Past Tense: Past and Present Collide in New Sci-Fi Graphic Novel from Dark Horse
Dark Horse Books has announced a brand-new original graphic novel titled Past Tense. The new graphic novel dives into the sci-fi futuristic world where the past becomes a tourist attraction allowing people to peek into some of our past’s most depraved events. As our protagonist Ashley finds herself stumbling across the grizzly murders of a serial killer in the past, her newfound attraction comes to haunt her in the present time as the still living serial killer eyes her for his final kill.
The series is written by writer Jason McNamara who worked alongside arts Alberto Massaggia, and colorist Paul Little, with cover art by Alberto and Sonia Harris.
Dark Horse‘s description of Past Tense reads:
“Ashley is a tour guide at PAST TENSE, a company that sends camera drones into the past to view history’s most depraved events. When Ashley discovers Silas Green, an unknown serial killer working in the past, she begins hosting “exclusive” tours of his murders. The only problem? Silas is still alive in the present. And when he learns of his newfound infamy, he is inspired to come out of retirement to make Ashley his final victim, now and forever.”
McNamara shared what inspires him to bring the best out of the horror genre in his eyes, saying:
“To me, horror works best when it reflects real-world concerns. if we have a modern bogeyman, it is our loss of privacy. I wanted to couple that with my fascination with unsolved mysteries. What if we could send a hidden camera back through time, not to change history, but to view it as it truly occurred? I believe that we, like Ashley, would eventually stumble across a secret best left undiscovered.”
Massaggia also shared the qualities in protagonist Ashley that made them love working on the character, saying:
“Ashley is just that kind of character that I love to work on. She’s strong and stubborn, with a hint of cynicism because, a bit like all of us, she has to go through the challenges of life that become more complicated day by day. And when everything will be against her another time, she has to use just these features to face the distress and the pain that stands out in front of her.”
Past Tense will be available at your favorite comic book shop and digitally on June 7th, 2023, and everywhere books are sold on June 20th, 2023.
Check out the cover reveal below:
Source: Dark Horse