Beyond Mortal: Superheroes Meets Horror in New Dark Horse OGN by Cullen Bunn
Dark Horse Comics has announced Beyond Mortal. A new original graphic novel by Harrow County writer Cullen Bunn reunites him with Shock Shop collaborator Danny Luckert for a new story that clashes superheroes and cosmic horror.
In the vein of bronze and modern-era superhero comics that sees the metropolitan cities protected by heroes as villains surface one after the other with sinister plans of world domination. Bunn and Luckert take this narrative down a darker path as they imagine a world inside this world where a “cancer” is growing and on the verge of awakening elder gods. This will prove to be a battle unlike any superhero or supervillain has seen before as these gods look to reclaim the world and all super-powered beings and citizens of Earth must find a way to overcome the new horror that has befallen their home.
Bunn shares that his two loves are superheroes and horror, saying:
“If you know me, you know I love superheroes. You also know I love-love-love horror. While I’ve frequently infused horror elements into my superhero comics, I’ve never done a full-on horror book in a superhero universe. Well, here you have it. BEYOND MORTAL is sort of a fever dream of heroics and terror. And I think fans of superheroes will love it. And so will horror fiends. “
“Cullen Bunn has created such a rich, lived in world with BEYOND MORTAL and it was an honor to help it come alive. This book starts at a 10 and never lets ups!”
Beyond Mortal will be available everywhere books are sold on January 30, 2023, and at your favorite local comic shop on January 31, 2023.
Check out the cover revealed below: