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Steve Niles Comes Up With A New Story For The 50th Anniversary Graphic Novel

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Beloved comic book writer Steve Niles may be writing a Kolchak: the nocturnal tracker story. Earlier this month, James Aquilone and Moonstone Books launched a Kickstarter cacountryside for a graphic novel celebrating 50 years of Kolchak: the nocturnal tracker. The television series of the same name, which according to Chris Carter had a huge influence on the development of X files years later only lasted a single season in 1974 and 1975, but was preceded by a pair of TV movies beginning in 1972. It became a cult classic and survived in syndication, one of the first examples of a series that did this with so few episodes to fall back on in reruns.

The all-new, 100-plus-page full-color graphic novel will feature ten stories chronicling the life of monster-hunting journalist Carl Kolchak, comic book creators including Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia), Kim Newman (Anno Dracula), Peter David (The Incredible Hulk), and Jonathan Maberry (V Wars). It features works by Colton Worley (The shadow), Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Mr. Higgins comes home), JK Woodward (star trek), and Paul McCaffrey (Anno Dracula).

The campaign, now just 15 days old, was originally seeking less than $15,000 in funding, but currently has more than $75,000 in pledges. Needless to say, they pretty much exceeded all of their established stretch goals.

So ComicBook can exclusively announce the next one: if the project can reach $85,000 in funding before its end, the book will include a new Kolchak story written by 30 days of night co-creator Steve Niles (who himself has a few X-files experience, think about it). Niles, a veteran of stories featuring Batman, The Spectre, The Creeper, and Spawn, Niles is a guy who can come across as mysterious and macabre from virtually any angle. It’s hard to guess what he’ll choose to do with a guy like Kolchak who, due to his limited original stories and the wide variety of people who wrote stories for him after the series ended, is the one of the most malleable protagonists. in modern fiction.

We are also able to share the first six pages of drafts for one of the stories, a tale called Interview with the Night Stalker by writer Kim Newman and artist Paul McCaffrey. You can check them out below, along with the different covers in the collection.