The first horror web comic content exclusive to StephenKing.com, The Little Green God of Agony, will go live today, October 15th, 2012. Stephen King’s short story, the opener of Stephen Jones’s 2011 anthology, A Book of Horrors, and included in Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Four, tells from the point of view of his doubting nurse the tale of a paraplegic millionaire who wants to exorcise his pain. Adapted by well-known comic artist Dennis Calero (co-creator of Xmen Noir and Devil Inside (available for free at ToddStashwick.com), the webcomic will run in serial installments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for eight weeks.
“It rocks most righteously,” King says of Calero’s finely-drawn adaptation.
“I have been a huge Stephen King fan for as long as I can remember,” explained Calero. “To be able to work on ANYTHING with him is an honor. And to make this announcement at New York Comic Con is icing on the cake!“
Full Synopsis of Little Green God of Agony:
Katherine “Kat” MacDonald is an RN hired to care for wealthy client, Andrew Newsome, who has gone from doctor to doctor trying to find a quick cure for his lingering pain to no avail. She is convinced that he would overcome the injuries he sustained in an airplane crash but he is unwilling to endure the pain of physical therapy. In desperation, Newsome has hired a healer, Reverend Rideout, who promises to “expel” his pain.
More About Dennis Calero:
Dennis has been working in the comics industry for the better part of a decade. From classics like Kolchak The Nightstalker to the far out future of Star Trek, Calero’s unique style benefits all genres. Best known for his work on DC Comics’ Legion of Super-Heroes and Marvel’s X Factor. He recently published a graphic novel called Devil Inside with his writing partner Todd Stashwick.
Check out the first installment: The Little Green God of Agony