True Believers: Readers Beware, There’s A Killr On the Loose
Experience the world of horror fandom like never before with TRUE BELIEVERS, a grisly new comic book mini-series co-written by bestselling Bram Stoker Award-winner Stephen Graham Jones and Denver Post bestselling writer Joshua Viola, with interior artwork by Ben Matsuya.
Set at the Colorado Festival of Horror, TRUE BELIEVERS delves into the world of cosplay and conventions. The three-issue series introduces a bone-chilling slasher character named Killr™, who becomes an obsession among devoted fans.
Amidst the rising popularity of the Killr™ franchise, two fanatics named Rip and Kit, self-proclaimed “true believers,” embark on a profound journey of self-discovery. However, as the boundaries between reality and fiction blur, they must question the consequences of idolizing such malevolence, raising intriguing thematic explorations of identity, horror, and obsession.
To get a taste of TRUE BELIEVERS, a full-color, four-page ashcan preview of issue #1 will be exclusively available at this year’s Colorado Festival of Horror. For fans looking to support the project, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched and comes packed with various rewards, including signed books, prints, patches, the opportunity to become a character in Issue #2, and quite possibly our favorite reward, a replica of the slasher killer’s mask!
TRUE BELIEVERS will also feature variant covers by renowned horror comic artists such as Robert Hack, Aaron Lovett, Clara Meath, Juan Samu, and Xander Smith.
Prepare to plunge into the depths of terror as TRUE BELIEVERS introduces one of the purest distillations of evil within the slasher genre. Killr™ explores the diverse interpretations fans can derive from the concept of wearing a mask. Satirizing the franchising of horror properties, Killr™ becomes a cosplayer’s dream.
A CD/digital soundtrack by FiXT will be available dropping an even more immersive experience to the comic. The official soundtrack titled “Kit’s Playlist” weaves into the comic’s narrative, enhancing the story’s eerie atmosphere. With captivating tunes and haunting covers, the soundtrack includes songs by Celldweller/Circle of Dust/Scandroid, Essenger, PYLOT, Cantervice, Young Medicine, and The All Things. Each track gracefully embraces the essence of the slasher genre, amplifying the allure of the Halloween season.
Exploring the very essence of fandom and the meaning of being a devoted “true believer,” this series invites readers to a world where horror, obsession, and self-discovery intertwine. You can join the True Believers and sign up for your copy exclusively on Kickstarter.
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