Bloody Disgusting reports from San Diego Comic-Con that BOOM! is working on a brand new anthology series based on Clive Barker’s famed demons in Hellraiser: Bestiary. The universe of Hellraiser is a rich and dark one, full of sick possibilities and it’s great to see that BOOM! is really embracing the brand. With some really interesting up-and-coming writers and artists, fans of the Cenobites seem to be in for a real treat with this one. Check out some of the press release from BOOM! below.
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. This series will feature comics’ rising stars like Ed Brisson (Sheltered) and Michael Moreci (CURSE), and the first issue will feature the comics debut of award-winning novelist Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver, Big Machine).
Clive Barker has created an entire mythology that has become a cornerstone of the horror genre,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Now we get to dive back into the world of HELLRAISER with some of our favorite creators, exploring this dark world in ways we haven’t experienced before. Clive himself chose many of the contributors in BESTIARY and the talent within this series is something to behold.
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 team 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.
Hellraiser: Bestiary #1 will be released on August 20th.