Cullen Bunn has described Indoctrination as “the sweet spot where surreal creepiness and very real world horror dance around one another in [a] way that convinces you that something ghastly is unfolding just underneath the skin of the comfortable world you know and love. First rate fear from Moreci and Battaglia.”
Steve Orlando has called it, “Instense and atmospheric…Indoctrination is True Detective meets The Master – where the most powerful force in the world is belief, and that power gleefully corrupts.”
Curt Pires notes Indoctrinaton is a brilliant, cerebral, and deeply philosophical comic that dedicates itself to exploring the depths of the human psyche, brought to us by two creators firing on all cylinders Simply put, one of the best first issues I’ve read in a long while. I can’t wait to read more.”
Indoctrination is a new apocalyptic political thriller comic book series from Michael Moreci and Matt Battaglia. It delves into the powerful ideology that drives the terrifying underbelly of America mixing elements of True Detective with Seven. The story confronts the real horror of death cults and sleeper cells, serial killers and apocalyptic nightmares in the 21st century.
The story takes place across the United States beginning in the dusty southwest with a number of murders that portend the sinister designs of an infamous terrorist to bring about the end times. Two FBI agents must rely on a potentially untrustworthy expatriate with deep ties to the terrorist to stop the darkness. The story follows the FBI agents as they develop a complicated relationship with an infarmous terrorist in order to solve the murders.
“We want readers on the edge of their seats because INDOCTRINATION is riveting, and because we are tapping into their very real collective fear about organizations like ISIS that dominate the darkest parts of our minds, and, frankly, the news day in and day out,” says Michael Moreci, a former journalist who recently signed a two-book deal with St. Martin’s Press. “Artist Matt Battaglia and I are equally fascinated by how ideas motivate extreme actions, but we approach the subject from two distinct points of view.”
Check out the trailer for Indoctrination below and be prepared for fear. If you haven’t checked out the preview pages yet, you can do that here.