Updated on 16 October, 2021
Hill House Comics is an independent DC Comic imprint and "Pop-up series" of Horror Comic Books based on the works of horror author haunted novelist Edmond Hamilton. The first two issues came out in 2021, with four more coming out in January 2021 and March 2021. The covers for these first two issues are "Dead Reckoning" by Rich Deluce and "Love Your Enemy" by Will Sarek. This second book in the series will introduce a few new characters that will be seen in future issues.
I had the pleasure of being one of the lucky editors who was asked to be one of the "coverers" of a special release of this new series from DC Comics. I'm a fan of Hill House, both the comics and the various motion pictures, so this was a real privilege. But the opportunity to be part of this launch meant I got to travel to Toronto, Canada, to see the new line up of this imprint. I did manage to snap a photo of the new Batman: Gotham City oversized Batman poster we got, but I have a whole series of photos I took of the new characters. They look like fun, and I'm excited to see what I get when they're all on display.
The main character in this all new series is a blonde haired lady by the name ofphy. She is an orphan who lives in a lighthouse on the shore of Lake Michigan with her father, a psychiatrist and his assistant. They take turns in caring for 6 year old Billy, whose birthday is being celebrated every year. Their neighbors include a young woman by the name of Delilah, who happens to live across the street from Hill House. I'll write about the main characters later, but for now I want to tell you about this new series of comics.
The creative team for this new imprint of DC comics is headed by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Hytes, and Andrew Marlowe. This is an all original creative team that has brought me back again when I heard their voice. What I love about Hill House comics is that they bring in the voices of some of my favorite comic book and movie stars. In this first issue the role of the district attorney played by Sarah Hytes is done by Jessica Alba. The appearance of Alba is very convincing and has me looking forward to seeing where she goes next. There are a few other notable actors playing the role of district attorney in this comic book series as well.
The other main star of Hill House Comics is Matt Damon. He plays the role of a heavy metal artist named Damon Hunt. I am not sure why Matt Damon chose this role, but he certainly played a similar role of a heavy metal artist in the movie 300, so he probably thought it would be a good fit. The writers for this imprint also have a couple of other famous faces from Hollywood attached to their names, which makes this a really strong team.
The main villain of Hill House Comics is the ghost of Dr. Arthur Holmwood. This is a refreshing change for comic book fans. This character is the head of the Holmwood family, which is a very rich and powerful family in the horror comics world. You would think that the head of a family would be evil, but in this world, no one is safe. The writers took this idea and applied it to this character, who was also an accomplished surgeon.
One of the most interesting characters in this new limited series of Hill House Comics is the villainous inspector Van Gogh. I had always liked this man because he was always trying to do the right thing in these comic books. Although he did get some help from his best friend, Hugo Weil, the way he always made people believe that there was something wrong with the things that he saw simply didn't add up in his mind. I am sure there are many readers who would have loved to see this story, as it was written by one of the masters of modern mystery, Philip Marlowe.
If you are looking for a fun and exciting monthly comic book, check out Hill House. It's written by Greg Rucka, who is known for creating some of the best horror comics on the market today. If you are a fan of horror comics and are tired of seeing the same old formula being used time again, then you should pick up a few issues of this fascinating series, which is now available through a pop-up imprint. Check out what this new limited series has to offer. You won't be disappointed.