Get Ready for Victorian Undead in ‘Witchfinder: City of the Dead’


Witchfinder: City of the Dead CoverDark Horse Comics sees a gathering of experts in undead matters in Witchfinder: City of the Dead. Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Chris Roberson (iZombie), artist Ben Stenbeck (Witchfinder), colorist Michelle Madsen, and cover artist Julián Totino Tedesco have united to create Witchfinder: City of the Dead, a five-part miniseries beginning in August. The series finds the undead active in Victorian England as “Sir Edward Grey, occult adviser to the queen, must defeat scores of flesh-eating corpses on the loose in London and explore a temple beneath London full of ancient secrets.”

iZombie creator Chris Roberson expresses his enthusiasm for the project, remarking of the monsters in horror fiction that “There’s a lot of fun to be had from taking these types of characters and transposing them into different historical periods and cultural milieus.” Thus the undead are found in Victorian England rather than post-apocalyptic Earth, and it is London, not a far-flung imaginary exotic place that houses the ancient temple. “I’ve always been an enormous fan of Victorian-era occult detectives, and of Mignola’s Sir Edward Grey in particular,” adds Roberson. “One of the greatest things about Hellboy’s world is the richness of its backstory, and it’s been a real thrill to get to explore some of the uncharted territory and fill in some of the gaps in the map.”

It sounds like the perfect mix of creators for crafting an outstanding horror comic.

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