Issue #5 of BOOM! Studios' Nightbreed comic book series kicks off a brand new story arc set in the 1920's. If you'd like a taste of what's to come, we have a look at the first pages from Nightbreed #5 before it hits shelves next week.
“WHY WE LOVE IT: Comics are full of outcast characters, but this is an outcast story, Clive Barker-style. True to this modern horror master’s other work, NIGHTBREED is full of horrifying creatures that captivated us in the 1990 film and live on in this new story. Plus, writer Marc Andreyko is a HUGE fan of NIGHTBREED!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Before FABLES, before ONCE UPON A TIME, Clive Barker created a secret town of monsters that live among us. Don’t worry if you’ve never seen the film—Barker and writer Marc Andreyko (BATWOMAN, MANHUNTER) have crafted a story that all horror fans can enjoy. Add to the mix Piotr Kowalski’s art (MARVEL KNIGHTS: HULK, SEX) and this is a story that can’t be missed.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Nightbreed is a secret society of monsters and misfits that hide away from humans, but have been a part of this world since time immemorial. Explore both the past and the present of this clandestine tribe, unleashing new secrets and horrors as they fight to coexist with mankind.”
CLIVE BARKER'S NIGHTBREED #5
Author: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Piotr Kowalski, Emmanuel Xerx Javier
Cover Artists: A Riley Rossmo B. Christopher Mitten
Synopsis: A new story arc begins in the 1920s where Annastajia, a once prominent beauty of the silent film era, must fight after a botched skin graft comes to life and grows its own body out of her features. On the other side of time, Lude, the offspring of a satyr, will find that the worst tragedies are riddled in the humor of being alive. Through the histories of his people, Boone must discover what it means to live with the night.