Dark Horse presents Four Gathered on Christmas Eve


Four of comics’ masters of horror join up for this yuletide frightfest!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (July 7, 2023)—This December, Dark Horse Books presents Four Gathered on Christmas Eve, four stories from four renowned comics creators: Eric Powell (The Goon, Did you Hear What Eddie Gein Done?), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Becky Cloonan ( The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, By Chance or Providence), and James Harren (B.P.R.D., Ultramega). Powell will be illustrating his story and James Harren’s with the rest of the writers also illustrating their own stories. Eric Powell and Dave Stewart will be coloring the anthology with letters by Richard Starkings.

Four beloved comics storytellers come together to continue the Victorian tradition of sharing ghost stories on Christmas Eve. They will spin tales of the bizarre and terrifying to keep readers company on a cold Yule night. This is a unique approach to the ghost story format where the creators themselves become part of the story, presented in a deluxe hardcover designed by the award-winning Phil Balsman. 

“As someone who unapologetically loves Christmas and spooky stories, I’ve always been intrigued that telling ghost stories used to be a regular part of the tradition,” said Eric Powell. “I’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a Victorian Christmas Ghost book for a while and was thrilled when three of my favorite comic creators agreed to join me.”

Four Gathered on Christmas Eve (72 pages, 6.25 x 9.25”) arrives in bookstores December 12, 2023 and into comic shops December 13, 2023. It is now available to pre-order for $24.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop and indie bookstore.


Praise for Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Becky Cloonan, and James Harren:

“As extensively researched as the Alan Moore/Eddie Campbell Jack the Ripper graphic novel From Hell, Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? is a masterpiece of the form, standing as the best possible dramatization of Ed Gein’s tale in any medium.”―Bloody Disgusting

“Mike Mignola, Ben Stenbeck, and Dave Stewart’s Koshchei in Hell defies the expectations of the reader, giving us a profound story of transformation. Even among the Hellboy Universe’s best stories, this is exceptional.”—Multiversity Comics

By Chance or Providence is an emotional goliath of a book for anyone who wants comic book stories that stay with you for life.”—Comics Beat

“This comic [Ultramega] will blow you away and leave nothing but rubble and ashes in its wake.”—Comicbook.com


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