Monday, August 30, 2010

Favorite Covers #11

Hellraiser Book 1
Cover Date 1989

Comics based on movies used to be a big thing. Back in the day nearly every movie that came out would have a comics adaptation for it: Independence Day, Terminator 2.. even the Adventures Of Ford Fairlane (look it up). On rare occasions these adaptations would end up turning into an ongoing thing, what would happen more often was a series using the concepts introduced in the movies.
(Clive Barker's) Hellraiser is one of the earliest ones I can think of. This was an anthology series where each issue featured 4 stories based in the Hellraiser Universe. 
This was interesting because it allowed for an expansion to this reality. You learn there is a hierarchy in Hell and what it's function is. You also meet new Cenobites and learn their functions as well. 
This became a favorite of mine for a while and I really need to sit down and re-read the run.

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