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AICN COMICS: Ambush Bug Hosts Horror Panel @ SDCC! See the whole thing here!!!

Hey folks, Ambush Bug here with an extra special treat for you all. For the last week or so, I’ve been churning out reports from the San Diego Comic Con. I’ve gathered a ton of interviews and news bits for you guys, but the absolute highlight of the entire con was on Friday, July 24th when I got to host a Horror Comics and Film panel with some of the coolest gents around from yesterday, today, and tomorrow’s best horror graphic novels, prose, and cinema. I had a blast hosting the panel and meeting the guests (not to mention drinking like I had a hole in my neck with some of them afterwards).

If you missed the panel, fear not. We’ve got it below for your Youtube-ing pleasure. Peter Katz was the producer and the man behind the curtain for this entire event. He worked his @$$ off to wrangle all of the talent and convince me to drop my online mask and host this thing. If this thing was a success, it’s because of his hard work. Below are the extremely talented and fascinating panelists (click on the pics to make ‘em grow!).

Panelist 1: Marv Wolfman (legendary comic book writer of TOMB OF DRACULA, TEEN TITANS, currently VIGILANTE, creator of Blade the Vampire Slayer).
Panelist 2: Jeff Katz (producer of FREDDY VS JASON, SHOOT ‘EM UP and writer BOOSTER GOLD & JASON VS FREDDY VS ASH)

Panelist 3: Steven C. Miller (writer/director of AUTOMATION TRANSFUSION, upcoming writer/director of MOTEL HELL remake).
Panelist 4: Ryan Schifrin (creator of SPOOKS & director of ABOMINABLE).

Panelist 5: Tim Seeley (creator of LOADED BIBLE and HACK/SLASH, soon to be adapted into a film by Rogue pictures).
Panelist 6: Todd Lincoln (director/producer of THE NYE INCIDENTS & writer/director of THE APPARITION for Dark Castle/Warner Brothers).

Panelist 7: Whitley Strieber (writer/creator of WOLFEN, THE HUNGER, COMMUNION & THE NYE INCIDENTS).
Panelist 8: Matt Pizzolo (writer/director THREAT, writer of comic GODKILLER)

Panelist 9: Kevin Grievoux (co-writer/actor in UNDERWORLD, writer NEW WARRIORS, upcoming MONSTROIDS).
That’s our cast of characters. Now sit back and click away to enjoy the panel. Let’s be kooky and begin with Part 1:

Part 2 - The Horror Continues:

Part 3 – In 3-D:

Part 4 – The Final Chapter:

Part 5 – A New Beginning:

Part 6 – Where we all go to Hell:

Part 7 – The Final Chapter For Realsy This Time…no we’re not kiddin’:

Thanks again to Peter Katz and all of the panelists for making this such an amazing con experience.

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  • Aug. 4, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Doc Frankenstein

    by Dapromed

    Hey Ambush- since it was a Horror panel, do you have any news on what's up with everyone's favorite brought back to life Doctor?

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Will try to investigate at WW Chicago...

    by Ambush Bug

    I love DOC FRANKENSTEIN and SHAOLIN COWBOY. But haven't seen hide nor hair of them in over a year now. Some of the best comics never published.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by blackhole4140

    You've quietly done the best coverage of the Con. Good work.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Bela Lugosi's Tales From The Grave...

    by Grinning White Skull

    Check out the new horror anthology comic book "hosted" by Bela Lugosi at Created/edited by former Superman/Marvel Team-up/Powerman/Iron Fist comic artist and make-up effects designer Kerry Gammill along with Kez Wilson and Sam F. Park. Contributors include Gammill, John Cassaday, Steve Niles, Bruce Timm, Make-up genius Rick Baker, directors John Landis, Mick Garris, Frank Darabont and many other of the top creators in the horror film world and comic books. Coming in Spring of 2010.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Now I see why you have Bendis.

    by nofate

    You look just like him!! Or he looks like you, whichever you prefer.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by Ambush Bug

    All us baldies look alike. He's shorter and stockier than me though.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    In person, Bug looks a lot more like Azzarello.

    by SleazyG.

    Or Brian K. Vaughan. Jeez, between them and Bendis that's three bald comics-writin' Brians from Ohio. What the hell's goin' on over there?

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, not to be a dick to about FRANKENSTEIN and COWBOY...

    by SleazyG.

    ...but it'd help if they put out a comic book a coupla times a year, y'know? I kinda wonder if Burlyman is even a company any more.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Bryan Bug

    by Buzz Maverik

    I keep tellin' Bug he's gotta change his name to Bryan or Brian. He tried Ambush Brian for a couple of days but every time he initialed something everyone said, "Mmmm, Anehiser Bush!"

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    I Love Horror Comics

    by Buzz Maverik

    The Marvel Monster wave of the early to mid-70s got me into comics full time. Man, you'd go into Stop 'N' Rob for a Jolly Rancher Fire Stick and a can of grape soda and the spinner would be snarling at you with Morbius, Werewolf By Night, Brother Voodoo, Dracula, The Living Mummy, The Golem, The Man Thang, etc....

  • Aug. 5, 2009, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Nice one Ambush Mark

    by jonny_rico

    I watched all 8 of em & found that a really interesting & informative watch. Especially Jeff Katz & Tim Seeley. Cheers!

  • Aug. 5, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Great Job!

    by Dr.Zeus

    That was quite nice to sit and listen to Ambush. Damn I wish I woulda been there in person! Thanks!