Bloody-Disgusting has exclusively reported: BOOM! has announced the launch of a brand new six-issue limited anthology series “Hellraiser: Bestiary” in August. The series will feature short stories set in the Hellraiser universe written by Mark Alan Miller and Ben Meares (who work with Barker at Seraphim Films), as well as Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver), Michael Moreci (Curse), and Ed Brisson (Sheltered).
Mark Miller tells, “BESTIARY is about our love for anthologies. We all grew up reading the EC comics and watching The Twilight Zone. And since Clive’s introduction to the world was through his Books of Blood anthologies, we thought it’d be a blast to take it back to our roots. The great thing about Hellraiser is that it can be about anything. Everyone suffers, right? And because of the nature of the form, it means we get the chance to work with a lot of talented artists and writers. It’s going to be fun!”
Check out this exclusive cover reveal for the first issue and the solicitation for issue #1.
CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER: BESTIARY #1 (of 6)
Written by Victor LaValle, Ben Meares, and Mark Alan Miller
Illustrated by Colin Lorimer, Carlos Magno, and Conor Nolan
Covers by Conor Nolan, Kim Herbst, and Sam Shearon
WHY WE LOVE IT: Over the past three years, Clive Barker has re-imagined the HELLRAISER mythos as only he could, building a long-form narrative that became one of the best-received horror comics in recent memory. Now, the Master of Horror takes us into his Bestiary for an anthology series—free of continuity, but full of shocking consequences.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: HELLRAISER: BESTIARY will pick up where classic horror comics anthologies like Tales From The Crypt, Vault of Horror, and the more recent Flinch left off. And not only will some of comics’ rising stars, such as Ed Brisson (Sheltered), and Michael Moreci (CURSE), get a chance to open the puzzle box in this series, but the first issue features the comics debut of award-winning novelist Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver, Big Machine).
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Step into the Bestiary for all-new tales of the LeMarchand Device and its guardians! This first issue contains the start of a six-part serial written by Mark Miller (CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT) and Ben Meares (HELLRAISER ANNUAL 2013), and drawn by Carlos Magno (DEATHMATCH), where a group of mercenaries are hired to steal Pinhead’s pins. Also, superstar author Victor LaValle teams with artist Colin Lorimer (CURSE) to tell a story set on the outskirts of New York City, as a close-knit community is torn apart by the presence of the puzzle box.