BOOM! Studios Lands Horror Novelist Victor LaValle for New Series ‘Destroyer’

BOOM! Studios has landed best-selling horror novelist Victor LaValle who will team with Dietrich Smith, for a brand new original monthly comic series, Destroyer.

This new horror series begins with Dr. Jo Baker losing her son in a tragic encounter with the police. In order to cope, Dr. Jo Baker turns to science to find true justice for her child…by resurrecting him.

She embraces her heritage as the last living heir of the Frankenstein family, and quickly comes face-to-face with her family’s original monster, one whose quest is to eliminate the scourge of humanity from the planet. The two must decide whether they are friend or foe and Dr. Baker will question whether or not her thirst for vengeance makes her the true monster.

The country is tearing itself apart. Hell, the whole world is tearing itself apart. All of us seem to be teetering somewhere between annihilation and hope,” said LaValle. “Destroyer is the story of a woman, a mad scientist, facing the same dilemma. And her choice might mean the death of every human being on the planet. I’m so excited to be telling this story, and at this exact moment in time. It will be a hell of a lot fun and thought-provoking, too.”


Smith added, “Working alongside well-established writer Victor LaValle is a joy in itself and illustrating this legendary monster of lore is a bonus I can’t explain. More importantly, the issues this series addresses will no doubt enthrall and entertain readers, hopefully bringing about introspection in them as well.”

Horror legend Clive Barker has praised Victor LaValle in the pastt, “Victor LaValle is more than a writer. He speaks the language found behind words, and delivers readers into complex and textured worlds worth visiting again and again.”

Joe Hill of Locke & Key fame has also showered praise on LaValle, ““Victor LaValle tosses off wry, startling observations much as fireworks toss off sparks. He also has a generous, wide-open heart, and the restless, questing imagination of a first-rate fabulist. But best and most of all: He tells stories that need to be told.”

“The role of fiction in our society is as important now as it’s ever been before, and Victor has proven himself to be a vanguard of socially relevant horror,” said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Paired with Dietrich’s inimitable illustration, we feel that Victor LaValle’s Destroyer is more than just escapism—it’s a rallying cry.”

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