Hack/Slash writer Tim Seeley is returning to horror with a new Vertigo miniseries titled Imaginary Fiends. Scheduled to launch November 15, the six-issue series with artist Stephen Molnar spins the familiar concept of a girl and an imaginary friend into a horrorific tale.
"Imaginary Fiends is a return to horror for me…a chance to tell a story about a broken person and her monster friend,” said Seeley. “But Fiends is darker, scarier and more fanatical than anything I've ever done. Stephen Molnar is providing some amazing artwork, and his Polly Peachpit is one of the creepiest monsters I've ever seen. I'm proud to bring this book to Vertigo and work with my friend and editor Molly Mahan - who is, fortunately, as far as I know, not imaginary."
According to DC, "Years ago, a young girl named Brinke Calle was found covered in blood near the woods in the small rural town of Cannon Falls, MN, when her best friend Melba attempted to murder her. When investigators tried to understand why, Melba revealed that a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to. Years later, Melba is turning 18 and will begin her real sentence in federal prison. That is, until a new unit in the FBI recruits her, with an explanation for what happened so many years ago.
"Another world exists beyond ours. One that is terrifying, where hungry spectral aliens stalk the minds of the weak and impressionable," reads DC's description. "And these parasites have leeched onto humanity for too long. But in order to understand them, Melba must first unleash her own monster."
Molnar is best-known for working on IDW Publishing' Star Trek, but worked with Seeley in the past on Hack/Slash.
"It's always exciting to have the opportunity to create a new book," said Molnar. "Being able to work with Tim, Molly and the rest of the people at Vertigo makes it that much better. I hope our audience has as much fun reading our story as I do drawing it."