The Last Comic On the Left: A Long-Running Horror Podcast Becomes a Graphic Novel – IGN
Clocking in at nearly 500 episodes and counting, it’s safe to say The Last Podcast On the Left is one of the most successful horror podcasts ever. Now the series is expanding into an entirely new medium, as hosts Marcus Parks, Henry Zebrowski and Ben Kissel spearhead a graphic novel series dubbed The Last Comic On the Left.
Where The Last Podcast On the Left takes a humorous approach to true crime cases and horror topics like ghosts, cryptids, serial killers and UFOs, The Last Comic On the Left is intended as a tribute to classic horror anthologies like Creepy, Eerie and Tales From the Crypt. The series will feature a number of different but interconnected horror tales from horror comics veterans like James Tynion IV (Something Is Killing the Children) and Rick Veitch (Swamp Thing).
The Last Comic On the Left will be published as a series of full-length graphic novels through Z2 Comics. The creative lineup for Vol. 1 includes:
- James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, Something Is Killing the Children)
- Rick Veitch (Swamp Thing, Miracleman)
- Bob Fingerman (Minimum Wage, Beg the Question)
- Tyler Boss (4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, What’s the Furthest Place From Here?)
- Ryan Cady (Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo, Sublime: $5 at the Door)
- Eliot Rahal (Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo, the upcoming Cheech and Chong’s Chronicles: The Graphic Novel)
- Morgan Beem (Swamp Thing: Twin Branches, The Family Trade)
- Noah Van Sciver (Grateful Dead Origins, the upcoming Cheech and Chong’s Chronicles: The Graphic Novel)
- Logan Faerber (‘Namwolf, The Woods)
In addition to those stories, Vol. 1 will include a tale written by Parks and Zebrowski and illustrated by John McCrea (Hitman). Eric Powell (The Goon), Martin Morazzo (Ice Cream Man) and Bob Fingerman provide cover art for Vol. 1. A deluxe edition version of the graphic novel will also include a series of cryptid-themed art prints.
“We are excited to expand our comic bloodlust with Z2 and The Last Comic On the Left,” Zebrowski said in Z2’s press release. “We get to see many of our more ‘colorful’ ideas receive the evil MAD Magazine treatment. Z2 works with some of the most talented artists and creators in the comic business and it’s a privilege to be in their talented hands.”