‘Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives!’ rises from Skybound

Dan Watters, Ram V, Matthew Roberts and Dave Stewart bring the creature back from the depths this spring.

On the heels of James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds’ adaptation of Dracula, Skybound and Universal have announced a second miniseries starring one of the Universal Monsters — Universal Monsters: Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives!

The miniseries will continue the story from the original movie while introducing some new characters:  journalist Kate Marsden, who is following the trail of serial killer Darwin Collier in the Amazon. Dan Watters and Ram V will team up to write the miniseries, which will feature artwork by Matthew Roberts and Dave Stewart.

“We’re so thrilled to announce our second book in the Universal Monsters line.” Said Alex Antone, editorial director at Skybound. “Dan Watters and Ram V are two of the most exciting writers in comics, and to be able to turn them loose with longtime Skybound creators Matthew Roberts and Dave Stewart has been an absolute treat. And while James and Martin’s Dracula was an adaptation of the original film, Creature is a brand-new story featuring beloved Gill-Man. Each book in the Universal Monsters line will feel different from the last, with each creative team bringing their own unique flavor and passion to these iconic horror characters. I can’t wait to share what else we have planned!”  

Here are the details on the story from Skybound:

Years after the events of the original film, Journalist Kate Marsden hunts for a notorious serial killer in the heart of the Amazon. Hot on the trail of this madman, she soon encounters an unexpected new threat–but is he friend or foe? Or is he simply…THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON? 

Picking up where the original films left off, this new Universal Monsters tale will take readers back to the mysterious Amazonian lagoon where terror lurks beneath its murky waters. This series is perfect for new readers and longtime fans alike. 

Watters has shown his horror chops on books like Home Sick Pilots, while Ram V has the swamp monster thing down pat based on his recent work on DC’s Swamp Thing. Roberts, meanwhile, has a deep history with Skybound, having worked on Battle Pope, Manifest Destiny, Creepshow and more. His work pairs well with Stewart, the legendary Hellboy colorist, as you can see in this preview:

And here’s a look at the first issue’s variant covers by Joshua Middleton, DANI, Joëlle Jones and Alex Ross:

Creature from the Black Lagoon Lives #1 will emerge on April 24.

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