Joe Hill (Locke and Key) supervise une nouvelle ligne de bandes dessinées horrifiques pour DC Comics. Réunies sous la bannière Hill House Comics, ces mini-séries seront publiées au sein du Black Label de l’éditeur.
5 titres sont déjà annoncés. Joe Hill en signera deux : Basketful of Heads (avec l’italien Leomacs aux dessins) et Plunge (dessinateur non communiqué).
Il y aura aussi The Dollhouse Family (par Mike Carey et Peter Gross), The Low, low woods (par Carmen Maria Machado et Dani) et Daphne Byrne (par Laura Marks et Kelley Jones).
La publication débutera en octobre avec Basketful of Heads #1.
BASKETFUL OF HEADS
Written by: Joe Hill
Art by: Leomacs
Covers by: Reiko Murakami
The rain lashes the grassy dunes of Brody Island, and seagulls scream above the bay. A slender figure in a raincoat carries a large wicker basket, which looks like it might be full of melons…covered by a bloodstained scrap of the American flag.
This is the story of June Branch, a young woman trapped with four cunning criminals who have snatched her boyfriend for deranged reasons of their own. Now she must fight for her life with the help of an impossible 8th-century Viking axe that can pass through a man’s neck in a single swipe—and leave the severed head still conscious and capable of supernatural speech.
Each disembodied head has a malevolent story of its own to tell, and it isn’t long before June finds herself in a desperate struggle to hack through their lies and manipulations…racing to save the man she loves before time runs out.
DC’s newly launched Hill House Comics continues its first deeply disturbing series, Basketful of Heads, with a closer look at the horrors that have come to Brody Island. Hunted to the point of exhaustion, June Branch struggles to outwit and outfight the home invader coming after her. He’s armed with a .44 and a secret agenda; she’s got a thousand year-old Viking relic and no way to escape. The axe is about to fall in the topsy-turvy second chapter of the horror story with the sharpest edge in comics!
Plus, fears escalate and a full moon rises over the HMS Havoc in chapter three of the “Sea Dogs” backup tale, written by Joe Hill with art by Dan McDaid!
Written by Joe Hill
Art by Leomacs
Colors by Dave Stewart
Cover by Reiko Murakami
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
Final Orders Due: Nov 04, 2019
(W) Joe Hill (A) Leomacs, Dave Stewart (CA) Reiko Murakami (CA) Tula Lotay
Basketful of Heads continues as a seven-issue miniseries! June Branch has been hunted, haunted, and desperate; she’s got an ancient Viking axe with mystical properties and a severed head in a basket that won’t shut up. If she can’t make her traveling companion be quiet, maybe she can get some answers out of him…answers that might spell the difference between life and death. But getting him to talk is one thing, and getting the truth out of him is another. He’s a decapitated devil who’d like nothing more than to lead June astray-and with three other killers out to finish her off, so she has no room for error. The comic with the sharpest edge in horror returns for another swing of the axe!
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
Is June Branch a woman fighting for her life-or a deranged axe murderer with a basketful of paranoid fantasies? In the long hours of the night she makes a desperate run for the Brody Island Police Department, unsure whether she’s a victim who needs protection-or a killer who must be stopped.
Written by Joe Hill
Pencils LEOMACS, Dan McDaid
Inks LEOMACS, Dan McDaid
Colored by John Kalisz, Dave Stewart
Cover by Reiko Murakami
Page Count 26 Pages
Print Release Date January 22 2020
(W) Joe Hill (A) Leomacs, Dave Stewart (CA) Igor Kordey (CA) Matteo Scalera
Hill House Comics
In the darkest and most desperate hours of the night, June Branch will use her impossible occult hatchet to cut her way back to her boyfriend. But time is running out for Liam, and June’s basket is getting heavier with every new swing of the axe! It’s all going down in the penultimate chapter of the gonzo gorefest that launched Hill House Comics!
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
(W) Joe Hill (A) Leomacs, Dave Stewart (CA) Reiko Murakami (CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
It’s time for a final swing of the axe. In the darkest, coldest hours of the night, June Branch finds herself up against the deadeyed killer who abducted her lover…and comes face to face with some truths even more horrifying than a basketful of heads.
In Shops: May 27, 2020