Via IGN, Skybound and Image Comics have unveiled “Dark Ride,” a new horror series reteaming “Birthright” writer Joshua Williamson, artist Andrei Bressan, and colorist Adriano Lucas. The book follows Owen Seasons, a boy who achieves his dream of working at the amusement park Devil Land, which he soon learns “are home to more than a few twisted secrets, many of which connect back to Devil Land’s mysterious creator.”
Williamson states, “Two of my biggest obsessions have always been horror… and amusement parks. So, I had to find a way to combine them into something new. It’s a dream book I’ve been working on for a LONG time and it’s been awesome to finally pull it together with Andrei and the whole ‘Birthright’ team! It’s great to get back to horror after ‘Nailbiter’ ended, and here we dive into some new themes with horror: what is scary in today’s world? How can you create something scary when every day we’re living in a horror show? Those are the themes I wanted to explore with ‘Dark Ride.’ Amusement Parks are meant to be a place of FUN… but here we really bring the HORROR.”
Bressan added, “I’m really happy to be reunited with the rest of the ‘Birthright’ clan once again! Hell! We usually tell people we are a team, but in fact, we are a living, breathing creature! And a hungry one too! At first you had us brandishing swords… but now, this time around… well… horror, right? I remember reading something that says ‘In horror, the surface always lies. Nothing is what it seems to be.’ So, take this and mix it up with an amusement park. You think you’re playing and having fun, but you’re actually flirting with Death. And here, Death blinks back at you!”
“Dark Ride” #1 will be released on October 5, 2022, following a preview in next month’s “Skybound X” #25, due out July 20.