[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is said that no two families are alike,
but never has that been more true than in the case of the Allan family,
the subject of Steve Niles and Damien Worm‘s new IDW ongoing series, The October Faction.
The creative team behind Monster & Madman would like to introduce you to the ongoing adventures of retired monster-hunter Frederick Allan and his family… which include a thrill-killer, a witch, and a warlock. Because sometimes crazy is the glue that binds a family together.
The lead character is Fredrick Allan, a retired monster hunter who is now teaching Monsters & Mythology while he hides from 30 years of enemies. His heyday was in the ’70s, so October Faction will flashback to those ’70s monster hunting days. The main thread is about this man who is trying to get to know his family for the first time ever. Unfortunately, while he has neglected his wife she’s become a pill-popping thrill-killer. His two children, just turned 19 and 20, are starting to piece together who their father is and also whether or not he is their real father. – Steve Niles, Writer
Steve Niles is credited as one of the contemporary writers that brought horror comics back to prominence with works such as 30 Days of Night, which was also made into a major motion picture. He is currently collaborating with another horror legend, Bernie Wrightson on Frankenstein Alive! Alive!and Damien Worm on Monster & Madman, both from IDW.
After writing mini-series for the better part of 25 years, I am thrilled to be writing a monthly ongoing and all the more thrilled it’s with IDW,October Faction will be Halloween every month if Damien and I have anything to say about it. – Steve Niles, Writer