We at Multiversity are huge fans of Chris Sebela (“High Crimes,” “Shanghai Red”), and have been following him since his earliest days in the comics industry. It has been wonderful to watch the rest of the industry catch up and see how great of a writer he is. It is especially cool to see a boutique line, curated by one of the best in the business, take notice. “House Amok” is Sebela’s new book at Black Crown, the IDW imprint run by former Vertigo editor Shelly Bond, illustrated by Shawn McManus (“The Sandman,” “Detective Comics”). This is an incredibly exciting group of talent, and we are thrilled to share an exclusive first look at the debut issue, due out on August 29th.
Written by Christopher Sebela
Illustrated by Shawn McManus
Colored by Lee Loughridge
Lettered by Aditya Bidikar
Ten-year-old fraternal twin Dylan Sandifer and her family have fallen down a rabbit hole full of secret implants, conspiracy theories, Mandela effects, extradimensional invaders, and organ thieves. As the attacks against them intensify, the Sandifers light out on a cross-country search for answers and salvation, blazing a bloody path of torture, arson and murder. Can young Dylan save her family from these delusions… or is this ornate conspiracy actually true?
“The Sandifers are experiencing a mental condition known as folie a deux, a shared madness that will drive them to kidnap and torture strangers, burn down secret safe houses, and do whatever it takes to stay alive.” —Christopher Sebela, Eisner-nominated writer
It’s a summer vacation the Sandifers will never forget, evoking Natural Born Killers and The X-Files for fans of Paper Girls and Locke & Key.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
● A new horror miniseries from Christopher Sebela (Hard Crimes, Hellraiser) and Shawn McManus (The Sandman, Fables)!
● Don’t miss a special, enhanced RI cover from Tony Sandoval (Doom Boy)!
● Letter column, interviews, behind-the-panel process pages, and more!
Thanks to IDW for the preview, and make sure to pick up the issue on Wednesday!