In 1972, the TV movie The Night Stalker aired. It introduced the world to Carl Kolchak and became a cult classic. In 2022, it will celebrate its 50th anniversary and Moonstone Books and editor James Aquilone will launch a 100+-page graphic novel paying homage to the monster-hunting reporter.
Early contributors: Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia), Kim Newman (Anno Dracula), Peter David (The Incredible Hulk), and Jonathan Maberry (V-Wars), team with artists like Colton Worley (The Shadow), Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Mr. Higgins Comes Home), J.K. Woodward (Star Trek), and Paul McCaffrey (Anno Dracula).
Comic Book Yeti sits down with James to talk about the project and what readers can expect.
COMIC BOOK YETI: Good day, James. I was a three-year-old when Kolchak came out. I don’t recall watching the show, but I always remembered the commercials. I never forgot the image of Darren McGavin chasing after a variety of monsters, so as I got older and had the chance to view them I was so glad. What was your first experience with Kolchak? And why do you think he has endured?