This summer is cloaked in "SORROW!" from Image Comics

Wed, May 23rd, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

BERKELEY, CA -- This August, Image Comics and Rick

Remender bring horror fans a modern take on the classic ghost story

in SORROW. This four issue mini-series masterfully blends all the

terror of The Exorcist with the eerie psychosis of David Lynch's Twin

Peaks.

"I've been fascinated with the idea of possession since childhood,"

says Remender "There is nothing more terrifying than the idea of

dark, disembodied spirits creeping in and taking us over. Co-writer

Seth Peck and I wrote this with the idea that gore is the least

interesting aspect of Horror stories-- true horror is psychological,

not simply bloody."

In 1952, the U.S. Government's nuclear testing killed all of the good

people of Sorrow, Nevada. Today, the sign in front of town reads

"population zero". The locals, however, will tell you a very

different story... When a car accident strands a group of four young

travelers in this desolate ghost town, they soon find that not all

that is buried is dead.

The creative team of SORROW consists of fan favorite comics industry

veteran Remender (STRANGE GIRL, FEAR AGENT) along with co-writer Seth

Peck and Italian superstar artist Francesco Francavilla (Black Coat,

Fear Agent) with covers by Kieron Dwyer (Remains, Sea of Red).

"When Rick approached me to work on the book with him I was

flattered," Says Peck "Beyond being a friend, I'm also a fan of his

work, and I loved the concept behind "Sorrow". Hopefully we can

deliver something that fans can enjoy and find genuinely creepy.

Before we started, Rick and I spent a lot of time talking about what

sort of elements we wanted in the book, and what sort of things would

give readers a legitimate scare. I think we've succeeded, and

Francesco really brought all that to life in his artwork."

SORROW is a black and white four issue miniseries with a cover price

of $2.99. Issue number one goes on sale August first. It will be

available for order through the June issue of Diamond Previews.

 
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