Late Friday evening, actor/writer Nicholas Vince shared a photo and a message with his Facebook followers:
“I wept a little when I first saw this. I’m deeply honoured my short prose story, ‘Prayers of Desire’ will be part of Hellraiser: Anthology – Volume 2, published in September 2017 by Seraphim Inc.”
No tears, Nicholas; it’s such a waste of good suffering!
Those familiar with Hellraiser know Vince well; he played one of the original four Cenobites, fan favorite Chatterer. While his exact position/rank within the Order of the Gash is unclear, he has the look of a mutilated super-gimp with the aura of a violent Lieutenant and a brutal enforcer. When Chatterer was killed in Hellbound: Hellraiser II, he reverted into the body of a child. The fact that the man who made the character iconic is writing the origin story is fantastic and we can’t wait to see whether there are tie-ins to the film franchise, or if we’ll get a completely original take.
And the fact that the origin story is being illustrated by Hellraiser mastermind Clive Barker himself is nothing short of Earth-shaking! It’ll be a beautiful reunion, to be certain!
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Bloody Disgusting followed up Vince’s announcement with a bevy of nitty gritty details:
Hellraiser: Anthology – Volume 2 is headed our way in September! The anthology will feature stories written by returning Hellraiser comic scribes Ben Meares, Christian Francis, Mark Alan Miller, David Ian McKendry & Rebekah McKendry, and Matt Murray, as well as newcomers to the series Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler and Ken Winkler.
Artists include returning Hellraiser alumni Daniele Serra (who provides the cover along with a six-page story), Riley Schmitz, Jim Terry Art, and Nick Percival, along with newcomers to the series Mark Torres, Hector Casanova, Christian DiBari, Simon Gough, Devmalya Pramani, and Nino Cammarata.
The folks at Seraphim have been making the rounds on the convention circuit, promoting all things Clive Barker related, especially the wildly successful Hellraiser: Anthology Vol 1. Fans will be able to snap up the first copies of Hellraiser: Anthology Vol 2 on the floor of Son of Monsterpalooza, an annual event returning to Burbank, CA on September 15th thru 17th. It’ll be available to the masses on www.realclivebarker.com beginning September 24th.
Are you a fan of Hellraiser and the Hellraiser Anthology? Are you looking forward to Vol 2 and the Chatterer origin story written by Nicholas Vince and illustrated by Clive Barker? Sound off in the Comments section!