Ardden Scares Up New Casper Comic

It looks like Harvey Comics’ famous friendly ghost is ready for a big comeback. In conjunction with Casper’s 60th anniversary, Ardden Entertainment announced that it will debut a new line of comic book series titled Casper and the Spectrals this Halloween.

Casper and the Spectrals is based on a concept by veteran comic book creator and writer J.M. DeMatteis and Ardden co-founder Brendan Deneen, and will be written by Todd Dezago and illustrated by Pedro Delgado. The series will introduce updated graphic designs, brand-new new themes and storylines for Casper, Wendy the Good Witch and Hot Stuff the Little Devil.

Ardden Entertainment is the publisher of the popular monthly Flash Gordon comic book series. The company, whose business model is to produce contemporized versions of classic licenses and new creator-owned titles, was formed in 2007 by former Miramax/Dimension Films executive Deneen and former Markosia EiC, Richard Emms. Joining Deneen and Emms is DeMatteis, who works as Ardden’s Editor-in-Chief.

In this new incarnation, Casper and his buddies live in Spooky Town, a city within New York City. He joins forces with Wendy and Hot Stuff to protect his city from an evil entity known as Volbragg.