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HISTORICAL CRIME FICTION MEETS LOVECRAFTIAN HORROR IN MISKATONIC

With Lovecraft Country getting great reviews from HBO, it's fitting for a series like Miskatonic to get announced. AfterShock Comics has announced a new series mixing historical crime fiction and Lovecraftian horror digging deep into the American nightmare this November. The comic is written by Mark Sable, illustrated by Giorgio Pontrelli, colored by Pippa Bowland, and lettered by Thomas Mauer.

Miskatonic Valley holds many mysteries – cultists worshipping old gods, a doctor deadset on resurrecting the recently deceased, a house overrun by rats in the walls – but none more recent than a series of bombings targeting the Valley’s elite. 
 
These horrors reach a breaking point when the brilliant, hard-nosed investigator Miranda Keller is sent to stop the bombings. To J. Edgar Hoover, there can be no other explanation than those responsible for similar actions during the Red Scare of the 1920s…but when Miranda digs too deep, she uncovers an unimaginable occult conspiracy, one that may cost Miranda her job – and her sanity.

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Miskatonic a 1920s horror/crime book that's H.P. Lovecraft meets James Ellroy” says writer Mark Sables.”It’s the story of Miranda Keller, one of the first female agents in what would eventually become The Bureau of Investigation, and Tom Malone, one of the few protagonists to survive H.P. Lovecraft's fiction.  They're sent by J. Edgar Hoover to the Miskatonic Valley - the setting of many of Lovecraft's stories - to investigate a series of bombings.  At first the terror seems be to the work of radicals, immigrants and other "undesirables" that Hoover wants rounded up, just as he did after a similar series of real life bombings ten years earlier when he conducted the infamous "Palmer Raids".  In reality, it's a white supremacist occult conspiracy, and can only be stopped by the very people that Hoover detests”
 
“It takes what's thrilling about famous Lovecraft stories such as "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", "Herbert West: Re-Animator" and "The Dunwich Horror" (among others) but reworks them so that the characters that Lovecraft had issues with - like women - are center stage.” continued Sables. “At its heart though, it's a kind of reverse X-files.  Miranda is the highly capable but skeptical FBI agent, while Tom is the true believing ex-cop, traumatized by his contact with the supernatural.”

Miskatonic #1 features a main cover by Jeremy Haun with Nick Filardi and an incentive cover by Tyler Crook. It's set for release on November 11th, 2020.

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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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