David Dastmalchian Announces His New Comic as Dr. Fearless

We know actor David Dastmalchian for his wide array of comic book movies and TV show characters. He’s been in The Dark Knight, the Ant-Man films, The Flash, and most recently, The Suicide Squad. That’s four separate comics-inspired cinematic universes! But that’s not the only comics connection that Dastmalchian has. He recently wrote his own comic book series, published by Dark Horse: Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter. 

Now, Dastmalchian is returning to that ooky-spooky world, along with artist Lukas Ketner. Our lead hero is a reluctant monster hunter no more, and ready to embrace her newfound calling. You can check out Dastmalchian’s video announcement, which Nerdist is exclusively debuting, for his follow-up series Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter above. And he even dressed up as his own retro horror host Dr. Fearless just for the occasion!

In the first series, Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter, fans met struggling investigative journalist/creature-feature host/reluctant monster-hunter Jerri Bartman. So she’s basically Lois Lane meets Elvira meets Buffy. So yeah, what’s not to like? You can read the official description for the follow-up Count Crowley series right here:

It’s been a hell of a week for Jerri Bartman. She lost her job, crashed her car, took the only gig available hosting the midnight monster show, and…oh yeah—dismembered a zombie. No big deal. Now, to protect the people she loves, she’s going to have to take a crash course in monster hunting. And quickly—a vengeful vampire just booked a first-class flight into town.
The cover art for Count Crowley: Amateur Monster Hunter #1 from Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics

Someone partly inspired David Dastmalchian: Crematia Mortem, a late-night horror hostess. From 1981 to 1990, she hosted Creature Feature on a local Kansas City, Missouri TV station. And one of her biggest fans was a young Dastmalchian. Now, he’s translated that love of Crematia, along with old monster movies, sci-fi, and comics, into this new series.

Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter #1 will be in comic shops March 23, 2022. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.

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