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
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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