomorrow, the vampires run wild in the Ozarks!

BLOOD FEUD #1 (by Drew Moss, Nick Filardi, and some hick named Cullen Bunn) hits the stands this Wednesday! Hopefully, you pre-ordered it. Even if you didn’t, I hope you’ll give the book a chance! It’s a backwoods horror yarn with a lot of humor, heart, and spiders.

Here’s what a few people are saying about it:

This book is filled with twists at every corner, and some you even see coming yet a strong series that can easily be a TV show. The story by Cullen Bunn is departures from everything we have seem from him before, which […] shows his skills as writer who can tell superb stories no matter the genre. The art by Drew Moss and Nick Filardi is exceptional from their character designs to the intricate settings. Overall, a great entry into the genre, which looks to ramp up the action in future issues. (Graphic Policy) Read Full Review

Blood Feud #1 took me by surprise, and (as you can probably tell) I really enjoyed the comic; I’ll be adding this to my ever-growing pull list when I next go to my Local Comic Shop. Hopefully you’ll do the same. (Graphic Policy) Read Full Review


This issue was actually a pretty good build up issue. It felt like the start of a horror movie, it had everything you want from horror. I really enjoyed it. The art is great and for the first time in a long while all the characters were likable. It’s gonna be sad when we start to lose them one by one. If I’m being honest I have to say it felt a little like the walking dead. Almost like a prequel until the vampires. (Comic Crusaders) Read Full Review

And here’s a preview of the first few pages!



Posted by cullenbunn on October 13, 2015  /   Posted in Comics

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 new comic book series HELLBREAK was announced a while back, but due to forces beyond our control, the book was delayed until 2015. That’s all right, because in March HELLBREAK will debut in a big way!

Not black ops. The blackest of ops. A group of elite soldiers has been recruited by the shadowy Kerberos Corporation for a series of special missions—breaking souls out of Hell and returning them to their bodies… and replacing the evil demons possessing their mortal shells here on Earth.

A gothic, action-packed vision of Hell in a new ongoing series that evokes Inception and Aliens by way of John Carpenter from the creative forces of writer Cullen Bunn, artist Brian Churilla, and colorist Dave Stewart!

First and foremost, the regular edition of HELLBREAK issue 1 will cost only $1! It’s an extra-sized introduction to the series. At that price, why wouldn’t you give it a try?

There will also be a few special edition variants for the series. Jenny Frison, Cliff Chiang, and Dave Johnson have all contributed special covers for the issue. If retailers order 50 copies of HELLBREAK #1, they unlock the ability to order the Frison variant at will. At a order of 100 copies, they unlock the ability to order the Chiang variant at will. At 150 copies, they can order the Johnson variant at will.

Pre-orders for HELLBREAK #1 start on December 15th! Issue #1 goes on sale on March 11th!


Posted by cullenbunn on December 14, 2014  /   Posted in Comics

Raising Two Kinds of Hel(l)

Oni Press has announced several new projects for 2014, including a couple of new books from me!

First up, we’ve got the return of Rikard, Kadlin, Bera, and Groa in BRIDES OF HELHEIM!

Coming October 2014

Cullen Bunn, Joëlle Jones, and Nick Filardi return to their smash hit Viking horror/fantasy series Helheim! Alone in the wilderness and living in seclusion, the Viking warrior Rikard is confronted once again by black magic and arcane monstrosities. But this time, Rikard seeks vengeance against the warlock who was once master to the witches who wove our undying hero’s bloody fate.


Also in October–HELLBREAK, a new ongoing series, will debut!

Not black ops. The blackest of ops. A group of elite soldiers has been recruited by the shadowy Kerberos Corporation for a series of special missions—breaking souls out of Hell and returning them to their bodies… and replacing the evil demons possessing their mortal shells here on Earth.

A gothic, action-packed vision of Hell in a new ongoing series that evokes Inception and Aliens by way of John Carpenter from the creative forces of writer Cullen Bunn, artist Brian Churilla, and colorist Jordie Bellaire!


Posted by cullenbunn on March 24, 2014  /   Posted in Comics

Prepare… for doom!


Oni Press’ METAL MARCH Scorches the Earth with BLACK METAL 3 and HELHEIM: THE WITCH WAR TPB

A woefully unprepared world quakes in glee and terror, awaiting the arrival of their new demonic masters

PARTS UNKNOWN (October 31st, 2013) – Dictated, but not read.

“Evil ones! Hear my call! We gather here this night, beneath dark clouds. A fellowship of the damned, a cabal of ravenous beasts, slick with hate, bathed in innocent blood. Read More

Posted by cullenbunn on October 31, 2013  /   Posted in Comics
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