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    Exclusive: New Dark Horse Miniseries “Manor Black” from Bunn, Hurtt, and Crook Debuts in July

    By | April 4th, 2019
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    Cover by Tyler Crook

    Multiversity Comics is thrilled to exclusively reveal the newest series from writers Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, and artist Tyler Crook: “Manor Black.” The four-issue miniseries debuts on July 31st from Dark Horse Comics. Bunn and Crook recently wrapped up “Harrow County,” also for Dark Horse, and Bunn and Hurtt are longtime collaborators, working on “Shadow Roads,” “The Damned,” and “The Sixth Gun” together. In fact, one of Crook’s first comics was as a guest artist on “The Sixth Gun,” so these three have all been hovering around each other for some time.

    “Manor Black” is described in the press release as “a gothic horror fantasy about a family of sorcerers in crisis,” and is specifically singled out as a partially comedic story. This sounds like a nice mixture of the three creators’ sensibilities, and we are huge fans of their collaborations together, so we can’t wait to see what they’ve got in store for us.

    Take a look at Tyler Crook’s main cover above, Dan Brereton’s variant cover below, and read the full press release following.

    Variant cover by Dan Brereton

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    WHAT KIND OF SORCERY IS THIS? THE FAMILY KIND
    Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and Tyler Crook Unite for “Manor Black” from Dark Horse

    MILWAUKIE, Ore. (April 4, 2019)—Dark Horse is excited to announce a new miniseries from writers Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun) and Brian Hurtt (Poppy! And the Lost Lagoon, The Sixth Gun), and artist Tyler Crook (Harrow County, B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth). Described as “a soapy, eerie new comic that delivers as many laughs as it does jolts — often at the same time,” by actor and comedian Patton Oswalt, Manor Black #1 features covers by Tyler Crook and Dan Brereton (Nocturnals).

    From the creators of Harrow County and The Sixth Gun, comes a gothic horror fantasy about a family of sorcerers in crisis. Roman Black is the moribund patriarch of a family of powerful sorcerers. As his wicked and corrupt children fight over who will take the reins of Manor Black and represent the black arts, Roman adopts Ari, a young mage, who he gifts his powers to with the hope that someone good will take his place against the evil forces out to bring down his family and legacy.

    The first issue of Manor Black (of four) goes on sale July 31, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Visit DarkHorse.com for more information.

    Praise for Harrow County:

    “One of the most haunting comics to come out in a while.”—IGN

    Harrow County never disappoints. It’s such a solid read and continues to be one of the best horror comics on the stands today.”—Horror Talk

    Harrow County is a masterful creation that lingers in the small moments of terror in our daily lives.”—Bloody Disgusting

    “This is exactly what a good horror book should be: entertaining, gruesome, fun, and of course, thought-provoking.”—Comic Bastards


    Brian Salvatore

    Brian Salvatore is an editor, podcaster, reviewer, writer at large, and general task master at Multiversity. When not writing, he can be found playing music, hanging out with his kids, or playing music with his kids. He also has a dog named Lola, a rowboat, and once met Jimmy Carter. Feel free to email him about good beer, the New York Mets, or the best way to make Chicken Parmagiana (add a thin slice of prosciutto under the cheese).

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