Image Comics 08.01 | Sorrow #1

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This August, Image Comics and Rick Remender bring horror fans a modern take on the classic ghost story in SORROW. This four issue mini-series masterfully blends all the terror of The Exorcist with the eerie psychosis of David Lynch's Twin Peaks. Here's a 4-page sneak peek.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

This summer is cloaked in SORROW!

 

Not all that is buried is dead…

 

BERKELEY, CA — 15 May, 2007 — This August, Image Comics and Rick Remender bring horror fans a modern take on the classic ghost story in SORROW. This four issue mini-series masterfully blends all the terror of The Exorcist with the eerie psychosis of David Lynch's Twin Peaks.

 

"I've been fascinated with the idea of possession since childhood," says Remender "There is nothing more terrifying than the idea of dark, disembodied spirits creeping in and taking us over. Co-writer Seth Peck and I wrote this with the idea that gore is the least 

interesting aspect of Horror stories– true horror is psychological, not simply bloody."

 

In 1952, the U.S. Government's nuclear testing killed all of the good people of Sorrow, Nevada. Today, the sign in front of town reads "population zero". The locals, however, will tell you a very different story… When a car accident strands a group of four young 

travelers in this desolate ghost town, they soon find that not all that is buried is dead.

 

The creative team of SORROW consists of fan favorite comics industry veteran Remender (STRANGE GIRL, FEAR AGENT) along with co-writer Seth Peck and Italian superstar artist Francesco Francavilla (Black Coat, Fear Agent) with covers by Kieron Dwyer (Remains, Sea of Red).

 

"When Rick approached me to work on the book with him I was flattered," Says Peck "Beyond being a friend, I'm also a fan of his work, and I loved the concept behind "Sorrow". Hopefully we can deliver something that fans can enjoy and find genuinely creepy. Before we started, Rick and I spent a lot of time talking about what sort of elements we wanted in the book, and what sort of things would give readers a legitimate scare. I think we've succeeded, and Francesco really brought all that to life in his artwork."

 

SORROW is a black and white four issue miniseries with a cover price of $2.99. Issue number one goes on sale August first. It will be available for order through the June issue of Diamond Previews.

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