In the most shocking news of the day, comic book publisher IDW announced a partnership with Boondocks and Everybody Hates Chris executive producer Rodney Barnes to engage in Killology, the scientific discipline that studies killing people. It is unknown at this time why a comic book publisher and successful television producer would want to murder people, as well as why they would announce their intentions to do so beforehand, but according to a press release IDW sent out today, that seems to be the plan.
"For me, it’s all a bit surreal," said IDW comic book creator Alan Robert in the press release. Horrifying or morally repugnant would probably be better descriptors for coldhearted plans to murder innocent people in the name of scientific research, but surreal works too, we guess. The whole thing just seems kind of... what? Oh. Oh yeah, that makes a lot more sense.
Sorry folks, I've been informed that Killology is actual a comic book from IDW, and Barnes is going to help make it into an animated television series. In retrospect, we're not really sure how we got this one wrong. I mean, the press release is pretty clear.
In addition, a special edition of the Killology comic coming out this Halloween will feature Doyle, guitar player for old school horror punk band The Misfits. "We're proud to have gotten our fourth choice for a Misifits member guest appearance in this comic after Danzig, Jerry Only, and Robo said no," IDW boasted in the press release, which you can read below:
IDW’S KILLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT FOR ANIMATED TV SERIES
From The Executive Producer of The Boondocks and Everybody Hates Chris
New York, NY (May 14, 2014) – Award-winning executive producer/writer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris) teams up with acclaimed comics creator Alan Robert to develop an animated television series based on Robert’s hit IDW Publishing graphic novel Killogy. Barnes and Robert will serve as executive producers on the series, with Barnes penning the screenplay for the pilot. Celebrities Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, Casino, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the Ramones) and Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter), who all appeared as main characters in the graphic novel, will now lend their voices to the show. Producers Chris White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise) and Jeff Mazzola (Descent) are also on board.
Killogy leverages a unique mix of humor, horror and pop culture to tell the unique tale of a group of murderers who inadvertently unleash an ancient voodoo curse upon New York. “For me, it’s all a bit surreal,” says Robert. “I basically get to mash-up some of my favorite childhood heroes, throw them into these outrageous situations, and sit back and imagine what happens next. The series practically writes itself!”
Additionally, Ex-Misfits horror-punk legend Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein will star in a special Halloween edition of Killogy. The one-shot comic continues where the graphic novel left off. It introduces new character, Doyle, as humanity’s last hope in a post-apocalyptic world flooded by an ocean of blood. Thebook will also feature a 10-page exclusive first-look at Robert’s forthcoming IDW series The Shunned One.
Killogy was nominated for Best Mini-Series at the 2013 Ghastly Awards and picked up a Horror Comic Award for Best Scene from ComicMonsters.com. Bloody Disgusting listed Killogy at #4 on their Top 10 Best Mini-Series of 2013. The Killogy graphic novel was recently licensed out to territories outside of the U.S. and will see a Brazilian release this summer from publisher NFL ZINE. The book will be translated in Portuguese. Visit the official website for more info: http://www.killogycomic.com