Jul 2010 19

Steve Niles remains best known for “30 Days of Night,” a three issue comic series that grew into a massive hit and later a successful film. Since then Niles has written a number of sequels to the book, but he’s also moved in different directions including Batman, Simon Dark, Criminal Macabre and collaborations with Rob Zombie, Thomas Jane, Richard Corben and Tim Bradstreet.

Last month IDW, the publisher of “30 Days of Night,” released “Mystery Society,” a new book written by Niles, and a hardcover collection of “The Ghoul,” a book Niles did with legendary artist Bernie Wrightson. Niles agreed to appear and sign at every comic store that bought 1000 copies of “Mystery Society” and thirteen stores across the country took him up on that offer.

Between now and the end of the year there are number of Niles-written books coming out including an “X-Files/30 Days of Night” crossover miniseries that starts this month. He’s also writing a novel that’s scheduled for release next year in addition to co-writing the movie “30 Days of Night: Dark Days” and working with filmmaker John Carpenter to write the video game “F.E.A.R. 3.” In the midst of a long month that included criss-crossing the nation, signing thousands of books and his birthday, Niles poke with us by phone and gave us an exclusive look at artwork for his upcoming books “Something Monstrous” illustrated by Stephanie Buscema, “Edge of Doom” illustrated by Kelley Jones and “Lot 13” illustrated by Glenn Fabry.

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