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"The Thing" Prequel Gets A Comic Prequel

By Garth Franklin Thursday September 22nd 2011 04:48AM

Dark Horse Comics has created an exclusive digital comic to serve as a prequel to the upcoming thriller remake "The Thing" opening October 14th.

Starting this week, the comic will be released in three eight-page installments on September 21, September 28 and October 5 and is available FREE online at DigitalDarkHorse.com and via the free Dark Horse Comics mobile app.

"The Thing: The Northman Nightmare" tells the origin story which is set in a frigid Greenland and introduces us to a group of Norsemen who find themselves caught in a game of survival when they discover a terrifying creature.

The shape-shifting monster has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. And it hides somewhere in a desolate village with few human survivors, among them a strange group of women.

Steve Niles ("30 Days of Night") wrote the comic while Patric Reynolds ("Serenity") did the art and Dave Stewart ("Hellboy") the colors.

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