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SUPER HEROES FIGHT ELDER GODS IN BEYOND MORTAL

After scaring the crap out of me with Regression, writer Cullen Bunn and artist Danny Luckert are teaming up to do it again with Beyond Mortal. The first issue of this new series, pitting super heroes against elder gods, is currently on Kickstarter. Bunn and Luckert are joined by letterer Simon Bowland.

I've long posited that the world of super heroes is not that far off from horror. Look at some of the villains that pop up, from Killer Croc and the Scarecrow to the Sandman and the Lizard. Some of them are literal monsters. Beyond Mortal puts that right up front, blending the capes and tights with insanity-inducing forces from beyond time.

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This is a whole new super hero universe with characters like Commander Comet, Mother Nature, Torpeda, Devilx, and The Secret keeping the world safe. They face their biggest challenge ever when the Leviathan rises. These include elder gods like The Unwanted Whisper, The Crawling Pestilence, The Faceless Prophet, The Chattering Maw, The Horde Mother, The Undone Child, and The Caller from the Void. Those all sound so very creepy.

Bunn and Luckert have been working on this book since 2017. The first issue clocks in at 64 pages and is available in print and digital through the Kickstarter campaign. You can also scoop up a number of variant covers by Luckert, highlighting the different heroes. The campaign runs through May 13th, 2021 and at the time of this writing it's surpassed its funding goal.

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James Ferguson
Lord of the Funny Books
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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