Dark Horse Announces New Title Weird Detective


The Conan the Avenger team of Fred Van Lente and Guiu Vilanova are teaming up once again for the creator-owned title Weird Detective.

The creative team behind the hit series Conan the Avenger are getting the band back together for Weird Detective, an all-new miniseries that promises to be unlike pretty much anything you have ever read.

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Written by Fred Van Lente with artwork by Guiu Vilanova, Weird Detective looks to be a melting pot of various styles and genres all mixed together and published as a truly unique comic book. Take one part Call of Cthulhu, add a heaping dash of NYPD Blue and you get a small idea of what you can expect from the new five-issue miniseries that is being published by Dark Horse Comics.

From the press release from Dark Horse:

"The city has been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. The only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster."

Cover to Weird Detective #1 from Dark Horse Comics

Van Lente went on to describe Weird Detective as a mixture of two of his favorite genres:

"“I love H. P. Lovecraft, I love cop shows, and their unholy bastard child is Weird Detective. Seeing cosmic horror at the street crime level opens up both genres to incredible new possibilities. Sebastian Greene is just the person to be your guide through this dangerous world, even as his own partner tries to figure out his dark secret.”"

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Weird Detective #1 will collect the entire 24 page debut that appeared in Dark Horse Presents in addition to 22 brand-new pages all for the low, low price of $3.99. The first issue is set to hit your local comic shop on June 15, 2016.

Weird Detective looks to be pretty weird. You can count me in.