Dark Horse Comics Collects Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’

Acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan bring their New York Times best-selling series of novels, the Strain Trilogy, to Dark Horse Comics with an ongoing adventure that takes a terrifying spin on the vampire genre. Renowned comics creator David Lapham (Stray Bullets, Silverfish) and artist Mike Huddleston (The Coffin, Butcher Baker) join forces in this comic book adaptation unlike any other—bringing del Toro and Hogan’s vision to life in a story that casts a deadly plague over the whole of humanity. The Strain Volume 1, collecting issues #1–#6 of this ongoing series, is a horror story unlike any other! When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Centers for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event—an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness. 

“[The Strain] is one of the scariest comics on the stands, as genuine surprises await the reader at every turn of the page. Usually, such big reveals are left to the final moment, but with The Strain there’s almost a cliffhanger every few pages and that makes this series a truly surprising, and enjoyable, read.”—Broken Frontier

“One of the year’s best books. If I were to give you one bit of advice while reading this book, don’t read it in the dark.”—Comic Buzz 

The Strain Volume 1 is on sale November 14 in comic shops everywhere!




Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

5 Responses to “Dark Horse Comics Collects Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’”

  1. Gregg Senko

    Ooooohhh sh*****t! Definite buy! Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Gerard Iribe

    Gregg, if you get a chance, you should read the trilogy of novels written by Del Toro and Hogan. They’re legit. It’s CSI meets Blade 2.

  3. Gregg Senko

    Are they called ‘The Strain’ too?

  4. Gerard Iribe

    They first one is. The second and third have separate titles.

    The Strain
    The Fall
    The Night Eternal

  5. Gerard Iribe

    *different titles