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There are a few phrases that immediately pique my interest in comics. “Paranormal detective” is one. Dark Horse Comics has announced The House of Lost Horizons, a new four-issue mini-series that focuses on paranormal detective Sarah Jewell and her associate Marie Therése through a locked-room murder mystery. The pair take a weekend trip to a private island off the cost of Washington only for their plans to go awry. When a storm traps them in the area surrounded by suspects gathered for an auction of occult items. Bodies are piling up as time runs out to solve this mystery.

The House of Lost Horizons is written by Mike Mignola and Chris Roberson, illustrated by Leila del Duca, colored by Michelle Madsen, and lettered by Clem Robins. It features covers by Christopher Mitten.

Co-writer Chris Roberson explains, “When Mike Mignola and I first conceived of the character of Sarah Jewell, she was a young woman who would investigate supernatural mysteries alongside the Witchfinder Sir Edward Grey in the 1890s. But then we ended up introducing her first as an older woman in the 1920s, traveling the world with her companion Marie-Thérèse LaFleur in the pages of Rise Of The Black Flame. Ever since then I’ve wanted to do a proper murder mystery featuring the older Sarah and Marie-Thérèse, inspired in large part by my love of Agatha Christie. When we were first discussing the idea that eventually became The House of Lost Horizons, I compared notes with Mike and our editor Katii O’Brien to see who each of us had in mind to draw it. All three us had put Leila del Duca at the top of our lists, because we knew that she would be perfect for capturing the period setting and the creepy weirdness that ensues.”
"I was hooked on this project as soon as Chris pitched me the premise at a convention a couple years ago,” said Leila del Duca. “A supernatural murder mystery featuring a rad adventurer lady and her kick-ass colleague? I'm in! I'm also a massive Hellboy fan, so I was thrilled to be doing a story set in the Hellboy universe. Working with Chris, Mike, and the rest of the team was a great time and I hope everyone enjoys this moody, eerie tale."

The House of Lost Horizons #1 is set for release on May 12th, 2021.

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James Ferguson
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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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