Bruce Campbell's "Man with the Screaming Brain" comes to Dark Horse

Official Press Release

B-movie megastar Bruce Campbell, star of Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep,

and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. comes to comics with a six-issue miniseries for

Dark Horse Comics beginning this May. Man with the Screaming Brain is directly

adapted from the script of the upcoming feature film by Campbell and David Goodman.

Hilary Barta (Alan Moore's Tomorrow Stories) and Rick Remender (Teenage Mutant

Ninja Turtles) are illustrating this "director's cut" version of the film before it even hits


Man with the Screaming Brain tells the story of a wealthy American businessman

determined to exploit the crippled economy of a former Soviet state now torn between

communist roots and capitalist greed. Campbell's character hits on the wrong gypsy girl

and lands in the grip of a mad scientist determined to get rich off a twisted braintransplant

scheme worthy of Dr. Frankenstein. This "director's cut" of the script is the

version that Campbell wanted to shoot before budgetary constraints forced him to scale

back his vision. Artists Hilary Barta and Rick Remender offer a darkly cartoony

collaboration in a fast-paced, uncompromising horror romp.

"The folks at Dark Horse comics are the grooviest cats in the business," remarked Bruce

Campbell. "They gave me my first shot to write a comic recently (The Hire - Precious

Cargo), and it's been fun to work with them again in adapting my first film, Man with the

Screaming Brain. Personally, I look forward to working with these jokers again in

whatever capacity!"

To celebrate this mega-event at Dark Horse Comics, each issue of the series will feature

an alternate cover by the likes of Humberto Ramos, Mike Mignola, and other superstar

artists itching to work with Bruce Campbell.

Man with the Screaming Brain #1 is available May 11 for the retail price of $2.99. Edited

by Scott Allie.

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