Vertigo is returning to its roots with a new horror series entitled The Dark & Bloody. Announced via DreadCentral, The Dark & Bloody is written by Shawn Aldridge, with art from Scott Godlewski, and a cover by Tyler Crook. The ongoing series tells the story of a military veteran who runs moonshine to make ends meet that gets pulled into something darker when supernatural forces come calling to collect a debt.
"The inspiration came from my own childhood in Kentucky, local folklore like the Bell Witch, and Southern Gothic fiction," explained Aldridge. "I tried to distill what I loved and feared growing up in and around the woods into this story. Granted, I never made moonshine or had to protect my family from a demon hellbent on my death, which I created for the story.”
“The Dark & Bloody is right in my wheelhouse artistically," added Godlewski. "It’s exciting to be working in the horror genre again, and I think readers will really dig what we’re doing.”
The Dark & Bloody debuts February 16, 2016.