Destiny Gate: The Lines Between Reality and Madness Become Blurred in New Horror Noir Series
EP1T0ME Studios will join forces with Top Cow Productions, the renowned creators of The Darkness and Cyber Force, to collaborate on the upcoming horror noir series Destiny Gate. This exciting new series, which combines elements in the vein of Inception and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, promises to be a thrilling and immersive experience based on the game concept conceived by Paul Limon.
The creative team bringing Limon’s vision to life includes the talented writer Ryan Cady, known for his works Haunt You to the End and The Joker art by Christian DiBari who illustrated the beloved series Revolvers, The Clay People: Colossus, and Tales Told in Techni-Horror and colors by Simon Gough.
Destiny Gate #1’s solicitation reads:
Life, for the most part, is the product of the decisions you make. For some, a “wrong” decision or two (or more) leads to a crossroads on the other side of the Destiny Gate. Do you fight for a chance to survive and to start anew, or do you succumb to your inner demons and end it all for you and, worse, yours?
In this opening tale, we meet Mitchell Slate at the height of the Great Depression. Down on his luck and heading home to a disappointed and desperate family, Mitchell’s train ride veers off the rails and transforms into a macabre and darkly fantastical journey into his own fragile soul.
Of the complex storyline, Matt Hawkins, President of Top Cow Productions had this to say:
“Destiny Gate is one of the more interesting supernatural stories we’ve ever done. Ryan Cady and Christian Dibari deliver on this one. I love this book!”
“The narrative and artistic elements playing out in Destiny Gate are among my favorites—mind-bending horror, surrealist psychological architecture, and of course, radical art deco design. With everything to play with here, it’s been a thrill to translate the immersive horror of a game like this into comic book form.”
Lastly, DiBari shared their excitement to reunite with Cady for another project saying:
“It is great reuniting with Ryan Cady who, like me, is a huge horror fan. Inspired by films like Dark City and Jacob’s Ladder and Ryan’s scripts, I use heavy shadows and different kinds of brushes to push the visual look more in a noir direction with nightmarish images.”
This series aims to bring an ambitious and complex narrative from Limon’s vision. In what should prove to be a treat to horror fans that extends beyond comic readers, this series is looking to be tailored to create a noir world crafted by Cady and DiBari that will be distinctively made for this concept.
Top Cow and EP1TOME have already collaborated on three projects previously which will only strengthen the foundation of taking on such a complex series and fans should be much more excited than cautious when looking to jump into a series that could very well revolutionize the horror noir genre.
Destiny Gate #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on October 11, 2023.
Check out the covers revealed below: