Fred Van Lente will return to Dark Horse with illustrator Guiu Vilanova for a new creator-owned comic series straight out of the pages of Dark Horse Presents, Weird Detective.
Van Lente will definitely be putting the weird in Weird Detective with Cthulhu cops, the Innsmouth Mafia, telepathic cats, and other crimes against sanity that stalk the streets of New York in this pulpy stew of crime, horror, and mystery.
The city has been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. The only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them – it takes a monster to catch a monster.
“I love H. P. Lovecraft, I love cop shows, and their unholy bastard child is Weird Detective,” Van Lente says. “Seeing cosmic horror at the street crime level opens up both genres to incredible new possibilities. Sebastian Greene is just the person to be your guide through this dangerous world, even as his own partner tries to figure out his dark secret.”
The first issue will contain all twenty-four pages of its three-part debut in Dark Horse Presents, plus twenty-two brand new pages all for the regular cover price of $3.99.
Weird Detective hits comic book shelves on June 15.