Two teenagers wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours, and that's only the beginning of an unsettling mystery at the heart of The Low, Low Woods, a new comic book series written by Carmen Maria Machado and presented by Joe Hill's new comic book imprint. Ahead of its release later this month from DC's Hill House Comics, we've been provided with exclusive preview pages from the first issue to share with Daily Dead readers!

Beginning with the end of a movie and the start of a mystery, you can enter the town of "Shudder-To-Think" in our exclusive preview pages below.

Written by Carmen Maria Machado and featuring artwork by Dani & Dan McDaid, The Low, Low Woods #1 will be released on December 18th. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, and to learn more, visit:

Synopsis: "Shudder-To-Think, PA, has been on fire for years. The coal mines beneath it are long since abandoned. The woods are full of rabbits with human eyes, a deer woman who stalks hungry girls, and swaths of skinless men. And the people in Shudder-to-Think? Well, they’re not doing so well either. When El and Octavia wake up in a movie theater with no memory of the last few hours of their lives, the two teenage dirtbags begin a surreal and terrifying journey to discover the truth about the strange town that they call home. DC and Hill House Comics present the comics debut of award-winning, bestselling horror writer Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties, In the Dream House). THE LOW, LOW WOODS explores body horror down paths yet unexplored in comics. It will leave readers searching for their way back home and terrified of what they find changed upon their return."

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.