While writer Lonnie Nadler is a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft, with the upcoming Black Stars Above he wants to open up the cosmic horror genre and “move beyond” just Lovecraftian homages.
“I wanted to pay homage to Lovecraft, but also to move beyond him,” Nadler told Newsarama. “I’m a bit sick of cosmic horror that stays in Lovecraft’s swimming lane, and while there is a lot of him in Black Stars Above, I also hope that I’m bringing some new ideas to the table as well. Or maybe recontextualizing at the very least.”
Read our full interview with Nadler here, and click through this album for an 8 page preview of November 13’s Black Stars Above #1.
BLACK STARS ABOVE #1
Writer: Lonnie Nadler
Artist: Jenna Cha
Colorists: Brad Simpson
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Designer: Tim Daniel
A young fur trapper flees her overbearing family only to get lost in a dreamlike winter wilderness that harbours a cosmic threat.
The year is 1887 and a storm brews. Eulalie Dubois has spent her entire life tending to her family’s trapline, isolated from the world. A chance at freedom comes in the form of a parcel that needs delivering to a nameless town north of the wilderness. Little does Eulalie know, something sinister hides in those woods and it yearns for what she carries. A chilling historical cosmic horror tale of survival from the deranged minds of Lonnie Nadler (The Dregs, Marvelous X-Men) and debut artist Jenna Cha.