Oni Press Announces Horror Comic Lamentation
Oni Press has published several books by renowned horror graphic novelist Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, Basilisk). They can add another to the list this May when the first issue of his latest creation, Lamentation, debuts in comic shops.
Everyone’s anticipating Razide’s Lament, the new play at the Requiem Theatre, but no one’s more excited than the lead actress, who considers it her big break. But as the days of rehearsal pass by, she gets eerie feelings as to what’s going on. The director is constantly angry, and his scripts are continually revised, becoming darker and more violent. And when she thinks about it, did her landing this job feel a little TOO easy? Is it too late to look for a different vocation? (Yes.)
“One of the great things about horror is that there are so many different flavors. Cosmic horror. Body horror. Horror comedy. Slashers. Action-horror. With LAMENTATION, I get to play in the realms of surreal terror and gothic mystery,” says Bunn. “Here we have a story that takes place not just in one world, not just in two, but in many. The hapless actors in Razide’s Lament find themselves cast from one nightmare to another, some trying desperately to find their way out, some hoping to understand the situation in which they’re trapped, and some simply surrendering their own sanity to the whims of this supernatural play and metaphysical theater. I’m excited for readers to experience this story because it’s going to surprise them, haunt them, and leave them thinking about it long after the final curtain falls. In a lot of ways, I feel like I didn’t just write about Razide here. It feels more like I’m unleashing him into the world.”
Lamentation will be told in three issues, each of them 48 pages long. The first of these has a strategic street date of May 3, 2023 — this year’s Free Comic Book Day. Lamentation is NOT free, but it’s Oni’s hope that the larger crowd size will result in higher sales.
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